Another week is over and we’re almost in August. As we get older is very common to find yourself saying things like ‘man, time flies when your having a good time’. Well, I can honestly say that spending July 2012 at CIID Summer School was more like MIG-29 a doing a flyby over my head at Mach 2.
Meeting such a talented group of colleagues and teachers at the helps me to reconciliate with the human race. In a moment when then world seems to be going down the toilet making new friends with awesome people from dozens of different countries in the world gives me hope in the future. I’m still trying to digest all the knowledge acquired in the last 3 weeks.
Interaction and service design, physical prototyping and computing, arduino, electronics, hot wire cutters, lathes and everything in between. I’m trying to write a summary of the experience week by week because although it will take time for sure, I think documenting the process will help me to realize how much I’ve learned in this short period of time.
At the same time I can’t forget that is thanks to Linking Paths, the company I helped to fund years ago that this experience has been possible. After years of fighting the elements and taking difficult decisions it warms my heart to see that our effort generates some goodness too. That goodness is possible largely thanks to my partner Alberto, that has been juggling all this time to manage all our projects, supporting our product and writing estimations and pitches for new customers. Thanks mate!
This week’s links are obviously related to Interaction design. First a small example of the brilliant work students of the CIID are able to do in ultra-short periods of time with no budget. The project is called WTPh: What the Phonics? and the video is self-explanatory:
And as humor is a clear sign of intelligence, have a good laugh watching this brilliantly funny 10 mins talk of Dan Saffer about the bullshitty concept of design thinking:
Have a great weekend.