Going beyond simply invention and innovative design, Dutch Design Week featured critical pieces that questioned how society views aging and disability. A series of photographs picturing older adults, perplexed and annoyed with their robot companions, was both amusing and thought-provoking. We often think of advancing and utilizing technology as universally good, but in many instances […]Read more "Dutch Design Week – The Alienating Effect of Technology"
Our visit to Philips Design and the Philips Innovation Center was one of the highlights of the trip. Since my graduate degree program centers around design thinking processes, hearing how a large corporation is adopting and implementing a strategic approach towards human-centered design was encouraging. The presenter was not much older than students in my […]Read more "Design Thinking at Philips Design"
“A backpack loaded with a day’s worth of books and gear can be a heavy burden for your child. Before you start packing, experts recommend a simple set of guidelines to follow that will help you measure the weight of your kid’s backpack against his or her body weight. ‘The AAOS recommends that a child […]Read more "Research: Guidelines for Amount of Weight Children Can Carry"
This video shows new concept for hydration pack design… the whole process is similar to what Phil studied in Industrial Design @ DAAP – http://vimeo.com/74230142 A Mile in Her Shoes: Educational Materials and Fundraising Ideas to Increase Awareness of the African Well Fund – http://www.africanwellfund.org/EducationalKit08.pdf Domestic water carrying and its implications for health (lots of […]Read more "Research: Initial Research Findings"
For more information and/or to download your own copy of IDEO’s Human-Centered Design Toolkit, visit http://www.ideo.com/work/human-centered-design-toolkit/Read more "Process: Human-Centered Design Toolkit (IDEO)"