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…

Mobility and play5

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…