<Thoughtful Interaction Design By Jonas Lowgren and Erik Stolterman>
What is good design?
This question stood out to me because as a designer, I would often ask myself this question. It is interesting to realise how the idea of “good” design is never definite, or rather, subjective. Along with this, it changes with time as we grow as a designer through our Read more →
I think the reading gave some good insights on the topic of design, even though it was a broad explanation with the main topic of interaction design mixed up with parts of product design as well, and the common design patterns the two design areas share. I thought of it as the authors wanted to give the reader a insight 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
This chapter explores the qualities of being a thoughtful designer. A thoughtful designer is one who tackles the challenge of design with utmost care and concern and be reflective of the actions of the entire design process, or design knowledge construction.
One interesting point mentioned is that Read more →
Reading this chapter by Chipchase had me reevaluating my own carrying behaviour as I read along.
It was interesting for me when he introduced the term, range of distribution, and explained how cultural context would play a part in the difference in behaviour. I’ve experienced this myself, where in Singapore, it is deemed relatively safe to leave 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 →
This weeks reading was interesting and in many ways a description of the day and age we exist in today. We carry our phones, keys and wallets day in and day out. In a way we live through our phone these days, a lot of what we experience and see is through our phones while transporting ourselves from one place to another, Read more →
Part I: Reading Reflections
In this reading, Jan Chipchase established a common ground that people are evolving with the digital age and analyzed the reasons why what we carry has changed over time. He ended the write up with the big idea that our tools and our ideas of survival are constantly evolving. Its is great that tools are evolving – Read more →
Assignment 5: Part 2 Product/ Service/ Design Concept using Place, Location and Ubiquitous technology
Tree Voice collects data on variables such as motion, temperature, noise, and pollution, all from a series of sensors placed on a tree. This data is used to make the tree “speak” through light and iconic images. The interactive display provides anyone the opportunity to engage with the Read more →