On This Week’s Readings

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)!


  1. houssian

    My book hasn’t arrived yet, but I’m hoping it will this afternoon sometime.

  2. jeffreybardzell

    OK, please note that I posted the second half of the reading in Oncourse. Sorry I can’t do the whole thing. 😦


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