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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

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. ...

15 new videos posted from @Interaction09 – including MINE!

So finally after 3 months of waiting the next large chunk of vids are up on line via Library.IxDA.org. My faves include: ME! - Foundations of Interaction Design Jared Spool & Friends: Hiring the next generation of interaction designers (at around the 46min mark you can see me causing a ruckus during Q&A. It's ...

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 ...

My 2008 State of IxD presentation (from back in Dec)

I'll let the video stand on its own! I'm so excited that this talk came to the web finally. NYC IxDA - Dave Malouf - The State of Interaction Design from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

Enough UX Chumbaya!!!

This is my response to Andrew Hinton's recent blog post. I was going to post it as a comment, but it really is MY thinking and it is rich enough that I feel it belongs here. Sorry Andrew, my experience is really changing my framing of who "we" are and ...

New beta.ixda.org ready for community to use and evaluate

Today, the IxDA makes a radical change in how we are defining "community". I'm proud to help announce the IxDA's new site (in beta release). For me this is a beginning on many levels: A new way of having a multi-faceted community contributed conversation. A new way of thinking about an organization The former ...

Why define the damn thing (part 5281)

A now almost 60 message thread is going on within the IAI Members list. It seems that trying to be witty led to a long bashing of myself over and over again, b/c G-d forbid I care about the advancement and growth of UX, IA and IxD. Below is an ...

IxDA begins pledge drive and announces Project Donahue

Today the treasurer of IxDA, Greg Petreoff, had the honor of announcing our new pledge drive to make some dough before the end of year to support IxDA's project donahue initiative. Project Donahue is exciting because for the first time in the UX community an organization is putting its resources behind ...

IxDA is ALIVE!!!!!

I have been working hard for over 2 years to create a new organization dedicated to the advancement of both interaction design (IxD) and interaction designers. It's now REAL. Go to http://ixda.org/ to learn more. What is also very exciting to me is that I'll be working with some great people. ...

knemeyer.com: Mind: Essays :: Content is King No More: Web 2.0 Is About Interaction

I just wanted to link to this very clear and well articulated article about the history of web product design and why now more than ever IxD needs to be brought to the forefront of product design. Content is King No More: Web 2.0 Is About Interaction by Dirk Knemeyer, Principal ...

IxDG Announces Intent to officially corporate + long term strategy

The Interaction Design Group (IxDG) announced that it will become a formal not-for-profit organization and explains its new purpose and strategy for achieving it. I have been helping IxDG grow for close to 2 solid years now, and am very proud that a group of 14 energized, intelligent, talented, and passionate ...

Thinking differently about national/global organizations relationships to local chapters/groups

For me, my entire existence as a UX Professional has been either in NYC or Silicon Valley (The San Francisco Bay Area of California, USA). This experience has warped my view of how best to organize the greater UX community. I am a very privileged citizen within the ranks of ...

How UX Plays (and Works) Together:

In NYC @ the Parsons School of Design in the Parsons Design Lab, we had a wonderful panel discussion. The Panel was key-noted and then moderated by Louis Rosenfeld and the panelists included: Conor Brady Creative Director, Razorfish Marilyn Tremaine James Spahr Mark Hurst Josh Seiden Whitney Quesenbery

A real UX Conference

I had an opportunity to convert a purely virtual relationship into a real one last night, when Julie Stanford of Slided Bread Design, and I got together for dinner. She was visiting from the left coast (in the US that means the Pacific Coast) and she asked if I was ...

“war against usability culture?” – comments to dirk

On Nov. 11th Dirk Knemeyer wrote a piece for Digital Web called The End of Usability Culture. While I agree with his basic premise, I find that he is doing his own argument a dis-service. As someone who is deeply committed to bring "design" back into the digital design or ...

Where are you? I’m hiring … come find me!

So here I am. I'm a successful designer/design manager working a small and growing internet application service provider. My career in this company and the effect that I'm having there are both growing at a nice pace. It's a small design team and to be honest I don't think I ...

IxD in Context … UX design Explained

Expanding on my earlier explanation of user experience (UX) design, I gave a presentation (PDF; 325kb) on both what is UX and then where does IxD fall in that universe. The discussion that followed ran the gambit of ... Is IxD just product; just digital? What is more important & interesting? ...

Organizing the User Experience (UX) field!

Through what we have learned from Information Architecture we know today that proper nomenclature and taxonomy are an important force in organizing not just information but also people. Organizing people effectively is something that the UX field has not achieved as of yet. We are still misunderstood by our peers ...

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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