I learned critical thinking, as a way to analyze and judge things differently by adding different perspectives lenses.
I learned reflexibility, as a way to reflect on everything to get a deeper understanding by not just doing something, but also introspecting about it.
Atlas of Weak Signals - Introduction
I learned about some weak signals that I didn´t know that existed, but that work as an indicator of something that could be bigger in the future, also opening my mind to different problematics in the world.
I understood the weak signal that I´m interested in my main project, and how to interconnect them, trying to find solutions between what I like, what I care and what I research.
I learned to view necessity is a great driver for design, taking the designer into a problem biased thinking rather than falling in love with the solution.
Narrating Emergent Futures
I learned how to tell our story to others and attract someone's attention by creating a narrative for what I want to tell, having clear concepts, reduced information and an opening statement to catch attention.
The power of communication as a culture creator and a world biasing weapon, depending on the proper use you give to it.
- HTML + GitLab (coding and scripting for web pages)
Unpacking Intelligent Machines
I learned how to hack things to make them work differently, by dismantling old machines and interconnecting them to create new things.
I learned how to document your process by detailing each part, adding pictures and information so that you can explain each part to different people in a way it´s clear to them.
I learned how to experiment and learn from trial and error, by connecting and disconnecting, coding and checking the code once and again to make things work in a certain way.
- Electronics Skills / welding, testing, connecting.
- Coding Skills.
I Learned about how biology and chemistry have such an important role in the design, by giving physicochemical properties to different materials or objects with which we design.
I learned how you can also design with living things through DNA modification, or hacking cell functions with chemical reactions.
I learned how everything in nature works like a machine, with different components that have different functions.
I learned about the scientific process of investigation in which we have a hypothesis, and a certain research methodology that helps to evaluate that hypothesis with positive and negative controls, and how to document it.
- Materials and bioplastics
- DNA Hacking.
Living with your own Ideas
I learned about conceptual prototyping and rapid prototyping, by prototyping an imaginary idea into something else with imagination and giving it magic powers.
I learned how to use prototypes and imaginative machines as a research methodology, or an experimental object for research.
I learned about using yourself as an experimental target through self-experimentation, which gives the design a first-person point of view adding our interests and knowledge to an object.
I learned how to reflect through all of this experimentation process.
The Post-Technological Futures of Everything
I learned to question everything, by looking into the world with a critical point of view to realize the awful truth of the actual situation we are living in.
I learned how proper questions for the problems we want to solve, looking into the future and imagine it differently. What If?...
I learned about the responsibility we all have in our everyday actions and designs, looking forward to the change needed for the world.
I learned to try to find answers to problems through futuristic speculation, by imagining possible ways of how the thing could be.
We worked with collective imagination and teamwork, creating things in a collaborative way between all of us, taking the decisions that affect us all as a team.
The Almost Useful Machines
I learned humbleness, by accepting that you can learn from everyone.
I learned failure acceptance, patience, and satisfaction, by finishing each day solving something with the code, design or electronics, but having also new problems to solve in each step.
I learned how to materialize a concept into an object, by defining the action or use you want it to have, and defining the inputs and outputs that would take you that way.
I learned about exploration and research to find a way to make things work, by trying to look for the electronic connections or the code needed to make things work the way we wanted, and experimenting with them until we succeed.
- Coding Skills.
- Prototyping Skills / Digital Fabrication.
- Electronics / Arduino.
I learned about how many different ways they exist to control your wellness if you know about how the economy works.
I learned about the importance of knowing about the economy for any project you are going to make or any business you are going to create.
I learned about how blockchains, cryptocurrencies, and tokens work, and we were inspired into how to use them in a different context.
Designing with Collective Intelligence
I learned about intelligence, and how it could be injected into a machine by a process of coding.
I learned about datasets and how the information or data can be written in a way that helps a machine to predict it.
I learned about the ethics behind the process of AI, and how every decision made could affect what the machine does, even if it´s right or wrong.
I got inspired in different ways of how data can be sensed or perceived from different inputs and translated into different ways of visualization or materialization.
- Machine Learning.
- Data management.
- Neural Networks.
- Searching for datasets.
Exploring Hybrid Profiles in Design
I learn to reflect on self-Knowledge / Self- discovering, by hearing the inspiring stories of three different people with hybrid profiles.
I got inspired to take more risks and go through unknown paths, trying to find yours, so in that way, you could transform your hobbies, interests, and passions into a way of living.
I learned about critical thinking in our everyday work and that we also have to be responsible for our design actions or creations.
I learned about the respect of handcrafts or techniques, understanding that the old way doesn't have to be bad only because is old.
Design Dialogues / Studios.
I learned how to have different approaches in design by seeing it through different perspectives or using different methodologies depending on the final result wanted.
The different kinds of prototypes and their roles in the design process and how everyone works differently and helps you to gather different kinds of information.
Critical thinking about the subject of design and your responsibility as designing, having in mind that even something meant to do good things could be used for someone else to do bad things.
I learn to reflect on what we design and why we design it. The reason behind each design, the motivation, usability, the user and the earth (environment) where the design would live.
I learned about how the design spaces work as a medium to communicate an idea to the world, and how the crafting is also as important as the idea.