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Collecting December 15, 2011

Posted by oluwawa writes in Experience Studio.
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I feel like I wrote a post about collecting but I can’t find it on this blog so maybe it was in fact a conversation. The act of collecting is an interesting one. As I wrap up my third semester of graduate school I have been looking back at all of the artifacts (both digital and physical) I have collected over the past few months. Videos, images, unfinished word docs, paper, trash, weight and the list goes on.

I headed to good ole Merriam-Webster and here’s the definition I found:

collect (verb): to bring together into one body or place

I started to think about collecting and how it is really a gathering of memories. The very act of collecting is in of itself an experience to be remembered, imprinted, collected. Collecting experiences. . . blah, blah, blah. . . stream of consciousness writing again. . .

Here are some cool images I found of collections:

 

Experience Experienced December 10, 2011

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Wrapping up the semester. This class was pretty awesome. Learned a ton and will take the lessons moving forward. Signing off this digital journal portion of my blog with a quote from the course textbook:

“While everything, technically, is an experience of some sort, there is something important and special to many experiences that make them worth discussing. In particular, the elements that contribute to superior experiences are knowable and reproducible, which make them designable. . . all experiences are important.” – Experience Design 1.1

What If? December 3, 2011

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So Sachi (my classmate and teammate for this project) and I went out to Yerba Buena Gardens in SF and laid out fat piece of butcher paper and some markers across the floor. The sheet asked people, “what if?” We wanted to see how people would interact with a the piece to inform our project. Here’s what happened. . .