Kaishin Chu

Systems Thinker | Strategic Problem Solver | Experience Cultivator

Category: Learning

Service Design & Organizational Coaching

I began my career designing and developing high-performance apparel products while assisting in the broader needs of the companies I’ve worked for, such as organizational development, change management and culture cultivation. Due to developing a broad set of skills and interests, it was a natural transition for me to move towards solving challenges within in-house…

Experience Mapping for Service Design

Last week we ran our January Service Design Meetup with the topic being on Experience Mapping. I had wanted to introduce Service Design scope of experience mapping, how it includes a wider and more in-depth scope than what UX generally focuses on, the next tier up. This was to help those new to Service Design…

Digital Storytelling Unconference

The Digital Storytelling Unconference is ON! It’s taking place on July 7th and early bird tickets are now available for a limited time. We’ve been working hard at putting together the final details of the event, to be hosted at The Network Hub in the River Market at New Westminster, and it’s got us really excited! It’s…

Great point made – Strive For Work-Life Integration, Not Balance | Fast Company

Rather, we try to help them understand this: Accurately assessing the nature of their own personalities, their sense of self-identity, and the degree of control they have over their work and family lives is crucial to finding satisfaction. Balance is not the goal. Integration is. … More important is how they make you feel about…

Gamification And UX: Where Users Win Or Lose | Smashing UX Design

via uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com Great article on how to make the web experience unique and fun, applying  gamification.

iOS 5 App Development Seminar

Getting Started & Overview Design Principles The Tools The stages of an iOS App Development Orientation to the Objective-C Language Architecture of an iOS App: Model/View/Controller Layers Overview of Selected FoundationKit Classes: Strings, Arrays & Dictionaries   Popular UI, Frameworks & Distribution Tabs, Lists, Drill Down interfaces, Pickers, Adding Animations, Integrating with the Calendar, Accessing the Camera,…

Digital Storytelling in Vancouver… Let's Collaborate to Innovate

For the last few months I’ve been meeting with a team of folks, Todd Sieling & Tylor Sherman of Denim & Steel, and John Wellwood of Echo Memoirs on how to better accomplish story telling in the digital format, to still have as much purpose and engagement as the traditional person-to-person storytelling methods. Our small group grew out of the…

Themia Theme : InkThemes – How to show full posts in the Blog Page

I see that quite a few folks have also been seeking the answer to: HOW TO SHOW FULL BLOG POSTS within the main BLOG PAGE. I like many of you searched through the support forum and have found contradicting partial solutions suggested by the support staff. None of which actually solves the requested solution we…

Themia Theme : InkThemes – double post thumbnails/images

For those of you who updated the Themia theme recently, you may have noticed now blog posts will show double the images all of a sudden. It seems really odd that someone would change the code to do so. I actually suspect the support company they use, if this was thrown in to make work…

Free WaveGuide Seminar: Developing Cross Platform Apps with HTML5 Mar 28 – Vancouver HTML5 Meetup Group

Looking forward to attending this seminar, to learn more about HTML5, at the very least to keep up to date with it’s capabilities, even if I’m not a coder or web designer. Last summer after attending the HTML5 Meetup, I realized how much fun can be had by designers and developers with HTML5, how it…

Thinking By Design: Scientific American

Image: Yuji Sakai Getty Images In Brief People prefer big objects to small ones, round forms to sharp ones and complex designs to simpler renditions. Observers often pick a prototype as prettiest, but these “average” examples of a face, coach or pattern can bore an expert or even someone in a good mood. After a…