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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

Change to IxDA Student Competition: Deadline Extension and Groups now allowed

Today the Jury of the IxDA Student Competition announce 2 changes to the competition. 1) That the deadline is extended to 31-Dec (Happy New Year!) @ 11:59pm US/PST. 2) That we will now be accepting submissions for groups. Get the announcement and learn all about the student competition. Yes, I know, this contradicts my ...

Why is the IxDA student competition for individuals only?

For those that may have missed it, I'm the chair person for the first IxDA Global Student Competition in Interaction Design. Since launching the competition there have been a slew of people asking if their team of 2-a billion could enter the competition. I have even been told that for ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why you should give? A vision for a community of practice

I have for the last 2 days subscribers of the various outlets of the IxDA global community have responded to the current fundraiser. It's been spectacular to see that we have already reached close 25% of our goal. There have been donations from $2 to $300 (that's 1 expensive cup ...

Why I continue to keep giving to IxDA

Most people who come to this blog know that I'm one of the founders of the Interaction Design Association. I was one of many people who helped start probably one of the best design organizations I have claimed an identity or relationshiop to. IxDA has done and continues to do ...

15 new videos posted from @Interaction09 – including MINE!

So finally after 3 months of waiting the next large chunk of vids are up on line via Library.IxDA.org. My faves include: ME! - Foundations of Interaction Design Jared Spool & Friends: Hiring the next generation of interaction designers (at around the 46min mark you can see me causing a ruckus during Q&A. It's ...

My 2008 State of IxD presentation (from back in Dec)

I'll let the video stand on its own! I'm so excited that this talk came to the web finally. NYC IxDA - Dave Malouf - The State of Interaction Design from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.

today, on twitter I announced I’m quitting IxDA

Not only did I say I quit IxDA, but I also give up the identity of Interaction Designer and the belief that "interaction design" is a discipline of design. Note the new twitter ID. I'd like to thank the following people for helping me come to this conclusion: Andrei Herasimchuk Jarod Tang Jared Spool Milan ...

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.

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)

Introduction to Interaction Design: An interview with Dave Malouf

I had the honor of having an email interview with the brilliant Will Evans of Semantic Foundry. The fine folks over at JohnnyHolland.org published the interview for us. The interview is just a personal one, but is a series of interviews that Will and some others are putting together, highlighting speakers ...

Tap is the new click – Dan Saffer (NYC IxDA)

NYC IxDA - Tap is the New Click - Dan Saffer from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo. Dan Saffer gave a great talk on gesture design to the NYC IxDA community a few months ago. It is FINALLY available on video!!!

Dan Saffer – The next “luminary” of interaction design?

  It isn't really so much what Dan has or hasn't designed. I don't know his portfolio of work. But I do know his mind, and more importantly how he has decided to share it and what he has decided to share. The path that Dan has taken himself on, has been ...

So you say you don’t know where to start in Interaction Design …

A week or so ago, I explained to people why I'm so excited about the 2nd annual IxDA conference, Interaction 09 | Vancouver. In that post, I said that my workshop (not my talk), Introduction to Interaction Design might be cancelled due to lack of registration/interest. I got one or two ...

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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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