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A new project funded under the FP7 European Commission framework is getting citizens involved in testing new tools for reducing energy consumption during peak loads, in the hope that its pilot program will set the new state of the art for protecting locations with fragile electricity supplies. One of France’s most fragile regions The Provence-Alpes-Côte […]
Design 4 Disaster features an engaging illustrated safety manual for ship passengers, a personal project by Experientia designer Dohun YuLuck Jang 유록. After the Korean ferry accident last year, Yuluck (who is Korean) wanted to find a way to make safety manuals more interesting to read. He spent one year designing an interactive safety guide […]
Invitation: sharing session, Singapore, 30 March 2015 What are the hopes and fears of the elderly in Singapore? How can designers offer solutions that support the elderly in managing their health and wellness? What can healthcare professionals do to help them keep active? What role can technology play in the elderly’s daily lives? Design consultants […]
Experientia has now its own Twitter feed. Four months of Putting People First posts and other links have already been uploaded. If you followed Experientia on Twitter through the feed of its CEO, Mark Vanderbeeken, make sure to now also follow the company (but don’t unfollow Mark, who will keep on tweeting away). And while […]
Experientia’s Putting People First blog has been redesigned. It is now entirely responsive, allows for easier browsing, searching, and filtering, and features larger images on the posts. The entire history of posts remains accessible as before. We are still tweaking things and welcome any feedback.
Smart Design’s Dan Saffer discusses on Fast Company on how we should interact with the automobiles of the (near) future: “What will this feel like, riding in our new robot cars? If the experience of being a “driver” in our new cars isn’t designed well, it could feel like we’re trapped in a public taxi, […]
In order for commercial drones like Amazon’s or Australian startup Flirtey’s to become a reality, the drone (or any future-world technology, really) can’t merely do its job—meaning, it can’t randomly drop off deliveries and simply fly away as the drone in the Amazon demo video does. There’s a lot more to it than that. To […]
The IxDA gathered in Toronto, Canada’s largest center for design, for its 6th annual conference. Here are the video records of the breakout talks that took place (grouped thematically). AGILE / LEAN Josh Seiden: A designer’s introduction to lean startup [15:04] Josh Seiden introduces you to the key ideas of Lean Startup, talks about […]
There was magic in the air on the final day of the Interactions 12 conference in Dublin, as a number of speakers drew the connections between magic and design, whether it be electric faeries, having childhood dreams of being a magician, or actually being one in a past professional life. Louise Taylor, Boon Chew and […]
Dan Saffer of Kicker Studio has started a list of essays and articles that he feels are important touchstones and reference points for interaction designers. The list contains only publicly available articles. Any additions are more than welcome.
“CS547. Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design)” is a course of the Stanford HCI Group, coordinated by Terry Winograd, on topics related to human-computer interaction design. Below is a run-down of the 2008-2009 speakers (all videos are available online): September 26, 2008 – Tristan Harris , Apture New models for browsing (video) […]
Most of the videos of the Interaction09 conference, that took place this February in Vancouver, Canada, are now available online (see also here). Here is a personal selection: Kars Alfrink: Play in social and tangible interactions Many of the interactions seen in tangible and social computing are essentially playful. Play can take on many forms, […]
In December last year, the Usability Professionals’ Association (UPA) organised its first European conference in Turin, Italy, with a focus on the connection between usability and design. The very successful conference, which was chaired by the UPA Europe president Silvia Zimmerman (who has meanwhile become president of UPA Global) and UPA-Italy chair Michele Visciola (who […]
Over the last months, Adaptive Path has been uploading videos of their latest UX Week that took place in August 2008. Donald Norman conversing with Adaptive Path president and founder Peter Merholz Author and co-founder of the Nielsen Norman Group Scott Griffith about the car sharing experience at Zipcar (synopsis) Chairman and CEO of Zipcar […]
Dan Saffer, who together with Interaction-Ivrea alumni Jennifer Bove, recently started the interaction design studio Kicker, is working on a revision of his book Designing for Interaction. Most interestingly, he will dissolve the service design chapter and “just place the topics and tools that were once ghettoed there throughout the book,” because, he says, “I’m […]
Whitney Hess, an independent user experience designer, writer and consultant, asked some of the most influential and widely respected [USA] practitioners in UX (including Steve Baty, Mario Bourque, Dan Brown, Liz Danzico, Bill DeRouchey, Will Evans, Chris Fahey, Kaleem Khan, Livia Labate, Erin Malone, David Malouf, Peter Merholz, Josh Porter, Louis Rosenfeld, Dan Saffer, Jared […]
Designing Gestural Interfaces by Dan Saffer O’Reilly Media, Inc. Paperback, 268 pages December 3, 2008 ISBN: 0596518390 Promo text: If you want to get started in new era of interaction design, this is the reference you need. Packed with informative illustrations and photos, Designing Gestural Interfaces provides you with essential information about kinesiology, sensors, ergonomics, […]
Most of the presentations of the recent Interaction 08 conference are now online. Here they are in alphabetical order of the speaker’s last name: Cinematic Interaction Design, Sarah Allen, Laszlo Systems (synopsis) Concept Ideation and IxD, Gretchen Anderson, Lunar (synopsis) Experience Design, Convergence + The Digital Agency, David Armano, Critical Mass (synopsis) Effective Prototyping Methods, Jonathan […]
Dan Saffer is the director IxDA, the Interaction Design Association, and conference chair of Interaction 08, the first IxDA conference. He is also experience design director at Adaptive Path and the author of Designing for Interaction. In this interview with Chris Baum of Boxes and Arrows, Dan discusses the context of the organisation, how the […]
In alphabetical order: A Marko Ahtisaari Ken Anderson B Nik Baerten Genevieve Bell Chris Bernard Tim Berners-Lee Ralf Beuker Nina Boesch Danah Boyd Stefana Broadbent Tyler Brûlé Bill Buxton C Jan Chipchase Hilary Cottam Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Alistair Curtis D Uday Dandavate Liz Danzico Regine Debatty Paul Dourish E Jyri Engeström Richard Eisermann G Jesse James […]