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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

About Me

Dave Malouf is an interaction designer with close to 20 years experience designing at the cross-roads of technology, people and business. Currently, Dave is working on a new startup, called Peer Loft. Peer Loft is building an online collaboration platform that brings the workings of the design studio work environment into the digital space to amplify a design studio’s member’s creativity. Dave’s zeal for studio work environment is also the focus of his teaching and consulting work that he is doing while Peer Loft is getting off the ground. As Dave Malouf Design, Dave helps organizations create the right culture, space, and skills to take their technology design needs to the next level.

Before going independent and entrepreneur Dave was a Professor of Interaction Design in the Industrial Design Department of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Before taking this position, David was a Sr. Interaction Design for Motorola Enterprise Mobility (currently called Motorola Solutions) where he designed software, webware, and hardware interactions and interfaces. Motorola was the last in a 15 year journey of practicing interaction design, information architecture, ui design, project management and other roles and positions working almsot exclusively with thin client technologies.

Dave is also one of the primary founders and the first Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Dave’s passion for evangelizing and teaching interaction design, came to a climax in 2008 when he co-chaired the first Interactions conference, Interaction 08 | Savannah. The overwhelming success of this sold out event has catapulted interaction design and IxDA.

Besides writing for this blog, David has been published online and in print writing on topics related to interaction design. David also teaches workshops on design and is available for hire.

You can find David immersed in the social networking world on Facebook, Google Plus, and Twitter,

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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 ...

The simple 6 things that a UX designer should be able to do

There has been a lot of debate of late about what a designer does and doesn't do and what they need to know and don't need to know. Since context is such an important variable to all this I offer this attempt to reduce what is the core of what ...

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