Category Archives: literature review

pets

Unambiguous communication: the key to understanding

In many previous posts (e.g. here, here, here), I have written about understanding, but a key part for effectively achieving understanding is clear communication. Every day we interact and communicate with family, friends, colleagues, students, and people on the street (e.g. giving a direction). However

pets

Unambiguous communication: the key to understanding

In many previous posts (e.g. here, here, here), I have written about understanding, but a key part for effectively achieving understanding is clear communication. Every day we interact and communicate with family, friends, colleagues, students, and people on the street (e.g. giving a direction). However

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

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

snow

Making research more accesible

NYU Wagner hosts a series of talks as part of the 2014 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Neighborhood Inequality and the New Social Transformation of the American City. Back in April, I attended the talk of Robert Sampson, professor

snow

Making research more accesible

NYU Wagner hosts a series of talks as part of the 2014 Henry Hart Rice Urban Policy Forum: Neighborhood Inequality and the New Social Transformation of the American City. Back in April, I attended the talk of Robert Sampson, professor