Johnny Holland - it's all about interaction

2 Nov 2008 - 2:10pm
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Jeroen van Geel
2008

Hey all,

A week ago I launched Johnny Holland (http://johnnyholland.org/). This is an
online magazine that aims to become an open collective where anybody can
talk, share and find answers about the interaction between people and
products, systems or processes. I¹m hoping that Johnny can bring different
insights and knowledge together, originating from fields beyond just
interaction design... Like automotive, architecture, psychology and product
design. My belief is that interaction design is an interesting field, but
stays to much focused on new media... While the boarders between new media,
physical products and real life are fading rapidly. The medium is not
interesting, the message is... Let¹s think outside our box. I admit that I
don¹t have all the answers (maybe not even one), but through Johnny I hope
to find some of them... And probably a whole lot of new questions.

>From ŒAbout Johnny¹
³Johnny originates from the need to have a place where creatives can talk
and discuss in a normal, honoust and pure way. A place where they can focus
and learn about the issue that¹s really important: interaction (in the
broadest sense of the word). It¹s a place where we can get inspired, dare to
make mistakes and are able to feel enlighted. This place is an ideal we try
to accomplish and need to fight for. It¹s impossible to gain it immediately
and thus the way Johnny has to present itself has to grow and change
organically. At first we start with an online magazine where creatives can
share their thoughts, but time will tell what¹s the best format. Maybe
Johnny has to be a daily event, maybe a new ice cream flavor. ³

I¹ve been following the discussions in this group for some time and think
that the level and insights are really good. Hopefully you feel the same as
I do and want to get involved in Johnny... As a reader, writer or whatever
you think is necessary. Please send me your thoughts on Johnny.

Kindest regards,
Jeroen van Geel

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2 Nov 2008 - 7:27pm
SemanticWill
2007

Mazel Tov!!

>From a very cursory examination - it looks pretty damn cool! I look forward
to reading it.

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On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 2:10 PM, Jeroen van Geel <mail at jeroenvangeel.com>wrote:

> Hey all,
>
> A week ago I launched Johnny Holland (http://johnnyholland.org/). This is
> an
> online magazine that aims to become an open collective where anybody can
> talk, share and find answers about the interaction between people and
> products, systems or processes. I¹m hoping that Johnny can bring different
> insights and knowledge together, originating from fields beyond just
> interaction design... Like automotive, architecture, psychology and product
> design. My belief is that interaction design is an interesting field, but
> stays to much focused on new media... While the boarders between new media,
> physical products and real life are fading rapidly. The medium is not
> interesting, the message is... Let¹s think outside our box. I admit that I
> don¹t have all the answers (maybe not even one), but through Johnny I hope
> to find some of them... And probably a whole lot of new questions.
>
> >From ŒAbout Johnny¹
> ³Johnny originates from the need to have a place where creatives can talk
> and discuss in a normal, honoust and pure way. A place where they can
> focus
> and learn about the issue that¹s really important: interaction (in the
> broadest sense of the word). It¹s a place where we can get inspired, dare
> to
> make mistakes and are able to feel enlighted. This place is an ideal we try
> to accomplish and need to fight for. It¹s impossible to gain it immediately
> and thus the way Johnny has to present itself has to grow and change
> organically. At first we start with an online magazine where creatives can
> share their thoughts, but time will tell what¹s the best format. Maybe
> Johnny has to be a daily event, maybe a new ice cream flavor. ³
>
> I¹ve been following the discussions in this group for some time and think
> that the level and insights are really good. Hopefully you feel the same as
> I do and want to get involved in Johnny... As a reader, writer or whatever
> you think is necessary. Please send me your thoughts on Johnny.
>
> Kindest regards,
> Jeroen van Geel
> ________________________________________________________________
>
>

2 Nov 2008 - 9:28pm
Rob Tannen
2006

Good luck "Johnny" - you might want to include the remarkable story
on Brain Controlled Interfaces on 60 Minutes tonight - you can watch
the video here:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/31/60minutes/main4560940.shtml

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2 Nov 2008 - 9:39pm
SemanticWill
2007

