Design for Change #3
Ch. 9, 10 & 14 , 5 & 7
“His goal was to design something that was “simple, effective and could be put on conveniently with one hand.” I think this a great statement from the book, making something that is effective but simplistic enough for the user to use. I also think it was interesting to see how we “borrow from our children” because as we design things, we aren’t making them for ourselves, we are making them for those in the future, whether that’s in a few days, weeks, months, years, decades.
I think the author made a good point about race and gender, saying that in order to make a product we need to understand the people that are going to be using the product. Having more diversity within an organization gives the group more perspective which helps to grow it in a positive way. Being about to bring in different perspectives and younger people help to push the organization to find the “newer” thing.
I like how IDEO wants their designers to feel comfortable in the workplace. They talk about how there is a leader, but instead of them choosing who is in their groups, people are able to choose what they want to work on. This allows people to feel as if their opinions matter in a project, and in turn will help with overall productivity.
They also talk about different challenges the team had to go though during production. First off, when they were creating an add on for The Visor, the team had to work around manufacturing issues. They also had to focus lenses for this add on by hand. They also had a limited timeline for this project, which made more demanding.