Design Readings Software

Watch Peter Morville’s “The Architecture of Understanding” talk at UXLX

In this talk, Peter Morville explains why we must go further by creating “architectures of understanding” — and why designing for insight and inspiration is in the best interests of our firms, our users, and ourselves […]

Design Innovation Readings Software

Watch Bill Buxton’s “Sketching Experiences” talk at the IIT’s Institute of Design Strategy Conference

Bill Buxton in this old — but still very relevant — talk advocates the need for global businesses to explore how design and design thinking can provide them with high-level, strategic value and competitive advantage […]

Information Technology Innovation

Watch Damon Horowitz call for a “moral operating system” at TED

At TEDxSiliconValley, Damon Horowitz reviews the enormous new powers that technology gives us: to know more — and more about each other — than ever before. Drawing the audience into a philosophical discussion, Horowitz invites us to pay new attention to the basic philosophy — the ethical principles — behind the burst of invention remaking our world. Where’s the moral operating system that allows us to make sense of it?

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Watch Christopher Fahey’s “The Human Interface (or:Why Products are People too)” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

We can no longer ask users to think like machines just to be able to use software. This talk explores diverse areas of non-digital human experience – including language and theater, neurology and sociology – in order to frame and showcase some of the most exciting current and emerging user experience design practices, both on the web and in other media such as video games and the arts. The objective is quite simply to inspire designers to humanize their interfaces […]

China Economics Trend Watching

Education in China: Reverse Brain Drain

China is experiencing some reverse brain drain, by attracting Chinese scientists and mathematicians in the U.S. back to the mainland […]

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China’s Design Crisis

BusinessWeek’s Bruce Nussbaum has an interesting article on the Chinese Design Industry […]

Consumer Behavior Design

Dan Saffer’s “Attention Awareness” Keynote at IxDA | Interaction ‘09 Conference

Dan Saffer calls out the Interaction Design community for allowing distracting topics to consume our attention, and for paying too little attention to “moonwalking bears,” the opportunities interaction designers can take advantage of in the near future […]

Design Innovation

Autodesk Makes “BusinessWeek 50”, A Ranking of the Best Performers in S&P 500 Index

Described as a disruptor, innovator, and key to helping our customers compete, Autodesk is featured in the 13th annual ranking of the BusinessWeek 50 […]


Rob Forbes’s “Ways of seeing” talk at TED

Rob Forbes, the founder of Design Within Reach, shows a gallery of snapshots that inform his way of seeing the world. Charming juxtapositions, found art, urban patterns — this slideshow will open your eyes to the world around you […]

Design Innovation Software

“Tap is the New Click”: Dan Saffer´s talk at NYC IxDA Face-to-Face meeting

How do you create products for this new paradigm? While most of us know how to design desktop and web applications, what do you need to know to design for interactive gestures? This introduction to designing gestural interfaces will cover the basics: usability and ergonomics; a brief history of the technology; some elemental patterns of use; prototyping and documenting; and how to communicate that a gestural interface is present to users […]