Also add MIT Tech Review and Media Lab as places to regulary check for
content and news

will evans
emotive architect &
hedonic designer
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On Nov 2, 2008, at 6:28 PM, Rob Tannen <rtannen at bresslergroup.com>
wrote:

> Good luck "Johnny" - you might want to include the remarkable story
> on Brain Controlled Interfaces on 60 Minutes tonight - you can watch
> the video here:
>
> http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/31/60minutes/main4560940.shtml
>
>
>
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>
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2 Nov 2008 - 9:56pm
SemanticWill
2007

There was an article about brain interface in scientific american as
well the week

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On Nov 2, 2008, at 6:28 PM, Rob Tannen <rtannen at bresslergroup.com>
wrote:

> Good luck "Johnny" - you might want to include the remarkable story
> on Brain Controlled Interfaces on 60 Minutes tonight - you can watch
> the video here:
>
> http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/10/31/60minutes/main4560940.shtml
>
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=35227
>
>
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3 Nov 2008 - 10:04am
Alethea778
2008

visually comfortable in the term of color, but the layout may need
improvement.

1) Too much elements clutter the screen. Take the "A Social
Interaction Primer" for example, the big tag on the left and the
small tag on the right display same information. What's more? They
lead to the same page. So I really feel confused what's the
difference between them and why put such tags with same content and
function.

2) general position. I feel the location of "Johnny need you" part
tricky.

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3 Nov 2008 - 10:10am
SemanticWill
2007

I don't think it's too cluttered at all, but the two article CTAs for Social
Interaction Primer isn't confusing at all, just redundant, and those two
pieces or real estate should probably be completely different areas for
different purposes.

Also - under Books - which of those is not like the others? Kite Runner
(while a decent book), has nothing to do with the other books which are all
classic interaction design books - get rid of books and all other content
that doesn't fit into the ontology of your site.

My 2 cents. But still - a noble endeavor and darn decent design - keep it
up.

- W

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Alethea Woo <aletheawoo at yahoo.com> wrote:

> visually comfortable in the term of color, but the layout may need
> improvement.
>
> 1) Too much elements clutter the screen. Take the "A Social
> Interaction Primer" for example, the big tag on the left and the
> small tag on the right display same information. What's more? They
> lead to the same page. So I really feel confused what's the
> difference between them and why put such tags with same content and
> function.
>
> 2) general position. I feel the location of "Johnny need you" part
> tricky.
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=35227
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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tel: +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
aim: semanticwill
gtalk: semanticwill
twitter: semanticwill
skype: semanticwill
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3 Nov 2008 - 10:42am
Ali Naqvi
2008

Hi Johnny,
I will write some stuff about mobile phone interruption and email you
:)
Hope you can use it!

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3 Nov 2008 - 10:55am
SemanticWill
2007

I do wonder about the image for the article in the CTA not linking to the
article itself but to a lightbox window of the image, which isn't really any
bigger than the original image - Make the image a link to the article - get
Fitt's Law on your side - the bigger the target, the easier it will be for
people to read the article about Adrian Chan and his SIxD

- Will

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:10 AM, Will Evans <will at semanticfoundry.com>wrote:

> I don't think it's too cluttered at all, but the two article CTAs for
> Social Interaction Primer isn't confusing at all, just redundant, and those
> two pieces or real estate should probably be completely different areas for
> different purposes.
>
> Also - under Books - which of those is not like the others? Kite Runner
> (while a decent book), has nothing to do with the other books which are all
> classic interaction design books - get rid of books and all other content
> that doesn't fit into the ontology of your site.
>
> My 2 cents. But still - a noble endeavor and darn decent design - keep it
> up.
>
> - W
>
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Alethea Woo <aletheawoo at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> visually comfortable in the term of color, but the layout may need
>> improvement.
>>
>> 1) Too much elements clutter the screen. Take the "A Social
>> Interaction Primer" for example, the big tag on the left and the
>> small tag on the right display same information. What's more? They
>> lead to the same page. So I really feel confused what's the
>> difference between them and why put such tags with same content and
>> function.
>>
>> 2) general position. I feel the location of "Johnny need you" part
>> tricky.
>>
>>

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