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Strategy and the Art of Creating Choices

In this post, I’ll talk about how designers can step up to the plate and become skilled facilitators that help teams create choices.

Talks & Workshops User Experience

Designing Interactions / Experiences: The Design of Experiences

This is the 5th (fifth) lecture of the “Designing Interactions / Experiences” module I’m teaching at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences, which I’m honored to give by invitation of Professor Philipp Heidkamp. In this lecture, we discuss the different design artifacts typically produced during the ideation stage […]

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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 […]

Design Readings

Watch Jonas Löwgren’s “Exploring, Sketching and other Designerly Ways of Working” Keynote on IxDA | Interaction ’12 Conference

Jonas Löwgren is a professor of interaction design and co-founder of the School of Arts and Communication at Malmö University in Sweden. He specializes in cross-media products, interactive visualization and the design theory of the digital materials […]

Design Innovation

Watch Sunni Brown’s “Doodlers, unite!” talk at TED

Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen […]

Design Innovation

Watch Bill Verplank’s Opening Keynote on IxDA | Interaction ‘11 Conference

Bill Verplank is a human-factors engineer with a long career in design, research and education. As a fresh ME PhD from MIT he worked eight years at Xerox on the testing and refinement of what we now call the “desktop metaphor”: bit-map graphics, keyboard and mouse, direct manipulation […]

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Autodesk Gallery @ One Market, San Francisco

Last year I visited the Autodesk Headquarters in San Rafael, so I paid a visit our office in San Francisco at Market One with my colleague Jon Innes […]

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Autodesk Expands SketchBook Product Line

Autodesk announced a series of key updates that provide a new look and feel to the Autodesk SketchBook product line, spanning both the desktop and apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch […]

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Listen to Kate Rutter’s “See, Sort, Sketch: Pen & Paper Techniques for Getting From Research to Design” talk at IA Summit 2010

In this talk, Kate Rutter gives you a taste-test of methods and activities that leverage the power of pen and paper as open, participatory tools in the research analysis process […]

Design Innovation Readings

Watch Tim Wood’s “Lo-fi: Sketchbook Techniques for Interaction Designers” talk at IxDA | Interaction ’10 Conference

Tim Wood reviews practical drawing and sketchbook techniques that can serve as a cornerstone to the interaction design process. The concept of ‘drawing as problem solving’ will be introduced through case studies and real-world interaction design that demonstrate the efficiencies to be gained through the use of these techniques […]