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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

New survey researching needs for IxD graduate education

Whether you are a practitioner, student, educator or prospective design manager, I'd love to get your feedback on this survey. It should take a little bit of time, especially for employers, but I will do my best to make the information public once compiled. Thank you in advance. http://bit.ly/IxDEDU - dave

The essence of Interaction Design

As part of a press release that was crafted by SCAD for the Interaction 10 | Savannah conference, i was asked for a quote (well a lot of quotes) and this one was put in there: “Interaction design is not the design of a medium but rather a philosophical shift in ...

Leadership is about learning, so much more than teaching

IxDA has been an honor for me to be a leader of since the very first moment I joined the Yahoo group August 2003. It has always been about learning. Whether it was learning about group building from Challis Hodge, speaking from Robert Reimann, teaching from Jared Spool, leading from ...

10/GUI – re-thinking the multi-touch desktop

Watch This! before continuing: (It's an amazing video prototype that re-thinks multi-touch for the desktop.) 10/GUI from C. Miller on Vimeo. First Clayton, I'm incredibly impressed by this video. It shows an attention to detail in production value, theoretical analysis, and overall solutioneering that I know many can learn and be inspired ...

iPhone game concept from SCAD IACT students

I'm really proud and excited about the work this class of mine is doing. Check out their 4wk progress.

Why UX/UCD is not helpful any more … or is it?

It is so hard to not become a victim of our surroundings and this post is trying really hard to not do that. I have a pretty multi-facetted history; however, that history has been linear in its movement away from technology and towards design. Not that these are opposites, but they ...

The power of teaching

In February at Interaction 09 | Vancouver, Kim Goodwin's closing keynote entitled "Each One, Teach One" (video) urged us all to take on the role of teaching as part of our practice. I'd like to agree in triplicate. My first experience as a teacher began when I was in college. The summer ...

The evolution of interaction design

we started out caring about the behavior of the things we create. we moved towards caring about fitting the behavior of the people we create things for. now ... We need to design the behavior of things, so they fit the behavior of people, in order to change their behavior.

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 ...

The professional organization: IDSA & IxDA

I'm here at the IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America) National (or this year International) Conference. During my time here due to the very warm hearts of some of the colleagues I've met over the years, I've been included for the first time in some of the more ... how ...

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 ...

Platforms become utilities when …

Ever since the Facebook (We own your content) debacle of awhile ago, I have been thinking about how products and services move from being just a product/service to becoming a platform to really becoming a utility (no matter how much they resist). Most organizations don't even acknowledge this transition until ...

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 ...

Interaction — The IxDA Conferences … Maturing 08 > 10

(I started this post over 3 months ago and finished it today. Sorry if it feels a tad disjointed, but I still like it. Hopefully you will gain some inspiration and motivation by it.) In 2008 I had the pleasure of co-chairing the first Interaction Design Association (IxDA) conference, Interaction 08 ...

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 ...

couple of more From Business to Buttons vids of note

Hi folks, From Business to Buttons is over. It was a GREAT conference. I loved being with a collection of mostly senior level designers predominantly from Northern Europe (especially Sweden). I loved getting a chance to spend some time with amazing American speakers on what felt like a retreat instead of ...

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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