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It’s been awhile since I posted anything. Will be doing it soon..
in the meantime, here!



Well not really a break, we are presently working on our industry projects which are confidential and have no time to update/post on thesis work.
I did update my pictures though, with some Norway images!! cheers!


E-cam, trashing out ideas

* long post with many pictures
Just to stop thinking about these ideas I had to put them down. These are not final ideas, but a concept that I don’t want nagging me for the next few weeks. *flush*
Yesterday I started thinking of making a camera for those who don’t want to be bothered with various functions and features most digital cameras have, point and shoots even. Even with the auto function there is still the hassle of downloading and saving and sharing these pictures. anyway..
look at impcam post to see what am doing for my CIID thesis

1. Orient the camera any which you want to take a picture. In video mode it doesnt affect the orientation – there isnt an easy way to rotate a video like you would with photos, is there?

2. Dock the camera to transfer/download/charge camera

3. The dock connects the camera to a screen (touch screen ofcourse), a printer (with screen), and the internet (photo sharing)

4. Printer prints hard copies, uploads to your photosharing website

5. Compile photos into an album (the good old days). Each picture is coded (bar coded, tagged)

6. Use the bar-code to access the image again in the future. why? to print more copies for your friends maybe. Use the Photograph as a bookmark to the album or set. Jump to the time period, like page numbers in books to know where you are.

7. Just wave the bar-code at the scanner to bring it up, or the album, or a reference point.

8. what do you do with all those movies? Get them burnt onto a DVD and have them delivered to your house. Will work on your DVD player (service design opportunity?)

9. Use the dock to communicate with the dock in your friends house. Send them images (I imagined this primarily in the family setting, with older parents and children/grandchildren etc)

full pictures

glad thats out of the way. see the sketches here

ImpCam, working title

In my head this is how kids are, running around, prying into anthills, loud, laughing, and it seems, blonde. For my final project am looking at what {camera+kid}/{camera+toy} = ? questions I will need to answer ofcourse is the age old “why do kids need cameras?” Privacy? Spying? … or do I?

Children are and have always been (personal experience) interested in, excited and fascinated by cameras. There doesn’t have to be any preconceived notions about what a camera is or how it works (a box with a button), having children as a demographic opens up the project to go in any direction.

NEXT day 1.0

First day of the exhibition! The first round was for students and media persons, and we got to exhibit the scale for the first timefor longer than 2 hours and to so many people!( I have notes on all the limitations of our project – in terms of exhibiting). It’s very high maintenance!

Apart from that, MeetTheFoodYouEat scale was on TV one more time this morning, setup in the studio went fine but the scale did get a bit moody during the talk! The scale wouldn’t shut up, so you can see Preben Meyer reach down and shut if off! 🙂

Today’s show below

* I will re-edit this post with pictures tomorrow.. the internet connections are terrible..

TV time for MeetTheFoodYouEat

“We were just on, it went amazing well, worked per fectly! The microsoft surface didnt! we need to get the footage”
Text message from Adam this morning.

MeetTheFoodYouEat Scale was shown on Go’morgen Danmark (Literally: Good Morning Denmark) on TV2! National TV, oh yeah!
Preben Mejer introduced and played with the scale for awhile this morning.

here’s the video of the show, waiting for a proper recording..

mapme, towards the end

The course module has come to an end and there was a presentation of the concept in a fleshed out form.
Reps from DSB and Live|work were present.

In it’s ‘final’ form mapme is:

“mapme is service for corporations and organisations to effectively participate in providing their employees with information they can use. As an organisation it is in your best interest to help educate your employees on the choices they make.

Everyday literally millions of people travel to work as part of a routine unaware of the impact of their actions. Commuting to work back and forth is a major contribution to increased stress levels, boredom, monetary strain and not to mention environmental impact.

With mapme everyone gets to travel right. mapme is a service that provides customised maps and routes for every employee, routes can be sorted according to your needs. Sort by time, costs, health and environmental impact.

With almost zero effort mapme provides you with options to change your commuting to more than just a routine”

As mentioned before the process we followed was to Experience prototype as much as possible, and figure out the best ways to do it. Being first time-ers at service design, the goal was to learn as much practical know-how as we can.

mapme is intended for use by various corporates and organisations, in it’s primary form a large corporation utilizes the services of mapme for use by its employees. We see the role fitting in with the company’s own environmental agenda as well as the well-being of its employees.

Below is the service blueprint for mapme

mapme Service Blueprint
Service BluePrint


find below the different profile types and scenarios we presented them with, and the feedback form that they receive from mapme at the end of each month.

What you see is their existing routine and travel pattern, and then a mapme suggestion. The feedback form created is a simulated version of their use had they used mapme for a whole month. The aim was to show the users that even a small change, even for just a day in a week, can lead to some rather interesting results over time!

some mapme systems and touchpoints
A service is never complete without the design and implementation of touchpoints, or points of interaction for the user. up until this stage most of the service is invisible to the user – if so needed.

mapme travel kit, free tickets and all!

inside the kit, your route for the day

your cycle, provided by mapme, your firm, and/or a third party firm

super simple interface for novice, busy, uninterested users. This is potentially installed on every system by the company

slightly more advanced system to keep track of your routines, patterns, etc

Thats mapme for now, what do you feel?