I’m a UX Designer, studying Strategic Design from Parsons School of Design. In my final year of Masters, we were supposed to pick up a topic to research, that we deeply care about. During the summer, I thought my internship would help me choose the topic of my design research in whichever “industry” I’d be working in.
Interestingly, more affected by the culture and the organization, I chose “Corporate Culture” and “Innovation” as my research topic, and four other teammates, came along to give the name of our research topic as “Intrapreneurship”. …
Due to an eye for detailing required for work, it has built-in my habit to observe things closely. With this annoying habit, the culture shock and the “New-York Moment” compelled me to write again after procrastinating for months. Here’s a shortlist of things that I found different in New York from my home country, India.
In India, as a woman, if you greet an unknown guy, he’ll probably follow you till your apartment with a greedy-grin and stalk you on Facebook. But it’s different in the states. (Except Joe from You, Netflix)
People in New York will greet you even if they don’t know you, or at least smile. While going up the elevator, even a stranger greets you when they leave. Pretty sweet! In India, if your neighbor aunty catches you in the elevator, instead of greeting she will ask “How much you’re earning these days?”. …
This article showcases the importance of designers and stakeholders looking at problem-solving as the common goal, ideologies that can be used to gain a broader and deeper understanding of wicked problems and it elucidates how to solve these complex problems with solutions.
Design as Participation
Don Norman in Apple 1993, mentioned about User Centric Design
“I invented the term [User Experience] because I thought Human Interface and usability were too narrow: I wanted to cover all aspects of the person’s experience with a system, including industrial design, graphics, the interface, the physical interaction, and the manual.”