So this is the conference I've been most interested in all year. It's got an absolutely outstanding line-up of speakers and I'm humbled to be one of them.
Interaction 08 will be held from February 8-10, 2008 in historic and festive Savannah, Georgia, on the campus of The Savannah College of Art and Design. Join several hundred Interaction Designers from around the world as we address the design of interactive systems of all types: applications (web and desktop), mobile, consumer electronics, digitally enhanced environments, and more. Start your year off with stimulating talk, fun parties, and smart discussions about our growing field.
On Sunday I'll present a lightning round of a longer talk I gave at Web Master Jams last December, those of you that know me well will recognize that this subject is one of my passions and it should be interesting too as many of the contemporary luminaries that I call out will actually be at the event!
Classic Design Movements and IxD: Kissing Cousins?
De Stijl, Bauhaus, Futurism. The short history of design is filled with a lexicon of terms and movements that inspire designers of today. What do these classic movements in design history have to do with User Experience and Interaction Design in the creation of software, Web sites, products and services design?
See how much our past is influencing present and future conventions around form, function and simplicity in design and how and why you should incorporate these principals into your own work. This session will highlight the most influential design movements that impact our work and give a foundation of the language and patterns that emerged from these movements.