this is my space of thoughts, ideas, qoutes and pictures.

 

Interni Think Tank, Milan design week. On the opening night it was a magical wonderland, with live music, light shows, design showcases in the grounds of Universita degli Studi di Milano. 
It offered little meeting spaces, inside boxes, rooms corridors and outside areas. Interaction with the prototypes and installations were instigated on a high level. 
Think tank? “In the pragmatic English-speaking world, where the concept began, in and around the Second World War, the think tank is an incubator, a platform where themes are shared: social policy, economics, science, technology”. Francesco Morace - Interni blog
http://www.internimagazine.it/Site/Speciale-ThinkTank,intLangID,2.html

Interni Think Tank, Milan design week. On the opening night it was a magical wonderland, with live music, light shows, design showcases in the grounds of Universita degli Studi di Milano. 

It offered little meeting spaces, inside boxes, rooms corridors and outside areas. Interaction with the prototypes and installations were instigated on a high level. 

Think tank? “In the pragmatic English-speaking world, where the concept began, in and around the Second World War, the think tank is an incubator, a platform where themes are shared: social policy, economics, science, technology”. Francesco Morace - Interni blog

http://www.internimagazine.it/Site/Speciale-ThinkTank,intLangID,2.html

 The return to winter weather made me want to see past the bitter cold, into magic winter wonderlands. Its a shame after the first 5 minutes, snow always looks prettier in static images.

I don’t have all the answers, but I have some inklings.

Bill Stumpf

Book: The Ice Palace that Melted Away

My Design Ethnography experience, who I am, where I come from and where I am going…

I am new to the field of Design Ethnography, so I am continually trying to define what the field means to me. When Tye Rattenbury, from PAPR at Intel, came to a session in Dundee we were set the task of creating a Pecha Kucha, 5 powerpoint slides 20s each, to explain where we come from, what design ethnography means to us and where we think it is going as a field.

The four spaces of studio life:
Ping Pong table: The multifunctional play and work table.
Walls: The home of our post it note sessions and inspirational quotes.
Computer table: Our access to the outside world and creativity making hub.
Sofa space: My favourite space, the place where we eat, drink, and get chatting.

The four spaces of studio life:

Ping Pong table: The multifunctional play and work table.

Walls: The home of our post it note sessions and inspirational quotes.

Computer table: Our access to the outside world and creativity making hub.

Sofa space: My favourite space, the place where we eat, drink, and get chatting.

Modern day ballerina in the context of 80’s music dance hall.

Modern day ballerina in the context of 80’s music dance hall.

Sometimes there is nothing better than homemade pizza, friends and wine.

Sometimes there is nothing better than homemade pizza, friends and wine.

Lesson 1: Always remember to breathe, allow the viewer to pause to take the information in, repeat if necessary.
We have recently completed a hand-in which consisted of a written report and podcast for our Blographers project.
On Wednesday we had Graham Pullin, Course director Interactive Media Design and ex-IDEO and Alexander Grünsteidl, digital wellbeing labs and ex-IDEO in to talk to us about ‘what’s it like working with design ethnos?’. This was in addition to watching and critiquing our podcast, scary for us but full of wisdom and lessons.

Lesson 1: Always remember to breathe, allow the viewer to pause to take the information in, repeat if necessary.

We have recently completed a hand-in which consisted of a written report and podcast for our Blographers project.

On Wednesday we had Graham Pullin, Course director Interactive Media Design and ex-IDEO and Alexander Grünsteidl, digital wellbeing labs and ex-IDEO in to talk to us about ‘what’s it like working with design ethnos?’. This was in addition to watching and critiquing our podcast, scary for us but full of wisdom and lessons.