Interaction '09 Video: Robert Fabricant - Behavior is our Medium

20 Mar 2009 - 9:52am
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Nasir Barday
2006

Hi There,

I'm pleased to announce the launch of the IxDA Media Library, a place for
video and audio of IxDA events around the world, including the Interaction
conference and local events.

A few caveats: We haven't migrated your IxDA.org accounts to this system, so
to comment, you'll need to use OpenID, or create a new account on this
system. Once you've done that, you'll have an account you can use on the
other systems we build, including the Board Blog, and the next rollout of
our discussion platform. We welcome suggestions on an elegant UX'y way to
migrate our passwordless authentication system on IxDA.org to a traditional
username/password system. Also, you'll notice that the system doesn't match
the rest of IxDA.org. We're working on that :-)

On to the Good Stuff!

In our first Interaction '09 video, Robert Fabricant talks about Interaction
Design as a practice beyond just computing technology. He gives examples of
Interaction Design as far back as ancient history, all the way to a
humanitarian project underway today. He shows that Interaction Design's
primary medium is behavior, extending far past the high technology world
into the realm of human behavior and relationships.

*About Robert Fabricant*
Robert Fabricant is an Executive Creative Director at frog Design where he
leads frog’s efforts to expand into new markets. Robert has been with frog
since 2001, leading a multidisciplinary creative team in New York in a broad
range of initiatives that span product design, interaction design,
environments and branded experiences. He has worked with clients such as
MTV, GE, Cox Communications, Virgin Mobile, Barnes & Noble, BBC and Nextel
and designed user experiences for numerous platforms, including handheld
devices, in-car information systems, medical devices, retail environments,
networked applications and desktop software.

Prior to frog, Robert led the Research & Development team at Organic where
he worked on wireless applications for clients such as Lucent Technologies,
Federated and the Museum of the Moving Image. Other work experience includes
@radicalmedia, Microsoft Research and Edwin Schlossberg Inc. He is an
adjunct professor at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program where he
teaches a foundation course in Interaction Design. His interactive work has
been featured in ID magazine, Wired magazine, the Wall Street Journal and
presented at SIGGRAPH and DUX.
Check it out here: http://library.ixda.org/node/3

Nasir Barday
Media Director
Interaction Design Association

Comments

22 Mar 2009 - 9:08am
Adrian Howard
2005

On 20 Mar 2009, at 14:52, Nasir Barday wrote:

> Hi There,
>
> I'm pleased to announce the launch of the IxDA Media Library, a
> place for
> video and audio of IxDA events around the world, including the
> Interaction
> conference and local events.
[snip]
> Check it out here: http://library.ixda.org/node/3

Can I register a plea for RSS feeds?

(or a URL to same if I'm being dim and missing it :-)

Adrian

22 Mar 2009 - 10:24am
Nasir Barday
2006

YES. I'm working with someone to build in some RSS love and make an
iTunes podcast feed out of this hot mess. He knows who he is-- I've
been neglecting him while preparing for and attending the IA Summit
(we love our IA bretheren!). But we will hopefully post news on that
soon.

- Nasir
>>

22 Mar 2009 - 10:56am
Adrian Howard
2005

On 22 Mar 2009, at 15:24, Nasir Barday wrote:

> YES. I'm working with someone to build in some RSS love and make an
> iTunes podcast feed out of this hot mess. He knows who he is-- I've
> been neglecting him while preparing for and attending the IA Summit
> (we love our IA bretheren!). But we will hopefully post news on that
> soon.

Super! Thank you both.

Cheers,

Adrian
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