Posts Tagged ‘behaviour’

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.


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    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

    Service Design Isn’t in the Touchpoint

    January 26, 2009

    A really interesting post from Jeff, Via design for service

    “The other day, a friend of mine from grad school was pondering the distinction between product design and service design since many products are part of a service now. Examples like the iPod/iTunes/ITMS start to blur the line.

    Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I realize that things aren’t as blurry as I initially thought. There are still tons of products that aren’t designed to be part of a service in any way. From kitchen appliances to digital electronics there are plenty of dumb boxes in my apartment. In fact, I only own a handful of products that are connected to a service.

    That’s not to say that the products in my home couldn’t be integrated into a service. If I started taking photos professionally with my Nikon D70, it’d suddenly be part of a service. But until then it’s just a beautiful example of product design. Lots of products can be incorporated into services. Think of automobiles. Instead of buying a Crown Vic from the dealer I can rent one from Enterprise, hire one from Yellow Cab or ride in the back of one courtesy of the highway patrol. But that doesn’t mean the people at Ford are service designers.

    Even if an interaction designer were to create a touchpoint specifically for a service, something like the digital kiosks for Jet Blue, that wouldn’t necessarily make it service design. Service design isn’t in the touchpoint. It’s in the interconnections between touchpoints and in the behaviors that connect people. Service design lives in the system, not the artifact.

    Unless you’re looking at the larger context, you’re doing something other than service design” Jeff howard