Elements in a system can be protected by incorporating a weak link. The weak link protects the rest of the system by failing first. Thus, the weakest link is one of the most important elements in the system.
There are three ways to organize physical structures:
- Masses: entirely relying on solid bodies of material for support. engineered earth, masonry
- Frames: material formed into edges and nodes. tent frame
- Shells: material in a thin membrane enclosing a volume. aluminum baseball bat
The self-checkout counter has been become very popular for handling transactions. They make perfect sense as an extension of vending machines, ATM’s, and ticketing machines.
One format in particular has become popular at supermarkets and convenience stores. I observed several purchases using such a machine at a local CVS.
Learning digital and analogue IO with Arduino.
Vim is a text editor from the 90s and I couldn’t stop thinking about it while reading the first chapter of Designing Interactions (Moggridge).
While examples of wayfinding tend to be focused on helping people orient themselves in tangled, large spaces, wayfinding is also important for navigating smaller spaces. This becomes quickly apparent in service design.
First week using the Arduino development board.
As a part of my Video and Sound course at ITP, I was asked to go on a soundwalk and write a response.