September 2007

As a caveat to my post, let me state that I haven’t studied the HCI literature in 6 years. I’ve been out in the ‘real world’ where I had great expectations of utilizing research, data and other such academic treasures to shape my everyday works…. alas, I had time lines, lack of resources and small…

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When Gillain Smith discussed Interaction Design, she mentioned the phenomenon that function and usability is not the only thing designer should consider nowadays. People view digital artifacts as a way to sociability. Here are some parts of her words. “A computer begin to shape everyday life, we’re interested not only in what this technology can…

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Is there any interest out there in taking up the practice of liveblogging the course lectures? Entering the lecture material into the blogstream will give us an easy method for continuing course discussions as well as opportunity to reflect on lectures while increasing the size of our course related blogosphere. Given the number of people…

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? No not that Fifth Dimension – the Fifth Dimension of the Language of Interaction Design. (if you’re too young to get the joke, please visit their Wikipedia page immediately) So Gillian Smith states that we’ve mastered the 4 dimensions of previous creative modes: 1D = words 2D = painting 3D = sculpture 4D =…

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Jeff asked Clearly, understanding the digital interface as a “material” with “qualities” is going to be very important in our ability to design a language of interaction design. What are some of the material qualities of the digital interfaces you use? This question got me thinking, and my initial comment to Jeff’s post somehow turned…

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