Which is why I found myself, as part of a positive new dating initiative, standing in the rain selling chocolate popcorn to dogs. ' (stock image)Good Deed Dating, launched earlier this year, is the genius idea of Hannah Whitehead (a former charity worker aged 28) who wanted to put the fun and the adventure back into dating.Rather than being paired off with someone for awkward drinks or dinner, Good Deed daters sign up for a two-hour ‘good deed’ volunteering session, attended by other singles.
So you’re not brushing someone off for some interest they have that probably wouldn’t even effect your relationship with them, you’re getting a slight glimpse at whether or not you might actually enjoy their company. Online dating can be a lot of fun, and can yield some great results.
Scott Davidoff of CMU gave an interesting presentation today at Ubicomp on a design method for rapidly exploring application design – Speed Dating.
He and his colleagues had conducted ethnographic studies on families and their children.
– High cost of failure – Unpredictable consequence: Scott and his team were conscious that they were introducing technologies in social contexts and didn’t know what the consequences of that might be.
So he explained that he looked in the design toolbox for some tools of the trade to help.