Colin's feedback…

This is the feedback I got from Colin Burns last month who was talking about his work for an R&D team a few years ago: We created good experimental evidence that authentic (i.e. from the real context) objects are a highly effective trigger for reminiscence…

Thesis feedback…

I thought I would publish the feedback I’ve been getting from Lee Feldman from Blast Radius, a canadian born web company. He is part of the group of people who I am actively informing on my thesis process which includes Colin Burns, ex-head of IDEO…

Simplicité Volontaire

The previous post on the new puritain reminded me of a movement in Québec that started a few years ago called “Simplicité Volontaire” which is explained on this french website and which basically advocates a different and richer way of living that gets away from…

New experiment on its way…

A next step for me which i shall implement in the next week is aimed at discovering what values come out of sharing a unique object and being able to see the hisory of interactions that people will have with it. Being inspired by the…

The New Puritain

This Guardian article descibes an interesting social twist on current concerns about consumerism. “So, with a few grand gestures and some high-profile converts New Puritanism offers a powerful escape route from our impulsive, reward-driven lifestyles. It might just have the potential to stave off the…

Interdependant systems

As this IDFuel article adresses, we find ourselves looking at complex systems present in nature and enviously trying to mimick them. “The natural world has evolved over billions of years to include an unbelievably complex array of interactions and dependencies, most of which are unknown,…

Cooperative design

From the communal ovens of europe: “These common ovens also encouraged diversity for the “loaves going into the oven were slashed with distinct patterns so each family got back its own–really its own, since the grain from which it was made was grown on their…

Nostalgia and technology

Hmm, interesting exhibition at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art in Salt Lake City called: Nostalgia and Technology : Embracing the New through Art and Design From the scientific instruments that shared shelf space with art objects and taxidermy in the collections of 17th-century…

Greed and product design

Ok so in recent news iPod is getting sued by a group of Nano users on the grounds that it scratches too easily and not only should they get their moeny back but a share of the profits as well. This 37 signals article goes…