Sweden event 1 - Success! (was: What is "Wirefarm"? (was: re: IxDA SWEDN))

16 Jun 2006 - 5:09am
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niklasw
2005

Thanks Greg

Sure it helps. Wirefarming can be kind of a self explinatory word i guess,
and your latter description below basically describes my conseption of it.
What I really like is the idea of using it as a term for the actuall process
of what we do. I could in some situations even see my self do wirefarming on
my own eve if that kind of contradicts the whole "we are all wired" idea.
Maybe your explanation below is something for http://resources.ixda.org/ or
even Wikipedia?

Speaking of events, we had our first one yesterday which was a huge success
I believe. The feedback from the audience was very positive. We had two very
interesting presentations from Keith Murphy, an anthropologist from UCLA and
from Darja Isaksson, one of the founders of Inuse, a successful Interaction
design bureau in Sweden. We had about 30 people coming and everybody got a
sandwich and beverages, and we even managed to bring flowers for the
speakers :P all for free/sponsored!

Our plan is to have our next event in September and then another in
November. And the one in Nov is planned to be a ws on prototyping tools so
maybe your global event could be synced to that? ;)

Anyhow, Thanks again to all that helped us aswell!

Niklas Wolkert
IxDA Sweden
http://sweden.ixda.org

On 6/12/06, Gregory Petroff wrote:
>
> Thanks for the props Josh. Yes I am the inventor of the term. And I owe
> everyone a good description of what I was thinking about for it.
>
> The short answer is that many of us create "wireframes" as a part of our
> design and documentation process. But I don't think that wireframes reflect
> eneough on what we do. Some times we have to generate lots and lots of
> pages, sometimes we need to nurture and feed the work, some times we need to
> cross fertilize our thinking etc . so you get the "farming" reference. So
> originally the idea came about as a way to draw attention to a discussion on
> "process" or how we farm our thinking and ideas. Our first wirefarm
> focussed on wireframe techniques. I think the idea is bigger then that. I
> think it is our opportunity to have an event that is focussed on "practice"
> and process" within the interaction designer's world. So it also becomes a
> play on "Wired", living in a wired world interconnected world.
>
> So we are all wired and we are all farming = wirefarm.
>
> One of my goals for next year is for IxDA to hold a global wirefarm where
> we can share learnings from each other and also for each local to develop
> their own "wirefarm" concepts to share with each other.
>
> What makes a wirefarm? It must be made up of members of a local community
> presenting content to their peers in an open discussion. Our first event we
> had 4 presenters and one moderator and great community discussion
> throughout.
>
> Hope that helps.
>
> --gp
>
> -gp
>
>
> On 6/12/06, Joshua Seiden wrote:
> >
> > People keep blaming me for WireFarm, but it was Greg Petroff. I swear.
> >
> > :-)
> >
> > JS
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Niklas Wolkert
> > > Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 5:59 PM
> > > To: joshseiden <joshseiden at yahoo.com>
> > > Subject: Re: [IxDA Discuss] IxDA SWEDN Event: Premiere -
> > > Swedish interactiondesign seminar
> > >
> > >
> > > Thanks Josh
> > >
> > > We're having fun and hope that our effort will lead to
> > > something positive for all active swedes in the field. I've
> > > been told that youre the inventor of the word 'wirefarm'? Is
> > > that true and if so could you elaborate on it? :)
> > >
> > > Rgds
> > >
> > > --Niklas
> > >
> > > On 6/2/06, Joshua Seiden wrote:
> > > > Congratulations Niklas and the team in Stockholm!
> > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > >
> > > > > IxDA SWEDEN IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
> > > > > For our premiere event on the 15th of June in Stockholm Sweden we
> > > > > have the honour to present
> >
> >

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