Bill Moggridge has died. With his warmth and sense of humor he embodied the human in human-centered design. Bill in class at Stanford, before he went off to direct Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum – click on images to enlarge The obituaries give the details of Bill’s extraordinary contribution to industrial design. With Bernie [...]
Across on archaeology.org Chris (Witmore) has taken issue with a comment Tim Ingold has made about the notion of a symmetrical archaeology.[Link] Symmetrical Archaeology? Like many others, Archaeologists regularly do all they can to separate what they do from what they study, their work in the present from the past, past artifacts from the stories [...]
This evening – the d.school celebrates where it’s at and looks forward to new and wider initiatives – spreading the goodness.
It’s the end of our class in the d.school – Transformative Design. We held the presentations on Monday. Today we shared feedback – it amounts to a great concise commentary on the strengths of the d.school process and design thinking, and more generally on studio-based/project-based interdisciplinary learning. What we like: listening to others, leaving oneself [...]
Our class (with Meghann Dryer (IDEO) and Bernie Roth) starts up again today in Stanford’s design school … Design that makes a difference . A key challenge this time round – just what is it to change?
Topic – how to be interdisciplinary – and more Quick recap. For some time I have been interested in the notion of the “T character” – an attitude or disposition, a skill set, that facilitates the kind of interdisciplinary practice that is the heart of good design, bridging the different expertise and interests in a [...]
Transformative Design, my class about design thinking that makes a real difference, run with Meghann (Dryer of IDEO) and Bernie (Roth of Stanford Engineering), opens again soon in the d.school. I got thinking seriously about its themes this weekend at a fund-raising event organized by Castilleja School, where Helen teaches and Molly learns, on the [...]