Archive for the ‘Interaction Design’ Category

Behaviour is our medium..

April 26, 2009

After posting the presentation that Robert Fabricant (Frog Design) presented at Vancouver IxDAKevin pointed me in the direction of the live presentation below. It is a great watch and especially very inspiring for me as he talks about a lot of things i hope to be focusing on for my thesis. As interaction designers he see’s us as people with the ability to change people’s behaviours if you give them the right platform and inspiration to do so. The challenge is designing something that allows them to do so, how can you design something that will show us our daily behaviour, but on an emotional level, not just showing a graph on a screen of how much energy we are using or how much money we have spent, how do you create something that will actually inspire us to make those changes. What he is saying is very related to the emerging field of personal informatics, which is what i will be focusing on for the next 3/4 months at CIID, but working in the specific context of how people balance their lives, depending on what is important to them.

    What is interaction design?

    April 20, 2009
    At CIID we are currently thinking about what we believe Interaction Design to be, and how do we communicate this to the outside world. Here is an interesting presentaion from Frog Design at Vancouver IxDA where they state that “interaction design is not about computing technology” Some more background information on the presentation can be found here. Via Choosenick

    The role of a metaphor in Interaction Design

    November 6, 2008

    For the last few days we have been learning about using metaphors within interaction design to tells stories, connect ideas and to push forward the understanding of systems.  This is a slide show i found related to this ares that Dan Saffer at an Information Architecture Summit.

    Interaction as a Material

    November 6, 2008

    A few weeks ago Dan Saffer from Kicker Studio came to talk to use at CIID about Interactive Gestures. In this presentation he talks about ‘Interaction as  A Material’ The presentation was used at the 2008 Event Design Summit in Hollywood.