While people are surrounded by phenomena constantly, maps can bring about conscious awareness and comprehension. They call our attention to a few elements in our world from the millions of things we could be noticing. They also provide information about its attributes and a view of how those elements are related to each other spatially. In this way, maps Read more →
Sidewalk City, “Remapping Public Space in Ho Chi Minh City” Annette Kim
It is an incredibly well informed introductory chapter on the sidewalks of Ho Chi Minh City. Even though they do not have the necessary tools to see and comprehend the events occurring near them, Kim and her team (consisting of Vietnamese and Americans) researched thoroughly into the subject, outlining the Read more →
The ADM building, because of its characteristic shape and architecture, provides the user with a very different experience from what he is used to. As most of the teaching buildings at NTU resemble each other (if you exclude the hive). This experience presents some very positive aspects but in my opinion there are also some aspects on which Read more →
After reading this article, I started to ponder on the public spaces and sidewalks in Singapore’s context. Evidently, how we utilise our public space is very different from HCM; for example, our culture of having street vendors have long ceased, with occasional exceptions of ice cream bikes at situated locations.
Annette Kim mentions public space as both a physical Read more →
This is a response to week 1 reading that is by Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things (1988)
A good design is an intuitive design. An intuitive design speaks to you naturally. No graphics, visuals or manuals for users to respond to. They react to it naturally and understands how to react with the given circumstance. A good design is coherent Read more →
Part 1: Experimental Map
Maps are reliant on our sense of sight and our ability to compare what we see in actual against the text printed on the map. It works because there’s nothing subjective about this. In regards to road signs and building names, what you see is what I see. But these maps serve the sole purpose of helping us find Read more →
This week reading is a chapter on Jan Chipchase, Hidden In Plain Sight: How To Create Extraordinary Products For Tomorrow’s Customers.
After going through the reading, there were questions that I would subconsciously recall from the short trip out of school last week. Working and observing in groups as mentioned in the reading really does helps through meta cognitive learning. We also tend to turn Read more →
Think of a way in which you could develop an experimental map using images, sounds and stories. Some ideas… What else would we use if we didn’t use maps to find our sense of place? How would you map the sounds you hear every day? How would you map emotions? How would you map the overlooked peoples or places of Read more →
Reading Response – Chipchase, Hidden In Plain Sight: How To Create Extraordinary Products For Tomorrow’s Customers. 2013.
This reading really resonated with me as an exchange student living away from home. Like the author I have noticed many differences between cultures as I face the challenge of settling into a new country. Having Read more →