Design Process and Issues
Adding value via design research
Thinking about the histories of colors and how they’ve been used in the past is fun—the perfect sort of activity for the day before a major holiday, such as today (tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US). For this sort of information on colors, visit this website: http://laphamsquarterly.org/fashion/maps/local-colors
A measurement technique developed by people studying pain may be useful to designers trying to understand the intensity of difficult to describe experiences.
Teammates can all be treated the same or some may be treated better than others, for example, via the design of their workspaces or tools provided to them. Treatment can vary because of perceived differences in competence or for many other reasons. Sui and his colleagues have learned that equal treatment to all or much better treatment to some team members decreases team performance.
An interdisciplinary team is focusing on learning more about rest. The group, named “Hubbub,” describes themselves as “an international collective of social scientists, artists, humanities researchers, scientists, broadcasters, public engagement professionals and mental health experts.
Observing your way to better design
Drazin and Kuchler have edited an intriguing look at the link between materials and the society i
Rim and colleagues investigated differences in responses to words and images, and their findings
Research by Woolley and Fishbach indicates that design-related data collection needs to be carefu