Within todays class we discussed social practices. Social practices being, from my understanding, something we do almost daily, something that is part of our routine, making tea as an example. Within the class we talked about how people cook an egg. …

Within todays class we talked about different kinds of capital. Now personally what I understood from the class was that while there may be different types of capital like, social, digital and technological, they all co-relate to each other and impact each other. For example, people with good social capital…

In today’s class we discussed about mental models. Being an Interaction student, that is a term that I am supposed to know and I do know to the extent that I have studied it. So what I understand about mental models is, everyone in their heads has this reality or…

In today’s class we had a guest lecturer come in who, in detail, had gave us a presentation of his take of the artist vs designer vs craftsman debate and later we had a discussion about our own questions and opinions. Early on Sir Arnab, the guest lecturer told us…

For the 4th class we had sir Ahmed talk about a video highlighting Sara Hendren. Sara Hendren is an engineer and now spends her time creating designs that aid the differently abled people within her society. Early on in the lecture we talk about how her design process starts with…

In today’s class we discussed Affordances. In particular we were discussing the reading that we had to do, ’Technology Affordances’ by William W. Gaver. So what i understood early on in the lecture, an affordance is basically something that an object provides that makes us want to engage in an…

For today’s class we were supposed to watch a movie by Tao Ruspoli, ‘Being in the world’. Within the class we had a very lengthy discussion about the movie and we broke things down and made connections from it to ourselves as designers. Very early on we talked about craftsmanship…

Regarding the first week, i found there was a lot to unpack and a lot i didn’t know or had never thought of before. The most important thing that i felt Sir Ahmed kept emphasizing on was the evolution of design, nationally and internationally. How design has changed over time…

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