Video Project – Dublin Bus Upgrade

Video Project – Dublin Bus Upgrade

Video presentation of research project for MIS41020: Design, Development, Creativity (UCD Smurfit, MSc Digital Innovation). We examine the impact of upgrade for Dublin Bus Boarding System by implementing a two-tap system: This project was interesting for a few...
Building a LEGO robot

Building a LEGO robot

We got to work with LEGO set today! “Guard the base” – that was the task of this exercise. We were given a box of LEGO Mindstorms kit in each group of 3-4 people. The first exercise was to figure out the programmatic functionality of the command...
Create a text-free search interface

Create a text-free search interface

Within half an hour exercise, we had the task to individually come up with a non-text and non-verbal search interface. The exercise was rather inexplicit, so our class generated lots of interesting ideas.The exercise started with a pen-and-paper draft, mainly serving...
Estimating User Stories

Estimating User Stories

We engaged in an exercise called Planning Poker. This is one of the Scrum estimation techniques for the team to effectively plan and execute a sprint planning session. Planning poker, also called Scrum poker, is a planning technique for estimating effort and time...
Good design is invisible

Good design is invisible

Is this a good design? During second week in UCD, I jotted down a quote by Bill Moggridge: Good design has always been concerned with the whole experience of interaction. That resonated with me. The design that we are so often tried to be wowed comes from the...
Spaghetti Cantilever

Spaghetti Cantilever

The exercise on Monday was to create a cantilever purely from spaghetti strands and scotch tapes. The class was divided into 4 groups and there was a competitive element in it. Within 30 minutes we had to design the longest structure with spaghetti, extending off the...
Timelapse Project

Timelapse Project

This timelapse was shot in Tokyo, looking at the Shibuya crossing – the busiest intersection in the world. This footage was captured from the second floor of the Q-front building, at Starbucks. Shot from a handphone on a tripod for 7 minutes. Here is the simple...