Re-imagining the Design of Everyday Things

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Human-Centered design and the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. EffectiveUI user experience designers Lindsay Moore and Austin Brown's Lightning Round presentation given at IxDA Interaction 2011 in Boulder, CO. Austin and Lindsay demonstrate how they have redesigned everyday objects based on the combined disciplines of industrial and digital interaction design.

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Re-imagining the Design of Everyday Things

  1. 1. Re-imagining the Design of Everyday ThingsHuman-centered design and the intersection of the physical and digital worlds
  2. 2. Hi! Austin Brown Lindsay Moore UX Designer UX Designer EffectiveUI EffectiveUI austin.brown@ lindsay.moore@ effectiveui.com effectiveui.com Twittering our session? Use the hashtag #effectiveui© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  3. 3. Human-centered design and the intersection of the physical & digital worlds© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  4. 4. “We’re making a product”© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  5. 5. Industrial Design Digital Design© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  6. 6. Industrial Design X Digital Design© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  7. 7. Recognizing the need is the primary “© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc. condition for design. –Charles Eames
  8. 8. Means must be subsidiary to ends and “© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc. to our desire for dignity and value. –Mies van der Rohe
  9. 9. Affordance© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  13. 13. Providing feedback about the state of a system© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  16. 16. Constraints to prevent errors before they can occur© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/2751796683/© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  21. 21. Ubiquitous computing© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  23. 23. Physical Digital© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  24. 24. Adaptive Display© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  26. 26. Gaming/Social Media© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  28. 28. Information Visualization© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  30. 30. The redesign of everyday things...© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  32. 32. The Dishwasher Adaptive Display Information Visualization© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  34. 34. ‘Joseph’ has lived without a dishwasher for 25 years, but is coming around to the idea that he might want one. • Teaches at the University of Colorado • Lives as greenly as possible • Wants to make informed decisions about having technology in his life rather than mindlessly consuming© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  43. 43. Takeaways: Information is interesting Align with mental model Efficiency can meet learnability/customization© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  44. 44. The Thermostat Information Visualization Gaming/Social Media© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  46. 46. The ‘Joneses’ have been trying to install smart home technology to help them be more environmentally conscious • Carrie is a stay-at-home mom, aspiring blogger, and Facebook addict Mike, Carrie, & Spencer • Mike is an electrical engineer and self- described gadgethead • In their social circle, being seen as “green” is an important status symbol© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
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  56. 56. Takeaways: Reconcile mental & system models Make information actionable Positive reinforcement + community competition© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  57. 57. Six Principles of Design Thinking: Align with users’ mental models Provide appropriate feedback Eliminate the opportunity for error Learn & adapt the interface to user behavior Motivate with game and social mechanics Let information spark understanding & delight© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  58. 58. Align with users’ mental models MATURE EXPRESSION Provide appropriate feedback Eliminate the opportunity for error } ACROSS DESIGN DISCIPLINES Learn & adapt the interface to user behavior Motivate with game and social mechanics Let information spark understanding & delight© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  59. 59. Align with users’ mental models Provide appropriate feedback SILOED IN PRACTICE: Eliminate the opportunity for error RICH EXPRESSION IN DIGITAL BUT LACKING IN PHYSICAL PRODUCTS Learn & adapt the interface to user behavior Motivate with game and social mechanics Let information spark understanding & delight }© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  60. 60. Web Design Application Design UX Design Game Product Design Mobile Design Design Service Interface Design Industrial Design Design Visual Design Branding© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  61. 61. We’re all Web Design Application Design UX Design Product Design Interaction Mobile Design Game Design DesignersService Interface Design Industrial Design Design Visual Design Branding© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.
  62. 62. Thanks!© 2011 EffectiveUI, Inc.

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