A day made of glass II

This video is similar to the first one I posted before, however goes through some of the uses of glass and says whether they are viable or not.
This shows a shift of how we will communicate in the future, with a lot of emphasis on tablets, which I feel we could take on, considering the tablet idea and other touchscreen features in our vision.
It’s really interesting and exciting! Take a look 🙂



Here’s how this system works:
First, simple filtered search

you can get:

  • physical books
  • reports
  • e-books
  • lectures
  • notes

From each branches related to your keywords or titles, this digital system offers location of information, how will you get it, creditable reviews.  Also prepared for you in “APA reference format”


This system will keep growing with easy search data and making the society more involved keeping the information true

A day made of Glass

How cool would it be if we could actually make the interactive wall we were talking about? Imagine this!

Our creative selection method – Cluedo Cards

Working from the Da Vinci method of breaking the system into design categories… We wanted to discover the best way to select what combinations work best.

Presenting: Cluedo Cards  – a fun method of selection.

Each group member picks and writes down on the cards ‘post-its’ one potential touch point within each system category – Put these into your own mystery envelope.  [Sgt. Grey + Knife + Studio] note: TOP SECRET

Each team member is designated a category:
Out of your massive list of ideas – limit it down to top 5  (or 3 to be selective)
Write those onto your cards and place onto the game board.


Prof. Plum

Mr. Green

Miss. Scarlett

Sgt. Grey

Col. Mustard



Candle Stick


Lead pipe






Billiard Room

Drawing room

Based on your detective skills (insights + research) take turns linking the pathways for a system journey between each touch point idea. Remove any ideas that were not used, add one additional touch point to the lists and repeat the linking step. Look at the trends that emerge of potential possibilities and combinations.

Analysis and talk over positive and negatives of the popular suspects…

Once discovered – check in with the mystery cards to see how it has changed and developed from your first selection.

WIN !!

Mobile Library Guide

Some inspiration for concepts, try and think broad.

A digital library system is not limited to just being a portal and storage place for books. How can we integrate books and technology in a way that is complimentary, not a way of replacing?

Additional Reflection on Interview


  • Re-purpose space to individual study
  • Flexible user-focused
  • Collaborative space for nomads –> community members –> wider communities
  • Unaffiliated members ? –> entrepreneurial blended libraries
  • Learning analytic –> what users use –> map against student results (way to measure success)
  • Search systems – Have we lost serendipity  ?
  • Libraries are the heart of the university – cross discipline : cross learning, richer, exposed : on display (wider)
  • Respect/access/profile/knowledge/research/embodiment
  • AUT uses benchmarks + networks to link within wider library systems
  • Physical space – retain value
  • Way finding – lost physical = navigation to relevant resources (most potential area for improvement)
  • Services – face to face vs. activity – online  :: Goal = Getting services to support the growing trend of activity


History insight (additional notes)

” Let us save what remains: not by vaults and locks which fence them from the public eye and use in consigning them to the waste of time. But by such a multiplication of copies, as shall place them beyond the reach of accident”

Thomas Jefferson.

A Scene in a Library, 1843–44
William Henry Fox Talbot (British, 1800–1877)



:: Retro Futurism ::
Links to futurist of the past. Visions on the now.





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