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  • dan saffer :: what I'm studying weekly archive
    staff and faculty of CMU I find it hard to believe these are the best rates that could be found for a group of several thousand people posted at 03 20 PM in money comments 0 trackback 0 link Wednesday May 28 2003 Taking the Plunge I ve been reading a lot of the blogs of my soon to be classmates and recent CMU alumni and an entry from Kevin Fox reminded me how difficult it has been for me to return to graduate school I deferred for a year to be sure of my decision and to get my life in enough order sell my house find a new place to live find a school for my daughter try to find my wife a job in Pittsburgh to attend And even now less than three weeks from all our belongings being loaded onto a moving truck headed for Western PA not everything is in place I can only hope the boost CMU gives to my career is worth all this effort and expense As moving day gets closer my feet get colder posted at 08 13 PM in alumni classmates preparation comments 1 trackback 0 link Sunday May 25 2003 Why Carnegie Mellon Despite US News World Report s number 2 ranking for CMU s graduate design program I m fairly certain that it ll be the best place for me mainly because what they are good at teaching matches 1 what I m interested in and 2 what I need to know These would include typography cognitive science design theory industrial design and a host of other things like game design Plus I was very impressed with where some of their grads were offered jobs Ideo Microsoft Ford IBM Google Not too shabby Even though it is an

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  • dan saffer :: what I'm studying weekly archive
    funded by Sony which sounds quite a bit like CMU s Masters of Entertainment Technology posted at 04 36 AM in cmu comments 0 trackback 0 link Wednesday May 21 2003 Summer School Many people have asked me why grad school is starting in June and not in fall The reason is that I have to take Communication Design Fundamentals a summer class for the poor souls like myself who

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  • dan saffer :: what I'm studying weekly archive
    during a single class Thus this blog is mainly for me to jar my memory to remember what I know and will have been taught But this blog is also for you the curious those with an interest in design or design education Perhaps you went to design school or want to go Perhaps you are wondering why I walked away from a lucrative job to go to school for

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  • Feedforward
    It s better to know what the result of pushing that button is And then of course once the button is pushed appropriate feedback should be given Products can have intended and unintended consequences the metal shell of a refrigerator becoming a communication space is an example of an unintended consequence Looking at the history of a product can help inspire some interesting ideas So can looking at a selection of similar products all mapped to a spectrum of functionality We spent a lot of class time today looking at simple mechanical objects and observing how they work everything from toys to pepper grinders to tools Then we compared their characteristics to digital ones The lid of a small trash can that can be slowly opened functions like a slider for example Interesting posted at 10 23 PM in big ideas interface design techniques comments 0 trackback 0 preceding entries SEARCH ENTRIES CATEGORIES 3D 2 alumni 3 assistantships 3 big ideas 23 classes 16 classmates 17 cmu 12 cognition 1 cpid program 3 design 101 25 design theory 20 extracurricular 11 faculty 8 field trips 5 hci program 4 info design 3 interface design 6 meta 6 money 5 papers 4 photography 5 preparation 6 projects 43 readings 29 software 8 special guest stars 10 student life 16 teaching 1 techniques 12 thesis paper 4 thesis project 1 typography 7 visualization 8 WEEKLY ARCHIVES Week of Mar 14 2004 Week of Feb 29 2004 Week of Feb 22 2004 Week of Feb 15 2004 Week of Feb 8 2004 Week of Feb 1 2004 Week of Jan 25 2004 Week of Jan 18 2004 Week of Jan 11 2004 Week of Jan 4 2004 Week of Dec 7 2003 Week of Nov 30 2003 Week of Nov 23 2003 Week

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  • Influence and Force
    s bathroom to look at the half walls between urinals The walls are a form of adumbration Adumbration is a term coined by anthropologist Edward Hall to describe the cues around messages that indicate how the messages should be received Adumbration is about influencing behavior and results in a certain kinds of interaction Enough influence becomes a force and a force is how one enacts change in the world posted at 12 59 AM in design theory field trips comments 5 trackback 0 preceding entries SEARCH ENTRIES CATEGORIES 3D 2 alumni 5 assistantships 3 big ideas 28 classes 20 classmates 20 cmu 22 cognition 1 cpid program 3 design 101 30 design theory 21 extracurricular 15 faculty 11 field trips 5 hci program 4 info design 3 interface design 6 meta 8 money 5 papers 5 photography 5 preparation 6 projects 49 readings 31 software 8 special guest stars 15 student life 19 teaching 2 techniques 12 thesis paper 8 thesis project 5 typography 9 visualization 8 WEEKLY ARCHIVES Week of May 9 2004 Week of May 2 2004 Week of Apr 25 2004 Week of Apr 18 2004 Week of Apr 11 2004 Week of Apr 4 2004 Week of Mar 28 2004 Week of Mar 21 2004 Week of Mar 14 2004 Week of Feb 29 2004 Week of Feb 22 2004 Week of Feb 15 2004 Week of Feb 8 2004 Week of Feb 1 2004 Week of Jan 25 2004 Week of Jan 18 2004 Week of Jan 11 2004 Week of Jan 4 2004 Week of Dec 7 2003 Week of Nov 30 2003 Week of Nov 23 2003 Week of Nov 16 2003 Week of Nov 9 2003 Week of Nov 2 2003 Week of Oct 26 2003 Week of Oct 19 2003 Week

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  • Design and Social Progress
    a different point of view provokes change In the same way a design point of view can change the fixity of a subject Communication breakdowns are caused by source people who threaten us content subjects that threaten us and manner the way the subject is presented What does this have to do with design It s about people and the exchange of their ideas through dialog through interaction Whatever is created in interactions is created by us And why bother Because interactions create social progress It s how things change posted at 05 16 PM in design theory comments 1 trackback 0 preceding entries SEARCH ENTRIES CATEGORIES 3D 2 alumni 5 assistantships 3 big ideas 28 classes 20 classmates 20 cmu 22 cognition 1 cpid program 3 design 101 30 design theory 21 extracurricular 15 faculty 11 field trips 5 hci program 4 info design 3 interface design 6 meta 8 money 5 papers 5 photography 5 preparation 6 projects 49 readings 31 software 8 special guest stars 15 student life 19 teaching 2 techniques 12 thesis paper 8 thesis project 5 typography 9 visualization 8 WEEKLY ARCHIVES Week of May 9 2004 Week of May 2 2004 Week of Apr 25 2004 Week of Apr 18 2004 Week of Apr 11 2004 Week of Apr 4 2004 Week of Mar 28 2004 Week of Mar 21 2004 Week of Mar 14 2004 Week of Feb 29 2004 Week of Feb 22 2004 Week of Feb 15 2004 Week of Feb 8 2004 Week of Feb 1 2004 Week of Jan 25 2004 Week of Jan 18 2004 Week of Jan 11 2004 Week of Jan 4 2004 Week of Dec 7 2003 Week of Nov 30 2003 Week of Nov 23 2003 Week of Nov 16 2003 Week of

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