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“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

sussin’ out my design frame

Today I was working on my workshop for prospective high school students who are interested in SCAD (@scaddotedu). The workshop is a 2.5 hour interactive, hands-on, intensive extravaganza. So I'm using as a base my 1/2 day workshop that I did as part of Interaction 09 as an Intro to IxD. ...

A reponse to Jon & Other thoughts on IDSA (the conference & the org)

This morning [I started this on Sunday & finished it on Tuesday], very early, I had a chance to read Jon Kolko's thoughts on IDSA. Just this week I wrote some thoughts of my own on the topic and much of what Jon states compliments my own analysis in that ...

Can we have a real discussion about IxD EDU?

I first saw that there was a new issue of interactions (the magazine of ACM/SIGCHI) when @jkolko announced it. Right away I clicked on over to the site enticed by the mention of a piece about Education in NYC. Ya see I know big things are happening in NYC with ...

Great vid portraying the human perspective of using a computer

This is a bit slow to take off, but it really is worth the watch. It is an amazing exercise by the folks at Multitouch-Barcelona to try and understand how humans perceive the computers in their lives. GREAT work! This is an example of what I've been thinking of for the student ...

What is twitter anyway?

So just this week Dr. Linda Ciroco (@lindaciroco), the Director if Innovative Teaching & Learning asked me to speak to a great of faculty here at the Savannah College of Art & Design (@scaddotedu; and many more!). When confronted with this invitation, of course, I jumped at the opportunity. I mean ...

Conversation on Twitter — a solution?

Eric Reiss (@elreiss) from Copenhagen asked me in a private tweet, what's my trick for conversations on Twitter. I told him so long story in the reply that I won't bore you with. What I will tell you is the short version. I just like digital asynchronous conversations. I've been ...

Thin App pet peeve: Passing the buck

Through AIR, standard web and WebKit there has been a proliferation of applications whose data almost completely resides on the network and is accessed through a series of APIs. In many cases the elements that make up the GUI itself are also distributed over the network making them even thinner ...

Tweet 101 continues … Needs YOU!

In an earlier blog post I announced my intent to start a new project. One that is really 2 projects in one. An open source education project an open source design project After making that initial post I started a wiki which I'm now calling Tweet 101. On that wiki you can get ...

Interaction 10 Submissions open

I'm just thrilled pink that Interaction 10 (The 3rd Annual Interaction Design Association (IxDA) conference on Interaction Design) will be coming back to Savannah and being hosted by the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Interaction 08 | Savannah was indeed a special moment on so many levels for ...

Interaction Design 101 – The Twitter Client – Starting up

(an experiment in open source design and interaction design education) Introduction What I'm about to start is a huge project. I won't be doing it alone (at least not for long, 1 way or another). I want to create a series of tutorials that take on the multiple facets that lead to ...

On completing my 1st term in education

For some reason I'm feeling pensive about the first part of this year. It is not quie half way over yet, but for me the entire year feels done. OH! I'm now in education. (I always avoid the use of the term academia, b/c that is not what I do. ...

Class work we did for Freescale

I haven't spoken about my teaching here in a while b/c well while I've been enjoying it there hasn't been anything compelling to share yet. No story worth expanding on. Here is something worth talking about! Now I have that story. The last 10 weeks a graduate class in Interaction Design and ...

Bill Buxton on the relationship between engineering & design

In BusinessWeek Bill Buxton gets a short piece where he answers the usual engineering type question regarding UX design. It is a beautfiul piece that for the 1st time for me articulates the absurdity of the initial engineering question and outlines the various levels of design "education" from easy to figure ...

Intra-technological age (1/2 baked, but gotta get it out there)

I have had this idea in one shape or another for a few weeks now. It all started during the days of the heavy debates on the IAI and IxDA lists about the nature of our communities and the relevance if any to the term UX for me in particular ...

Summer camp for a professor = consulting

This summer I need to go to camp. Yup. Like the young school teachers who turned camp counselors over the summer, I too need a job. So let me talk a little bit about what I can do for y'all. Remotely: Do Interaction Design work. UI Design work on web, software, embedded and ...

Reprise to my Foundations talk on JohnnyHolland.org

Just a simple blog post to let people know that I posted a reprise to my "Foundations of Interaction Design" presentation I did at Interaction 09 | Vancouver on JohnnyHolland.org. As a reminder you can see the slides from the talk here. The JohnnyHolland.org piece is listed here.

The language we use

In my Senior Intearction Design Studio today I had a student present his sketches to me and the rest of the class. During his explanation I kept getting bothered by the words he was using to describe what was otherwise a good framework for the user interface he was designing ...

Business to Buttons: Malmö, Sweden (see you there?)

So today I went to http://businesstobuttons.com/ and finally saw the new updated site for this year's conference. There are a few European conferences that year after year get a special mix of presenters and workshop leaders and THIS one always had my attention. More than Shift or Lift, I have ...

My slides from Interaction 09 | Vancouver

Here are my slides from my two pieces from Interaction 09 | Vancouver. Interaction09 Foundations Of Interaction Design View more presentations from David Malouf. (tags: interactiondesign ixd) ... and ... Interaction 09 Introduction to Interaction Design View more presentations from David Malouf. (tags: ixd ixd09)

Designing Web Interfaces

Bill Scott, a former co-workshop leader of mine and Theresa Neil have written an O'Reilly book called "Designing Web Interfaces: Principles & Patterns in Rich Interaction". If you want to get a taste of this fine book before buying this presentation should do it for you: Designing Web Interfaces Book - O'Reilly ...

February 19th 2015
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My Google Story from Interaction15 Week

Storytelling and Interaction Design – Talk

Here is the talk I gave at From Business to Buttons 2014 this month in Stockholm. It was a wonderfully produced day-long event that left everyone begging for more. This talk is about how Storytelling as a framework for Interaction Design can be very useful not just in explaining design, ...

Re-looking at T-types and collaboration in UX

Rethinking my T-type (maybe even my I-type) against the commodity, firmness, desirability framework ala Vitruvius. I’m pretty much focused on commodity, utility or usefulness. This doesn't mean I don't understand the greater whole that the triumvirate express together so well. It means that my self-admitted mindset and bias focuses my attention ...

Why I create stories as an interaction designer

1. I play act in my mind, in my sketches, in my physical play possibilities where structure doesn't only map against the frame of narrative, but the framework for how we process experiences. 2. The written words and pictures are crafted artifacts from which to evaluate realism of personas (characters); contexts (setting), ...

Thoughts on code, programming, design, production, development, technology and Oh! Design

I apologize for throwing this 4000 word essay out there like this. I thought and thought and just didn't know where else to put it. I hope someone enjoys it. Yesterday a very respected colleague, who I also call friend (not in that Facebook way, but in that pre-Internet kinda-way), wrote ...

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