I aim to shape products, interfaces and services that mediate meaningful dialogues between people, systems and their environments within everyday life.

Posts tagged ‘storytelling’


How a Virus Changes the World

Take Part created an engaging and powerful story of how a virus spreads from one person to another to erupt into a pandemic. Both educational and humourous, it teaches the public how we can avoid massive outbreaks through the act of simply washing our hands regularly.

via Brain Pickings


IDEO Labs Exquisite Corpse Experiment

IDEO Labs put together a collaborative and non-linear visual story inspired by the exquisite corpse style of storytelling:

The exquisite corpse model is rooted in the surrealist movement, and we are inspired by how many experiments currently in public domain play with its framework (or lack thereof). Our take on the model—in which we essentially asked a group of collaborators to submit sentences/fragments—was to create a dynamic visualization for the “exquisite” story our writers had crafted. These collective fragments formed a base on which we layered sensory artifacts, from voice-over to tagged visuals, and we were curious as to how far we could take the experience.

They asked 150 people to submit a Twitter-length sentence. Using those fragments, they compiled a 1600-word story narrated by a single voice and illustrated it with images from Flickr linked to key words.

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Such a wonderful film. Makes me excited for my next travel adventure.

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 thousand miles, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage… all to turn 3 ambitious linear concepts based on movement, learning and food ….into 3 beautiful and hopefully compelling short films…..

= a trip of a lifetime.

move, eat, learn

Rick Mereki : Director, producer, additional camera and editing
Tim White : DOP, producer, primary editing, sound
Andrew Lees : Actor, mover, groover


Another Use for Post-its

Post-its are a versatile tool for designers for brainstorming and organizing thoughts. It also adds a little colour to an otherwise dull whiteboard!

A student from Savannah College of Art and Design created a fabulous stop-motion video using Post-

it notes to animate. The Röyksopp song adds the perfect “pixelated” feel to the entire piece.


The Crisis of Credit Visualized

Jonathan Jarvis uses the power of visual storytelling to explain the economic crisis in a clear and comprehensiv

e way. By breaking down the complex situation into simple parts and using strong graphical lyricism, he is able to communicate the causal relationships between all the various stakeholders in this system.


Traveller Safety Net


Focusing our concept direction on the idea of the “safety net”, we provide the traveller a sense of security that they are connected back home and have medical records tracked and stored with him or her. This idea stems from insights acquired from interviews detailing situations where even the most adventurous traveller wanting to explore on his own can feel terrified in medical emergencies, particularly, when he has trouble communicating his situation or understanding his medical condition. I have personally found myself in this situation too in a foreign country and have felt the panic of not only trying to communicate with the local hospital staff, but also trying to connect with family back home.

Our direction will be exploring the idea of tracking the history of travel locations and medical/physiological data in order to address the health concerns of travellers while maintaining a connection with people back home.