This article is my first draft of the co-writing project I am undertaking with Maurice Codourey @Couderey. I am first publishing here to test before editing for the project.
In Japan, using Nudge in policymaking was inaugurated by the Ministry of the environment in 2017 (note 1 & note 2). Under this initiative, they have created a nudge unit program sprawling across various government agencies both at national and local levels, including private industrial bodies, cities grass-roots communities, and educational institutions. …
I felt compelled to write my account on this topic because I got alerted by the rampant misconception in my office. “I want to increase my skills in DesignOps” -One of my mentees tells me on the bi-annual performance review. For some people, it sounds very sexy, DesignOps. Especially for people who are still exploring how to do design works.
There is too much mystification on the term that broadly designates all the daily grinds of essential management tasks. In the history of artistic trades (films, advertisements), a person or group of persons were there to smoothen the design operations. Because setting up the right process is a necessity to optimize investment. DesignOps is for the digital industry. …
The premise of this project is simple: how do I become more aware of my screen usage? How do I use less? The challenge for Angélique, Elsa, Loic, and Joelle was to explore beyond the notification we see on our mobile screen nowadays to be aware of our phone usage.
The project started with an investigation through desktop research: they dive onto the classic ideology of attention economy as well as using the existing mobile apps exploring the confine of mindfulness and self-help to conquer the phone misuse. …
I think everybody in design is at certain points taken by the material design in which you create a product.
Getting the “hands dirty” in a real sense is something the digital designer probably envy of a physical product designer. It is quite rewarding to go through material exploration. Digital design is all about Meta design or Cognitive design between perception and interaction. It becomes real through repeated use, but often the experience is not immediate like objects.
Exploring the softness to change the relationship of a control interface is of course not new. It is part of the tradition in design. All the wearable computer is about how to make the controllers into the everyday fabric. From the moment, the glass surface became a norm (whether touch or not touch), it was in the design gene to explore the material. …
UX maturity or Design maturity is a measurement defined by the professionals to measure how design culture is integrated as a strategic force within the business.
In this post I am putting User Experience Design, Design Thinking into one bucket as Design. The nuances are hard to grasp if you are not experts.
The premise is that in the digital transformation, many successful companies see user-centered design practitioners as the decisive competitive edge and their integration within the organization measures how well you are going through your transformation. John Maeda publishes quantitative data on this trend every year (https://designintechreport.wordpress.com/)
I have this topic integrated into the UXPM level 3 training I give within UX alliance. I believe for people who are working with design organizations whether in-house or with an agency shall have this concept to set an “honest” scope of a digital project. …
We are in a miserable period, at least in Europe, where we have the anti-terrorist measures that often affect our daily routine of commuting.
On top of the security measures, we also have the result of global climate change, where the transportation system gets stalled with floods, winds, and snows. I remember in Tokyo, whenever there was a strong typhoon coming, there you see a swarm of people at the train stations with no way to get home.
At Axance, the design team has started the initiative ID Farm to grow innovation spirit last year to refine our skills. We learn by doing. Yes, that is the fundamental of Design Thinking.
We bootstrapped with the core passionate team of 6 people who have tackled the subject of Data Visualisation as well as creating “Eco” website, last year. Designers learned processing and the art of doing the data visualizations. I took part in BotsCamp 2016 as a speaker on Artificial Intelligence and Design Considerations, and intervene at our DesignTech Talk.
We bootstrapped with the core passionate team of 6 people who have tackled the subject of Data Visualisation as well as creating “Eco” website, last year. Designers learned processing and the art of doing the data visualization. I learned Supervised Machine Learning, prototyped vison or audio based recognition apps using wikinator and arduino. To do publicity on our capability, I took part in BotsCamp 2016 as a speaker on Artificial Intelligence and Design Considerations, and intervene at our DesignTech Talk. …
DesignTech talk is part of the broader mission of R&D iD_Farm to instigate subjects that matter for society or human-centric design. The event is free and open to anyone. The monthly gathering happens in the elegant room of Axance with beers and munchies.
It is a platform for participants to do the networking foremost of all and provide different perspectives on a particular topic. Our intent was to have international flavours as many of the meet-ups in France is very much France-centric. We made specifically for this first 6 months to European-centric views.
We kicked off our event with the well-respected interaction designer and founder of Design Intéractifs, the French professional organization created in 2006, Benoit Drouillat. He has gracefully introduced to the local community our conference through his presentation on CES 2016 and the origin of Interaction Design. …
I believe you all watched the trailer made by Watson, IBM.
I posted earlier (“Generative Music “) where there is a computer creative director. AI creative director needs an input of features (“creative brief”), before crunching out the commercials as a supervised learning. Unless McCann Tokyo tells me otherwise, I believe it is a supervised machine learning behind. Watson uses deep learning, so this trailer is quite impressive as it condensed into an executable pattern the art of creating a movie teaser.
The deep learning system is also used for an automated music composition. …
As I prepare some talk on the design practice surrounding artificial intelligence, I looked into critical design projects on the web.
The student has described my point of view quite clearly. Designers and other non-engineers in the domain of artificial intelligence are much needed as a development team member to bring in the personality of intelligence to fit to serve the system or users of the system. In solely engineering oriented field, especially in France where designers tend to be disregarded unless you are either building architects, fashion designers or other media “artists”.
That personality includes “moral”.