–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

In search of opportunities

I am very interested in learning about opportunities where I can learn, design and teach this coming summer. As a professor, I have 16wks off during the summer. As a professor, I am also severely underpaid and need to find ways to supplement my income.

I’ve added to my site a page describing my general offerings which I feel are quite attractive to the current market place. Also, recently I posted my talk and workshop information to this site from Interaction12 and I believe that both went so well that they really are ready for more people to experience as part of your event or in your organization.

The first is a workshop we titled, “What you missed when you skipped design school”. The title might be a bit stand-offish to some, but the content is truly for anyone who wants to learn the heart of what design school people learn in just a day (or better 2 days). The core concepts of the workshop center around the following topics:

  • What is a studio and how can you create one in your environment?
  • What is sketching and how to do it in different contexts?
  • Why is art taught to designers and why is art important to design?
  • How to run a critique and what is so darn important about analytical criticism in design anyway?

The second was my 45min. talk at the conference. It was probably the best I have ever delivered the talk and with great notes from others, combined with my previously successful workshops on the same topic are combining into a workshop that really dives into the concepts of “foundation of interaction design” that I hold dear, but putting a hands on twist on the whole topic.

So this summer is almost around the corner and I’d love to come to your event or visit your organization and help your team with issues of creativity and practical interaction design knowledge and application.

Just find me on LinkedIn and connect there: http://www.linkedin.com/in/davidmalouf

 

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  • Ambrose Little

    I attended Dave’s workshop at Interaction 12. As someone who indeed missed design school, I found it informative and fun. I recommend it to folks in the same boat, especially if you’re trying to cultivate a design culture at your workplace.  

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