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“Design for Flow”: Dave Cronin’s talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference

In this talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference, Dave Cronin discusses design strategies for creating interactive products that promote this sense of flow, as well as examples of interactions that bring out the best in human creativity, thinking and collaboration […]

The state of flow is frequently discussed as one of the highest levels of human consciousness. People engaged in pursuits from sports to music to programming describe it as a highly productive state where they are at their most creative, effective and engaged. In this talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘08 Conference, Dave Cronin discusses design strategies for creating interactive products that promote this sense of flow, as well as examples of interactions that bring out the best in human creativity, thinking and collaboration.

About Dave Cronin

Dave Cronin is the Director of Interaction Design at Cooper, where he’s worked since 1999 leading interaction design projects ranging from computer-assisted orthopedic surgery to museum information systems. Dave Cronin is also the co-author of About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design and Design Editor for ACM Interactions.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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