Your assignment this week is to refine your final project ideas using the Design Thinking methods introduced in class. Here is a reading that also outlines the key concepts: Intro to Design Thinking This process should help to clarify and articulate how your project ideas respond to a human need and state the larger purpose that… Read more »
Part 1: Write a response to the exhibition “Future World”. Keep in mind the following questions – What is experience design and what are the possibilities of responsive environments? How might this change the way we think about the world around us and the ways that we communicate with each other? Part 2: Start to work… 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? DAY 2 – Do not use your phone, computer or… Read more »
Read Ch. 4 from Chipchase Hidden in Plain Sight. Write a response and two questions and post it by midnight on Saturday to OSS. 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. Look at the examples for part… Read more »
Organize your documentation and notes from the north spine field trip and create a slide-show presentation that you’ll share in class Week 5.
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… 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… Read more »
Part 1: 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… Read more »