Objectified

Objectified: A Documentary Film by Gary Hustwit Objectified is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on…… Continue reading Objectified

Everything will be about interaction design

All that is solid melts into air!!Transforming Grounds: The Year of Interaction!So, we are at the beginning of a new year. I just read a list of dominating trends in information technology development. There was nothing really new on the list. I guess we all understand and can see that the “cloud” takes care of…… Continue reading Everything will be about interaction design

The 10 things user experience design is NOT…

I’ve just begun following Whitney Hess – prompted by an interesting piece she did in Mashable. See it here.Pleasure and Pain » Improving the human experience one day at a timeThe 10 things user experience design is NOT… 1. …user interface design 2. …a step in the process 3. …about technology 4. …just about usability…… Continue reading The 10 things user experience design is NOT…

The opportunities in an Economic Downturn for Designers

I keep hearing of people being laid off – Designers are losing their jobs in the current downturn. So what do they do. I have a few ideas for things you can do as you wait for the economy to turn around: 1. Go back to uni and do a Masters degree. So you get…… Continue reading The opportunities in an Economic Downturn for Designers

Diabetes and Interaction Design

I saw charmr (you can say Charmr on youtube to watch the video) by Adaptive Path and was quite intrigued. I have students doing similar projects. This is ‘gadgets that help’. I am in diabetes for a different reason – I want to change health outcomes for the, say, 40 million Indians and further 40…… Continue reading Diabetes and Interaction Design

The IxDA is pleased to announce its second annual conference-Interaction’09|vancouver.

Would love to go to this event.IxDA Interaction 09 | Vancouver > MainInteraction’09|vancouver will be held from February 5-8, 2009 in stunning Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with Simon Fraser University’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Join several hundred Interaction Designers from around the world as we address the design of interactive systems…… Continue reading The IxDA is pleased to announce its second annual conference-Interaction’09|vancouver.

the most exciting and promising research opportunities for the future

Quasi-nerds only: interesting little compare and contrast – James FallowsTwo of America’s tech powers — IBM and Microsoft — have given glimpses of what they consider the most exciting and promising research opportunities for the future. Their lists are fascinating in their own right but also in a comparative sense, for what they show about…… Continue reading the most exciting and promising research opportunities for the future

Reviving Experimental Design, by Scott Klinker

Beyond Fashion: Reviving Experimental Design, by Scott Klinker – Core77Today, if any realm can claim the conceptual high ground of design research, it is interaction design–the perfect intersection of objects, systems, and social behaviors. Interaction design has become a separate branch of design discourse, a friendly sibling of industrial design with it’s own unique vocabulary…… Continue reading Reviving Experimental Design, by Scott Klinker

An Evolving Map of Design Practice and Design Research

Love this way of drawing maps and explaining this. Have  done it for years – and the stopped. In this paper – which I read online – I see Liz trying to get a comprehensive take on design research going. Its great – but I doesn’t work for me totally for I may be grounded…… Continue reading An Evolving Map of Design Practice and Design Research