Design Readings

Watch Paul Adams’ “How to Design Social Experiences” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

The web is evolving, orienting around people rather than content. As a result, almost all UX professionals will increasingly need to design social experiences. Designing interactions between people is different from designing user experiences. For example there is often no clear task to design for, no set user goal, and no clear outcome. To complicate […]

Design Innovation Readings

Watch John Maeda’s “How art, technology and design inform creative leaders” talk at TED

John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people […]

Innovation Readings

Watch Michael Norton’s “How to buy happiness” talk at TED

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness — when you don’t spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people […]

Design Innovation

Watch Craig Mundie’s “How to Fuel Innovation” talk to the Wall Street Journal

Check where Microsoft bets its chips when it comes to investing in research according to Microsoft research chief Craig Mundie […]

Design Economics Innovation

Watch Mick McManus’ “Innovate to Survive” talk to Wall Street Journal

Tech firms like Hewlett-Packard along with energy companies and even hospitals need to design two years into the future, when the economy is going to be turning around, says Mick McManus, CEO of MAYA Design […]

Design Innovation

Watch Bruce Sterling’s Closing Keynote on IxDA | Interaction ‘11 Conference

Bruce Sterling, author, journalist, editor, and critic, was born in 1954. Best known for his ten science fiction novels, he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, and introductions for books ranging from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne.

Design Information Technology Software

Watch Peter Morville’s “The Future of Search” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

In this talk, Peter Morvile defines a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, multisensory interaction, and emerging technology […]

Design Economics Software

Autodesk Assistance Program for Unemployed Designers, Engineers, and Architects gets featured in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal has an article on how companies are offering career counseling to customers who’ve lost jobs during the recession, hoping to help old friends and win additional loyalty when the economy recovers […]

Information Technology Trend Watching

Watch Kevin Kelly’s “How technology evolves” talk at TED

Technologist Kevin Kelly asks “What does technology want?” and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life […]


Robert Fabricant’s “Behavior is our Medium” keynote at IxDA | Interaction ‘09 Conference

Robert Fabricant talks about Interaction Design as a practice beyond just computing technology. He gives examples of Interaction Design as far back as ancient history, all the way to a humanitarian project underway today. He shows that Interaction Design’s primary medium is behavior, extending far past the high technology world into the realm of human behavior and relationships […]