DESIGN IS BEST WHEN IT FINDS ITS PURPOSE IN PEOPLE.
By placing people at the front of the priorities ensures the purpose remains intimately connected with the solutions created. I want to use my skills as a designer to help people live, work and play - more enjoyably, successfully and engaging.
I believe design finds it's purpose when it speaks to a person's central values and feels like a natural extension of one's self.
Extending beyond the physical limits of a single space, sound extends the experience to connect directly with our inner ear.
The design of this music center extends the experience beyond the building footprint to encourage a shared experience with a much larger audience of spectators.
By understanding how people work and how our logic processes decisions, our intuitions can help dissolve boundaries and behaviors can become actively involved in a design solution.
Design is best when we understand and remove the barriers to allow people to realize their full potential.
Integrating change at the personal level and people’s willingness to change is very energy intensive. When seen as something that’s going to change them, they will adamantly resist the foreign idea. Change is never easy and most often finds levels of resistance. It becomes something that is accepted rather than repelled.
Best products accept that people are prone to making errors if forced to function within narrow tolerances. Design needs to take into account the time and energy required of a person to be successful in tackling something new. So good design must understand this and look at all the ways it will/can be used and the limits of its usefulness.
This type of design solves problems that are confronted so often people no longer see it as a barrier in their own lives and accept it as a part of daily life.
Tools that only solve singular problems are not efficient enough for the quickly chaining lives we live today. Tools might become more powerful if they became more about facilitating a process or assisting in making connections.
Understanding that design can find significance when it facilitates success in people, design first design systems provides people with flexible solutions that actively work at a more systematic level with behaviors and routines; allowing potential to solve problems and remove barriers that restrict them from achieving their full potential for success.
People first design systems begins to work on a more systematic level incorporating behaviors and routines into part of the design solutions. It has the ability to take existing systems in the world and manipulate them in ways to reuse them to solve problems that pushes design economies to the fullest. As seen in the reuse of the existing timber framework of The Empire stores warehouse in Dumbo and in the Doorman project by reusing the existing door entry system for keyless entry.
People first design helps create connections between people and meaningful value it provides to them. These ideas investigate extending design's impact beyond the traditional roles between the designer and the people we help through design.
Incorporating people into the product/system designed is similar to the idea of giving a kid legos to make a house rather than giving him an finished house. Apple's SDK allows anyone to create an app for their phone. Making things that we don't like into an enjoyable experience is an example of the Nike Fuelband.
The understanding of people's internal behavior design can begin to use the powerful utility of behavior itself as a component design. The summers spent in pools helping kids overcome their fears of water and discover they can become a swimmer helped me see the opportunities to do something we don't know how to do by teaching the process of doing.