Giving Thanks to Black Friday and 34th Street

Among all my Creative Dates, truly this was a time I chose to literally forget about everything and just enjoy some time off with myself. I am really amazed and proud of myself for doing this, but I guess it was the feeling of Thanksgiving all around! Thanks to Thanksgiving for Black Friday and to…

#FallFinal Design Impact and Rhetoric

Context This game will be played in dice and dine restaurants, or parties, after parties, may be used as drinking games, in high schools, office breaks, killing time, etc Criteria The criteria extends from Ideas in Form This should subconsciously educate the players in one game or over time The gameplay must arouse or maintain…

The Google PopUp in my Life

On October 4th 2017, Google announced the release of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the upgrade from 2016’s debut models. They also announced the Google Home Mini, Pixel buds, Pixelbook, Daydream VR Headset upgrade and other products to its suite. For a Google fan like me, this amplified my excitement! On October 19th, they finally released all…

#Ajoobaa Research

Image from KardsGeek The earliest playing cards are believed to have originated in Central Asia. The documented history of card playing began in the 10th century when the Chinese began using paper dominoes by shuffling and dealing them in new games. Four-suited decks with court cards evolved in the Muslim world and were imported by…

#Ajoobaa Inspirations

Image from ‘Tarot Prophet’ Inspirations and Theme WWF Trump Cards When I say card game, the only two thoughts that come to my mind are the regular 52 playing card pack and trump cards. As a child, I used to play WWF trump cards with my brother. While I was a huge fan of entertainment…

#FallFinal Driving Quotes

I always believe “inspiration” is a very simple and modest word, with great power. It’s a strong force which can drive anything, subtly, simply or subconsciously. Therefore, I have relied on a few quotes of inspiration from my teachers, as I have gradually approached them for guidance on this project. Aesthetics is part of Usability.…

#FallFinal Project Proposal and Goals

Goal My goal is to create a game, packaged in a aesthetically good looking package, with cards, and a nice board to place them down, have the users sit around and have fun, keep their secrets, play their cards right, team up and trick the other and similar thoughts. My goal is that I want…

U. N. Me.

The International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) of my school (The New School) organized a trip the United Nations, here in New York. I remember, when I applied to Parsons School of Design in December 2016, I was exploring the school and its courses etc in more detail, when I stumbled upon this ad by…

#FallFinal The Kick-Start Statement

I am defining the term kick-start statement as a design statement that is generated straight from the mind map, the idea and the inner creativity that compels me to design, create or make a project, without deeply thinking about the necessary design discipline, rhetoric, process or the technology. Essentially this is an initial design statement that will change…

Physiognomy: Understanding Users

This is Jennifer Alexa. She lives in New York City and is a writer in a publication house. She is single and skeptical of having serious relationships. She stays away from family. They are over-protective which may have made her very intolerant and cautious.  She is trying to change that. Jennifer reads books, watches movies…

#FallFinal Idea Poster

Dear Visitor, I request you to take a good look at the poster [click the image to zoom in]. Please write down whatever you feel, what game you imagine being played, anything that you dismiss, or anything that generates curiosity or confusion in you. Thank you for your inputs. Loading… Initially, when I thought of my…

Understanding Design Values

This is a reflection of an article on Design Values by Prof. John Sharp. Not just that, this is also vital for me to reflect on my design values before I proceed further to the conceptualization of my Fall Final project. After my mind-map and idea generation, I began to question if I want to…

#FallFinal Mind Map

I went through a designer block for a week, maybe because of the mid-term projects, spring semester procedures, etc. I could see myself and trust my future self, doing the right thing and making the right calls. However, I couldn’t get myself moving – and it was important to get going because that would otherwise…

Ideas in Form: 6D

Part 6 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Extending the element of Interaction. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain. This concept…

Ideas in Form: 5D

Part 5 of Ideas in Form series in my design studio: Adding element of Interaction to the design. Ideas in Form was a project to select a domain and a lens within or through which one would like to conduct research. Given your lens, develop a concept derived from any idea you have identified with your domain.…

Interaction for Strangers

Working in a group of two, at our Major Studio in school, we had to design an intervention for a space that enables strangers to interact. We chose Washington Square Park for this purpose, observed it over time and proposed few prototype solutions. What is a Stranger? What attracts them to communicate? He/she is one…