CategoriesOptimisingMaking daily activities more efficient.EngagingCapturing attention, creating delight & delivering meaning.EmpoweringEnabling people to go beyond their limits.ExpressingEncouraging self expression and/or creativity.ConnectingFacilitating communication between people & communities.DisruptingRe-imagining completely an existing product or serviceby creating new behaviors, usages or markets.
Consideration for ResearchersThe talks usually look & sound good.Quality can vary though.Unfortunately, the interesting stuff ismostly hidden behind NDAs!
Researchers are, on the whole, enthusiastically embraced http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicodruif/6807408997
e.g. Maggie Breslin’s Mayo Clinic Work Photo from @justsomeguy http://twitpic.com/8es34n
Consideration for Researchers… though you may hit the A words!(A for Academic—“how will I use this in my work?”—or Art “isn’t this just art?” )Non-paper conferences can’t helpa university either, unfortunately.
Interaction 13‘Social Impact, Social Innovation.’Toronto, Canada early February (tocoincide with Toronto Design Week)Newcastle?See Thomas Greenough if you’re interested