Lifecycle – Empathy and design for complex processes.


THOREAU CENTER EXHIBITION INSTALLATION -TEAM LEADERS by z1ppo1
January 8, 2007, 11:48 pm
Filed under: Logistics

ALL TEAM LEADERS SHOULD CONTACT KATHERINE LAMBERT AT 415-336-9054 TO ORGANIZE THE LOGISTICS OF INSTALLING YOUR WORK. SO FAR, ONLY DIAPER AND CONVERSE HAVE RESPONDED TO THE E-MAIL FROM LAST WEEK.
WE WANT TO MAP OUT THE TIMES YOU INTEND TO ARRIVE AT THE THOREAU CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10TH IN PREPARATION FOR THE OPENING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH. WE HAVE SCHEDULED FROM 11:00-5:00PM. CURRENTLY, WE HAVE SELECTED THE LOCATIONS FOR EACH OF THE TEAMS SO WE CAN AVOID CONFUSION AND EACH IS MARKED ON THE WALL IN THE GALLERY. JAMES PENALACIA 415-298-0824 AND LARRY PEIFER 415-572-4413 WILL BE AT THE THOREAU CENTER ON WEDNESDAY FROM 9:00AM-11:00AM. KATHERINE LAMBERT 415-336-9054 WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON.



INSTRUCTIONS FOR THOREAU CENTER EXHIBITION INSTALLATION by z1ppo1
January 3, 2007, 11:14 pm
Filed under: Logistics

PLEASE BRING YOUR PROJECTS FOR INSTALLATION TO THE THOREAU CENTER ON JANUARY 10TH, 2007, BETWEEN 11:00AM-5:00PM. FOR THOSE NEEDING EXTRA TIME WE WILL BE FINISHING UP INSTALLATION ON JANUARY 11TH FROM 9:00AM-1:00PM. THE OPENING IS LATER THAT EVENING. YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED WITH ANY TOOLS THAT YOU MIGHT NEED TO INSTALL YOUR WORK. IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS TO THE THOREAU CENTER, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE WEB SITE AT WWW. THOREAU.ORG WHERE YOU CAN FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR BRUCE DEMARTINI AND THE LOCATION OF THE THOREAU CENTER IN THE PRESIDIO.

WE ALSO HAVE ADDITIONAL POSTCARDS FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL USE THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE OPENING. PLEASE CONTACT KATHERINE LAMBERT (415-336-9054) WITH ANY LOGISTICAL QUESTIONS.



Evaluation Form by sdeorlow
December 11, 2006, 3:30 am
Filed under: Evaluation, Logistics, Review

Folks: here’s the evaluation form:

cca_lifecycle_studenteval.pdf

I tried to make this form interactive to save trees etc, but Acrobat Professional didn’t want to cooperate. So I’m afraid you may need to print and hand to us on Wednesday. Please fill out a form for yourself, and one for each of your teammates. When you’re finished, hand the form to the instructor who’s been working with your group:

Mary – Barbie
Alex – CD
Clark – Mobile Phone
Katherine – Diapers
Gretchen – Converse

Thanks,

Alex



Student self-review form… by sdeorlow
December 11, 2006, 2:32 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

coming soon.



FINAL REVIEW – SUNDAY DECEMBER 10, 2006 by z1ppo1
December 8, 2006, 9:51 pm
Filed under: Review, Schedule

If anyone needs access to a monitor and computer for Sunday, please contact James Penalacia at 415-431-8754. He can fill you in on the details.

Katherine



Lifecycle class: Final Deliverable by sdeorlow
December 4, 2006, 5:28 pm
Filed under: Logistics, Review, Schedule

Folks -

It was really great to see the first round of prototypes shaping up, and
great to see some of the initial feedback from showing these prototypes to actual human beings. Looking forward to hearing how the next round goes.

Last Monday I rattled off a list of elements that need to be included in
your final presentation (which will be displayed at the Thoreau Center in the Presidio in mid-January). Here’s the list:

Background SUMMARY
– What was your area of focus?
– What opportunities were discovered during the research phase?
– Which opportunities did you choose to explore?

Designing and prototyping SUMMARY
– what did you choose to design (what was your “concept”)?
– what was the initial response to this design?
– analysis of prototyping
– key learnings: what worked; what didn’t; your recommendations

Your refined concept (MOST IMPORTANT)
– descriptions
– visualizations
– print
– video
– physical
– etc
– connection to the lifecycle of your original product

You should use the above list as a general guide in helping you determine what content to include and display. How you choose to include and display this content is largely up to you. I believe still need to determine availability and location of power sources, etc., you may consider using CRT or LCD screens to display some portion of your content. Several of you, uh, lamented the high cost of large-format plotting, but plotting has never been a requirement for the final deliverable. If you can’t afford or don’t want to plot, I’m sure we can collectively come up with some simple and less expensive alternatives (like finding an elegant and artful way of tiling smaller laserprints).

This Monday (Dec 4), we’ll want to hear how the latest prototyping
evaluations went. Also, be prepared to share your initial thoughts regarding your plan for the final presentation. As time permits we may also conduct some “final presentation brainstorms” with each group. You have all done a lot of work, so the key will be to figure out how to keep things as simple and straightforward as possible.

Thanks for all the inspiring work…

Alex



FINAL REVIEWS by z1ppo1
November 29, 2006, 11:43 pm
Filed under: Deliverable, Logistics, Misc, Schedule

Our Final Review will be held at CCA on December 10, 2006 from 1:30pm-4:30pm in the Bruce Galleries (across from the Boardroom). Food and drink will be provided and please invite people to the review!




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