CabReel- Mapping User Experience
For my prototyping class we had to identify and research a public space or service in New York City that needed improvement. My group chose NYC Taxi Cab service. The first map identifies touchpoints, behaviors, and maps issues and opportunities. We then generated new concepts around each of these areas in the map below. Some of these concepts included: a mobile app/interactive map that would...
Andre Panisson visualizes how the news of...
Check it out! Thanks Allison! Each dot corresponds to a user tweeting with the hashtag #jan25 (the label that Twitterers used for Egypt-related posts). Every time another user retweeted one of those #jan25 posts, Panisson’s software drew a line between them (and threw in some funky movement to spice things up). What’s particularly fascinating is that you can actually see tweets...
HOW TO: Develop Ideas That Will Disrupt Your... →
Luke Williams says: 1. What do you want to disrupt? 2. What are the business cliches? 3. What are your disruptive hypotheses : What can you invert? What can you deny? Check out the article here
Mobile Baristas In Lebanon →
Entrepreneurs + coffee + food trucks…. kind of. it’s awesome.
“Cities are platforms for participation” Lisa Gansky: TED Talk: The Future of Business is the “mesh”
An Interaction Intervention
I just returned from IxD ’11 conference in Boulder CO where there was a lot of talk about what it means to be an Interaction Designer - I haven’t been in the field that long, but based on conversation this past week, can venture to say that no one (including ourselves) really knows. It seems clear enough to most of us that there is value to be derived from what we do and how we do it - and that...
Voices from Pakistan : "Seeing is Believing" →
Meet my friend Khalil- school founder, wildlife conservationist and mountaineer in the Hushe Valley
Fly! Spread your wings! Just don’t crap on me with your crazy assumptions...– Josh Musick in our Prototyping class. Ahhhh the encouragement to budding Interaction Designers.
Forget Mars. Try Minnesota.
I’m reading an article in the most recent issue of design mind by astronomer Dimitar Sasselov and I have to be honest and say that two paragraphs into it and I’m already pissed off. I’m sure that many people (TED included) think he’s a smart guy and all, but I find it exceptionally hard to take someone seriously when he opens his article with this statement: “The...