This week’s reading is Sidewalk City‘s first chapter “Seen and unseen: Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalk life”, written by Annette Kim.
In this chapter, she is explaining about her 3 methods of mapping Ho Chi Minh city’s sidewalk. Her research includes:spatial ethnography: “a method of spatial ethnography that joins together social science research and physical spatial analysis to uncover how sidewalks are Read more →
The ADM building is so beautiful but the way finding is actually quite unclear for someone who is unfamiliar with the space. The design of this building and surrounding area is very serene, there are palm trees and water features and it’s a really nice! People sitting outside socialising and look very relaxed.
Location – ADM is in the center Read more →
Part 1: 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 →
Part 1: Experimental Map
Visual interface board with short stories of specific locations
Instead of having an ordinary map where you see your position and outlined places and roads, another way to guide you in a certain situation could be an interactive display in public locations; One display where the user can push on a specific area he/she wants to go – Read more →
The two objects that I choose are namely, a muji stapler and clamshell packaging. While the muji stapler exemplifies a good design, the clamshell packaging, on the other hand, represents otherwise.
The first object that I choose is a stapler from muji, that I use almost every day. (seen in picture below)
Firstly, I think that stapler as a tool or stationary is Read more →
The human mind is exquisitely tailored to make sense of the world. A good design is able to let users gain an immediate understanding to it. I find the point about “visible clues” that Norman mentioned in the reading exceptionally interesting as these are little details in our everyday lives around us that we fail to notice.
The door example highlighted 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 Read more →
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 Read more →
Students will analyze the user experience of ADM building. Carefully observe and document with photos the way finding of the building (location, entrances/exits, signage, spatial organization etc.). Look at its ease of use. Observe how the design of the building affects behavior. Be thoughtful and critical about what works and doesn’t work. Prepare a group presentation to share findings in Read more →