OK, I’m just back from the UK and see I have a lot of posts to catch up on. I see Hyewon is picking on me, but I’m ready for it. 🙂
A few notes about this week’s readings:
- The Barnard reading is not online because you should have the book! Let me know ASAP if this is not the case.
- I wrote a few words in Oncourse about the Humphrey reading, which I thought needed a touch of introduction, but in case you miss it there, let me reproduce it here:
I think a word of background is useful for the Humphrey piece. It is a publication from and about the Exploratorium, a famous hands-on interactive science museum in San Francisco (Google it). The publication is about a process they developed (called APE), which they developed (a) to encourage prolonged interactions with their exhibits (instead of quick fly-bys) and (b) to encourage museum visitors to take charge of their own experience, rather than following a prescriptive, predefined path.
I have no idea why we interaction designers don’t spend more time engaging with interactive museum exhibit designers, because they’ve been wrestling with a lot of similar issues for a long time and have interesting perspectives.
So that’s it! See you tomorrow (Tuesday)!