Resource: Designing Interactions

The Blog recently spoke at the SND co-sponsored design seminar at the American Press Institute on the topic of "designing experiences," that way that our craft has gone from print on paper to a much more participatory enterprise.

In our research, we came across the fabulously helpful Designing Interactions by Bill Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer (the GRiD Compass, 1981) and a founder of the design firm IDEO, with offices in nearby Palo Alto, a usual Blog stomping ground.

Bill tells us stories from an industry insider's viewpoint, tracing the evolution of ideas from inspiration to outcome and his site -- you don't have to buy the book and such unless you want to, but The Blog found it approachable and entertaining -- is full of useful chapters he makes free on a weekly basis, video interviews with interactive design standouts, and a very cool DVD that looks at interaction design.

So zip over and see what stuff he's giving away this week. An interview with David Kelley from Ideo (who spoke at the 2001 Phoenix annual workshop) about prototyping and storytelling is worth the visit alone.

Just follow The Blog's simple motto as you think through this stuff: Design like you mean it!

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