waiting on my windows xp VM to boot up ( it might not ) so I can access a deprecated version of Eclipse in order to view a tutorial on how to use IBM ODM ( so I can understand my job ).
Made a revision to yesterday’s grand reveal of a new social design project I’m working on. I used a lot of vague language and I hope everything’s been fixed to be a bit more meaningful. Always working on bettering my shoddy writing ability.
Anyways, check it out if you’re interested in helping me out with something Fun and Cool.
bye and thank you
So I’ve finished the rough draft of a project I’m working on atm. (look at the images above full-size for the introduction)
It’s a project about ‘becoming aware of the ways in which people create objects/products through specific usage’.
Manmade affordances — Pull handles on doors so you can pull. Handrails at waist-height so the average person can rest their hands on it easily. Coasters the size of most cups.
Natural affordances — That sweet spot on the rock I can place my drink on without spilling it. That perfectly shaped crack in the ground I can rest my umbrella inside so it doesn’t fall over. Using a handrail to drape your jacket on because it’s most convenient.
As a designer I have been very interested in the concept of affordances (natural and manmade) for a very long time, and I had the sudden from-the-blue idea to create a social project around it. This is less a project about Designing and more a project about Realizing, and I want to work with lots of people to achieve this.
I’ll begin to (tentatively) accept submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or @morningsco on twitter. I am posting this project here first because of the relatively small audience I’m posting to who might actually care about this.
If you have any questions or suggestions as towards how I can improve/clarify this project, please please send me a message. This is a social project and we’re all working together to make something great.
Thanks for reading/caring. Enjoy your time and space.
Volunteered a day yesterday/today to rebrand a buncha stuff for an Austin nonprofit. Think hackathon but w/ visual design. ( still didn’t keep us from mocking up a small responsive marketing website )
The work I’m doing at IBM is slow and methodical and requires a lot of time working in tandem with remote teammates, so it was good to get shit done at a furious pace for once.
Met a few great designers too. Good times were had. Felt good seeing the smiles on our clients’ faces.
Today I was struck by a really weird/cool idea for a social design project I want to share with people. More info later, currently writing up an intro/brief/abstract about it.
yesterday’s print material haul