Meeting Memo – Monday 23.01.2012

Members present in the meeting – Teemu, Nina, Natalia, Matti & Dipti

Met at 10.15am and we began discussing about project. Matti showed a concept of smart glass.

We discussed the overall research strategies that we would be employing for this project. Teemu discussed many research methods or in other words contextual enquiries. This invovles people, the bus, ethographic research and general enquiry.

Photos and documentation throughout the project is going to be essential.

Quote for designers – People don’t know what they need, but they know what they want.

We also talked about participatory design methods, which invovles structured workshops with users. Using these methods helps trigger ideas.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Participatory_design)

Questions like what are libraries for? What are library buses for? Such basic questions to the users and to ourselves as designers, help us understand the problems better to find the right solutions.

Initial phases of design research would involve interviews with related people, workshops with users, analysing the results, creating scenarios, prototyping the bus etc.

We all agreed that we are going to prototype the bus (1:1 scale) near the media lab department. After the meeting on the 7th floor in the spatial department we went to the 4th floor media lab department to measure the space for the bus prototype. We then marked out the area on the floor with tape.

The meeting continued on the 3rd floor in Teemu’s lab where we spoke about the monthly team meeting days at Espoo and agreed that Dipti would also go with Nina, Matti and Natalia on Wednesday mornings to meet Eeva and her team.

Meetings every Monday morning at 10am with the Media team and the Spatial team for collaboration. Dipti would set up the blog so that everyone can post weekly updates, inspirational material, pictures etc. there. All team members would also have logins and rights to edit posts and post new material on the blog.

 

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