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Week 5 blog

This week there were a lot of interesting pieces, mostly continuing going through the design process. The piece I drew this week was trying to represent how context can change design, which was also a theme this week.
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Week 4 Blog

This week was mostly about continuing to explore the meaning of design and how it could be used. We also learned about more insight tools such as personas and design briefs. This week had some very interesting perspectives in some of the readings we looked at, and it was cool to get a chance to look at what some companies are doing as far as design thinking. Its interesting to see companies that maybe aren’t necessarily associated with being innovative, and see that a lot more companies are doing cool things, or different things than you would expect, and being successful doing them.
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Week 3 blog

This week the focus seemed to be on different tools and layers of design that could help us when prototyping, or in the early design stages. This makes sense as it lines up with what we are doing in class. It complements the work we are doing well, and there is a good variety of information to offer us a solid base. I think that these readings will prove even more useful as we progress through the term and through the design stages. The readings also seem to be building on top of each other, although I guess that is due to progression through the different books be are reading.

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This week there were a lot of interesting things in the readings and videos. I really enjoyed learning about all the different ways to look at design, and thinking about the different aspects of design, and all the elements that go into designing something successful. I think when people first think about designing, or just making something in general, a lot of the time their first thought is to just make something that looks good. This weeks assignments showed that, while making something appealing visually is certainly a factor in designing something, there are also many deeper things that go into creating something that people appreciate and can connect with.