NYC IxDA Event: Design Style and IxD, Thursday, July 26th
12 Jul 2007 - 11:42pm
This month's NYC IxDA event will feature Chris Fahey, who will talk about
how style whether we like it or not, is a core aspect of our work. If you'd
like to attend, please send your RSVP to nyc-rsvp at ixda.org.
**Interaction Design Style**
IAs and UX designers are often exceedingly careful to draw a sharp
distinction between style and substance. But in fact style has always been
a powerful design tool, acting as a rich resource for innovation and new
solutions to design challenges. Style is a dynamic, self-correcting system;
it is a pattern language; it bridges branding and functionality,
desirability and usefulness; it is, in fact, often the bridge between mere
"best practices" and true innovation.
Join Christopher Fahey in a discussion of how, historically, style awareness
is a core aspect of innovative design. If you'd like to attend, please send
your RSVP to nyc-rsvp at ixda.org.
Tuesday, Thursday, July 26th at 6:30pm
Location provided on RSVP (send RSVPs to nyc-rsvp at ixda.org).
About Christopher Fahey:
Christopher is a founding partner and the information architecture practice
lead at Behavior, an award-winning New York web design consultancy. At
Behavior, he has worked with diverse clients including HBO, BusinessWeek,
The Smithsonian Institution, McGraw-Hill Professional, JPMorgan Chase,
ResortQuest, The National Geographic Channel, AARP, and The Onion. Chris
also blogs about design, technology, and culture at his personal site
Chris has spoken at the 2003 and 2007 ASIS&T IA Summits, at the 2007 SXSW
Interactive conference, and has taught interaction design at Brooklyn
College, FIT, and the City College of New York.