11.16.12 | Projects
I believe the best way to learn about the customs of a place is neither searching in the Internet nor joining a group tour to have a cursory glance. But only if you calm down yourself and live with local residences. To wait the first flush of dawn at the beach, to roam around freely [...]
12.6.11 | Projects
There is a level of understanding that only seems to fall into place by making and experiencing. In Tim Brown’s ”Design for change” the importance of prototyping and trying out ideas is presented as a way to find appropriate design solutions. Tangible and physical outcomes are a part of the process, not only the solution. [...]
10.7.11 | Projects
Have you heard that musicians in Central Park are now prohibited from playing in EIGHT of the park’s most densely populated areas?
Translation – NO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS + NO AMPLIFIED SOUND.
“Park signs are traditionally prohibitive — a lot of ‘Don’t do this, don’t do that,’” said Douglas [...]
Note: No animals were harmed during this reflection process.
I recently finished the first phase of research for designing a collaborative system that allows participants the ability to share perspectives of data. As I reflected on the feedback I had received from peers and professors, I realized my strategy of using precedents as a method of communicating my ideas for [...]
"Curation round" Photo credit: Jacqueline Cooksey
I teamed up with Minuette Le for round two of exploring the visual audit for our design-led research class. This was our second and final iteration, and Minh and I decided to capitalise on our collaboration by clearly distinguishing our two perspectives.
From Jacqueline’s POV:
I began by reading Total Landscape, Theme [...]
How can we use memory to construct a shared future view, leading to action? The next question is – whose memories do we hope to use? In Greetings from Hunts Point we hope to access and create shared memories of promises made to the community of Hunts Point. The results of which define many of [...]
A visual audit can be performed across a specific ideology, environmental signifier, organizational culture, or even a specific human behavior. Designers often use visual research as a tool to “get a feel” for the local patterns, or identifying problematic areas of a site-specific context. From our first visual audit I found that visual audits can [...]
Intro: The Transdisciplinary Studio has been informed that there might be a strong possibility that next year our studio space might be moving…and it would be shared with another Program. So when this topic was announced, I was immediately intrigued and excited at the same time. Not only because the studio we currently call “home” [...]
Our design led research project has given us the opportunity to reflect on transdisciplinary design both as a mode of thinking and as a collaborative university program. Beyond that it has given me the chance to step back and consider how the methods I use influence my view of the creative process.
Thinking back on the [...]
5.5.11 | Projects
Visualization of my cultural probe.
After the previous phase of my research on transdisciplinary collaboration (see my earlier post, “Questionable Methods”), I thought I’d failed in my attempt to employ a “design-led” approach – turns out I’d simply failed to understand what this means. Not to worry though, I asked around, and I think I’ve got [...]