H Project

Studio Practice

Length of Practice

02/06/2013 - 06/06/2013

This is the entire length of the studio Practice Module

Exploration (January 2013)

This is the Research and Exploration phase

Design Thinking App

02/06/2013 - 02/20/2013

For these three weeks we investigated a design thinking app. Then we changed direction

Design Thinkers Workshop

02/12/2013 - 02/13/2013

Stakeholder Value Map

02/14/2013 - 02/15/2013

Research and initial sketching out a stakeholder map of ecosystem. This was after Design Thinkers workshop

Max J Roberts - Underground Maps

02/20/2013 - 02/21/2013

I very good talk on Underground Maps and cognitive behaviour research

Interviews 1 - College

02/21/2013 - 02/22/2013

We conducted interviews at College and asking people about their experiences h shares.

Desk Research - Culture of Sharing

02/21/2013 - 02/22/2013

Desk Research Notes are going to be on a MInd Map including the research done today

HS Survey

02/22/2013 - 02/27/2013

Using Survey Monkey I created a survey. The purpose was to test the market in terms of users experiences. My test users were my friends.
16 responses
Had limited success
Created a Mural.ly out of it

Interview - Z

02/27/2013 - 02/28/2013

Interviewed Z, not using this data as doesn't fit criteria. He does not live in a houseshare

Interviews 2 - Street

02/27/2013 - 03/01/2013

We did street research in London. Around Liverpool street, shoreditch and Spiningfields (Wednesday) then we did Oxford Street and UCL on Thursday

Otto Neurath Literature Review

03/06/2013 - 04/01/2013

So far looked at two of his books and his Isotype website. Also looked in Reading University

Visual Language Reading

03/06/2013 - 04/17/2013

Reading on the four authors identified

Peter Anderson Lecture

03/26/2013 - 03/27/2013

The Language Experiment Lecture

Interview 3 - A

04/02/2013 - 04/03/2013

Interview at college with A for an hour. Have recordings

Interview 4 - Sharers

04/03/2013 - 04/04/2013

Long interview with Sharers

Interview 5 - C

04/07/2013 - 04/08/2013

Hour long interview with C

Type of HM

04/08/2013 - 04/09/2013

Visual Language Authors - Gunter Kress and Theo van Leeuwen

04/09/2013 - 04/10/2013

From School recommended these authors

Nancy Duarte Books

04/17/2013 - 05/10/2013

Reading her work on presentation and visual narrative

WGSN Idea for Displaying Visuals

04/19/2013 - 04/20/2013

This looked an interesting example to investigate for my presentation


Analysis of Data (Interview 1 and 2 )

02/28/2013 - 03/01/2013

Ma did a mural of the initial interviews done at college and around on streets. SEE MURAL.LY
Total of 17 interviews
Criteria set up
1. (Yellow) Information on People
2. Positive Points
3. Negative Points
4. Solutions

Survey 1 - Analysis

03/06/2013 - 03/07/2013

I analysis the survey monkey survey into a post it note template.

Stakeholder, Cause, Value and Solution Mapping

03/07/2013 - 03/18/2013

We took the Interview 1, 2 and survey 1 data and tried to develop some stakeholder, Value, cause & effect and Solution maps in Mural.ly

Visual Language Analysis

04/02/2013 - 04/26/2013

Four Authors looking at: (Reading and Analysis there key characteristics)
Otto Neurath
Dan Roam
Alberto Cairo
Dave Sibbet

Produced a literature review document and a comparison of key characteristic document


04/04/2013 - 04/05/2013

Ma and me created a sheet holding all our ideas

SWOT - Ideas

04/07/2013 - 04/11/2013

On Mural/ly Ma created a SWOT analysis of our ideas so that we could vote

Visual Language - key characteristic exercise

04/08/2013 - 04/26/2013

Tried Ma work and Gigga Mapping

Interview Data Analysis - POST IT

04/10/2013 - 04/27/2013

Using Data from Interviews 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 and write ups in Teambox. Initial exercise to get data together in a similar form


Visual Sketches for Assessment 2

03/13/2013 - 03/20/2013

For the assessment I produced a Visual Plan and a written plan (see photos)

FB App

04/22/2013 - 04/23/2013

Drew a storyboard of this

Prototype IDEAS

04/22/2013 - 04/23/2013

From ideas generated I produced two prototype visuals.
1. A cartoon strip
2. A Prototype app

Business Model + Proposition Statements

04/26/2013 - 04/27/2013

At ma place
We did three business model prototypes and three business proposition statements storys

Interview Data Set - Visual Method Test - Dan Roam

04/28/2013 - 04/30/2013

I did tests on one of the categories

Interview Data Set - Visual Method Test - Dave Sibbet

05/03/2013 - 05/04/2013

I did visualisation tests on one of the categories

Decision to use Dan Roam Vivid Thinking Framework

05/15/2013 - 05/16/2013

After Assessment decision to use Dan Roam Vivid Thinking Framework instead of Dan Roam Back of the Paper Napkin framework

Sketching and Prototype Activities Sheet

05/20/2013 - 05/28/2013

Sketching and producing two iterations of sketches in digital format


Testing out Agile Methodologies

02/06/2013 - 02/20/2013

Tested out Agile Methods we used it on Teambox. It feel away after our first presentation. We were introduced to it in our 06/02/13 lecture and in our MDes 04 lecture

Google Doc's

02/06/2013 - 06/05/2013

I used it for keeping track of weeks information. I kept a diary and kept photos and presentation on it.

