MJ Broadbent

Interaction11 Video: Keynotes

Hi everyone,

Video is now available for all seven Interaction11 keynote presentations. In program order:

16 Mar 2010 - 4:23pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Alex ONeal

Interaction design that saves lives

Recently, Scientific American pointed out the power of interaction design to save lives, specifically, by increasing organ donations. (Boldface added.)

8 Mar 2010 - 7:13am
6 years ago
11 replies
Chris Collingridge

Inspirational, persuasive speaker recommendations?

My organisation is giving some time to thinking about how we develop attitudes towards UCD, usability and a user experience focus within the company. While we're doing lots of stuff at "ground-level" and there  is lots of executive support, we're looking to reach out to the many developers, testers, analysts and managers involved in software development.

2 Mar 2010 - 1:49pm
6 years ago
19 replies
Aynne Valencia

Teaching Interaction Design

I will be teaching an Interaction Design course this summer. I want to make sure my students will get practical, up to date and actionable skills they can take out to the world after they graduate so, my intention is to have them work on as many portfolio projects as time allows and work together on small teams.
So I can give them the broadest view I wanted to get some feedback from the community on:

1. ideas or themes for projects

7 Dec 2009 - 6:51pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Jayson Elliot

Best non-Flash sites?

I've been looking at agency websites for the past couple hours on
and my eyes are bleeding. It's one bizarre Flash disaster after another.

Does anyone have a favorite site (or resource for looking at some) that is
both engaging & cool AND usable?

29 Sep 2009 - 9:59am
6 years ago
4 replies

Wizard/Form Design Inspiration

Hi all,

Can anyone think of any online or offline apps or websites that have
a well-designed "wizard" or customization widget/feature that helps
you customize and produce big blocks of text? Like write a letter, or
customize a product, or create a product...What I'm working on is
text-based, but I'd love to see any examples, text or photo or
whatever, anyone's got!

Basically, I'm looking for examples that take in *many*
inputs/fields and display *many* options/returns in a fun, clear, and
easy-to-understand way.

9 Sep 2009 - 11:34pm
7 years ago
4 replies

websites as art

I was chatting whit a colleague, and we could recall examples in the early
days of the web where a site was a work of art, and no other thing but art,
but can't think of recent examples. any sightings?

4 May 2009 - 6:23pm
7 years ago
10 replies
Alan James Salmoni

Inspirations from art

When it comes to designing, is anyone here greatly influenced by
things outside of what we normally design? By this, I mean primarily
any particular artists or movements (eg, minimalism, abstract,
Picasso etc) If so, how did your design change? Or does music play a
role? We've discussed what music we listen to when working but I
sometimes find that listening to particular types of music influences
the mood of my designs.

25 Oct 2008 - 7:10am
7 years ago
28 replies

Design Research: Practice noticing stuff and telling stories

A while back, there were discussions about design research and inspiration.
Steve Portigal has a good little article in Core77 called "Design Research:
Practice noticing stuff and telling stories,"

"To be a better design researcher, hone your ability to observe the world
around you. Keep a regular log that you add to at least weekly (daily would
be ideal). Document the strange, the curious, the weird, the awesome and the

2 Oct 2008 - 6:04pm
7 years ago
12 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Design Books

I get a lot of questions about design education material, books and
recommendations via private email. I've been meaning to put together a
reference post on Design by Fire, but constantly find little time to
do it the way that want to. So I figure I'd at least post my book
recommendation to the list and let folks see it and comment on it.
Online material will have to come later.

This list represents what I consider the most useful and inspirational
books on all manner of things Design.

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