Product & Experience Designer

Thoughts

Designer on a tangent 🙃 

 
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“Man did not weave the web of life, he is simply a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself”  

From once you start noticing something it is very hard to stop noticing it in everything else you see. I’m not sure what that quote meant in 1854 but when leafing through a copy of the art of looking sideways last night, to me it meant surpassing 2°C as a result of innocent people participating in a system with broken feedback loops. So I sketched. 

 

Every shoe felt comfortable.. 

I do most of my shopping online but when it comes to shoes I need to see, feel and try them on (reason being high arch woes as opposed to shoe snobbery). Anyway, 3 shops in I was trying on a pair of pumps in fitzpatricks on Grafton street - they felt amazing, like my feet were being hugged as I walked around. But they were bland as hell, so I continued my search. 

Shops 4, 5, and 6 were painful let downs so after some lunch I went back for my feet huggers. It had been a long day of walking around so my feet were in bits, which is why I noticed the sudden relief when I walked into the store.. Then I looked down. The rug covering the entire store was thicker, softer and more luxurious than any 5 star hotel i had ever been in. No wonder everything felt comfortable.  

 

Clip from the BBC's All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. Loren Carpenter presents an experiment at SIGGRAPH 1991 by projecting a game of Pong. The game is controlled by paddles distributed to an audience, which spontaneously organizes itself to play the game. 

 

Found, a persons note after a turbulent flight. Makes sense. Typing emoji onto a screen has it all - easy expression, instant feedback, focus and hence distraction.