January 12, 2018

Infographic CV

Writing about web page http://www.visualize.me

Check out my latest discovery; a tool for visualising your infographic CV:

Infographic


December 21, 2017

Design Thinking for Educators–Fifth part

Writing about web page Designthinkingforeducators.com

Process

Please click on the link below to see the fifth part of the translation:
http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/files/minatafazoli/id2-11th-2-handout.pdf


December 14, 2017

Design Thinking for Educators–Fourth part

Writing about web page Designthinkingforeducators.com

Process

Please click on the link below to see the third part of the translation:
http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/files/minatafazoli/id2-10th-2-handout.pdf


December 07, 2017

Design kit–Third part

Writing about web page Designthinkingforeducators.com

Process

Please click on the link below to see the third part of the translation:
http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/files/minatafazoli/id2-9th-2-handout.pdf


December 04, 2017

The art of Perfumery

Writing about web page http://www.majdabekkaliparis.com/index.php?option=home

NomHave you ever thought about how perfumes make you feel or the sense of space that they create in your mind?
Sometimes we are attracted by the smell but quite often, it is the bottle that attracts us.
As a designer, I have always been concerned about the relationship between the way each perfume makes me feel and the design of its bottle. Therefore, I’m trying to unveil the secrets in designing perfume bottles.
Yesterday I took part in the launch of two new perfumes by Majda Bekkali, both from Andalus collection. To know more about Majda and her new collection, please visit:

http://www.majdabekkaliparis.com/index.php?option=home
Majda is currently in Iran and this gave me the chance to talk with her about her perfume bottles and their design process.
She explained that the concept of the bottles came from the nature. She picked some stones and casted a few moules until she became satisfied with the design. It is interesting to know that all perfume bottles are hand crafted, the energy that is transmitted each time that the piece is touched by a craftsman, is what makes it even more unique. Another interesting fact about the bottle, is how ergonomic it is.
We also talked about on of her other perfumes named « mon nom est rouge », meaning my name is red. She explained that she has created the scent so that a blind person can feel the color, red. To know more about this this perfume and its ingredients, look at the following link: http://www.majdabekkaliparis.com/index.php?option=mon-nom-est-rouge


November 30, 2017

Design Thinking for Educators–part 2

Writing about web page https://designthinkingforeducators.com/

Here you can find the second part of the translation of the toolkit.

Process

https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/files/minatafazoli/id2-8th-2-handout.pdf


November 23, 2017

Design Thinking Toolkit, Part 1

Writing about web page https://designthinkingforeducators.com/

I had translated the toolkit labeled ‘Design Thinking for Educators’ to Farsi and had already sent the translation to IDEO so they can put it online to be used by more people. Until then, I will post the translation here on a weekly basis. If you want to try this method, you are more than welcome to use it but if you decided to share the document with others, please mention my name.
Hope it will be useful for you.
Here you can find the first part of the translation:

https://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/files/minatafazoli/id2-7th-2-handout.pdf

Process*


Design Thinking for Educators

Writing about web page https://designthinkingforeducators.com/

Design Thinking

« Design Thinking for Educators » is a toolkit provided by IDEO. It is a problem solving tool by means of which you can overcome almost any challenge. It focuses specifically on challenges faced in educational settings such as classrooms, schools and universities.
Last semester I decided to work on this toolkit so I started translating it to Farsi. It was a tough job but the results cherished me. My students worked in groups of 3 to 5, focusing on two main challenges:
1. How might we provide a leisure space within the university?
2. How might we redesign the registration process at the university?
But we had a bigger challenge at the beginning; How might we adapt this toolkit to our culture? In other words, how might we localize the process provided by the toolkit?
I tried my best to be faithful to the process but due to some cultural differences, I decided to make some small changes. The « Exercise Book » seemed boring for the students as it had a lot of repetitive parts, so we decided to skip those sections. In general, the toolkit was really helpful in coming up with some solutions. You can find the prototypes here:
https://padlet.com/tafazoli_mina/Mabani_2

P.s: The good news is that the translation is being edited by IDEO and soon it will be available for anyone interested.


October 13, 2017

Back after 6 years!

It’s been almost 6 years since the last time I wrote here. Back then, I used to be a student. Now I’m sitting at the other end of the table, working as a teaching fellow at a university in Tehran. I’ve decided to share my experiences as a teacher. In addition, I will keep writing about design-related issues. Hope you will enjoy it.

October 26, 2011

Campaign Posters

Writing about web page http://www.2expertsdesign.com/graphics/40-witty-campaign-posters-for-a-cause

Smoking Kills!

I recently came across this article.Thought it might be useful to share it.

http://www.2expertsdesign.com/graphics/40-witty-campaign-posters-for-a-cause


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