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I am multithreaded, and sometimes the threads get tangled.


a Studiolab production.


food design course at TUDelft
I blog in Italian
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I love Jasper van Kuijk's product usability weblog

the wind I am enjoying


De meningen ge-uit door medewerkers en studenten van de TU Delft en de commentaren die zijn gegeven reflecteren niet perse de mening(en) van de TU Delft. De TU Delft is dan ook niet verantwoordelijk voor de inhoud van hetgeen op de TU Delft weblogs zichtbaar is. Wel vindt de TU Delft het belangrijk - en ook waarde toevoegend - dat medewerkers en studenten op deze, door de TU Delft gefaciliteerde, omgeving hun mening kunnen geven.

Alphabet soup mode: ITD, EI, IE, UTAR, CompViz

So. ITD (Interactive Technology Design), a class in the DFI Master
starts next Friday. UTAR (something Technology something Redesign)
starts next week. IE (Interaction and Electronics) starts tomorrow, and
I still have stuff to read for it. Oh, and the student evaluations for
EI (Exploring Interaction), right. These are all fine, fine courses
that I enjoy teaching, have no doubt about it: I am only disturbed by
the amounts of balls that I have to keep flying through the air. Some
occasionally drop to the ground and land on my toes, I have to admit. I
have become a Google Calendar fundamentalist, which is not without its
drawbacks. Anything that has not been entered into THE calendar stops
existing, which in turn means that I must also use it to manage my
private life – something I am a bit averse to.

Today I
distributed the students among the 6 ITD briefs. It took two hours of
Excel wrangling, but I think I have made about 95% of the people happy,
where happy is defined as "having the brief that you asked for, or any brief if you did not ask for anything special".

main hall of IO, shot from the platform
this is a shot from an ITD user testing session of last year. I know, I overuse the fisheye.

Considering also Computer Visualization on the horizon, plus the
special activities for the KAIST/TUDelft joint master I have a rather
full plate of teaching activities. And I think that today i just
acquired my fourth graduation student, which is about all I can handle.
But it is all good. On the horizon there is also a workshop (or two?)
in Israel, and a trip to Salone del Mobile,
related to one ITD brief. And I keep having fun technology ideas, but
there is only one me to implement them. Until someone invents cloning,
but we don’t have that at TUDelft yet.

I have also started a
serious effort to write down my hours, so that the task of filling in
the time management sheets at the end of the month becomes less painful
and even (who knows!) more useful. And I will stop confusing EI end IE.

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