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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

Resources for the up & coming designer

This deck is a gift to the students I've been teaching (a pleasure at that) for the last week at the Politecnico di Milano to help them continue learning IxD topics after I'm long gone. Interaction Design Resources from David Malouf  

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 ...

Finally! Video of my Interaction12 Presentation on Mobile & Aesthetics

I'm really excited that the video of my talk on designing gestures with an eye to aesthetics is finally up and about. The complete title is "The Aesthetics of Motion in the Age of Natural User Interfaces" but it's really about how to think about designing for gestures as the ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Designing a Down-Up Organization

I was honored to be asked to write for IDSA's latest issue of Innovation. This issue's executive sponsor was Alistair Hamilton who I had the honor to work with and was edited by Don Carr of the Syracuse Univ Industrial and Interaction Design Program. The issue focused on interactivity and ...

IxDA announces its call for participation for Interaction 11

IxDA’s Interaction11 Conference
February 9-12, 2011 (Wednesday through Saturday)
 Boulder, Colorado, USA 
presented by IxDA in partnership with Boulder Digital Works (BDW)
 http://www.ixda.org/interaction Note: All dates are different from Interaction’10 ==
IMPORTANT DATES August 1, 2010
Presentation Proposals Due August 15, 2010
Student Design Competition Submissions Due September 1, 2010
Acceptance Notices Sent September 15, 2010
Full Program Announced ==
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The IxDA ...

An open letter to the IxDA community

The Interaction Design Association of today is not the IxDG or even InteractionDesigners.com of yesteryear. The organization has grown faster than the rising stock of Apple over the the short 7 years since Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini made his call to action that gave conception to this organization. This is my ...

Mark Baskinger talks about drawing as an Interaction Designer

Found this great interview done by @JohnnyHolland of Mark Baskinger, Professor of Industrial Design & Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon University. He talks beautiful about drawing and what value it gives the designer. Can't wait to reference this as part of my "secret sauce" workshop @UxLx next month in Lisbon. Check ...

Tell me your IxDA stories

I'm working on a little project about IxDA (The Interaction Design Association). As one of its primary founders, I often am in a position to represent IxDA to a much wider audience, or to communicate with other communities as a non-official representative. It's an awkward position to be in, but ...

At the crossroads – Design & IxD (not for the metaphorically challenged)

You will have a distinct advantage reading this if you are very familiar with the highways of the East Bay of California's San Francisco Bay Area. I have been trying to figure out how to talk about the experience of Interaction 10 (@ixd10) for the last 2 weeks. I knew I ...

Interaction 10 – we owe our debt to SCAD Conferencing

February always comes in like a rocket and leaves even more quickly even on leap years (yes, I know this is not a leap year). For me coming into this February was one of the most crazy of my life (just ask my wife). Being on the ground planning a ...

Mate: The Game – In Private Beta for Interaction 10 & CSCW

There are few projects over the last year that have excited me as much as this one, except maybe the work I did for the Freescale Smartbook project. But "Mate" a game project I did w/ my undergrad interaction design human factors class here at SCAD turned out so amazing. ...

IxDA & interaction 10 in lights in Savannah!

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IxDA Student Competition News: Sponsor, Prizes, Deadline Looming

This year as part of its completely redesigned annual global conference the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is organizing a Student Competition searching for "Excellence in Interaction Design". Entries have already been streaming in from students representing programs from around the world. For more information about goals and rules of the ...

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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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