Typography – good and bad examples

Posted by on 12. November 2014 filed in General | | tagged with

The next Explorative Design workshop is about typography. As an introduction to the typography topic we read The Basics of Typography, which is a really good warming-up article about typography. I can also recommend the Design and discovery TED Talk by David Carson – it’s both quite interesting and very amusing.

As a preparation for the workshop itself we have to find examples for typography, a good and a bad one.

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Example for good design

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Last week we had our first Explorative Design workshop and we were asked to bring an everyday object of good design. I have to admit, that finding something that is good designed is quite hard for me since it’s something you normally don’t recognize, which is somewhat unfair from a designer perspective. Designer (hopefully) put everything they got into something to make it the best possible product but it mostly gets more attention if it is flawed. Just look around you, it’s more easier to find something that could be designed better. :D

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Sketching new touch screen functions

Posted by on 5. November 2014 filed in Creativity | | tagged with

Today’s the last task of the current Explorative Design assignment and it’s about sketching new touch screen functions. Yesterday we had to think about how the interface of a touch screen could look like for devices like an oven or a washing machine. Now it’s time to think about adding completely new functions, that become possible by using a touch screen.

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Sketching a touch screen interface

Posted by on 4. November 2014 filed in Creativity | | tagged with

Today’s Explorative Design task is about sketching a touch screen interface based on “real” devices. That means we had to chose a device like oven, dishwasher or washing machine and think about how a touch screen could be used instead of buttons and knobs. From my viewpoint it’s quite an interesting and helpful assignment, because right now the overall development of technology is towards touch screens either by using touch screens on devices itself or by connecting devices to smartphones. Therefore interfaces for touch screens are very important.

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