Bill Moggridge talk at Ideo tonight (Bill DeRouchey)

3 Nov 2006 - 1:13pm
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Jim Leftwich
2004

"Only recently"?!

As a design consultant that's combined industrial design with
interface/interaction/experience/system design since 1983, I can only
boggle at such a claim.

I mean, even with ZIBA, Bill, its founder Sohrab Voussoughi visited
me at my office in the early 1990s to discuss interaction design and
the importance of whole product design. And my work in collaboration
with Lunar Design went back years prior to that. Industrial Design
was embracing the idea of interaction design way before the web came
along, and in *multiple places.*

There's a *lot* of interaction design history that's not been
acknowledged or recognized, despite the big organizations currently
discussing their versions of the discipline's history.

Jim

James Leftwich, IDSA
Orbit Interaction
Palo Alto, California 94301
USA
http://www.orbitnet.com

On Nov 2, 2006, at 11:10 PM, discuss-
request at lists.interactiondesigners.com wrote:

> As someone from ZIBA, I feel like I should chime in here. I can't
> speak for the other fine companies, but it's true, ZIBA as a whole
> isn't formally tied to the UX community. Until just a handful of
> years ago, the UX community was mostly concerned with the onscreen
> world and the product design companies with the offscreen world.
> But only recently have these two worlds begun to overlap.
> Recognizing this overlap, they've been gracious to send me to the
> last two IA Summits and I'll be there again next year. This time, I
> will hopefully be co-running a workshop, representing a ZIBA angle
> on experience architecture.

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3 Nov 2006 - 2:45pm
Bill DeRouchey
2010

Good points, Jim. You're absolutely right.

I am of course suffering from the same Web myopia.

But then again, the recent overlap I was referring to was the Web/software
community with the product design community. Each has their own version
and history of "interaction design." And since the histories aren't
generally shared, there's a lot of learning to be done.

Thanks for the reality check. I could use a good one once a day.

Bill

On Fri, 3 Nov 2006, James Leftwich, IDSA wrote:

> [Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]
>
> "Only recently"?!
>
> As a design consultant that's combined industrial design with
> interface/interaction/experience/system design since 1983, I can only
> boggle at such a claim.
>
> I mean, even with ZIBA, Bill, its founder Sohrab Voussoughi visited
> me at my office in the early 1990s to discuss interaction design and
> the importance of whole product design. And my work in collaboration
> with Lunar Design went back years prior to that. Industrial Design
> was embracing the idea of interaction design way before the web came
> along, and in *multiple places.*
>
> There's a *lot* of interaction design history that's not been
> acknowledged or recognized, despite the big organizations currently
> discussing their versions of the discipline's history.
>
> Jim
>
> James Leftwich, IDSA
> Orbit Interaction
> Palo Alto, California 94301
> USA
> http://www.orbitnet.com
>
>
>
> On Nov 2, 2006, at 11:10 PM, discuss-
> request at lists.interactiondesigners.com wrote:
>
>> As someone from ZIBA, I feel like I should chime in here. I can't
>> speak for the other fine companies, but it's true, ZIBA as a whole
>> isn't formally tied to the UX community. Until just a handful of
>> years ago, the UX community was mostly concerned with the onscreen
>> world and the product design companies with the offscreen world.
>> But only recently have these two worlds begun to overlap.
>> Recognizing this overlap, they've been gracious to send me to the
>> last two IA Summits and I'll be there again next year. This time, I
>> will hopefully be co-running a workshop, representing a ZIBA angle
>> on experience architecture.
>
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