Dubberly Design Office: How do you design?

Dubberly Design Office (DDO) based in San Francisco is a very intresting office. Alone, going through all their great and informative concept maps will take you hours over hours, maybe days. Also, they collected a huge number of design processes in a book titled: how do you design?

The concept maps and the process colletion are available as PDF-downloads,
what I think is generous – thanks for sharing.

An intresting article about Hugh Dubberly and its love of diagrams can be found on the AIGA website:
“Supermodeller: Hugh Dubberly”

Design Thinking for Educators, by IDEO

The talented people of IDEO opened a new plattform for “Design Thinking for Educators” including a Toolkit. You are encouraged to partizipate with your own experiences: http://www.designthinkingforeducators.com/

“The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators contains the process and methods of design, adapted specifically for the context of education. Send comments, stories, movies or photos of your experiences designing new solutions to DT_ed@ideo.com”

You may download the Toolkit after you registered.
What a great big package of interesting and free informations.

Method.com; 10×10 series

In 2010 the agency Method started to publish its 10×10 series to celebrate its 1oth anniversary.

“2010 marks Method’s 10 year anniversary. In honor of our next decade, we’re launching the 10×10 series, written by our own industry leaders, which will focus on game changing topics that will fundamentally impact today’s brands and their search for new revenue streams.”

8 from 10 issues are already published and ready to download as PDFs. Check out: http://method.com/#/about/10×10/
Great job, and woth to read to get insights.

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Design Methoden Finder – Ein Studienprojekt

Via Weblog Designtagebuch auf ein interessantes Methodentool gestossen:
Den Design Methoden Finder.

Es handelt sich hierbei um ein Studienprojekt von Studenten der Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd – Valentin Fischer, Wolfram Nagel, Marcel Ottmann, Katrin Schmitt, Tino Söffing. Genauere Details zu Wer, Wer, Wie, Wo, Was findet sich im Impressum unter: http://www.designmethodenfinder.de/

Das Interface ist jedenfalls ansprechend und vielversprechend, verständlich und hat Platz für viel weitere Information. Daumen drücken, dass sie das Projekt weiterführen können und aus den aktuell 58 beschriebenen Methoden rasch die über 300 auf der Startseite angekündigten werden.

IAD : Interaction Design, ZHdK

IAD, Interaction Design at the ZHdK (Zürcher Hochschule der Künste)

Subchapter: Reserach/Design Methods:

“Our focus is on exploring participatory and basic design methods for interaction design. We use workshops as settings to probe new strategies and evaluate interdisciplinary collaboration tools. These methods are applied in research fields such as transformation design, sonic interaction, banking experience and embodied interaction.”

Toolbox für (Web-) Usability-Professionals; auf Usabilityblog.de

Auf dem Webblog Usabilityblog.de  findet sich ein interessanter Artikel “Welche Usability-Methoden gehören heutzutage in die Toolbox eines (Web-) Usability-Professionals?” zum Thema Methoden-Toolbox aus der Perspektive und Berücksichtigung des Themas Usability.

Der Artikel enthält Kurzzusammenfassungen zu 14 Methoden – Aufgabenanalyse (Task Analysis), Contextual Inquiry, Fokusgruppen, Nutzertagebücher, Online-Befragungen, Personas, Remote Usability Tests, Expertenbasierte Evaluation, Card-Sorting, Usability-Test im Labor, Rapid Prototyping, Eye-Tracking, Web-Analytics, Multivariate Tests (MVT)

Zudem gibt den Verweis auf ein Anwendungsmodell zum Thema: “Die Frage aller Fragen: Wann welche Methode?”, sowie Links zu weiterführenden Quellen:

Dank an Graziella für den Hinweis.