January 2008

All, I’ve posted the lecture notes from today’s discussion. You can find the notes using either of the two links below: Freemind Format (open in Freemind) XHTML Format Regards, -Bob rmolnar[at]indiana[dot]edu

One of the thing that really amuses me is watching movies and the experiences that it creates. Thus it was befitting that Jeff started the class with the movie! After a couple of readings, I am trying to answer this question why a movie creates a better experience , which is a better than watching…

Read more Of Experience…and movies.

I502 started with the question of how can we (as interaction designers) design compelling experiences, such as those we experience when watching compelling films. Reading dewey caused me to step back and reflect on the very experiences we design and intend to design. When I see the term “experience design” used, it often seems to…

Read more Are designed experiences “real”? (and other initial thoughts on Dewey and experience design)

Holy transcoding, Lev! One of the interesting recent developments in Second Life fashion is the increasing extent to which programming and automation are a part of virtual dress-up. An interesting example of this is a line of clothing from one of Second Life’s greatest and oldest design houses: PixelDolls. What initially caught my attention was…

Read more Wearable Computing: Automation and Fashion in Second Life

Hi, everyone.  I wrote a post on my blog that, after I finished it, thought it might be appropriate here, since it’s (kind of) about the design process. I also thought some of you might be interested in, as it relates to some things we discussed in Marty’s class last semester.  Check it out if…

Read more Smash Lab

All, I’ve posted the lecture notes for today’s lecture. You can find them using one of the two links below: Freemind Format (open using the Freemind application) XHTML Format Have a great weekend, everyone! -Bob rmolnar[at]indiana[dot]edu

I want to talk about this phrase “objective logical reality” that was tossed around today. First this term “logical,” and that it’s not the same as “singular” (or perhaps “uniform”) in the sense that there can only be one correct order. So different arguments can reach the same conclusion, and the same rationale can lead…

Read more Dewey Lecture

All, I’ve posted the lecture notes from today’s discussion. You can find the notes using either of the two links below: Freemind Format (open in Freemind) XHTML Format Cheers! -Bob rmolnar[at]indiana[dot]edu

All, I’ve posted the notes from last Thursday’s class. The notes are available in two formats: (1) FreeMind format (a superb open-source mind-mapping application that I use to take notes) and (2) XHTML format. Here are the links: FreeMind Format XHTML Format You can download and install Freemind for PC, Mac, or Linux by visiting…

Read more Class Notes for Th, 10 Jan 2008