Carpe Diem: Attention, Awareness, and Interaction Design 2009

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Carpe Diem: Attention, Awareness, and Interaction Design 2009

  1. CARPE DIEM.
  2. Attention , Awareness & Interaction Design 2009 Dan Saffer
  3. William James (1842-1910)
  4. Our beliefs and our attention are the same fact. William James
  5. What have we been paying attention to?
  6. Form Validation Style Guides PDF vs HTML Ariel vs Verdana Embedded IxD Word Processing
  7. Macbook Air Defining UCD Crappy Interfaces Myers Briggs UI vs IxD Save and Cancel
  8. Cooper Keynote Prototypes Music for IxDs Power Icon iPhones on Campus Fighting Trolls
  9. Eye Tracking Design Thinking Ease of Use UX Hall of Shame Iron Man IRC and RSS
  10. SEO and Usability OmniGraffle Introducing IxD Predictability Patents (!!!) New IxD MFA
  11. IxD Curriculum UCD Broken? Hiding Menu Items Password Confirms Cuil Clients are Funny
  12. Google Chrome Font Sizes Drop Down Menus Facebook Redesign Next & Previous Site Maps
  13. Design Books ACD vs UCD Visual Design Interface vs IxD Twitter Design Research
  14. Simplicity Crowdsourcing ACD Personas Elevator Pitch “Used to It”
  15. Our beliefs and our attention are the same fact.
  16. What should we be paying attention to?
  17. Not just problems.
  18. Technologies reshape the very ends we use them to reach. Peter-Paul Verbeek
  19. Design is also about invention.
  20. New subjects of design: health care, education, government, energy, services, organizations.
  21. 1995: Intel 486 costs ~$1500 2009: <50 cents
  22. 1995: 1gb ~$850 2009: <$1
  23. Ubicomp Software Agents Wearables Robots Green Technology
  24. Web Software Mobile CE
  25. New technology makes its way almost everywhere within two years. Jan Chipchase
  26. New interaction paradigms: gestures, voice, touch.
  27. Making the visible, invisible; and the invisible, visible. Adam Greenfield
  28. How we live is slowly destroying the planet.
  29. But I have hope, because attention is finally being paid. It’s not too late.
  30. It’s the economy, stupid.
  31. Don't despair, not even over the fact that you don't despair. Franz Kafka
  32. We need a buildup. We need to get back to making stuff. Thomas Friedman
  33. It has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things...who have carried
  34. us up the long, rugged path toward prosperity and freedom. Barack Obama
  35. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott
  36. Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. James Thurber
  37. How should we show awareness?
  38. Resist the “Defining Interaction Design” discussions.
  39. Each individual develops his own way of framing his role. Donald Schön
  40. Move between the frames.
  41. Avoid the UCD vs. ACD vs. Genius Design debates. They are frames too.
  42. Stop looking for the magic bullet.
  43. There are no best practices. Don Rheinertsen
  44. Instead of “design thinking” let’s think and make.
  45. Design details.
  46. Stop fetishizing simplicity.
  47. Don’t forget that for most, the interface is the system.
  48. Aesthetics matter.
  49. Follow the emotion.
  50. It sometimes benefits us to be more like artists than like scientists.
  51. What cannot be overcome by reason can be subverted with glamour. Bruce Sterling
  52. Nobody gets excited about a wireframe. David Verba
  53. Steal from other disciplines.
  54. Movies.
  55. Biology.
  56. Architecture.
  57. Look to the past for inspiration.
  58. Always keep the future in mind.
  59. The future is not Google-able. William Gibson
  60. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay
  61. Make interaction design stars.
  62. Stop waiting for permission.
  63. I must create a system Or be enslav’d by another man’s I will not reason and compare: My business is to create. William Blake
  64. You already know everything you need to know to design the future.
  65. I learn by going where I have to go. Theodore Roethke
  66. May tomorrow be more uncertain than today. Deepak Chopra
  67. It is the business of the future to be dangerous. Alfred North Whitehead
  68. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
  69. Our beliefs and our attention are the same fact.
  70. Look for the moonwalking bears.
  71. Now go do it.
  72. CARPE DIEM.

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