Month: March 2021

Creating Initial Ideation Drawings

After completing my inital interviews, mind mapping analysis and collage, I started drawing some of my initial design ideas. I started playing with the idea of transformable pieces, and the idea of multiple pieces that fit together. As my analysis shows, the three main areas to keep in considerations are; stand-ups (access to a board …

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Entering the Converge Kickstart Challenge

In order to progress a design from concept to commercialised product, funding is required. The great part about the Converge kickstart challenge is that it includes training and support as well as funding. Also all unsucessful applications are expected to receive feedback on how to improve. As such I decided to submit an application form. …

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Interviewing Sam (including transcript)

Samantha is a project manager that uses Agile Methodologies during her workday. I reached out to her to ask her to provide some insight into her day to day work patterns, her personal experience and preferences around working environments, support equipment and furniture. I used a semi-structured interview and Samantha agreed to have the interview …

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Interviewing Kelly (including transcript)

Kelly is a project manager and trained interior designer working in the commercial office interiors industry. She agreed to speak with me about her experience and share her expertise. Kelly was a valuable recourse because of her unique position of being able to provide information in relation to design trends over multiple customers, as well …

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Secondary Research – Mind Mapping and Collage as Method

At the beginning of my minor project, I used a technique called mind mapping to help me organize my research, thoughts and ideas. I started with my own knowledge of Agile ways of working, combined that with my primary and secondary research. I also used this technique to help work through and analyze my research …

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Designing Semi-Structured Interviews

For this project I designed a semi-structured interview focusing on representatives of two major groups. I spoke with professionals in the commercial furniture industry as well as Agile project managers/ workers. I designed the questions to be open about the idea of a work environment, meaning work is not restricted to traditional office spaces but …

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YouFab Award Ceremony 2020

The below video is a recording of the YouFab 2020 awards ceremony where I am presented my award for Contactfull and talk a little about it. This post relates to a project page, view the project page to see other related posts and outcomes. Return to what’s happening on Project Page

Literature Searching Workshop

During this workshop hosted by Marian Kirton we learned some tips and trick for using the Napier Library online literature searh tool. Tip: The search bar doesn’t require ‘and’ the system associates search words together automatically. The workshop started by walking us through a search using search terms ‘Design Emotion’ (including all items, meaning books, …

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