Monthly Archives: October 2010

October 28 thesis meeting

Today, I showed Stacie the results of my survey (part 1, see previous post) and a few sketches I have done. We talked about ways I can continue with the sketches and how I can use sketching to visualize the … Continue reading

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Survey results: part 1

Here are the results of my survey questions dealing with people’s behavior, visualized in a concept-mapping style. Click on the photos to enlarge. Key: Questions and answers: Blue post-its Reasons given: Yellow post-its Demographics: Green post-its Percentages = the percentage … Continue reading

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Decision tree: should I drink bottled water?

I am beginning to play around with sketching out processes, relationships, and structures related to my thesis project. Stacie lent me Napkin Sketch Workbook by Don Moyer, which has some great ideas in it. After looking through my survey results, … Continue reading

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Brainstorming with Gil and Nick

We are lucky to have Nick Durrant and Gil Wildman, two amazing, funny, smart designers from Plot in England, here this year as Carnegie Mellon’s Nieremberg Chairs (more info here). Last Friday, October 22, Gil and Nick met with several … Continue reading

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Inspiration: “Running the Numbers” by Chris Jordan

In my Social Impact by Design class today, Bruce showed us this website: Here’s what Chris Jordan says about his work: Running the Numbers looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a … Continue reading

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October 21 thesis meeting

This week, we had our group meeting. We brought in artifacts that we’d been collecting. I showed The Board, on which I’d been trying to map more than 50 pieces of information design or campaigns dealing with environmental and social … Continue reading

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The Plastiki Expedition

During my search for artifacts, I came across a unique endeavor: the Plastiki Expedition. On March 22, 2010, 6 people set off to sail from San Francisco to Sydney (more than 11,000 miles)—in a boat made primarily of plastic bottles! … Continue reading

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