This is a series of web development logs for a local meditation group called Mantra Meditation. The series consists of: User research Site requirements Conceptual design Visual design Prototype: Constructing […]

Test and Evaluation | Web Design Project Documentation





This is a series of web development logs for a local meditation group called Mantra Meditation. The series consists of: User research Site requirements Conceptual design Visual design Prototype: Constructing […]

Visual Design | Web Design Project Documentation



This is a series of web development logs for a local meditation group. The series consists of: User research Site requirements Conceptual design Visual design Prototype: Constructing and Styling Prototype: […]

Site Requirements | Web Design Project Documentation



This is a series of web development logs for a local meditation group. The series consists of: User research Site requirements  Conceptual design  Visual design  Prototype: Constructing and Styling  Prototype: […]

User Research | Web Design Project Documentation


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This is a series of contextual design learning logs for Creative Design module. In this page, I will display and explain some of the drawings that created for a location-based […]

Contextual Design | Ideation


This is a series of contextual design learning logs for Creative Design module. In this page, I will evaluate the ideas to create our location-based game.   What is six […]

Contextual Design | Six Hats



This is a series of contextual design learning logs for Creative Design module. In this page, I will write about available technologies that can be used to develop our group […]

Contextual Design | Methods


This is a series of contextual design learning logs for Creative Design module. In this page, I will display images I collected for the project. Visual Research Photos of Stanmer […]

Contextual Design | Visual Research


This is a series of contextual design learning logs for Creative Design module. In this page, I will write about a brainstorming session for a location based game project.   […]

Contextual Design | Brainstorming



This is a series of contextual design learning logs for Creative Design module. In this page, I will write about some warm up exercises we did in the class.   […]

Contextual Design | Warm up Exercise


This is a series of contextual design learning logs for Creative Design module. In this module, we learn basic knowledge of design concepts and techniques, a flow of creating location based digital games and available technologies. By Aiko Ohakoda

Contextual Design | Introduction to the Project


This is a series of learning logs about “Mobile App Ideas”. In part 3, I will write about “synectics” and examples of use of analogy.   What is Synectics A […]

Mobile App Ideas: Part3



This is a series of learning logs about “Mobile App Ideas”. In part 2, I will apply categories to the apps and discuss about similar apps.   Apply categories CatTach […]

Mobile App Ideas: Part2


This is a series of learning logs about "Mobile App Ideas". Part 1 illustrates how to generate ideas to promote mobile apps for an individual's needs. I had to design 6 apps for my co-student called Lena. In order to find out Lena's needs; first, I interviewed her, and then extracted some key words that inspire ideas of apps. By aiko ohakoda

Mobile App Ideas: Part 1




In this article, I will draw a mascot for this blog by following an article "10 tips for kawaii character design by CB (Creative Blog)" that tell elements of kawaii drawing. Learn from tips and make a kawaii mascot in Photoshop By aiko ohakoda

Learn from tips and make a kawaii mascot in Photoshop


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The economy of Japan is the third-largest in the world (Wikipedia) that makes Japan as an attractive market for the international businesses. However, winning business in Japan is said to be difficult and large numbers of international businesses have failed (Japan Strategy, 2013). Why the successful global web services in Japan produces mascots. By aiko ohakoda

Why the successful global web services in Japan produces mascots.


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Having a mascot for the companies is not a brand new marketing method. There are numbers of mascots that took a big part in leading a brands to be well known. Use of mascots as a web marketing tool. By aiko ohakoda

Use of mascots as a web marketing tool



“Kawaii” is a well-known Japanese word for younger generations that is often used in art, fashion and music as well as used in daily life. I will explain what is kawaii in this article. By aiko ohakoda

What is Kawaii and why is it important in design?