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I got a sneaky look at the Oxfam Curiosity Shop in Selfridges yesterday. Part of which is being put together by my very good mate Jon Rogers from The Product Design Research Studio at the University of Dundee – ( College of Art, Science and Engineering and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art) in collaboration with Brunel University, Edinburgh College of Art, University College London, University of Salford. It’s a celeb donated charity shop in the stylish setting of Selfridges. http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop/content/secondhandstore/fashion/curiosity-shop.html
Have you ever looked at a bizarre building design and wondered, “What were the architects thinking?” Or have you simply felt frustrated by a building that made you uncomfortable, or felt anger when a beautiful old building was razed and replaced with a contemporary eyesore? You might be forgiven for thinking “these architects must be blind!” New research shows that in a real sense, you might actually be right. That’s Michael Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros describing a phenomenon we’re all familiar with, in their article “ Architectural Myopia: Designing for Industry, Not People .”
What do you mean “improve”? I charged him correctly, didn’t I?. My manager looked at me, disappointed:
Friday March 27, 2009 / 3 Comments For some time, I’ve described the design of experiences with this potent little phrase: It’s all about People, their Activities, and the Context of those activities. That’s it, really. Whether we are designing a Web app or new office building, simply ask: Who are the people we are designing for?
Fino ad ora il diagramma che meglio rappresentava il lavoro di progettazione della user-experience era quello di Garrett : È sicuramente un’immagine “operativa” che rappresenta efficacemente il processo in maniera lineare (o waterfall, se preferisci), dall’astratto al concreto. Qualche giorno fa sono però incappato in un’altra immagine presentata all’ IA Summit 2009 (quello mondiale) da Stephen Anderson , che lui chiama The fundamentals of experience design :
For years, businesses have used human-centered design to develop innovative solutions. Why not apply the same approach to overcome challenges in the nonprofit world? This project, funded by International Development Enterprise (IDE) as part of a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sought to provide NGOs and social enterprises with the tools to do just that.
What’s this all about?
June 21, 2004