I like looking at art in museums. But there are those empty moments, questions and doubts as you walk past a lonely museum workshop room… What would it take for visitors to become more engaged? What would it take for an art museum to be more inclusive, social and playful?
UI sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen // Portraits via pixabay
Service evidence sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen
There’s an art museum in Stockholm (or was it Munich?) that has installed a special system: Step too close to a painting and you will hear a soft warning sound, nudging you to take a step back. As you stroll through the display rooms you’ll hear a steady stream of these tones sounding from all around the museum… but what if you could get that up and close to an art piece?
UI sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen // ‘Prophet Joel’ by Michelangelo, via Wikipedia
UI sketch by Elisa Pyrhönen // Last Judgement by Hieronymus Bosch, via Wikipedia
Designers aiming for social impact in the healthcare sector need not only pay attention to patients, but the needs, capabilities, desires and creativity of professionals trained to provide health care.
stop-motion animation + logo design for joulukotiin.fi – I had fun drawing!
Musical instruments are ultimate displays of craft. But what happens to form when a cello no longer requires a wooden resonant chamber to function – but uses an electric amplifier instead?
The range, quality and types of sports equipment and services are improving greatly. However, if you speak of architecture, city planning or interior design, what are the ways to create integrated solutions that encourage people to naturally, happily, or without even noticing, to take those extra steps? Check these projects for some inspiration.
Core77 just ran a post today on the latest wave of French designs. What caught my eye were the candlesticks, lamp and vase which crisp form is based on Studio Nocc’s two designer’s audio recording (1). This reminded me of some other motion studies with almost over a century of time in between of their creation.
Last week we were preparing for the upcoming interviews and building up our project space. Here’s the update on our Sanomatalo project.
Quick mock-up created for a service idea for senior citizens, done in Illustrator
A smart phone app for Calvin Klein displaying a clock and videos sensitive to daily rhythm, changing content according to time. A half-day, in-course design challenge.
Creating engagement using the power of play. Via the99percent.
Social design, organization design, system design and design thinking overall…. the biggest trend being service design. User centered and user inspired design has set the stage for a bit longer already. These are topics that industrial designers are more and more dealing with. But how can the core competencies of designers be set on these areas, or do they need to change? What can designers do better (and therefore sell it) than other professionals? Evaluating myself, my education and career directions make this a question of high personal interest.
While brushing my teeth one night I started looking at my boyfriend’s old and new shaver and noticed that they both have little dots serving as a grip surface. Also the bottle of after-shave had them even though they were all of different companies! The thing and smaller safety razors donned stripes instead. Coincidence or not?