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A number of presentations this week to talk about the Japanese edition of Hidden in Plain Sight (published as “Silent Needs” un Japan). The following …



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28 Mar 2014

In: Design Inspiration, Tokyo
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Your Face Here

29 Sep 2013

In: Design Inspiration, Shibuya
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As many of my friends appreciate I’m camera shy. Partly it’s a desire for privacy, and partly it is because more photos makes my work …
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Tasks Automated

13 Sep 2013

In: Design Inspiration, Tokyo
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The 7/11 self-serve coffee machine is a curious example of task flow.
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Pump Norms

12 Sep 2013

In: Cultural Norms, Ojika
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Minimal petrol station norms – in the harbour port of Ojika.
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Sliced Rectangles

14 Aug 2013

In: Cultural Norms, Tokyo
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Tokyo is known for its oddly angled buildings such as the sloping roof’s on the the row of buildings in the center of the picture. …
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Route Master

03 Jul 2013

In: Design Inspiration, Tokyo
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One jet lagged night in Tokyo en route to HK. Ten years of living here, and this city continues to grow on me.
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The Little Van That Does

29 Jun 2013

In: Cultural Norms, Ojika
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Every country has its staple transport, something unpretentious that outside of cities keeps people and objects moving. For Japan its the 4WD Subaru Sambar and …
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Measured

29 Jun 2013

In: Cultural Norms, Yakushima
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The local reference points for metrics. “A nose” “20 hands” “A bottle”
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Purpose Amplified

15 Jun 2013

In: Future Perfect, Shibuya, back of
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Things that amplify, draw into focus or reveal other spectra. What happens when they are not in our service, but in the service of things …
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Entrance Norms

13 Jun 2013

In: Future Perfect, Tokyo
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Which parking spaces will mainstream autonomous vehicles master first? Vertical parking lot entrance, Shibuya. The final act of parking is taken care of by …
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