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My presentation for IDEA Conference 2008

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  • 1. Design Context Clues 2008 IDEA CONFERENCE
  • 2. Hi. I’m Jason. Here’s my portfolio.
  • 3. Today’s talk in 3 parts How do we take context into account when designing experiences that take place in physical and digital spaces? How does context inform our practice and day to day culture? Some aspirational crap you can mock me for at a bar later
  • 4. T.S. Eliot: Modernist, Curmudgeon.
  • 5. TS Eliot: Modernist, Hip Hop Artist
  • 6. Working in Space and Place
  • 7. FastFrog, 1999
  • 8. FastFrog, 1999
  • 9. TWEC Listening and Viewing Station, 2001-2002
  • 10. TWEC Kiosk, 2001-2002
  • 11. TWEC Video?
  • 12. Field Museum, 2002
  • 13. Orbitz + Orbitz for Business, 2003-2007
  • 14. Ronin
  • 15., 2007
  • 16. Vibes 2007
  • 17. Vibes 2007
  • 18. Vibes 2007
  • 19. Vibes 2007
  • 20. LeapFrog 2007-2008
  • 21. Microsoft 2008
  • 22. cMomGo
  • 23. Along the way I’d acquired team members, partners, + clients, but there was something missing.
  • 24. Who am I? Who are we? We can’t agree on a definition of what we do, though our job is often to define and label other domains. We can’t differentiate ourselves from interaction designers or usability professionals without utterly confusing the lay person. As a community, we debate these things amongst ourselves semi-annually. Why? We’re willing to accept the oddest of jobs dealing with people and how they use technology to manipulate and retrieve information. It doesn’t give us firm ground to stand on.
  • 25. What do
  • 26. It Leaves Us Feeling Defensive “ Go for quick learning generalists over ingrained specialists. We’ll “never hire someone who’s an information architect. It’s just too overly specific. With a small team like ours, it doesn’t make sense to hire people with such a narrowly defined skill-set. 1 March 2006 ” ”
  • 27. Our Thinking About This Has Become Way Too Uptight
  • 28. Let me suggest we are Bricoleurs It has come to mean one who works with his hands, usually in devious or quot;craftyquot; ways when compared to the true craftsman, whom Levi-Strauss equates with the Engineer. The Bricoleur is adept at many tasks and at putting preexisting things together in new ways. The Engineer deals with projects in their entirety, taking into account the availability of materials and tools required. The Bricoleur approximates the mind of quot;the savage mindquot; and the Engineer approximates the scientific mind. Levi-Strauss says that the universe of the Bricoleur is closed, and he is often forced to make do with whatever is at hand, whereas the universe of the Engineer is open in that he is able to create new tools and materials.
  • 29. So when I say IA, you mean... So when we say Information Architect, Fried says designer, and we both mean bricoleurs. The difference is the context in which we perform our work, but the result is the same: We derive intuitive, learnable, efficient patterns of human activity for addressing the problems of chaotic, analog life.
  • 30. “Be so good that they can’t ignore you.” - Steve Martin
  • 31. The Design Ecosystem
  • 32. 40 Years of Computing Devices in 60 Seconds
  • 33. 1970’s: consumer ready
  • 34. 2008 won’t be like 1984
  • 35. It will be much more playful
  • 36. Design is bringing the power of computing to the oddest of interfaces
  • 37. Ushering in a New Era of Interactions
  • 38. We’re Dancing on the Surface
  • 39. We must balance that potential against a common language
  • 40. We Don’t Do This
  • 41. We Do This
  • 42. We Have to Innovate Our Way Out
  • 43. And now for something completely different
  • 44. Ken Garland: First Things First 1964, 2000
  • 45. Victor Papanek: Design for the Real World, 1970
  • 46. Viridian Design
  • 47. The internet of things
  • 48. Valerie Casey: The Designer’s Accord, 2008
  • 49. Santa Barbara’s Light Blue Line
  • 50. Special Thanks To The IDEA Conference volunteers and organizers, especially Jorge Arango and Russ Unger. My team: Mark Baldino, Ben Ihnchak, Jef Lear My Friends & Clients: Paul D’Alessandro, Chris Cooper, Joseph Wanka, Jeff Laubach, Keith Daniels, Michael Chanover, Gillian Jetson, Janna Devylder, Devin Henkel, Brendan Gramer, Brian Maggi My family: Lora Kovac and Sophia Kunesh
  • 51. Thank You for Your Consideration Jason Kunesh (312) 925-7533 4445 North Sacramento Avenue Chicago, IL 60625–3827