What kind of music do you listen (when you can) while brainstorming,
analysing, designing interactions?
Are there any songs that would make our design flow better?
Let's make a playlist :)
I DJ as well. Same type of sound. Will have to listen to your mixes.
I've been listening on iTunes to the Electronica and Dance radio stations,
as of late. Once is a while, I'll pull up Last.fm.
On 3/10/09 12:02 PM, "Evan K. Stone" <evan.stone at dragnetsolutions.com>
> ...I guess I'm little slow on the draw for this one.
> Since I dj on the side, I generally listen to my own mixes:
> The mixes are mostly minimal/tech-house, though I do have some retro-ish
> mixes with 80's tracks too in the archives (can't get away from my
> roots, man! ;)
> I also listen to potential tracks to be included in the aforementioned
> mixes, or listen to other dj's mixes from which to get ideas &
> inspiration (sound familiar?).
> The droning really helps with keeping other sounds around me at bay and
> helps me focus better. Sometimes when the music runs out I just keep the
> headphones on for the iso-chamber effect.
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On Feb 28, 2009, at 12:31 AM, Pietro Desiato wrote:
> What kind of music do you listen (when you can) while brainstorming,
> analysing, designing interactions?
> Are there any songs that would make our design flow better?
Blue Man Group
What more do you need?
I dont listen to music either while working :P
Silence is the best meditation :)
of course I do put on my headphone just to avoid some useless
discussions happening near me (so people will think I am busy
listening to something and bitch about others assuming I cant hear
On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 4:19 PM, sajid saiyed <sajid.id at gmail.com> wrote:
> I dont listen to music either while working :P
> Silence is the best meditation :)
> of course I do put on my headphone just to avoid some useless
> discussions happening near me (so people will think I am busy
> listening to something and bitch about others assuming I cant hear
> them) lol
> -- sajid
> On Fri, Mar 13, 2009 at 2:11 PM, Jim Drew <cfmdesigns at earthlink.net> wrote:
>> On Feb 28, 2009, at 12:31 AM, Pietro Desiato wrote:
>>> What kind of music do you listen (when you can) while brainstorming,
>>> analysing, designing interactions?
>>> Are there any songs that would make our design flow better?
>> Blue Man Group
>> Patsy Cline
>> What more do you need?
>> -- Jim
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Mayur Karnik wrote:
> Adrian's comments are noteworthy... I was just thinking the other day how
> workplace environments have changed over the last decade. As 'open offices'
> and laptop / docking cultures manifest (now it seems, just about
> everywhere), there is an increasing clamour for private space.
Are there still design firms that have one-big-room with a net jukebox
ala Vivid in the 90s?
J. Eric "jet" Townsend, CMU Master of Tangible Interaction Design '09
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On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 12:59 PM, Scott McDaniel <scott at scottopic.com>wrote:
> Not to be contrary, but I consider music essential to my process.
> There are times for silence and office buzz, but really now...I know how I
> Weedling through wireframes of familiar sorts, documenting, sketching,
> trance (esp. psytrance), dancey goth-industrial, Mozart, Chopin
> Complicated issues:
> Tool, Coil, Aphex Twin, Legendary Pink Dots, Psychic TV, Marilyn
> Manson, Mussourgsky, Debussy
Much the same here... At my last job, I actually created iTunes playlists
based on the task I was performing:
Functional specs playlist (slow, deliberate, intensive concentration
required): Ambient, e.g. Drone Zone on SomaFM; classical, esp. piano &
violin concertos, and Baroque operas (esp. Handel).
Wireframes playlist (high energy, intense, narrow focus): Psytrance and
other electronic dance music (e.g. http://philosomatika.com/)
Flow map playlist (moderate energy and concentration, broader focus):
Down-tempo stuff like Morcheeba, Air, trip-hop and some jazz. Govinda ended
up being huge on this playlist: highly recommended.
Site map playlist (broad focus, more energy than concentration): Transglobal
Underground, Thievery Corp, Goldfrapp etc; Secret Agent Radio from SomaFM.
Filling-out-time-sheets playlist (Grrrrrr...): Industrial: Skinny Puppy,
Front 242, Nine Inch Nails etc.
It started as a "what if" experiment, but I ended up using them a lot. I
found that for most tasks, vocals ended up being distracting - unless they
were in a language I didn't understand.
Gerson Lehrman Group
I guess the music I listen to depends upon what I'm doing. If I'm
trying to learn a difficult concept or analyse data, I prefer
silence. If it's more the artistic side of things (the creation
part), I like to listen to something a bit arty like Talk Talk
(Spirit of Eden/Laughing Stock or Mark Hollis' eponymous album) or
David Sylvian. By way of a digression, I also get inspiration from
good photographs or other visual art which inspire me.
I was on a team that did some research a while ago into commercial
airline cockpits and one of our findings was that irrelevant sound
interferes when tasks require concentration. Hence silence for
analysis, learning etc, and noise for creation!
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