OBSERVING, REMEMBERING & SHARINGPREPARED FOR AOL, Experience Design Studio (XDS)PROVIDED BY MICHAEL SURTEESMay 13th, 2011
HELLO I’m the creative director and a principal of Gesture Theory Past experiences include working at agencies, startup’s and interactive boutique studios Publish the blog DesignNotes.info and started #walkingtoworktoday I have one weimaraner
GESTURE THEORY We design smart, elegant and lightweight user interfaces for web applications and mobile devices We create systems that can evolve & scale in an organic way And hopefully inspire people to enjoy & share their experience Clients include:
I DO IT TO REMEMBERI DO IT FOR MYSELFI DO IT TO KEEP MY MIND ACTIVEI DO IT TO MEET LIKEMINDED PEOPLEI DO IT BECAUSE I CAN
DESIGN NOTES CONTENT TYPES Interviews Diagrams Book Reviews Experiences Link Drop Design Work
AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN GARGIULO,OWNER OF SWICH IN NYCI always said on my 30th birthday if I hadn’t yet taken a big riskin life and started a company or something big, I had to quitmy job on that day and figure something out fast. I guess I gotanxious because on my 26th birthday I walked into Cliff’s officeand retired from advertising. I developed a business plan, foundan investor, and a year and a half later in December of last year,we opened our doors.
THE PERSON BEHIND NOOKA: AN INTERVIEWWITH MATTHEW WALDMANIf something must be taught, then it is not intuitive… which broughtall the background processes above together and I questioned whythere were only 2 ways to represent time. I sketched some ideas ona napkin, went back to New York and showed them to my IP Lawyerwho thought they could get design patent protection. There weresome other steps, and then a watch!
QUADCAMERA AND TOYCAMERA INTERVIEWWITH TAKAYUKI FUKATSU, CREATOROF IPHONE APPSSo as a first step I want to suggest that “cheap and uncontrollable isfun”. That’s why ToyCamera only has random effect. I wanted to pick upthe essence of uncontrollable fun of actual ToyCameras. Also I want tomake my ToyCamera as Camera not application. That’s why there is noUndo, Redo, and import taken photo from album.
QUOTE FROM URBANDADDYEverybody has one.That person who, for reasons you’d rather not disclose, you justdon’t want to see, ever again. Not even on the Internet.Well, today’s the day. The day to delete that person forever.With a little help from, yes, the Internet itself...Introducing Silence of the Celebs, a browser app for Chromethat literally erases your least-favorite names from the Internet,available now.
THE PROCESS: MICHAEL SURTEESRECONSIDERS THE WEATHER (APP) http://www.switched.com/2010/12/14/the-process-michael-surtees-reconsiders-the-weather/
BUILDING PRODUCTS = BEING AGILE +WILLING TO ITERATEThere are known knowns; there are things we know we know.We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know thereare some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns– the ones we don’t know we don’t know. —Donald Rumsfeld
AGILE Process: Weather AppRequirements and solutions evolve through collaborationFrequent inspection and adaptionTasks are broken into small parts with minimal planningEmphasize face to face communication over written documents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agile_software_development
ITERATION Process: Weather AppDesign and build just enough, test it anyway possibleObserve what works and what doesn’t, keep Building after thatWork in advance, loop back for other thingsKeep it open and allow for a lot of feedback