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Response to: Chapter 4 of Hidden in Plain Sight: “You Are What You Carry” by Jan Chipchase


Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 - 06:06:21 pm

@ J E M S

“You are what you carry”, was a comprehensive and thorough chapter, where we recall the idea of the phone, the key and the wallet as essentialities when venturing into the world. Strangely but interestingly, we tend to bring more things than the just essentials because of our providence nature for security, convenience, peace of mind… Especially when visiting a foreign Read more →


RESPONSE: Jan Chipchase – You are what you carry

Su Hwee Lim

Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 - 05:14:51 pm

@ Hwee's

The reading are more in depth explanation of this Jan Chipchase’s Ted talk whereas now we were given a boarder view. He talk about the fundamental of carrying behaviour, which provides insight into the user activities, values, beliefs and fear. We also strategies where we should be putting our stuff to prevent us from forgetting them. I would always categories Read more →


You Are What You Carry (Chapter 4): Response


Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 - 03:21:00 pm

@ /kaywerlyn

I do agree with Chipchase that we carry items that give us a sense of security, and sometimes this sense of security causes us to carry more than we need. This results in having many things in our bags, pockets and wallets and it can be a burden to carry, but if it is essential to survive and for us Read more →


You Are What You Carry

Dhea Mariesta

Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 - 11:28:26 am

@ deuxtronomy

I agree with Chipchase’s point that technology advancement makes us carry less, remember less to owning less. Let’s just talk about mobile phones for instance. In the 1990s, we still carried mobile phones that are so bulky, with an antenna on it. Now, our mobile phone is pocket sized and multifunctional. We do not need to carry another hard copy Read more →


Week 4 Reading Response: You Are What You Carry

Jolene Tan

Saturday, Sep 09, 2017 - 01:42:33 am

@ JO

Chipchase once again talked about the 3 important things we need to have with us: phone, keys, and money. In this chapter, he further analyses the psychological reasons behind them. A few concepts he brought up: range of distribution, center of gravity, point of reflection and ‘strings of the networking yo-yo’.

It is interesting how the range of distribution can vary Read more →