Community– & Human–Centered Researcher, Designer, & Facilitator

BRIDGING THE GAP: INTEGRATING ETHICAL DESIGN PRACTICE IN LEBANESE ARCHITECTURE SCHOOLS.

The Need for Ethics

Architecture has been defined as a way to look forward to a better future that expands our sense of human possibility. By constructing relationships between “what exists and what can come into being”, it frames new understandings of places and human interactions. This definition recognizes a significant role architects play…

OBSESSIVE INTERACTIONS — BLIND SCROLLING

How many times do you end up blindly scrolling through Facebook and Instagram before bed? The debate about social media and its effects and addiction is still ongoing. It made Apple realize the screentime feature and introduce time limits for apps. However, the time limit feature is not very effective as it directly allows you to ignore it.

You can easily ignore the limit for the whole day or 15 minutes.

It would be better if Apple introduces a reminder message that we can input when we set the limits. The message can be our reminder on why we put the limit and help us make a better decision while blindly scrolling over the apps.

COMPLICATED INTERACTIONS — POWER SOCKETS

I have been observing our interactions with power sockets recently and how complicated a simple interaction can get.

While power sockets are usually everywhere on walls. Designers have tried to integrate them on floors and desks to make them more accessible. However, this added more constraints and made these interactions more complicated.

How many times did you have to go below or inside a table to install your phone or laptop charger?

How many times did you have to struggle while opening the floor sockets box?

SATISFYING INTERACTIONS — KLM

Last week I had to change my flight between Amsterdam and Copenhagen due to a change in my work schedule. I head to the KLM website and follow all the steps needed but end up getting an error message.

I directly head to their facebook page and contact them through messenger. I honestly expected a robot to reply to me. However, within 3 minutes I receive a reply asking me for more details. Within one hour, the whole issue was solved and I received my new ticket.

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