As researchers and
practitioners we help companies and organizations to design easy-to-use, usable,
useful, and pleasurable websites. Sometimes, we seem to be "the
shoemaker's children." We sometimes lack the time to put as much effort in
our own websites as we advise others to do.
In his keynote, Klaus will distinguish four theories from the philosophy of language and elaborate on dialogical conceptions of how reality comes to be constructed. To him, languaging – the process of conversing in language – is a creative and fundamentally socio-cultural practice. Language does not merely describe, it creates realities in conversations and actions. Dialogical conceptions raise doubts in several common epistemological assumptions. Questioning them could open possibilities of seeing interaction design in a new way.
Curiosity and playfulness are deeply embedded in our mind and feed the urge
for learning and exploring. It’s this behavior that pushes intelligent
species forward in their evolution. When Jan Willem graduated multimedia
design at the Royal College of Arts in London, he was fascinated by this
phenomenon and started his quest to unleash this primal source of energy.
The way we experience food is much more complex than taste only. Food is
influenced through the interaction with and between our senses.
How important is our nose and how does that influence the food and
combinations we like?
Can color change the way we perceive food? And what about sound, touch, the
setting, do they interact with food?
Let's explore modes where one will taste, smell, touch, hear food in ways
never experienced before.