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Philosophy

Learn how I’ve blended the different lenses of information design with the different variables of user experience into a Design Philosophy:

 

Information Design

From my information design background, I always approach design challenges by looking at the system the challenge is contained through different lenses:

  • Social/Cultural
  • Political/Economical
  • Organizational
  • Technical

 

User Experience

From my user experience design background, I always try create user experiences by looking at the different variables of the design challenge itself:

  • People
  • Tools
  • Process
  • Artifacts

 

Lenses & Variables

Combining these two perspectives, let’s look at an example of analysis I’ve done at the distributed nature of global teams at Autodesk, using both Lenses and Variables:

 
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  1. May 3, 2010

    […] HomeAboutWhat is Information Design?PortfolioContact via Feed Reader via EmailWatch Tom Wujec’s “3 ways the brain creates meaning” talk at TED by Itamar Medeiros  |  July 13, 2009  |  1 CommentInformation designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks: How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas?Tom Wujec studies how we share and absorb information. He’s an innovative practitioner of business visualization — using design and technology to help groups solve problems and understand ideas. He is a Fellow at Autodesk, where he has worked on software including Autodesk SketchBook Pro, PortfolioWall and Autodesk Maya (which won an Academy Award for its contribution to the film industry). As a Fellow, he helps companies work in the emerging field of business visualization, the art of using images, sketches and infographics to help teams solve complex problems as a group. He’s the author of several books, including Five Star Mind. Read Also:Tom Wujec demos the 13th-century astrolabe at TEDOscar Winners Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and Logorama Employ Autodesk TechnologyAutodesk Developers Win OscarOscar Winner for Best Visual Effects “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Shaped with Autodesk TechnologyAutodesk Sponsors Visual Effects Award for Students Share/Save /**/ Tags:This entry was tagged as Academy Awards, Autodesk, Autodesk Maya, Computer graphics, Data Visualization, Film And TV, Infographics, Information designer, Information graphics, Scientific modeling, Technology Development, TED conference, Tom Wujec One Response to “ Watch Tom Wujec’s “3 ways the brain creates meaning” talk at TED ”Watch Tom Wujec’s “3 ways the brain creates meaning” talk at TED | IT News says:July 13, 2009 at 9:06 AM[…] the original here: Watch Tom Wujec’s “3 ways the brain creates meaning” talk at TED VN:F [1.4.5_712]please wait…Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes […] Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. […]

  2. September 16, 2010

    […] HomeAboutWhat is Information Design?PortfolioContact via Feed Reader via EmailFrank Gehry’s “Nice building. Then what?” talk at TED by Itamar Medeiros  |  March 22, 2009  |  0 CommentsIn a wildly entertaining discussion with Richard Saul Wurman, architect Frank Gehry gives TEDsters his take on the power of failure, his recent buildings, and the all-important “Then what?” factor.Frank Gehry is one of the world’s most influential architects. His designs for the likes of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA are bold statements that have imposed a new aesthetic of architecture on the world at large, enlivening streetscapes and creating new destinations. Gehry has extended his vision beyond brick-and-mortar too, collaborating with artists such as Claes Oldenberg and Richard Serra, and designing watches, teapots and a line of jewelry for Tiffany & Co.Now in his 70s, Gehry refuses to slow down or compromise his fierce vision: He and his team at Gehry Partners are working on a $4 billion development of the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn, and a spectacular Guggenheim museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which interprets local architecture traditions into a language all his own. Incorporating local architectural motifs without simply paying lip service to Middle Eastern culture, the building bears all the hallmarks of a classic Gehry design. { Read Also }Watch Daniel Libeskind’s “17 words of architectural inspiration” talk at TEDWatch Joshua Prince-Ramus’ “Building a theater that remakes itself” talk at TEDWatch Paola Antonelli’s “Talk to Me” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 ConferenceWatch Moshe Safdie’s “What makes a Building unique?” talk at TEDPaola Antonelli’s “Design and the elastic mind” talk at TED { Tags }This entry was tagged as architect, architecture, artist, Disney, Frank Gehry, Hallmarks, Museum, Richard Saul Wurman, TED conference, United Arab Emirates { Leave a Reply } Click here to cancel reply. […]

  3. September 12, 2013

    […] organization’s strategy may be examined using multiple criteria (Mintzberg, 2003). Focusing multiple lenses on a given phenomenon – in my case here, different aspects of a design process – highlights […]

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