Posts in category: Design

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...
00211 Monument

00211 Monument

Playing with the contrast of a visually heavy, bunker-like base-half, and a visually lighter...
00196 Chine

00196 Chine

An apartment tower – the result of playing with mirror-imaged angular plates. I ran out of...
00189 Block

00189 Block

An office, apartment, or mixed-use tower block. The wedge-shaped lower block creates two angular plazas on both main faces of the building. The semicircular elements was initially conceived as balconies. But looking at the scale, they are probably more reasonably cast...
00175 Counterpoint

00175 Counterpoint

Two variants of the same design – one with a wing that is longer than the other. This could be a hotel. With two entry...
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