The research division of my architecture firm is exploring new methods of observation and understanding how users interact with the built environment. I know interaction design is generally virtually/digitally based rather than physically, but I thought I'd start a thread anyways. We're looking for digital tools for behavioral mapping that allow us to visually report on how visitors use the space we have designed. We're initially thinking along the lines of time lapse photography or GPS/GIS technology (although for observation within a building).
I am a junior interface designer living here in Dallas Texas. I just recently lost my job in telemarketing for social media, in which I really didn't like, I tried reasoning with my company about interaction design but they wouldn't hear me out. I would like to start an organization that mirrors the values of ixDA's principles, yet targets the younger demographic. I would like to educate high school students about interaction design creating youth clubs and fostering an interest early. I'm hoping to get collegiate students interested as well to gain more colleagues in the industry.
RPA (rpa.com) is looking for a couple of people to help with user experience design efforts alongside our existing teams. As a User Experience Designer, you will work closely with Project Managers, Creatives and Engineers through numerous stages of the product development cycle. You will be involved in all aspects of the product lifecycle, from ideation to implementation.
You will help to define the user model and user interface for new and existing projects.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 7 p.m. at Hornall Anderson Experience Lab,
3rd Ave & Cherry St, Seattle, WA. Chris Monberg, producer/director of
Hornall Anderson Experience Lab and Dawn Clark, principal at NBBJ
Architecture, will discuss the use of narrative in architecture, and
how they create immersive human experiences, of varying scale and
impact, to evoke responses from audiences. HIVE is an ongoing series
that spans information design, interaction design, product design,
and architecture. AIGA Members: $10; Nonmembers: $15. Student
Members: free; Student Nonmembers: $5.
I'm a retired graffiti writer, pioneer of this type of manifestation
in Lisbon, Portugal, at the same time that I've graduated in
communication design (1999).
After graduation and one year in Prague I have quitted practicing, the
mercantilist society that we live in take over graffiti in Lisbon,
cans clothes even mass media adopted the language, and the dream of 10
young creative minds (that I was one) was drown by the incontrollable
mass of new writers that without any criteria made many mistakes
transforming Lisbon as many other cities full of visual noise that
have plasticity but associate
The participation in urban design and architecture projects had some
"utopian" developments in the 70's mainly due to computer developments
but since then this practices had been reduced until the latest years
where we can seen again some interest from citizens and technicians in
application of this kind of practices.
In my point of view the IXD have a very important role in these
developments, but I don't know best practices or examples.
Dan Saffer in "designing for interaction" refers very well the
importance of IXD not only for digital screen solutions or
I've always been interested in architecture and have recently become
interested in sustainable design. Dwell, a magazine I absolutely
love, is sponsoring a Design conference in San Fran Sept 14-16.
Anyone else thinking of going?