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Interaction Design Through Mixology

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Presented at the MidwestUX 2012 conference in Columbus, Ohio, my presentation highlighting parallels between mixology and the interaction design community and work.

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Interaction Design Through Mixology

  1. 1. Interaction Design Through Mixology David Farkas Electronic Ink, Philadelphia PA @dafark8 #DTDD MidwestUX 2012@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12
  2. 2. What is Mixology? Mixology is the study and practice of mixing alcoholic beverages; experimenting and creating new cocktail recipes similar to the way a chef creates a new dish http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_mixology@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12
  3. 3. Why Mixology?@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 3
  4. 4. I Asked What About... Education Process Iterate User Validation It Goes Unnoticed@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 4
  5. 5. Education & Training@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 5
  6. 6. “ I went to class to learn how to bartend and never went to ” school for design@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 6
  7. 7. Russian Mojito • Mint Infused Vodka • Simple Syrup • Lime Juice • Seltzer@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 7
  8. 8. Process & Materials http://www.flickr.com/photos/16984317@N04/2474657273/sizes/l/in/photostream/@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 8
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethelgloves/5998966446/sizes/o/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/82362246@N00/5016993520/sizes/z/in/photostream/@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 9
  10. 10. John Daly • Lemon-Ginger infused vodka • Unsweetended Ice Tea@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 10
  11. 11. Iterate Iterate Iterate@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 11
  12. 12. @dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 12
  13. 13. Jalapeño Tequila Sunrise • Jalapeño Infused Tequila • Grapefruit Juice • Lime Juice • Seltzer • Jalapeño Garnish (infused)@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 13
  14. 14. User Validation@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 14
  15. 15. “Too close for missiles, switching to guns”@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 15
  16. 16. Morning Melon • Cucumber Infused Gin • Mottled Watermelon • Mottled Cantaloupe • Simple Syrup • Seltzer@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 16
  17. 17. It Goes Unnoticed@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 17
  18. 18. “ It tastes like cranberry and tonic, you don’t taste the alcohol at all, I love it ”@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 18
  19. 19. Blueberry Vodka • Blueberry Infused Vodka • Seltzer • Ice Cubes (with frozen blueberries)@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 19
  20. 20. Mixology is IxD http://survivingtheworld.net/Lesson1225.html@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 20
  21. 21. Mixology is IxD http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-cqjAhdk4iTQ/TwuNv22thtI/AAAAAAAAA_Y/QYbBEwmk-ko/s1600/Table%252Bof%252BAlcohol.png@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 21
  22. 22. Resources • My Recipes: http://bit.ly/DTDD_MUX • Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/dafark8/mixology/ • Liqurious: http://liqurious.notcot.org/ • Home Bar Basics: http://www.homebarbasics.com/?cat=5 • Wrench in the System: http://wrenchinthesystem.com/@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12 22
  23. 23. Interaction Design Through Mixology David Farkas Electronic Ink, Philadelphia PA dafark8@gmail.com @dafark8 #DTDD MidwestUX 2012@dafark8 #DTDD #MWUX12

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