Right now I’m really enjoying Jan Chipchase’s Hidden In Plain Sight on how consumers think and behave. If Chipchase is the James Bond of design research, Nate Bolt is the MacGyver. I recommend his book, Remote Research, for the class.
Tell us something you love about NYC in the summer.
The in-progress Brooklyn Bridge Park spans the East River from Brooklyn Heights to Dumbo and is an amazing example of iterative design + design for social good. As designers, we love to see works in progress, and if you walk the length of the park, you’ll see the beauty of finished landscaping and delightful secret playgrounds, as well as piles of boulders and hardscaping materials waiting for installation. For newcomers to the city, I strongly recommend a Circle Line cruise in the evening. My favorite place In NY for straight-up design inspiration in NY is Material Connexion.
Research Methods is one of four summer intensive courses in Interaction Design offered to the public by the MFA Interaction Design program at SVA. To learn more about the program, visit the Summer Intensive in Interaction Design.