Choose two objects that you use every day and analyze their design using the principles described in Chapter 1 of The Design of Everyday Things. Imagine describing what the object is and what it’s designed to do to someone who has never seen it before. Is it intuitive or frustrating? Come up with three ways to alternate the design for Read more →
Reading Response 2 : Jan Chipchase, Hidden In Plain Sight: How to Create Extraordinary Products For Tomorrow’s Customers. (2013)
The point of design research is understand how and why people behave the way they do to create a meaningful design, and what better way than to experience it yourself. To experience is both to put yourself in Read more →
Reading Response 1: CH 1 Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things (1988)
I agree that our world is filled with poorly designed objects that are difficult to figure out how to operate and that good design can make things better. Firstly, the author asks why people put up with the frustrations of everyday objects. I Read more →
It takes a long time for people to get down from upstairs, which causes them to collide with incoming passengers, when leaving
It’s hard to ride an escalator, it’s harder break through a crowd.
Part 1: Documentation and Analysis of MRT.
My group came up with a list of issues that we identified for both the train ride and the bus ride. Below are some accompanying photos to show what we observed.
Out of all the issues raised, the following 3 were chosen to be studied in greater details.Observation Problem Solution Font size too Read more →
It is not a common practice of tapping both in and out from the station, and it is not clearly indicated.
Ava, Xiu Ming, and myself went on a trip to observe the public transportation system from ADM to Pioneer and Boonlay.