Posts in category: Design

03667 WedgeWave

03667 WedgeWave

An experiment in repeating a model in Photoshop. This uses way fewer bricks! I’ll need to look at photography techniques to reduce the extreme perspective....
Three ways to do innovation

Three ways to do innovation

Imposed: Top down. Directive. Easy to execute and tick off the to-do list. Limited relevance to operational realities. External consultants can come with generic “learn how to be creative” materials that are not tailored to the reality of participants. Worst case:...
00351 Facade

00351 Facade

Another experiment with unusual Lego elements. Movable privacy and sun shades on a facade. A larger number of these (on a larger model) can bring an organic element to the whole...
00348 Facade

00348 Facade

Playing with Lego pieces with different surface profiles.
00336 Nested Monument

00336 Nested Monument

An exploration in nesting arches. The smallest archway could be 6m tall. This could be a monument of some sort, set in the middle of a...
Perpetuated product UX fails

Perpetuated product UX fails

For as long as I could remember, this has always happened to every single bottle of cream cleanser I’ve ever purchased and used; regardless of the brand. The hinge breaks, the small hole clogs up, and product accretes around the hole in an unsightly manner. All these...
00289 Astor

00289 Astor

A small building, perhaps a cinema, with Brutalist and Art Deco...
00277 Wedge

00277 Wedge

A house with zig-zagging pitched roofs. This can be read as a domestic house where each square is a 3.5m floor-to-ceiling window. Or it can be read as a larger building with each square window being  2 to 3 storeys...
00270 Fett

00270 Fett

Exploring alternating cantilevered blocks. The curved top is a gesture towards Art...
00264 Aplanci

00264 Aplanci

A telecommunications exchange/hub? The walls could be installed with LEDs to create smart...
Three fundamental user needs

Three fundamental user needs

In User eXperience (UX) or user-centred design, we need to understand and cater to the three fundamental human needs of Safety, Agency, and Comfort. Safety I am in control, I see what is going on, I know what I am doing, I have the tools and information I need, I know...
00256 Minerva

00256 Minerva

A contemporary Brutalist style block. This could be a university...
The context gap in UX design

The context gap in UX design

A friend’s recent woes when changing from an ADSL to fibre internet connection with the same ISP highlighted this classic UX design fail: the context gap between the service provider and the service consumer. And also the siloing gaps between related processes within...
Agency in UX design

Agency in UX design

“Agency is the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices.” [Wikipedia] The User eXperience (UX) of a piece of software, equipment, or process has significant impact on the user’s sense of agency. This affects the psychological...
0233 Arch Trellis

0233 Arch Trellis

A micro-build of an arch building with smaller internal cylinders. The cylinders could be elevator tubes and...
00223 Arch Jonathan

00223 Arch Jonathan

Another arch building with an internal asymmetric secondary form that protrudes outside the arch on one...
00214 Monument

00214 Monument

Playing with angled elements. This could be a memorial torch with an everlasting flame, or a tower you can climb up via internal...
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