Week 6 Reading Response
From the text by Löwgren and Stolterman, it introduces the term of “digital artefacts” – designed items that are built around a core of information technology.
One of my main takeaway from this text was the reminder that more often than not, there are no perfect designs. It is important to note that despite Read more →
Reading: CH 1 from Jonas Löwgren and Erik Stolterman, Thoughtful Interaction Design
This reading about the design process has given me a greater understanding and appreciation of design. Being a design student, we are often sheltered from many real-world problems and we have a rosier view of the design industry than it really is. The reading presents Read more →
9AM – Checked email and messages
10AM – Checked email and messages
Opened Pokemon Go App
11AM – Checked email and messages
Viewed social media
12PM – Checked email and messages
Made a phone call
1PM – Checked email and messages
2PM – Checked email and messages
5PM – Checked email and messages
6PM – Checked email and messages
7PM – Checked email and messages
8PM – Checked phone for any notifications, messages and email. Plug Read more →
Assignment: Over a two-day period, do the following:
DAY 1 – create a diary of when, why and what you use your mobile device for. Observe how others are using their mobile devices. What are the most common uses and where do you see these behaviors?
Day 1 (00:00am to 11.59pm 11 Sept 2016)
Doing some research work Read more →
DAY 1 (with mobile device)
Observation of self (When, What and Why I use the mobile device for)
1. Calling:To contact someone urgently when: Rarely, usually for making appointments (or the parents)
2. Texting:methods: SMS, Whatsapp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger casual, non-urgent way of contacting someone a quieter and more discrete way of “talking” Substitutes the need to call or meet easy way to send information like pictures Read more →
Jonas Löwgren and Erik Stolterman, Thoughtful Interaction Design Chapter 1
The chapter was interesting to me as I had no prior knowledge of interaction design and what it entails. Initially, the word “design” seemed more focused on the outer appearances rather than the interior. We are currently exposed to one aspect of design (i.e. aesthetics) more than the others stated in Read more →
This week’s reading by Jonas Löwgren and Erik Stolterman Thoughtful Interaction Design includes following terms and concerns that I want to highlight:
Knowledge Construction Material without qualities Digital artefacts Designers judgement Design proces & context and aspects the designer need to take into considerations; responsability, uncertainty, actions, choices, decisions.
This week’s article discussed different aspects of the design process that I am in general is familiar with.
In the Read more →
Day 1 – logging of phone use
Time period: 7.30 AM – 21.30 PM Date: 17-9-16 Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Day description; vacation, sightseeing
As I was on I trip to Vietnam for the weekend I decided to keep tracking of my phone use in this situation to see how it might effect my use of phone in a different environment. The data Read more →
Over a two-day period, do the following: DAY 1 – create a diary of when, why and what you use your mobile device for. Observe how others are using their mobile devices. What are the most common uses and where do you see these behaviors?
I spent most of my time on my phone chatting with other people. Be it discussing about Read more →
Reading CH 1 from Jonas Löwgren and Erik Stolterman, Thoughtful Interaction Design
To handle the complex nature of interaction design, a designer needs to be thoughtful. Interaction design is complex because it is dealing with digital artifacts which is evolving rapidly. This chapter argues that reflecting on this rapid changes to find reflective position is essential. It becomes designer’s responsibility to ask a Read more →