Our team had the challenge of redesigning our student worksite. MySCAD is used daily by the students of the Savannah College of Art and Design to manage their schedules, obtain information, and access their class curriculum.
As a sushi lover and eater I was pretty happy to find a sushi place near SCAD's Campus in Sham Shui Po. I found Genki sushi in the Dragon Center when I needed a quick lunch in between classes. The food was delicious, however I must accept I was influence by the happiness of experiencing such a great and smooth service system.
The steps are clearly labeled (very useful because all text is un Cantonese). As you walk in, you are greeted by friendly staff members, who recite a welcome line in cantonese. Luckily, smiles are universal and easy to understand. Once, you are seated there is green tea in the table.
The sushi individual plates rotate through the restaurant and you just grab the ones you wish (brings me back to this: pokemon). You get a numbered receipt to follow your order/ service. The plates are color coded with the different prices, and the menu is clearly labeled with the different options. At the end, the waiter counts and sums up all of the plates through a simple interface that links to the main cash register. Check out is in the main cash register closer to the front of the restaurant.
Supporting services: app and Take- away pickup
Thank you Hong Kong... for the very well-designed and clear way-finding solutions around the city. The majority of signs have clear icons, and most importantly (for me) are translated to English. Check out some example I have found through the different explorations I've done around the city.
The typefaces made out of dots and light used in public transportation are meant to communicate. But could they be a little more experimental?
Here are some examples of the signs I see while taking the bus home. Followed by my experiment of a dot typeface.
At first, I was very impressed by this TEDtalk. In short words, I was speechless. My mind traveled through time to my high school biology classes, where we were inspired and believed in the power of nature.
Biomimicry is a world with amazing opportunities. Every time I learn about how is applied to design and science, I am simply astonished. The opportunities are endless, as seen in this video.
After I manage to clear my mind I was able to appreciate the storytelling techniques used in the video. It helps us, the viewer, understand the context in a better way. The narration starts showing films of things that move to slow for our vision (Planet Earth scenes and aurora borelis scene= *tear*), then it transitions to things that move to fast for us to see, relating the skills of nature to biomimicry, and then it moves to things that are to small for us to see. I believe this last part is the main idea exposed. All of the different stages that we learn before, gives us a better understanding of the technology used; it simplifies the concepts. Without the different steps if narration the experience of watching this film wouldn't be the same.
It's all about the patterns of behavior...but there is an abuse, and problem in controlling the use of data from internet and social media users.