Interaction design is by
now a well-understood discipline. As a professional community we have refined
the way we think and talk about what we do and how we do our work. Design is
both art and science, yet while we teach methods and practices for hard design
skills, we don’t teach practices that address the art of design, which is often
mystified as “creative genius”.
Irene’s talk will explore
how through meditation and yoga we can acquire the most critical skills we need
to be great designers: how might we become more focused so we can deliver the
one or two key features that would be most useful; how might we more
effectively cultivate access to our empathy and insight to create usable
products; and how we can be more innovative and bring inspiration, delight, and
heart to the people who use the products we design.