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.
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”.
We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2014. There’s just one month to go until Interaction14. We look forward to welcoming the global IxDA community to Amsterdam.
Although our three-day conference tickets sold out, you can still buy tickets for a single day and for the social events. Whether you're attending or not, we invite you to share your view on the Languages of Interaction Design.