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This is an interesting take on 2 designers who decided to document and reveal their daily observations to each other across continents by sending personal postcards weekly. The project turns small observations about their lives into data through visualisation. Also, we get to see the different approach and styles comparing the 2 and it is simply intriguing, Read more →
Part 2) Based on the lecture on Place, Location and Ubiquitous technology, post an example of a product, service or design concept and post it on OSS.
I think an area in which there is still a lot to do concerning Ubiquitous Technology and Wearable Technology is the health sector. Smartwearables which enable you to monitor you health aren’t really widespread Read more →
The fourth chapter of Jan Chipchase’s book Hidden in Plain Sight deals with how we interact with what we carry. The notion of range of distribution is quite interesting in particular here in Singapore because it is very different from what I’m used to in France. For example leaving your belongings on a table, while you get your Read more →
This weeks reading Ch. 4 from Chipchase Hidden in Plain Sight looks into the mind set of how people interact with their belongings and how it changes their behaviors.
One of the things I found interesting was the range of distribution as a tool to conduct user study as well as the space around it. It would certainly be a useful technique in Read more →
There is no disputing the fact that given the choice of only three items to carry, we would naturally go for the wallet, keys and smartphone. As suggested, it is who we are as humans and shows what matters most to us. But often times we carry much more than that we need just in case. This in Read more →
Concept 1: DirectMe Demo
This concept involves communicating with personal devices and location sharing which your friends, which makes it easier to find each other and reduce time on texting a specific location to meet. Furthermore, it also allows the user to change position and make the meeting point more dynamic. In a way the meeting point becomes the person, rather than Read more →
This weeks chapter by Chipchase Hidden in Plain sight investigates the carrying mentality the general people have today.
The article brings up different aspects and terms including carrying behavior, range of distribution, center of gravity, point of reflection, yo yo strings and so on.
I have learnt that understanding carrying behavior can be fruitful to a designer as it affects people differently and in different Read more →
Document your observations using a combination of photographs and/or video, audio recordings and notes in your journal. Observe the following: how do customers find what they want, find a place to sit, save a table, choose, communicate what they want and what languages are spoken, how do vendors advertise their products to customers, how do they compete with other vendors? Why Read more →
Part 1: In your group, organize your documentation and notes from the observation and analysis of the MRT and create a slide-show presentation that you’ll share in class. Observe, take field notes, identify where things go wrong and what idiosyncrasies you notice through your observations. What are some unusual things that you notice? Make sketches, notes and document with photos to carefully analyze the user experience during this field Read more →