In a sacrilegious mood, I decided to clear up the old iPhoto a few weekends ago and stick a bunch of pictures of my time at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (where I came up with Good Night Lamp back in 2005) into a book. I used Blurb and it’s turned out rather nicely I’d… Continue reading The airport & the convent: a book about IDII
I decided to publish all the update emails I’d sent back home during my first year in Ivrea. It’s all there, the sweat and the tears, so if you know how to read french, enjoy.
Nick posted this promotional video for IDII, made in 2004 or 5. It’s been so long but seems so fresh in my mind still. Like a dream you can’t wake up from. Interaction Design Institute Ivrea from Nicholas on Vimeo.
The building in which i spent a year (should have spent 2) is for rent…. there are no words for the anger and bitterness i feel. Via the excellent Experientia.
Not sure how I feel about this latest announcement of the RCA‘s new Head of Department Tony Dunne. The Interaction design department (which apart from IDII and Umea was the only other school teaching a less Xerox park approach to the field is renaming itself “Design Interactions”. “The focus of the department is shifting, and… Continue reading Dilution of a field
I wont be attending Emergence but I had the pleasure on working on illustrating our design process for the poster session where Fresh Start will be presented and i suddenly found it a fascinating exercise. How do you represent what starts out by being boxes and arrows and make it compelling? I had to think… Continue reading Illustrating a service design process
As I catch up some sleep from the past months of continual work and stress, something new arises, an immediate and utter boredom. I guess that’s what happens when you are a workaholic. I also realised that i was going to have to change this blog since I’ve officially graduated and so can no longer… Continue reading Die Zukunft ist hier
Ok so here are the final official details about the end of year show!: Limited Edition You are invited to experience 17 thesis projects from the final graduating class of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea Opening: June 7th 2006 (18:30-23:00) Exhibition: June 8/9/10th 2006 (noon-20:00) Where: Galvanotecnica Bugatti Via Gaspare Bugatti, 7 Zona Tortona Milano 20144… Continue reading End of Year Show 2006
I’m finally done writing.. which says nothing about the work i have left to do to prepare for the end of year show…hmm so much to do so little time. You can download my full 52-pages-in-single-spacing report here or read this handy resumé : ) Stint By Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino With the global growing concern around… Continue reading Thesis paper…
Oh my god I’m graduating in a month!!! So much to do. I have a review on tuesday afternoon to present to my advisors Jan-Christoph Zoels and Heather Martin what i intend to present and develop for the exhibition. Basically I’m thinking of doing the following: -3 Video scenarios – presenting screen shots of an… Continue reading One last month