ephemeral

The ephemeral approach of doing

A different way of thinking about the world from home environments, bank transactions and food shopping to learning environments characterizes current societies. IKEA, the Internet and technological devices have contributed to this phenomenon in different areas. Since 1943, IKEA (founded by Ingvar

ephemeral

The ephemeral approach of doing

A different way of thinking about the world from home environments, bank transactions and food shopping to learning environments characterizes current societies. IKEA, the Internet and technological devices have contributed to this phenomenon in different areas. Since 1943, IKEA (founded by Ingvar

thinking

Design thinking revised

I recently came across the article ‘Is “Design Thinking” the new liberal arts?’ which analyses design thinking from the viewpoint of the d.school at Standford University (where design thinking started to be officially taught), and its application as a learning

thinking

Design thinking revised

I recently came across the article ‘Is “Design Thinking” the new liberal arts?’ which analyses design thinking from the viewpoint of the d.school at Standford University (where design thinking started to be officially taught), and its application as a learning

conceptualdesign2

An (Even) Deeper Dive into Conceptual Design

Many blog posts ago, I provided a closer look to conceptual design, preceded by an extensive discussion about the information architecture model (IAM) involved in this same part of the design process. Mostly, though, these two posts provided insights on

conceptualdesign2

An (Even) Deeper Dive into Conceptual Design

Many blog posts ago, I provided a closer look to conceptual design, preceded by an extensive discussion about the information architecture model (IAM) involved in this same part of the design process. Mostly, though, these two posts provided insights on

teach

Enhancing understanding through Teaching and Facilitation

When teaching  a workshop or facilitating a session the classroom or meeting room becomes a space for thinking, discussing and understanding. Lately, the concept of teaching has changed from a more traditional approach associated with teachers-students power dynamic in which

teach

Enhancing understanding through Teaching and Facilitation

When teaching  a workshop or facilitating a session the classroom or meeting room becomes a space for thinking, discussing and understanding. Lately, the concept of teaching has changed from a more traditional approach associated with teachers-students power dynamic in which

ignorance

Embrace ignorance and ask questions

Many times we are in situations in which we aren’t familiar with what the other person is talking about, we don’t know the book someone is describing, or we simply don’t know the answer to a question, but instead of saying

ignorance

Embrace ignorance and ask questions

Many times we are in situations in which we aren’t familiar with what the other person is talking about, we don’t know the book someone is describing, or we simply don’t know the answer to a question, but instead of saying

definition

Defining Information Design

Back in 2000, Jacobson wrote that a “unitary definition [of information design] was elusive,” and that the information design community needed “a reliable lexicon and a tried-and-true theory backed up with case studies” in order to “systematise and pass along

definition

Defining Information Design

Back in 2000, Jacobson wrote that a “unitary definition [of information design] was elusive,” and that the information design community needed “a reliable lexicon and a tried-and-true theory backed up with case studies” in order to “systematise and pass along

sleeve

User Studies Matter: A True Story

Recently, I bought a 13” MacBook Pro Retina Display laptop. While the processes of buying and setting up the machine went very smoothly, I encountered an unexpected problem: find a sleeve for the laptop. Exploratory research. Initially, I searched online

sleeve

User Studies Matter: A True Story

Recently, I bought a 13” MacBook Pro Retina Display laptop. While the processes of buying and setting up the machine went very smoothly, I encountered an unexpected problem: find a sleeve for the laptop. Exploratory research. Initially, I searched online