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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

Report from Up to All Of Us

I'm currently on a plane heading back home after a short weekend with a group of mostly instructional designers who are at a new type of unconference (something I've never experienced before). It felt more like a retreat than a conference due to the setting and the style of interaction ...

Why you should Sponsor Interaction 13 (#ixd13)

To all my designer friends: Is your company recruiting designers? Will they be in 2013? Did you know that the best way to get on the radar screen of the best potential recruits is to have a booth at Interaction 13? Why you ask? Because those that come to Interaction conferences cross all ...

Interaction13 Interaction Design Education Summit

I am excited to announce to you all that I'll be co-leading with Haig Armen (@haigarmen) the Interaction Design Education Summit as a full-day workshop on Jan 27th as part of the Interaction 13 conference in Toronto. Here's the official blurb: At almost every Interaction conference a group of individuals have met at some ...

Slides from my IxD Workshop at RemixSouth

I had a great time speaking and listening at RemixSouth this past weekend in Atlanta. So great to meet the people of the vibrant SE quadrant of the US who are doing great design and technology. Here are my slides from my workshop. Feel free to ask me any questions here ...

Fall speaking schedule (would love more!)

I thought I'd do a quick post letting people know where I'm going to be so they'll turn out and show some support and maybe just have a good learned time in the doing as well. Heartland Developer Conference - Sep 5-7 - Omaha, NE I'm doing two different talks on the ...

What’s your creative/collaboration super power

I was reading the great wrap up of the 99% conference by Behance. There is some really great thoughts captured/curated in that piece. It's like a real Making Ideas TED. Kudos to the organizers and editors. The one thing that jumped out at me was report of Keith Yamashita's talk: KEITH YAMASHITA ...

Artifacts from my Interaction12 experience

Just so everything is in one place here are the artifacts from my experience and contribution at Interaction12 in Dublin. Fun stuff first Here are the 2 photo albums of my trip before the conference and during the conference. Fun times, indeed! Pictures from my trip to Western Ireland Pictures from the Workshop Day ...

Reflection and Grit: Design School’s 2-prong Creativity Factory

Recently I had the good fortune to here Jonah Lehrer (@jonahlehrer) give a wonderful keynote talk here at SCAD (@scaddotedu). He talk I can only assume will be part of his upcoming book, Imagine. There were two core subjects of his talk that struck me as valuable descriptors of how design ...

How does your logo stack up?

It's not often that your logo will be stacked tightly next to your competitor or rival, but I bet it will happen. In the case of conference sponsorship, it is guaranteed to happen. So something that graphic designers should think more about is the use case that a logo will ...

Help Matt & I w/ our upcoming Interaction12 | Dublin workhop

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IxDA Interaction 12 | Dublin program is live and I’m in it!

As you may have read somewhere in relation to my social graph the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) will be holding their 5th annual Interaction conference to be held in Dublin, Ireland on Feb 1-4, 2012. The conference web site is at http://interaction.ixda.org/ . Today the organizing committee, of which I'm a ...

Adobe MAX Thoughts – Day 2

I would say, today was day of the developer on so many levels for me. The keynote today was all about developers so much so that Fireworks (my favorite design tool for UI Design) got 30seconds of mention because now you can do something neato for jQuery. I did see a ...

Day 1 impressions from Adobe MAX

So I'm attending my 1st Adobe MAX conference. (http://max.adobe.com/) I was invited to be on a panel to discuss their new Creative Touch Apps (http://blogs.adobe.com/creativelayer/) which were announced as part of today's keynote (http://max.adobe.com/online/). Here are some of my thoughts after this one day. The Keynote Opening To kick off the keynote ...

Speaking at Adobe MAX in Los Angeles

If you are going to Adobe MAX in Los Angeles in October, I'll be there. I'll be in a panel on Tues October 4th at 2:30. Here is all the gory details!   Please ping me on Twitter (@daveixd) if you'd like to meet up while I'm there. I arrive into LA on ...

My 1st SxSWi panel submission. Vote for me!

Help me! I want to go to Austin

Will teach for …

One of the best advantages of being a professor is getting 16wks off every summer. But that length of time quickly gets boring unless you find ways to fill it. One of the ways I like to do to fill it is to travel around the world to anywhere that ...

Vote for me (not SxSW) for MIX11! x2

I am honored to have 2 of my talks up for voting for the "Open Call" for the Microsoft MIX11 conference. I have always heard wonderful things about this event from attendees and know that the only way I'd ever get to go is to put p some great talks. ...

Help me figure out stuff for IxD12: Survey

Education for Design for Life

Below is the slide deck (on slideshare.net) for my keynote presentation at Interaction South America in Curitiba, BR. It seemed to be well receive. It was video taped and you might have been lucky to see the live web cast, but if not I'm told the video will be replaced ...

Geekend 2010 speaker list is up … Surprise! I’m Ba’ack!

I'm excited to be a part of this years upcoming Geekend 2010 back in Savannah, where it will permanently remain. The entire speaker list has been posted on their site with the schedule. l'm excited to be leading a panel with one of my fave Savannah geeks, Kevin Lawver (@klawver) and new ...

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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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