Transition Design: Design for a Brave New World

[caption id="attachment_3919" align="aligncenter" width="764"]NASA's The Blue Marble[/caption] The world today is complex. It is layered with complexity that didn't previously exist or that we didn’t previously understand. With this, the problems we face have become more complex. Sometimes referred to as wicked problems. As a...

Scales of Interaction Design: a follow-up

I was fortunate to be able to present a talk at Interaction 16 in Helsinki on 2nd March.You can watch a video of my talk and find talks from other IxD16 presenters on the Interaction Design Association Vimeo channel.My talk looked at interaction design and how the object of design,...

In defense of negatives

The definitions we use to describe what it is that we do - be it interaction design, service design, experience design etc - tend to be coached in positive terms. We talk about designing services that are efficient and that provide differentiation; that are useful,...