Archive for the ‘design education design’ Category

A review of the book: A Timeless Way of Building by Christopher Alexander In the Timeless Way of Building (first published in 1979), Cristopher Alexander exposes his theory of the use of pattern languages in architecture. The idea of pattern languages has not only been influential in architecture but also in other fields such as […]


I guess most design students have learned about integration at some point. Business, Costumer-relations, Engineering, Marketing and other departments may have very different demands for a new product and the designer has to find her (his) way across the different value sets and constraints of these different departments. An integrated design manages to do so; […]


A book review Scott Thomas wrote a book about the 2008 presidential campaign of Barack Obama called  “Designing Obama”. “Designing Obama” is a special book, if only because it was one of the first to come into place trough crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. Also, Thomas played an important role in the design of the Obmama campaign, […]


What are the essential skills involved in search? In an (excellent) Berkely lecture series about search hosted by Marti Hearst, which is available online as podcast, Google’s HCI reasearcher Dan Russel gives a guest lecture about users’ sense making while searching. This is a tricky problem because users express their searches in just a couple […]


Jane Hart, a Social Learning Consultant and founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies. Publishes a yearly list of most popular (web)tools for learning. The list is very helpfull in figuring out which social web tools help in sharing knowledge and ideas and which you might want to check out yourself. In that […]


This video deals with social media in classroom. The authors praise the flexibility of the tools that are available, and -more important- the added value of sharing your work with the ‘world’ creating an added layer of value.