29 Jul 2009 - 11:22am
6 years ago
3 replies
Jared M. Spool

Charles Eames Quote: Role of the Designer

In watching the 2007 Ted Talk by Eames Demetrious on his grandparents,
Charles & Ray Eames, I came across this fascinating quote:

"The role of the designer is that of a good host anticipating the
needs of their guest."

This pleased me.

It fits into my thinking of what experience design is all about.

Thought I'd share.

(Sorry for the lack of a link to the interesting video. On a plane w/o
wifi and iTunes doesn't have an easy way to get the original link.)


Jared M.

22 Jul 2009 - 7:36pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Richard Dalton

More "characteristics of UX"

Ok, so this turned into a three-part diagram, not two, and what I
thought were the "characteristics" in part-two turned into the
"principles" of part-three, but whatever, design is iterative
right? I'd really like to stress-test this again - comments please!

- Richard

5 Feb 2009 - 5:41pm
6 years ago
2 replies

Definitions of Design

Hi All,

I'm working on categorizing design definitions and I'm looking for
design definitions.

Here are some examples what I'm trying to do (in much more detail:)

Category: Holistic Design; Example: Everything is design
Category: Superficial Design; Example: Design is the paint job on a

What is your definition of design? what definitions of design do you

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