Teach

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton.What is teaching and what makes a good teacher? How should we educate people in order to support them in achieving their full potential? Education and teaching may be two of the…

Speculative design, design, art

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton.What is Speculative Design and how is it different from art? Is it just a playground for testing silly ideas or is there something profound about it? Why should you want to…

Innovation for all

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton.What is innovation? Where does it come from and how can we improve our innovationness (quite an innovative term as I think) ? It’s the 11th of May and we still face…

Visual Abstractions

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton.This week’s class and literature was all about data and what to focus on for evaluating it but also about design thinking in terms of generating data in the design process.…

ReEvaluation

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton.This week was all about re evaluating ones designs and the critical aspects of evaluating. As mentioned in the text of Greenberg & Buxton, evaluations in ACM CHI are dominated by quantitative…

Narration

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton. Today’s presentations from Mathias Thomsen and Kimon Apeltsotou and the week’s literature were dedicated to the topic of narration and it’s value in regards to design. This time I…

Prototypes

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton. Today’s blog is all about prototyping and the means of it to us designers. I’ll mostly refer to “The Anatomy of Prototypes” from Young-Kyung et al., as I think this…

Experience

A series of blog posts created in the "design methodologies" module at ZHdK, teached by Dr. Joëlle Bitton. Today’s class was about experience and it’s importance for design, presented by David Wollschlegel and Daniela Spühler. Therefore I’ll be writing about the learnings from my colleagues presentations and…