Decks from class:
Assignments for this week:
1. I want you to think about these questions carefully.
* How do you define health for yourself?
* What’s important to you about your health?
* What do you want to work on that improves your health?
* What does a healthy moment (or day/month/year) look like to you?
Look at these different component’s of a person’s health and well-being.
Are there any that are missing? What do you already do in terms of self-care for each of these components? What do you wish you could do more of? And what don’t you do but wish you did? What type of products and experiences might you create that would inspire you to be as healthy as possible?
Think of yourself as a designer of your own health.
Write a 1-2 page response to these questions as a blog post titled <your first name>’s Thoughts on Health. I respect that you may not want to share your response on the public blog. If so, please email me your response.
2. Read pp. 370-385 from Designing Design by Kenya Hara titled “Exformation, a New Information Format”
After you read Exformation, I want you to choose something from one of the component’s of a person’s health and well-being that we’re all very familiar with and brainstorm a process of making things unknown. Generate 2-3 ideas that explore Hara’s idea of exformation. Create one page or one slide for each idea. Keep these loose. Sketches are fine. Articulate the ideas in whatever way you’re most comfortable doing. (Think back to our QS fantasy system exercise.)
3. Read pp. 43 – 67 from Hertzian Tales by Anthony Dunne titled “Para-Functionality: The Aesthetics of Use”
Imagine that you are going to write a chapter on the aesthetics of use for an upcoming book about health and health care innovation. Borrowing from themes outlined in Dunne’s chapter, research and find a project that exemplifies what Dunne calls “para-functionality.”
Create a blog post with your entry. I will leave the title up to your imagination.
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