Monthly Archives: July 2010

Munich IDEO IxDA meeting Post-its Patterns Preservation 3

Synthesis Synthesized

Despite silly season we had a great time during my workshop on design research synthesis at the IxDA Munich meeting. We worked in three mixed groups and we tried to visualize the synthesis process, including input/output, activities, methods and tools used, stakeholders involved, ways of … Read More

Munich cardboard box with legs

Quadruped Cardboard Box

Creativity and Rapid Prototyping at its best. It was interesting to observe how many people instantly tried to photograph these two young artists by using their mobile phones. Look at the cyclist on the right. Drive-by-shooting. Yes, I confess myself guilty, although in my case … Read More

Munich forcing function for a shower

Thermostatic Temperatures

Ever since reading Don Norman’s classic “the design of everyday things” forcing functions became one of my favorite topics. I always keep a sharp lookout for them. In the example above you can see the thermostat of a typical German shower. By default the maximum … Read More

Santiago de Chile shoe laces

Order and Chaos

How do the shoe laces on the left feel compared to the ones on the right? Which are better? Why?

IxDA Munich- Postits Patterns Preservation

Post-its, Patterns, Preservation

Tomorrow Monday (July 26th) I will be hosting a workshop on design research synthesis during the Interaction Design Association meeting at IDEO Munich. See the official announcement on IxDA Munich or Linkedin. Slides of the presentation will be available here after the workshop. Drop by … Read More