Category: Reading Response

Reading Response 2: Jan Chipchase, Hidden In Plain Sight Chap 5- Calibrating your cultural compass

Reading this chapter reminded me that a successful design in one context may be a failure in another. A good design solution is one that meets the needs of the people in that particular context or region not one that was previously used in other context and does not fit in the contextual situation of the current target audience. With… Read more →

Week 8: Kim Goodwin’s Designing for the Digital Age

This week’s readings emphasis on the importance Goal-oriented design. The author spent the chapter listing out steps to take during such a design process, where everything from conceptualisation to execution are well planned and timely accomplished. Thorough research was an important aspect of the proposed design process, where good analysis of obtained knowledge could potentially quicken the pace of realising… Read more →

Reading Response 6 – Chipchase Chapter 4: You are what you carry

This week’s readings talks about the things we carry and how they define us. From the physical objects that we carry daily, namely, keys, money (wallet) and mobile phone (communication), we are able to easily pinpoint the essential needs of us as a human. This reminded me of an exercise I once had in a class during my exchange in… Read more →

Reading Response 1 – The Design of Everyday things

After reading this chapter, I got a better idea of what constitute to a well-designed product. Not only should the design be workable scientifically, it should also factor in the how a user approach the product and how easy it can be used. This chapter highlights the importance of technology and psychology in products out in the market in today’s… Read more →

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