I love the statistics with which WordPress so kindly provides me. I still can not believe how many people read this blog! It’s not like any numbers the average blogger would be content with, my most views in one day was 64. But since I am only writing about my university projects, I half expected no one to ever read it except my teachers, and them not out of free will.
But look at the graph above! People from all over the world have been here. How cool is that? So, thank you all Dear Readers and I hope you’ll keep coming back. Please let me know if there is anything you would like to read about, or if you (dis)agree with something.
So let’s see what my progress has been like these last months, and what is still to do. For the full process you’ll have to read the whole blog though 🙂 , click for the archives of Feb, Mar, and Apr 2012.
- wk 9: Prototype building, GUI design
- wk 10: Prototype building, GUI design, user evaluation
- wk 11: Final report, final user evaluation
- wk 12: Final exhibition, extra user evaluation
Ever since I moved from product design to studying Master of Industrial Design, I have been in love with research. So I decided: I want to go into ‘Design Research’. But what is design research? Ever helpful Rob Tieben provided me with a clue, in the form of this little list of four ways to do design research:
- design for research
- research for design
- design through research
- research through design
What- I envision a social system where teenagers meet in person and work together to produce unique and beautiful artwork. They share this content with other friends, who in turn can react with their own content or use it as a conversation starter. This way, users can become closer to their friends by way of shared experiences.
video, you can see four teenagers talking about their lives and evaluating classic Light Scribing.The most interesting conclusions of these conversations are described next.
On their life in general:
- these teenagers spend a lot of their free time with friends, outside the house, and communicating with friends, sometimes at the same time
- they are communicating mostly via social media using text, photos, movies; and real-life talking
- subjects are: other friends, documenting experiences, seeing something beautiful or funny Continue reading
This chart in my last post makes it quite clear where I stand in terms of progress on this project, and why it was unclear to me where I was going. I think I need to redefine my research question a bit more specific. I also need to go over the research one more time with the research question in mind, and make a short and clear abstract that will also serve as a base for my hypothesis. Continue reading
I am curious to see what I have overlooked and how I can improve this chart.Let me know!
I looked at basic scientific method on Wikipedia. Now this is very generic and perhaps not really suited to designers.
Today I am working to get a grip on my process. It seems I lack the overview necessary to see where I am going and how I will get there. So what is my design process? Continue reading
The date was February 13, 2012, when I got an email from my blog host. Someone liked my post! It was my very first ‘like’ ever, and since then, more and more people started reading my blog, liking it and even following it. Continue reading