A wonderful little experience for students to commemorate being accepted into college. My only suggestion (in the spirit of “Yes, and…”) — is that they should ask students to take a photo of their glittery celebration and tag it “#AcceptanceDance” Design Consideration:How might we tap into people's inner child to create more entertaining and memorable... Continue Reading →
The Iron Ring: Learn about Engineering at the University of Waterloo through our traditions! "The ring is meant to remind engineers of their obligation to protect those they serve." I love the usage of ritual, inclusion, and an enduring physical reminder of purpose. Design Consideration:How might we utilize storytelling and tangible reminders to reinforce beliefs... Continue Reading →
Captioned: “Local bar has metal coasters made from cars wrecked in drunk driving accidents for St. Patrick’s Day” Design Opportunity:Especially when consequences can be severe - how might we utilize other people's experiences as a teaching tool?
Posted by a friend on facebook: “Every room in the hotel sees to have a shard of some kind in a case next to the room number. In my room anyway, another chard from the same item with an explanation is embedded into my bedside table, too. What an interesting way to help ppl get... Continue Reading →
Japanese coffee vending machine shows its working process live on a LCD screen. The value of transparency and delays Is it even real? Is it fake / pre-recorded? Does it even matter? Does faux-transparency give real value to users, or is it just an entertaining way to pass the time?If the drink came out too... Continue Reading →
Illegal Underground Drum and Bass Rave Featuring Harry [email protected] Shuts down TFL This subway car hosts a Drum and bass rave. I wish every car on the subway had an unwritten and unenforced, but well-understood theme. For example: If you’re with small children, take car #2. If you have pets, car #3. If you’re single... Continue Reading →
A local bar puts these on windshields of vehicles left in their parking lot overnight. Design Considerations:How might we incentivize or reward good customer behaviors?
(Originally published in June 2013) Don't Laugh, But A Single Artist Just Totally Outshined An Army Of Government Planners A fun reminder that good ideas can come from anywhere. Especially Guerrilla Wayfinding. Keep your eyes open. Also, I wonder if fun ideas like this can scale, or if they eventually run into a signal-to-noise ratio... Continue Reading →