Things I’m thinking about today…
The paradox of human behavior and design…and how they influencing each other. Push:Pull — how inventions/products historically changed human behavior How shifting behavior changes cultures. And how designing a sustainable future requires a behavioral nudge. The caveat is it must be reward-oriented, or gamified for the acting generation, as current design/products have shifted human reward timelines and therefore stronger attraction to an instant gratification loop.
Integrative Thinking & Causal Design
Understanding connections or causal relationships that bubble up through use occasions offer insight into emotional pathways the user experiences while using a product, or service. — There are a number of techniques used to understand the user’s emotional states when using a product of service. Oftentimes, it’s not the direct interaction that reveals apparent needs, but the ancillary connected journey throughout the day, or lifespan of a product or service.
This product is all about empowering the visually challenged when it comes to the storage of food. One challenge we all have is knowing exactly when food has gone bad, but even trickier is knowing this when you have to rely on other sensory measures. The braille lid containment system displays the stored date after it’s been set by the user thereby offering a better way to identify food that may be past their safe eating date.
Products for Climate Awareness
Below is a video of a backpack designed with an environmental feedback indicator. It uses environmental sensors such as particulate, CO2, and Methane which then plays out on the electroluminescent feature alerting the user and those near the pack to the invisible conditions around them. As climates shift and pollution becomes more prevalent it’s important to see the unseen. This is just one solution.
The 5 C’s in Design
Creativity — Collaboration — Contribution — Compassion — Confidence In short, here are the five things I have found to be the core elements to any good design approach… Creativity is the necessary core component that allows us to expand our thinking, make connections that otherwise have not been made, and apply these connections for better outcomes. Collaboration requires that we come together to work on and complete tasks that achieve common goals.
Aggregate Efficiency & Food Security
A food-focused discussion from an industrial designer’s perspective on the eminent need for designing better systems that will move us forward into the Third Industrial Revolution. The future of food security will be ever-more pressing as population increase and sea levels rise, giving way to mass-migration. If you think this…
Citizens are increasingly aware of the consequences manifesting through over-consumption. As a reaction to this, consumers are beginning to see responsible products not only as a good move for the future, but as a paradigm shift that needs to happen now. The circular economy suggests that our products will no…
Sustainability Goes Mainstream?
Are you behind the curve? The topic of sustainability is like the topic of Climate Change in that until it affects you first-hand it’s an out of sight, out of mind kind of thing. The vast amount of consumers who live outside of major cities speak less on sustainability, ergo…