Prototype: Information architecture and UI

Working on a high fidelity prototype for the mobile app, this are compositions of the main screens detailed in the information architecture and the basic task flow of the user. I have been using the software Sketch that provides useful tools for mobile user interface design. This shows the basic  workflow and the main user interface. … Continued

Howard Rheingold creator of The Whell

The Well was probably the first example of communities powered by online connections. This is an interesting Interview with its creator Howard Rheingold, for the documentary Steal This Film II. Usage Attribution-ShareAlike Accessed on  https://archive.org/details/Smokinrobocop-HowardRheingoldShiftsInTechnologyAndPower344-2

Short stories while waiting for the bus

Waiting for the bus can be tired, and we usually look at the things our friends share on Facebook, answer messages or play a mobile game. The company Short Edition came up with a great idea for this moments: a short stories expending machine. This is a great idea to motivate people in France to … Continued

Map test

The new touch emulation works on Framer. Here is an example with Mapbox maps. Pinch, pan and rotate all work like you expect, right in Framer Studio. Video by Koen Bok (https://www.facebook.com/koenbok/videos/10208451506316099/)

Framer test

I have been doing tests with Framer Studio to make the prototype, the type of interactions that can be made with this software is really amazing, and very approximate like a native mobile app. However it is has a high learning curve and may not be the best tool to prototype a whole application, instead … Continued

Wireframes

In this link you can check the wireframes, where I try to show the basic functionality of the application. Also, some hints of what the layout is going to be, but still exploring possibilities. http://www.draftforsket.ch/p/ZjyeaI5jw8

Understanding Social Capital by Norman Uphoff

Social Capital Norman Uphoff, Social Capital: A Multifaceted Perspective. “Social capital […] refers to features of social organization, such as trust, norms, and networks that can improve the efficiency of society by facilitating coordinated actions.” (Uphoff, 2001) Core ideas: Civic culture, propensity for cooperation, collective action, mutual benefit, solidarity, positive-sum outcomes.       Norman … Continued

Social Capital term

Coined in 1916 by sociologist Lyda Judson Hanifan, the term “social capital” refers to the idea that social networks and communities provide their constituents with material as well as intangible resources. Reference Chen, Howie, et al. Social Capital: Forms of Interaction. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2004. Web.

Social Capital as art theme

Looking at the book Social Capital Forms of Interaction I found about the artist Luc Steels that attempts to reverse the experience of dis-empower in viewers. In his work Communitas (2003) Steels provided a software system and a hand-held device to viewers, with the goal to create networks among the project’s participants, allowing them to … Continued

Social Capital by Putnam

Social Capital Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone. Coined in 1916 by sociologist Lyda Judson Hanifan, the term “Social Capital” refers to the idea that social networks and communities provide their constituents with material as well as intangible resources. And it refers to “features of social organization such as networks, norms, and social trust that facilitate coordination … Continued