25 Nov 2008 - 12:52pm
Michael Eckersley

"Kindle Love" concept prototype:

Given soundings of a new 2nd generation Kindle on the way, thought you
might get a kick out this short concept prototype ("Kindle Love")
video sketch by a small group of students in my recent "Scenarios &
Simulations" course at Kansas. Credits at end.

Product designers learning grammar of story-telling and film–
contextual, not deadly serious.

18 Oct 2008 - 8:48pm
7 years ago
20 replies

Future Interaction: The application of IxD to science fiction.

I'm a huge sci-fi dork, I'm sure I'm not alone in that here. One of the reasons I enjoy sci-fi is the chance to reevaluate the devices and computer systems thought-up by the great writers and film-makers of the past. It is interesting just how bad many of these interfaces are.

This discussion can be two-fold: What devices and interfaces do you find memorable from sci-fi you've read/seen?

15 Sep 2008 - 1:48pm
7 years ago
20 replies
Philippos Savvides

Interesting interface design

Kind of uncomfortable in the beginning. Any thoughts?

31 May 2008 - 4:49pm
Ruth Kikin-Gil

JOB: UX designers, Redmond, WA - Microsoft Office Labs, Full time

Hi IxDA-ers!

I'm part of an amazing R&D group in Microsoft that works on the borderline
of research and products, with innovation as its main goal.

The group is called "Office labs" and its charter is to explore the future
of the productivity space in the broadest sense. The good news is that we're

8 May 2008 - 8:42am
8 years ago
34 replies
Dan Saffer

Interaction Designer in new Ford Commercial

So I'm half watching the TV last night and I look up during a
commercial for Ford automobiles, and they are talking about their new
navigation system and the guy in the commercial (or an actor claiming
to be) says something along the lines of, "I design the user
interface. I like taking hard problems and making them simple for
people to use."

Needless to say, I almost fell out of my chair. Anyone else seen this

20 Apr 2007 - 10:32am
9 years ago
1 reply
Mark Schraad

innovation metrics

There is an interesting article on the business week site regarding the US governments initiative to develop a metric for innovation. It will likely bemore of an economic indicator, but may well lay the ground work for corporate and academic metrics as well.

Peter Drucker said the only two investments in a business are markeitng and innovation. Everything else is a cost.

In the short run, I think innovation metrics within an organization will be focused on controlling expense. In the mid run it will be about measuring ROI.

17 Apr 2007 - 4:15pm
9 years ago
1 reply
beril guvendik

Ideas for innovation workshop

Hi everyone,

I was selected to be one of the organizer of my company's engineering
off-site this year and one of the themes is "Innovation" - a whole day
is dedicated to it. I am currently the only UEx designer with the
company. The discussions of innovation will revolve around many
topics: technology, process, business and hopefully interaction

6 Nov 2006 - 1:15pm
9 years ago
8 replies
Esteban Barahona

Innovation and User Expectations

"never fail user expectations" is often repeated in the User Experience
fields. Consistency is important, but what about innovation? New ways of
interaction assumes that some or all of the expectations of the user will
fail. If the new interaction may work better than the old one, why not try
it? If indeed this new interaction is better, it is possible only because
the "never fail user expectations" idea was ignored.

A case in study is the Wii-mote. In the interview Iwata Asks...

26 Jan 2005 - 12:49pm
11 years ago
23 replies
Pradyot Rai

Getting Schooled in Innovation!

I thought this was good article to bring up for discussion on this forum --

Getting Schooled in Innovation --

"How do you generate profitable innovation? Business schools and
executive education programs have been hard at work for decades
churning out numbers-oriented, metric-measuring, linear-focused
executives who are much better at managing costs than managing

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