in the need of proper education, payakumbuh, Sumatera Barat, Indonesia

Salam guys,

You all know the five design elements, right? line, shape, form, color, texture.. good. observe these images, they all got design elements with characters. I want you to choose ONE image (please do not choose same image as your friend) and describe ALL five design elements together with the characters they bring. Please get your assignment brief, here 

Good Luck!

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It was a nice sunny day, when i walked along the Malacca riverside  together with my students last week I was holding an art-line pen and some polystyrene cups.. Then, i started pulling out some lines and create a piece of art..


I just pulling out my art line pen here and there without bordering the direct sun light, the noise and what not.. I noticed some people stopping by, and giving me a look like saying.. ” hey, what are you doing ..?” some of them took my picture, and some just left with smiles..

the more i pulled out lines, the more i can feel my drawing.. i can sense the wind, the sounds of the river flow, the people passing by.. and i just realized.. i performed i life drawing 🙂

It was like a hypnotize .. I just feel that my mind, my soul and my body were just blended with my surroundings.. i just can’t stop pulling out more and more lines.. IMG_8473

my friend snapped these photos with his tele-lens camera without my knowing.

In front, actually, standing a historical landmark of malacca, known as the red buildings (bangunan merah), try google it and see.. (oh, btw, try google malacca riverside as well).. so i just draw them..


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some of these were designed by my students

Good Day PSP3500 😀

I would hope the holiday season do not make you forget things I have taught you last week.. btw, you can get it here for your reference. So this time, i want to make sure that you get clear understanding on the UX process, particularly, at research stage.


It is a sequential process, where it has to undergo phases from one to another. Research must go first before analysis, analysis before design, then design, and followed by production. So there is no way that it can jump from research to production.

Also remember! the UX process is not one cycle. It doesn’t just flow from strategy to launch like that. It takes one or more cycles to ensure it has been tested/evaluated.

Alright, lets just talk about research phase. Research is made as the first phase, because it provides data for you to work with. With this data you can measure on what should you achieve later, what kind of measurement you will need to do. For example, if you want to cook fried rice, you will need to get focus on the specific ingredients just for the fried rice right? then you will set a target about the taste of fried rice, like extra spicy for example? then you will measure numbers of spices to achieve your target; spicy friend rice.

So to do a research, we need a tool. To cook fried rice we also need tools. what can this tool do for you? obviously, set of kitchen tools like knife, chopping board, frying pan will help you focus on how to cook the fried rice. In research, you will need tools like interview, observation and observation to work with your data.

Below, you will see a video compiling inventions that have gone though UX process. Observe those videos, just choose ONE of them and tell me, what would you think was the data of the research process. Sample of answer is provided on the first comment.


Good luck!

Good Day Class 😀

Let me introduce you a cool term in design and and environment: Information Interaction Design. What’s that? they are just three words that represents techniques to deliver information effectively. Of course, with the help of design. Take a look at this picture;


in a simple sentence, we have abilities to transform any data (even difficult ones) to become wisdom, so everyone can receive data easily.

Have you ever come in a situation where you don’t understand something and you wish to understand it easily? ok. now we have techniques. This framework you see is called information interaction design. It provides stages of techniques that we can transform data becomes information, information becomes knowledge, and knowledge becomes wisdom.

Data become information

Data is often boring, incomplete, or inconsequential. It is not valuable as information because it isn’t a complete message. Thus, data is not meant to be presented. Data should be organized to become information. Meaning, sort them out  and make them make sense for the users. Some designers undergo user experience test / survey / observation to understand what kind information that make sense for the users.

Information become knowledge

It is the first level of communication with users. It presents meaningful messages because data is already organized according to ways users can understand. Some designers use multi sensory approach for the presentation to comprehend  the message, such as putting sound effects, using appropriate typography, utilizing images/graphic to support meanings and applying animation/videos.

knowledge become wisdom

It is the highest level of understanding. It is a level where users can understand the information and have interpretation at the same time. In another words, users have full understanding and they have personal feelings too. To make wisdom among users, we need to create experience. Some designers integrate storytelling technique to create experience. By using storytelling technique, users are brought to a complete situation including beginning, climax, and ending.

Alright class, by understanding my notes above, I want you to CHOOSE ONE VIDEO below and observe. Find out from the video if it has (ALSO, JUST CHOOSE ONE)

  • data become information
  • information become knowledge
  • knowledge become wisdom
  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4o0ZVeixYU&list=PL8158340F4CFCF117&index=2
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCt_MzsnIUk&list=PL8158340F4CFCF117&index=4
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRgWttqFKu8&list=PL8158340F4CFCF117&index=3
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOHVVwqjeFo&list=PL8158340F4CFCF117&index=7

Please write your answer on the comment section below. You can see sample of  answer format is on the first comment. have a nice day!


I hereby pledge my dedication to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and competence in design practice and promise to uphold the spirit and letter of the Code of Professional Conduct through consistent practice and habitual reflection on my actions.

psychoanalysis criticism http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61342337/lesson3_psychoanalitic.pptx 

sociological analysis http://dl.dropbox.com/u/61342337/Sociological%20analysis.pptx