December 2011 Blog Posts (4)

more tales from the asylum: expensive

Now, after many years of collaboration, I can say for sure that he's truly favorably impressed: by design, and by designers. I would even assume that he secretly admires us, the designers. His initially reserved and rejective stance against any member of the 'design-species' was resulting from, what I believe, the awareness that he could never do, what designers do, but designers might be able to do, what he's doing - at least…


Added by Jan-Erik Baars on December 21, 2011 at 12:02 — No Comments

If design finds a place in digital education, it will be because . . .

We’ve yet to “pick up the other end of the stick.”

When we move the locus of education from the classroom environment to the digital environment, we move the student experience to one in which design matters a great deal. Design, here, refers to the field of …


Added by Keith Hampson,PhD on December 19, 2011 at 0:30 — No Comments

The Role of Design in Digital Education

From "Higher Education Management"

by Keith Hampson, PhD

Brands like Target and Apple have successfully used design to set themselves apart. Mainstream magazines like BusinessWeek and Fast Company now devote complete issues to design. College design programs are experiencing unprecedented demand. Highly ranked institutions like Stanford now teach MBA students…


Added by Keith Hampson,PhD on December 18, 2011 at 19:30 — No Comments


It's the time of the year so I was strolling along the local christmas market lately and passed by a craftsman who was weaving a basket. Somehow I was instantly impressed and stood still, starting to observe the activity of the basket-maker: his movements were swift and confident and he was even able to have a conversation with other observers, whilst craft-fully weaving this basket. All of a sudden he paused - he was about…


Added by Jan-Erik Baars on December 7, 2011 at 15:38 — 6 Comments

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