Kristjan Jansen , interaction designer. I teach, talk and have a podcast. Here is my portfolio & CV. Find me in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Github, Instagram & Gmail.

Raamatukogu paberprototüüp

Hetk eilsest tunnist Tartu Kunstikoolis.

26. 3. 2013 teaching

Ehmatav elutruudus

Tänahommikune hetk kasutajaliideste kursuselt, teemaks sularahaautomaat.

11. 2. 2013 teaching

Targa pliidi prototüüp poole tunniga

Tänahommikune hetk mu kasutajaliideste kursuselt.

10. 1. 2013 teaching

Visual Storytelling workshop in DDVE

The goal of the workshop to rediscover the fun of drawing, improve visual thinking and help to communicate the ideas in graphic form.

We kicked of the workshop with the legendary RSA series, namely the Changing Education Paradigms lecture -- and then was time to clear the tables, close the MacBooks and get the black markers ready.

First, we started of some freehand circles to loosen up and re-enable motor skills we all once had. So, draw as fast as you can: six medium circles, six small circles, some circles have babies, circle Inception, Mother Earth Circle.

From there, we continued with human expressions: happy, sad, surprised, terrified, exchausted, angry, excited, ashamed:

Then on to object drawing: from simple everyday objects to tricker concepts: toothbrush, sausage, car, bus stop, clock, sausage sandwitch, keycard, french press, cubicles, getting late for an academic quater, speeding camera:

Now it was time to some typographic doodling: write the names of five Estonian celebrities, come up with typefaces that express the personality of the particular person.

Finally, we moved to storyboards: illustrate you day so far -- from getting out of the bed to make it to the class.

15. 4. 2012 teaching

Interaction design workshop at IMKE

As part of the Estonian Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments (IMKE) winter sessions, I gave a IxD crash course next to a cozy fireplace.

We first discussed the design process, analyzed some everyday interactions and then went to create some crazy product ideas. The team was split into two: future ironing team and future media team.

The iron team wasn't lacking imagination, termic gloves and spell-like gestures to add steam were just the start. The media team in the other hand went on to the next step and came up withpaper cookies-plus-tea-box prototype of two-wheel remote control.

Thanks to Geroli Peedu to ressurect these long-lost photos!

3. 11. 2008 teaching