Hueman: Annual Benefit Fashion Show

MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)Week of Fashion 2017 Week of Fashion 2017 This years' fashion show by senior students in MICA was inspired by colors in different settings. Garnering cheers from lots of people, the show demonstrated congruity in incongruity, an order in the chaos, and the dynamics of colors and material. I am... Continue Reading →

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W4: Persona

Persona is a fictional character that has reliable and realistic representations of the key stakeholders of your research. I personally have an experience of creating a persona last semester for our Pro Bono project (below). It is not very much in detail as it is supposed to be but I recall it as a useful... Continue Reading →

W3: Define

Asking Right Questions Reasonable and easy it may sound, but it cannot be emphasized enough in any kinds of research to ask right questions since a small delicacy of a question might be leading, leaving a great bias in the result of the study. Here are some tips when you design research questions. Don't Double-barreled questions... Continue Reading →

W2: Empathize

The first step in design thinking is empathizing, which is putting oneself in someone's shoes. It sounds easy-breezy but it's actually not as simple as it seems because I can never be you. The doctor in the article New York Times below also confesses that he had never been able to fully understand his patients, what they... Continue Reading →

Silent Sky

Play by Lauren Gunderson / Directed by Dori A. Robinson I watched this play during my trip to Boston this month. This play is about a historical scientist Henrietta Leavitt who first discovered the relationship between the period of a pulsating variable star and its luminosity. The main challenge she faces in this play seems... Continue Reading →

W1: Design Thinking

"People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill. They want a quarter-inch hole." as said by one of the marketing professors at Harvard, the design thinking is not just about aesthetically appealing, but more about taking 'empathy' into account in an existing problem-solving process and discovering what customers really want even though their needs are not... Continue Reading →

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