NYC IxDA Event: Adam Greenfield Discusses Ubiquitous Computing March 9 @ 6:30 pm
27 Feb 2006 - 1:10pm
7 years ago
NYC IxDA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE
Adam Greenfield Discusses Ubiquitous Computing
From smart buildings that subtly adapt to the changing flow of
visitors, to gesture-based interfaces like the ones seen in Minority
Report, computing no longer looks much like it used to. Increasingly
invisible but present everywhere in our lives, computing has moved
off the desktop and out into everyday life–affecting almost every one
of us. In this talk, Greenfield will explain how such "information
processing dissolving in behavior" is reshaping our lives.
(Keep reading below for a preview of our equally exciting April event!)
When: Thursday, March 9, 2006, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Parsons Design Lab
55 W. 13th St. on the 9th Floor
(map info: http://tinyurl.com/b26u2 )
F, V, L at 14th & 6th Ave.
N, Q, R, W, 4, 5,6, or L at 14th & Broadway
Free (If you'd like to donate to IxDA to help grow the organization
so we can have more great events, you may do so at http://www.ixda.org.)
We have about 50 spaces available for this event, so to secure your
space, please RSVP to nyc (at) ixda (dot) org with your name and
email address. If you are bringing guests, please send us each
guests’ name and email address so that we can email them as well.
ABOUT ADAM GREENFIELD
Adam Greenfield is principal of the New York City-based design
consultancy Studies and Observations. He was previously lead
information architect for the Tokyo office of Razorfish.
His award-winning personal site can be found at www.v-2.org and his
new book, Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, will be
in stores later this year.
PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR: COMING IN APRIL
Come to WireFARM '06 and share your prototyping techniques!
Interaction Designers use many tools to mock-up user interfaces,
including paper and pencil, PowerPoint, Visio, Dreamweaver,
Photoshop, and Fireworks. We also tend to grow our own techniques,
and rarely have a chance to share them. We will feature presentations
from local designers, each showing off current best practices in
prototyping. (We are looking for presenters. If you are interested in
giving a short (10-minute) presentation on your techniques, please e-
mail a short proposal to nyc at ixda.org. Please include the tool you
intend to use and the type of prototype you would like to demonstrate.)
But that's not all! In addition to these community presentations, we
will be featuring an exclusive demonstration for our NYC IxDA chapter
by Microsoft of their new interaction design software, Expression.
Are you excited?? We are!!
The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a non-profit
professional organization whose focus is promoting both the field of
interaction design and the interests of an international community of
practitioners, managers, educators, and students of interaction
design. Our organization’s goals are to:
- Communicate the unique perspective that interaction design brings
to both industry and the broader design community
- Promote awareness of the discipline, craft, and value of
interaction design among business leaders, academia, consumers, and
- Advance the discipline of interaction design by encouraging the
adoption of innovative methods
- Encourage and recommend high standards of practice among
interaction design professionals
- Help establish standards for academic programs in interaction design
- Develop an active, close-knit community of interaction design
For more information about IxDA, or if you are interested in getting
involved, contact us at nyc (at) ixda (dot) org or visit our web site