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Metaphor October 15, 2011

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“Metaphors use references to already known experiences as clues to new ones.” -Experience Design 1.1 pages 102-107

New Roots for the Uprooted October 10, 2011

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This initiative sounds pretty wonderful.

New Roots, with 85 growers from 12 countries, is one of more than 50 community farms dedicated to refugee agriculture, an entrepreneurial movement spreading across the country. American agriculture has historically been forged by newcomers, like the Scandinavians who helped settle the Great Plains; today’s growers are more likely to be rural subsistence farmers from Africa and Asia, resettled in and around cities from New York, Burlington, Vt., and Lowell, Mass., to Minneapolis, Phoenix and San Diego.

New York Times

 

A young Somali girl stood next to the New Roots booth, where her Mom was shopping, a collaboration between the nonprofit International Rescue Committee and the San Diego County Farm Bureauin the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Credit: Sandy Huffaker for The New York Times

 

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Feedback & Control October 8, 2011

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Positive (tactful) feedback:

 

 

Taste October 1, 2011

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What does democracy taste like? I would imagine blood. . .

Taste September 24, 2011

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I enjoyed this ad campaign by Starbucks. I could literally taste and smell this. . .

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Conversation & Adaptability September 17, 2011

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Conversation

“Conversations are one of the most important ways we learn. Conversations allow us to be comfortable and conscious of the content, and to forget the form and means of transmission almost entirely.” -Experience Design 1.1 pages 184-189

This quote allowed me to separate talking and conversation. Conversations literally transcend into the meeting of minds as all externalities (how people look, environment, irrelevant sound) that exist leading up to a conversation,  fall away.

 

Adaptability

“Experiences that seem to adapt to our interests and behaviors (whether real or merely simulated) always feel more sophisticated and personal.” -Experience Design 1.1 pages 184-189

 

The Envelope of Directing Your Thoughts September 17, 2011

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Okay. . . I kind of love this kid. . .(via StyleLikeU)

Awareness September 10, 2011

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“Awareness isn’t necessary for experiences to be successful but it can be a vital component of sophisticated and more personal experiences.” – Experience Design 1.1 pages 128-132

Experience Studio September 3, 2011

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I am really looking forward to this course that I am taking called Experience Studio. The instructor of the class is Natha Shedroff, the chair of the dMBA department. Here’s a description of the course:

This studio course introduces the development processes for products, service ecologies, and other experiences, and examines the relationships among them. Students develop rich product and/or service solutions to opportunities and present their solutions professionally. Students will gain experience working collaboratively in teams as they research, develop, and share their solutions.

This is a design journal documenting my inspirations in everyday life and in the Experience Studio class during the semester.

Make the Sun Rise August 22, 2011

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This morning I slept through the sunrise but when I opened my eyes and witnessed the sun smiling back at me, I remembered. This great clip from the film BLack Orpheus. Biggups to the sun for staying on purpose (with or without the clouds) biggups to the Facebook friend who posted this (SW!) . As I start my final year of grad school, I needed this to remind me something that many children inherently know – the infinite power of possibility.