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UX Poland 2014 : Workshop with Jeff Parks

I went to Jeff Parks’ practical workshop on managing end user and client needs. With great luck I met Sabrina, Ewa, Łukasz and Kamila who made the workshop memorable and the subsequent conference a very friendly and inspiring place.

App yours 2/3: Windows Phone 7 OS

I promised an article about Windows Phone 7, and my first impressions after using it for a while. I must say, it’s damn impressive what this manages to do, and washes away any and all preconceptions about Microsoft i can ever have. It’s ballsy, colorful, no-nonsense, reliable, smooth, fast…… really… All these qualities, a few  Continue Reading »

App Yours! Part 1/3 : Nokia Lumia 800

Last week , i received a brand new Nokia Lumia 800, as gift for having published 3 apps for Windows Phone 7. I managed to make 2 by myself, but the last one i had difficulty to test it without the phone in question so Johan Strandberg helped me create the last one. I’ll make  Continue Reading »

HDK music vase

Here is the work of Kazuaki Hibino, student at the School of Arts and Design (HDK). His creation originated from a very simple idea, but his attention to shapes and purposes made it very thoughtful and elegant. Arguably, this is technically not very advanced (though not trivial), but it easily compensates with a quality that  Continue Reading »

Design and its political content

From Thoughtful Interaction Design, Stolterman & Löwgren, 2004. Design is also a political and ideological activity. Since every design affects our possibilities for actions and our way of being in the world, it becomes a political and ideological action.

Thesis sent, horizons defile

Today, I sent the final draft of thesis to the supervisor. It took ages to report and reflect on different issues, related to this large (if not in scope, in duration) project that is tabletop fika design… All in all, the structure is based on 7 parts :

Google Wave

Google wave is officially to be “abandoned”. Past the surprise, the bitterness. Apparently, the all-in-wonder tool of Google didn’t get the user adoption it required to be continued. Still, the reasons behind this are puzzling. Google repeatedly makes actions towards collaboration in groups. To cite a few initiatives, Google Groups (awkward, but somewhat functional to  Continue Reading »

Göteborg Vélib

This summer, the city of Göteborg installed a new system to rent bikes. What i didn’t know, is that it is the exact same system that has been in Paris for years. Here’s the french one:

Coten creative waves

From now on, i’m involved in the Coten project, an online design endeavor to think about higher education. So far the participation is good, there are weekly speakers who give a video. A main thread discusses that, but there are also other threads, limited to teams, and concerning little activities also given weekly. The bulk  Continue Reading »

Creativity and Collaboration (4/4)

Maria Sundin, lecturer on Astronomy and Physics took the next discussion. Once again, there was a great contrast in style compared to the previous talk. This one was also very dynamic and educative but didn’t rely on any visuals until the end. The discourse however was very understandable and inspirational. She spoke about collaboration between  Continue Reading »