Jon Kolko (IxD Prof @ SCAD) interview

20 Sep 2006 - 8:03am
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Dave Malouf
2005

http://www.digitmag.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm?blogid=1&entryid=116

Jon who besides being a sometime participant on this list and a co-chair
of the Design track at CHI 2007 in San Jose is a Professor of IxD at
Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). This is a pretty nice interview.

I particularly like the beginning piece that directly addresses IxD.

Just thought people would be interested in the read.

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21 Sep 2006 - 5:12am
Jon Kolko [SCAD]
2005

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> http://www.digitmag.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm?blogid=1&entryid=116
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> Jon who besides being a sometime participant on this list and a co-chair
> of the Design track at CHI 2007 in San Jose is a Professor of IxD at
> Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). This is a pretty nice interview.

Thanks for posting this, Dave.

A clarification from the interview - the book isn't about Jef Raskin - I
wish I was qualified to write something commemorating Jef's life! The text
is instead about defining Interaction Design.

Thanks,

Jon Kolko
Professor, Industrial & Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

http://facultypages.scad.edu/~jkolko
AOL IM// jkolkoSCAD

22 Sep 2006 - 12:07am
Sean Voisen
2006

> > http://www.digitmag.co.uk/blogs/index.cfm?blogid=1&entryid=116

This is a pretty interesting interview. The two points I found most interesting:

1) The need for new digital design and prototyping tools that
adequately deal with the 4th dimension (time). For timeline enabled
tools, basically, all we really have right now is Flash (and, for sans
animation, slideshow-type tools). Flash is an amazingly versatile
tool, but I agree that we need new tools that help in thinking about
time in new ways.

2) The need for designers to speak up about the value of design. I
agree. Good design is oftentimes transparent. We need to educate
people about all the work that goes into the creation of good
products, systems and services. I'm not sure on the pay for quality of
ideas vs. execution thing, though. Lots of people have great ideas,
but as a pragmatist, a great idea poorly executed (or not executed at
all) is, in my book, mostly worthless.

- Sean

Sean Voisen
http://seanvoisen.com

22 Sep 2006 - 6:29am
Scott Bower
2006

> 1) The need for new digital design and prototyping tools that
> adequately deal with the 4th dimension (time). For timeline enabled
> tools, basically, all we really have right now is Flash (and, for sans
> animation, slideshow-type tools). Flash is an amazingly versatile
> tool, but I agree that we need new tools that help in thinking about
> time in new ways

I suggest installing Proce55ing and opening up the project Valence and
rewriting some of the code. I think Jitter and VVVV are good
applications
as well.

But that is art, not design. I find that following Tufte's guidelines
with
some of Nigel Holmes methodology is a good way to do flat explanations
of time influenced events.

Scott

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