ISO: Films about interaction design

21 Oct 2008 - 1:46pm
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kimbieler
2007

Are there films (shorts or features) that you would consider good
viewing for an interaction designer?

Any and all suggestions appreciated!

-- Kim

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21 Oct 2008 - 1:59pm
White, Jeff
2007

Helvetica. It's obviously focused on typography, but valuable for IxD'ers,
IMO.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 11:46 AM, Kim Bieler <kimbieler at mindspring.com>wrote:

> Are there films (shorts or features) that you would consider good viewing
> for an interaction designer?
>
> Any and all suggestions appreciated!
>
>
> -- Kim
> ________________________________________________________________
>

21 Oct 2008 - 2:10pm
Erez Kikin Gil
2007

The Films of Charles & Ray Eames - Volume 1 & 2 ( Powers of Ten & 901 )

Cheers
:: Erez

21 Oct 2008 - 2:19pm
DampeS8N
2008

2001 contains loads of interesting takes on the then future kinds of
interaction you might encounter. Much of it is still not yet realized
and surprisingly well thought out.

I'm thinking primarily about things like the digital pads Dave and
Co. use on their trip to Jupiter.

Not specifically a movie about IxD, but still useful.

Will

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21 Oct 2008 - 2:25pm
SemanticWill
2007

I really liked Bruce Sterling @ InnovationsForum Interakstion Design

http://interface.fh-potsdam.de/innoforum/english/09_video.php?vidName=769193

Then Bill Moggrich speaking at the same thing here:
http://interface.fh-potsdam.de/innoforum/english/09_video.php?vidName=809546

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 2:46 PM, Kim Bieler <kimbieler at mindspring.com>wrote:

> Are there films (shorts or features) that you would consider good viewing
> for an interaction designer?
>
> Any and all suggestions appreciated!
>
>
> -- Kim
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21 Oct 2008 - 2:46pm
Rob Tannen
2006

There are dozens of video interviews with leading interaction
designers on a DVD that accompanies Bill Moggridge's Designing
Interactions book. You can preview many of these online -
http://www.designinginteractions.com/interviews

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21 Oct 2008 - 2:48pm
SemanticWill
2007

Dude - thanks - I have the book, and remember going there - but I totally
forgot about the interviews. good call.

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Rob Tannen <rtannen at bresslergroup.com>wrote:

> There are dozens of video interviews with leading interaction
> designers on a DVD that accompanies Bill Moggridge's Designing
> Interactions book. You can preview many of these online -
> http://www.designinginteractions.com/interviews
>
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21 Oct 2008 - 3:18pm
Jeff Howard
2004

Hi Kim,

I would suggest that films don't have to be about interaction design
in order to be good viewing for an interaction designer.

Here's a list of films (c.2003) from Richard Buchanan's "Human
Experience and Interaction Design" seminar at Carnegie Mellon. Each
was intended for viewing in association with readings and topics of
discussion on interaction design.

- William Smock, "Isamu Noguchi: Stones and Paper" (documentary)
- Merchant & Ivory, "Shakespeare Wallah" (feature)
- Peter Weir, "Witness" (feature)
- Peter Weir, "The Year of Living Dangerously" (feature)
- Larry and Andy Wachowski, "The Matrix" (feature)
- Ang Lee, "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" (feature)
- Lee Tamahori, "The Edge" (feature)
- Chris Marker, "La Jetée" ["The Jetty"] (short experimental)
- Norman McLaren, "Pas du Duex" (short experimental)
- Ron Howard, "A Beautiful Mind" (feature)
- Will Hindle, "Chinese Firedrill" (short experimental)
- Akira Kurosawa, "Dreams" (feature)
- Akira Kurosawa, "Ikiru" ["To Live"] (feature)

Kim asked:
> Are there films (shorts or features) that you would
> consider good viewing for an interaction designer?

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22 Oct 2008 - 2:11am
Andreas Ringdal
2008

Stanford on iTunesU has published some guest lectures from their HCI
class
http://deimos3.apple.com/WebObjects/Core.woa/Browse/itunes.stanford.edu.1357108180

Andreas

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22 Oct 2008 - 5:13am
Itamar Medeiros
2006

Peter Merholz, from Adaptive Path, posted an article on their blog,
asking for suggestions of videos video clips that interestingly
illustrate, or comment on, experience design
(http://www.adaptivepath.com/blog/2008/03/24/calling-all-experience-design-video-clips/);
I responded saying that I%u2019ve created two playlists at Youtube, to
use in my introductory interaction design classes:

"Interaction Design: Experiments", collection of videos on
interactive experiments, installations and interface design:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DF18F2F02F9BEB5E

"Interface Design History", some videos to help illustrate
the development of Computer Interfaces (:
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=87D3CA7AA4F411DF

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22 Oct 2008 - 1:47pm
Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

I would add 'Play Time' by Tati: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062136/
- fascinating illustration of perils of modern "designed" life-enhancing
gadgets.
It's like Norman's "door handle" blown into full feature movie.

