Jonas Lowgren on the dichotomy of practice in IxD

12 Jun 2008 - 7:25pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Check out what I think is a very articulate article on 2 divergent
approaches to IxD.

http://tinyurl.com/5mnmln

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13 Jun 2008 - 6:09am
stauciuc
2006

*2 converging divergent approaches, *I would say - at least that's one point
I think the article is trying to make.

Sebi

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:25 AM, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Check out what I think is a very articulate article on 2 divergent
> approaches to IxD.
>
> http://tinyurl.com/5mnmln
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
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13 Jun 2008 - 6:42am
Dave Malouf
2005

Sebi, I agree (if I understand your point) that the 2 approaches are
not exclusive, but rather together can provide great value to one
another.

I believe though for myself that in N. America we need to do more to
bring out the "design discipline" side. I've actually been germinating
an article in my head with the title, "Silicon Valley is killing
Interaction Design". I think this b/c I think that the engineering and
rational focus of SV IxD pushes down the more aesthetic and emotional
sides of IxD practice here in North America. I'm not saying that this
phenomena is ONLY in SV, but SV has such a critical mass of IxD
practice in N. America that its influence is huge. To the point that
IxD on the east coast which one would think would be more aesthetic
due to its influences of media and advertising, really isn't. Most
organizations still separate "design" from "user experience" (yes
there are exceptions) where "user experience" is where IxD roles
(usually as info arch titles) are done. Now a lot of this is also b/c
"creatives" in these two old communities take on a whole other
polemic, but also because of how we train and discuss IxD here in the
US is really based on the experiences from SV.

Like I said, it is just a hypothesis for now, but to me this is why an
Masters of Fine Arts in IxD is so interesting to me. It goes in the
face of this trend which to me is just what the doctor ordered. That
being said, a good IxD program that didn't also cover standard HCI
courses like cognitve and social psyche and basic HCI research
technologies would be pretty sub-standard to me as much as a program
that didn't have dedicated studio courses.

-- dave

On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 7:09 AM, Sebi Tauciuc <stauciuc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2 converging divergent approaches, I would say - at least that's one point I
> think the article is trying to make.
>
> Sebi
>
> On Fri, Jun 13, 2008 at 3:25 AM, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Check out what I think is a very articulate article on 2 divergent
>> approaches to IxD.
>>
>> http://tinyurl.com/5mnmln
>>
>> --
>> David Malouf
>> http://synapticburn.com/
>> http://ixda.org/
>> http://motorola.com/
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>
>
>
> --
> Sergiu Sebastian Tauciuc
> http://www.sergiutauciuc.ro/en/

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David Malouf
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http://ixda.org/
http://motorola.com/

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