–Engage

“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

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 ...

Dave in Print 2x in 1 week.

[Note: Clicking on the images in this article will bring up the full-sized images that I made available here. No image is larger than 7mb.] It's rare these days to find your words in ink on paper. I almost never have that opportunity, but I was invited last year to be ...

Modkit Micro looks amazing!

Modkit is a drag & drop visual programming tool for micro-controllers like Arduino. They've decided to run it as a Kickstarter and are already above their goal. This looks just like what I needed. Now I just need a great Arduino project to practice with. I also really appreciate the community and ...

Peer Loft is looking for a 3rd Co-Founder

Using my blog for a little recruiting ... Peer Loft, the startup I'm now working on overtime, is making a new Software as a Service platform focused on amplifying the peripheral vision of creative professionals, by creating passively occurring transparency as modeled in the traditional artisan/designer studio of the pre-digital world. We ...

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 ...

The Future of Me?

So after a billion twints (twitter hints) and Facebook teases over the last few months, I'm ready to explain what's been going on and more importantly what will be going on. The biggest piece is that I will no longer be a full time professor at SCAD. I love teaching; I ...

Get from 0 to 1 (Zee Frank) – Be Courageous!

I've heard about Zee Frank (mostly from my close friend @barryjoseph) but I've never had any personal encounters with him or what he does, so I've alway slet it slide. Yesterday a twitter follower, @mkruzeniski (Michael Kruzeniski), passed to me this great piece to help me get through a creative ...

Is “the server” beyond the app?

This will be a short post. ... Recently there has been a lot of hoopla about privacy especially around the recent "breech of trust" by one of my favorite apps, Path. I'm one of the people and looking at my Path stream I'm not alone, who seemed to just not care. ...

Emergency Announcement System – EAS

Today was the first National Emergency Announcement System test. We're all familiar with the EAS system. It is what tells us about the imminent hurricane or tornado heading our way, or when there is a Northeaster. Today for the first time there was a national test. That means that if ...

Please Google, Disrupt Me.

Maybe I'm just a little overly inspired by @lukegwilliams. Maybe it is that I'm just an annoying troll. Maybe I just don't get it and it seems that peers of mine feel the same (many of my peers don't feel the same). What am I talking about? I'm talking about the ...

Presenting goes wrong!

Today it happened. @jmspool has been warning me for close to decade to be ready for this moment, which I must say I handled like a pro, but alas, I was honestly unprepared for it. Today during a presentation I have, my computer died. DIED! CROAKED! DEAD! Shoot it in ...

“There is no [IxD]” –Neo

Last weekend I gave a talk to a group of non-designers. It's been awhile since I did that so it was a chance to flex some thinking muscles on identity and definition issues I've been exercising over the last few weeks (well since Interaction South America) in December. First here is ...

Higher Ed: It’s never just been about educating people

Today Bill Gates at the new Techonomy conference (which looks like an amazing event/organization) suggested that In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web. It is a great read via @techcrunch who have been covering this conference really well. But reading this and listening to the Gov. of ...

CFP: COINs 2010 @ Savannah

Here is the announcement for Call for Participation for the Collaborative Innovation Networks (COINs) conference happening this fall, hosted by SCAD Industrial Design Dept. COINs2010 Call for Papers

If it wasn’t for TV …

I'm 40 years old (soon to be 41). If I were to calculate how many hours of TV I have watched in my life based on an average of 3 hrs of TV per day (oh! I have done lots better than that), I have watched 5 years of TV. ...

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 ...

NYC is a Blackberry City

[Disclaimer, I'm sure the Blackberry by RIM has improved over the years, but it still ain't no iPhone.] So I was in New York City recently. Mainly I was in Brooklyn. Today was my first day back in Savannah, and I had this very geeky thought: New York is a Blackberry city ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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