TeamBox Use

02/11/2013 - 06/05/2013

This was initially worked well then didn't


03/28/2013 - 06/05/2013

Testing out Online Program

Dan Roam Exercise Book Test

04/03/2013 - 04/14/2013


04/05/2013 - 04/06/2013

The key informant technique (Marshal, 1996)

Emailed Authors for a chance to gain feedback from my visual language experiements

2 Picture Test - Tutorial

04/14/2013 - 04/17/2013

Creating and building two visual picture to show to an industrial expert.
Interesting feedback - Archetypes of Hsharers. Its a people business not just about tools. Leadership style.


Need to change direction

02/20/2013 - 02/21/2013

After our Presentation we needed to change and find something tangible and smaller. Mis came up with a great idea.

INSIGHT - Think smaller to begin with

02/20/2013 - 02/21/2013

At this point we had a massive project and we needed to find a smaller more tangible one.

INSIGHT - Survey

02/27/2013 - 02/28/2013

Insight was that quantitative information was not going to help. However the qualitative information was useful.

Tutorial Feedback

03/06/2013 - 03/07/2013

After tutorial as I was directed towards:
1. Developing own visual language - Otto Neurath, Alberto Cairo
2. Language
3. Format (Grammer RULES)
For my design research. Need a consistent narrative. It is important how you collect information.

How do I break down a Visual Narrative?

04/13/2013 - 04/14/2013

From my notes I can see I was not sure how to set up a theme for the narrative

Key Informant Technique - Replies

04/15/2013 - 04/16/2013

I gave up with this technique as only one author replied and he unfortunately could not do it until the Summer

Plan Change - Wireframes

04/17/2013 - 04/18/2013

Decided from tutorial to change plan from creating wireframes to just producing prototype visuals to test

Tools vs People

04/17/2013 - 04/18/2013

It has been a journey trying to identify visual language and how it is about people. We are always trying to work out a tool or an object to solve the situation. Try using more of the theories in terms of leadership.Using Proposition Statements for buidling prototypes.
TURN the contract UP

Nancy Duarte Work

05/05/2013 - 05/06/2013

I have found her work to be very helpful for bringing all the design parts together. I have used her methods to design my next presentation

HM User?

05/06/2013 - 05/07/2013

Still not decided on our specific audience yet. We could still use this http://visual.ly/what-kind-housemate-are-you


05/06/2013 - 05/07/2013

It hard to keep using multiple online systems. Google docs, Mural.ly and Teambox. For our team it did not quite happen with it

Cultural Perpective

05/06/2013 - 05/07/2013

After initially looking at the cultural aspects of sharing. One would need to investigate this perspective more in the future.
This after remembering that I did some of this initially in February

Create a Learning Map

05/06/2013 - 05/07/2013

I need to create a learning map for the final project report

Record all notes in One place

05/06/2013 - 05/07/2013

INSIGHT - NOT Testing Enough

05/06/2013 - 05/07/2013

Just looking at the different categories it seems to me that we are not testing enough

Use for Method on Employee Engagement

05/29/2013 - 05/30/2013

From the presentation and assessment a use could be used for this.

Need to Test Now

05/29/2013 - 05/30/2013

After presentation need to create a testing strategy

Future Plans

Set up Cultural Probes experiment?

06/05/2013 - 06/06/2013

Keep a Visual Timeline Diary

06/05/2013 - 06/07/2013


1 - Full Strategy & Methods

02/20/2013 - 02/21/2013

We did not do well here. Our project was too big and lacked direction

2 - Show Product & Testing Strategy

03/20/2013 - 03/21/2013

I could not attend as I was away

3 - Testing Implementation & Results

05/08/2013 - 05/09/2013

4 - Summative - Learning Plan

05/29/2013 - 05/30/2013

5 - Final Reflective Report

06/05/2013 - 06/06/2013


These are the notes for Workshops and sessions through the weeks

Session 1

02/06/2013 - 02/07/2013

It was a brainstorming session (see week 1 google photos)

Session 2 - Lecture & Tutorial

03/06/2013 - 03/07/2013

We had Lecture & tutorial session

Session 3

04/17/2013 - 04/18/2013

Lecture & Tutorial - Useful Tutorial to focus on last few weeks of prototyping and testing

Session 4

05/01/2013 - 05/02/2013

Team Meetings


02/11/2013 - 02/12/2013

Scoping and discussing the main BIG problem and users. Discussing our roles


02/13/2013 - 02/14/2013

Idea to develop this into a Pitch for Business. Discussed developing a plan
We will look to create a provisional segmentation:
- students aged 18 to 24
- young professionals aged 25 to 30

- older professionals aged 31 to 50


02/14/2013 - 02/15/2013

Scoping each others projects
Ma - How do we communicate clearly our business model?
R - How do we get different people with different habits to use this?
What are the best habits individuals need to make a h work?

END Goal in 15 week period is have a Good Quality Business Pitch with User research

Another goal is for business to be about creating a hassle free h per person


03/07/2013 - 03/08/2013

G Meet
Debrief from tutorials
Looked at cultural differences and discussed different language to use.


03/13/2013 - 03/14/2013

Meet up in Old Street Cafe
Discussed Perspectives and Values


04/02/2013 - 04/03/2013

Discussed user and leads


04/04/2013 - 04/05/2013

Google Chat


04/23/2013 - 04/24/2013

Only me and Mi. Discussed prototyping and direction towards cle side.


04/26/2013 - 04/27/2013

At ma place
We did three business model prototypes and three business proposition statements storys


04/28/2013 - 04/29/2013

BE G Application on google +