design thinking

just some thoughts on design
 

 

UX & Architecture

UX includes all aspects of an interaction and experience by a user of a product. So my question is, why is UX not an integral part of Architecture?

Creative Singularity

Will there be a 'creative singularity'? The imminent arrival of the Technological Singularity is omnipresent, at least in the press, board rooms and TED conferences.  You cannot escape it, it’s enthralling and its palpable.  It has even began to elbow its way into the...

Design Not Thinking

Design Not Thinking If design is the execution of an idea, then this picture is a testament to the importance of correctly executing an idea. This is a wonderfully clear example of how NOT to design a bike path in a dense urban environment. The picture brilliantly...

Starcks Royalton was a great idea

    A very late postmortem to a great design idea I realize I am woefully late to lament the Royalton’s remodeling, roughly 10 years too late to be precise, but sometimes it takes that long to feel the void of an idea.  While walking along 44th street last...

Aspiration as Design for New Dhaka

  Abstract   Among the many challenges that Urban Planning faces in developing countries none is more readily solved and yet more often ignored as a design element than the perception and aspiration of belonging to something meaningful. Mega developments,...

iWalk

This powerful app and camera has everything you need to concentrate on what’s really important while you walk; your smartphone screen.

Architecture is branding

  Perceived Value   It strikes me as funny, that after having been a professional designer for my entire adult life, the realization that design is a perceived value has only recently come around full circle.  Its taken me this long to realize architecture is...

New York City Needs an Iconic Taxi.

We need a better Taxi   There is an old adage that says “criticizing is easy, offering a solution is hard”. Oddly enough in the case of New York City’s Taxi of the future, the Nissan NV200, that saying works better backwards...Designing a better taxi is easily...

3D as a second language

Knowing different ways to say the same thing   There is a theory that knowing a second language strengthens your primary language. It states that a second language speaker gains an advantage that is more than the sum of the two languages, it’s called...

Bardolino Classico – A Digital Case Study

A digital study into a peculiar Italian wine   We gladly took the opportunity to choose an unfamiliar wine in the US market in order to explore our collective analytical, visualization and branding abilities and learn something in the process. Why did we pick...

Does 3D help the creative design process?

3D in the creative design process. I want to be clear that this is not a conversation about the latest and greatest visualization technology. This is a conversation about if visualization actually helps the creative process. There is no doubt that computer generated...