Tag Archives: Empathy

Mindfulness = Sustainability

Mindfulness to me is something that I have always been aware of. Since I was a teenager, my mother was someone who taught me about mindful practices to help me cope with stress. We would spend time during the year … Continue reading

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Prototyping in empathic design process

Just stepping into the user’s life is not enough to create any innovative design. However, it should have to attached with user’s personal experience along with emotions. According to Kansei engineering concept or methodology, consumer’s psychological feelings (e.g. Emotions) are … Continue reading

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Deeper thoughts

Stepping into the designer shoes and designing prototypes were the main catches of week 3. The reading articles and TEDx talks presented great insights on the purposes and objectives of prototypes. It is really important to completely understand the need … Continue reading

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I was an older adult!

Last week, I experienced wearing the GERT suit in the mixed reality lab. The GERT suit is a gerontologic suit that offers the opportunity to feel the impairment of older persons without being older actually. This experience was quite enough … Continue reading

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What people need, but don’t know they need it….

When designing, the designers tackles a wicked problem which he needs to address with a given solution. Such solution must be tested, evaluated and enhanced along the process in order to achieve the best result possible. Prototypes are tools into … Continue reading

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Think and Design!

Another week with empathic design, but this one went too fast! Did two really amazing in-class activities that, elevated my knowledge regarding empathic design even more: Design probes package and Design slam. These activities were based on our comprehension of … Continue reading

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Looking in the mirror

In order to study different behaviors in individuals they are multiple tools which can be used. From more traditional tools as questionnaires or focus groups, to observation under methods like “fly on the wall” or even interviews to more personal … Continue reading

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