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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

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.

Uday and his 3 Fundamentals of IxD

It's rare that I highlight other bloggers on my own blog. I mean I have my Share Feed on Google Reader which I wish I had a way to gain feedback on if people are using. I really do put a lot of stuff up there. But I digress. Uday Gajendar ...

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)

I’m on JohnnyHolland.org – “Creating Serendipity …”

Go on and check out my first article on the new Interaction Design webzine, JohnnyHolland.org. Creating Serendipity: The True Art of Design

Where is IxD in 2008? Where is it going – NYC IxDA

Last night (12/10/2008) I had the honor of facilitating a panel with the brilliant duo of Ted Booth (Dir. of IxD @ Smart Design) and Jennifer Bove (VP of IxD @ HUGE) for NYC IxDA. The panel was more of a town hall with the overwhelming crowd of 200 peeps who ...

Hey! I’ve been podcasted – Foundations of Interaction Design – in voice!

Listen to me talk about interaction design's foundations on Boxes and Arrows. Listen to the podcast here.

The Secret War: Information Architecture, what is it?

My buddy Chris and I have a way to really get debates going. Here is one based on the article by GK Van Patter that he lauds and I hate. It started here, when Chris points us to GK's article (go there to read GKs article. I don't want to add ...

Time is relative – Time is a key aspect we design

Designing rich internet applications (RIAs) is 50% about designing time perception. To me this is such an unconscious thought, that when I get slapped in the face as I have just this morning trying to communicate with my team about this issue, it really reinforces why I believe so so ...

ben hopson’s site on the aesthetics of motion

I came across Ben Hopson's site today. In it he discusses movement in product design as an important element of a product's aesthetics. His work with physical objects with motion as an attribute are very important. Where I think he can use a little help is in thinking of motion as a ...

Time is every designers constant companion

Ok, I might come off looking a little bad here, but hopefully you all will be forgiving. I was walking down the street last week, when I noticed a woman in a very beautiful dress. I started thinking to myself, why is this dress more beautiful (my minds perception obviously) ...

“Elements of Interaction Design”

Dan Saffer, gives us a teaser into his upcoming book, Designing for Interaction in this UXMatters piece exploring a possible breakdown of the core elements of IxD. On his preorder site about the book, Dan has also been divulging more teasers on his blog, with great interviews with some key ...

A “white space” for Interaction Design (IxD)

A while back I posited a question "What is white-space in Interaction Design (IxD)?" I had no answer then, but a discussion on the IxDA discussion list about non-US examples of design brought up an example out of Sweden's Interaction Institute known as Brain Ball. Brain Ball is a game ...

Authenticating users … the elephant in the living room of usability

Security is a reality that faces many of the types of applications we use. Computer systems all over the place want to be proof-positive that the person requesting information is authorized to get that information. Sounds good to you right? I mean I don't want anyone reading my informaiton by ...

Web Application Solutions: A Designer’s Guide

Web Application Solutions: A Designer's Guide is a nice 20 page paper breaking down the different focuses, weaknesses, and strengths of the various richening technologies. I am honored to have been asked to be on their review team and hope my little take on this very important issue made a ...

Foundations to IxD – Let’s start breaking the whole thing down

As many people who read this space know, I have recently taken a few courses in Industrial Design and was seriously considering going to graduate shcool in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute. During my research of Pratt my professor recommended my reading a book about one of the primary ...

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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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