Category: Blog

  • Some reflection, raining day, shrimp salad and Yoko Akama

    Flipping the latest Design research journal, which taken from yesterday’s SVID (Sverige Industrial Design foundation) mingle, one of the paper immediately catches my eyes: A phenomenological view to co-designing services. The central framework of the paper draws from Tim Ingold’s phenomenological work, to inject his concepts into the service design discourse to lift us, literally…

  • Create with what exist,think of associations,collective memories and archetypes

    Archetypes, stories, rituals, gestures, memories, signs are what designers use to create experience, experience that associate with harmony, caring, share, playful…These associations happens in people’s brain when you use the right signs in the right contexts. As designer, I strive to understand the psychological archetypes behind a certain action and event. For example, flipping pages…

  • Involving children in designing public service

    when your child ask, “why is there a moon?” Do not reply with a scientific answer. Ask him, “what do you think?” He will understand that you are telling him, “you have your ideas and mind and your own interpretation and your ideas are important to me.” Then you and he can look for the…

  • Interview by BRANCHIE, at Milan Furniture Fair

    Interview by BRANCHIE, at Milan Furniture Fair

    Above: designers at A designer A day stand, at Zona tortona, Milan Furniture Fair, 2012. Here is an interview of Tian Tang Design by BRANCHIE during Milan Furniture Fair, 2012.04. Tian Tang in 1000 characters. Born in China, I was educated as an industrial designer. The desire to turn everyday situations into imaginative moments took me to…

  • “First pancakes” from Child Culture Design

    “First pancakes” from Child Culture Design

      Yes, we are the first pancakes from Child Culture Design master prgram, the only one of its kind in the world! ” …I cannot help it, I got to use the pancake metaphor, because you are the first pancakes, which normally turns out pale and brown, but it can be wrong! Instead of being…

  • Interview by Elle China

    Interview by Elle China

    1. Where were you born? What was your childhood dream? To be a designer? I was born in Nanning city, Guangxi Province China. My childhood dream is to be a world traveler. 2. What is your education background? How did you become a designer finally? What is the trigger? Is there anyone in your family…

  • Play archetypes

    Play archetypes

    My master degree work is a research looking into play archetypes in everyday life with an aim to build a subtle, inform playful environment yet ordinary and functional. Read the whole report here

  • Behind the scene

    Behind the scene


  • Planning workshop in Västra Frölunda playground

    Planning workshop in Västra Frölunda playground

    Background Child Culture Design students helped City of Gothenburg to gather children´s ideas of how playground in Västra Frölunda can be. Approach We arranged a kick-off workshop together with two different age group children, child researcher who provides technique of interviewing children, preschool teachers and project leader from city of Gothenburg. Planning workshop consists of three…