--
Oleh Kovalchuke
Interaction Design is design of time
http://www.tangospring.com/IxDtopicWhatIsInteractionDesign.htm

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 3:18 PM, Jeff Howard <id at howardesign.com> wrote:

> Hi Kim,
>
> I would suggest that films don't have to be about interaction design
> in order to be good viewing for an interaction designer.
>
> Here's a list of films (c.2003) from Richard Buchanan's "Human
> Experience and Interaction Design" seminar at Carnegie Mellon. Each
> was intended for viewing in association with readings and topics of
> discussion on interaction design.
>
> - William Smock, "Isamu Noguchi" Stones and Paper" (documentary)
> - Merchant & Ivory, "Shakespeare Wallah" (feature)
> - Peter Weir, "Witness" (feature)
> - Peter Weir, "The Year of Living Dangerously" (feature)
> - Larry and Andy Wachowski, "The Matrix" (feature)
> - Ang Lee, "Eat, Drink, Man, Woman" (feature)
> - Lee Tamahori, "The Edge" (feature)
> - Chris Marker, "La Jetée" ["The Jetty"] (short experimental)
> - Norman McLaren, "Pas du Duex" (short experimental)
> - Ron Howard, "A Beautiful Mind" (feature)
> - Will Hindle, "Chinese Firedrill" (short experimental)
> - Akira Kurosawa, "Dreams" (feature)
> - Akira Kurosawa, "Ikiru" ["To Live"] (feature)
>
>
> Kim asked:
> > Are there films (shorts or features) that you would
> > consider good viewing for an interaction designer?
>
>
>
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>
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22 Oct 2008 - 8:24am
Kshitiz Anand
2008

Great list of films provided here.

As someone mentioned here, the films need not be about interaction
design per se. The concept of user experience (or rather viewer
experience) is used to its maximum in films and filmmakers know
exactly how to play with the dynamics of experience when making a
film.

So while there may not be films that talk about interaction directly,
from a user experience point of view, films in general are really
worth watching.

In our Interaction Culture class, we do this quite a few times. We
watch films and analyze the portrayal of a concept by the director
(like Kieslowski's , The double life of Veronique, The three Colors
Trology) . While dealing with the classic notions of realism ad
formalism in films is easy, it is really challenging to understand
the same as discussed in a context of Interaction Design. And in this
context it does help to think critically about the application of
these classical film concepts to IxD.

So for example, when saying that in formalism the stress is by the
director is to make the viewer view what the director see (Films here
are more from a director's perspective). Like using extreme close-ups
or shallow depth of fields, to stress on a particular thing / action
in a film, one can see a similar thing in the usage of pop-ups in the
case of designing interface. When a pop-up takes over the page that
the user is interacting with, its an example of how the interaction
designer has designed to let the user interact with that particular
screen. The notion of OK/Cancel on a pop-up in an interface would
also fall under similar lines.

When dealing with realisms and showing a more broader picture, one is
leaving the interpretation to the viewer(The films here are more from
an audience perspective). This is applicable mostly in the case of
designs where there is a lot of information that the user has peruse
through and decide oneself what to interact with first.

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22 Oct 2008 - 2:08am
James Page
2008

X posted from the Agile Usability mailing list.

Stewart Brand was the creator of the Whole Earth catalog which was an
inspiration for Steve Jobs, Wikipedia, and Wired magazine. Steve Jobs said
of the catalog that "It was sort of like Google in paperback form, 35 years
before Google came along: it was idealistic, and overflowing with neat tools
and great notions."

Christopher Alexander even though an architect came up with the concept
in programming of patterns and anti-patterns.

> People may be interested in these documentaries by Stewart Brand. Even
> though the documentaries where made in 90's they seam very very now.
>

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8639555925486210852

Kevin Kelly on his blog says about the program.

Stewart Brand says architecture is a prediction, and all predictions are
> wrong, so the more monumental the architecture, the more wrong the building
> is.

There is a great interview with Christopher Alexander http://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Alexander . It seams that his
technique of architecture seams almost agile.

James

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The Six S's diagram - the multiple aspects of the building that change at
different rates and need to be fixed at different times - is one of my
favorites. It's fun to discuss how the Ss (site, skin, structure, services,
surfaces, stuff) map to software concepts, or don't.

scott

On Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 7:02 AM, Ashim <ashim.s at gmail.com> wrote:

> Coincidently, this was posted yesterday on the "Putting People First" blog.
> Hope this adds something useful to the list..
>
> Science Fiction and HCI/ Interaction Design
> http://www.experientia.com/blog/science-fiction-and-hciinteraction-design/
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22 Oct 2008 - 3:38pm
james horgan
2008

I'll say it again:
Idiocracy
funny movie, highlights a lot of fun versions of user interfaces.

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30 Oct 2008 - 4:47am
Erhard Wimmer
2008

This is a terrific and informative list already, so I would like to
contribute with my recommendation of Jensen Harris' (Group Program
Manager of the Microsoft Office User Experience Team) presentation
"The Story of The Ribbon":
http://msstudios.vo.llnwd.net/o21/mix08/08_WMVs/UX09.wmv

Though it is a presentation, it really feels more like a kind of a
movie and is absolutely worth seeing. The story take one and a half
hour and gives you deep impressions about the work of microsoft's
user experience team.

Also mentioned at
http://www.interactiondesign.at/the-story-of-the-ribbon.

Best wishes, Erhard Wimmer

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