Posts Tagged ‘ux design’
by Jon on November 26th, 2013 - Comments (0)
This year, as you prepare for your turkey-day travels, stock up your smart phone with a playlist from The Digital Life podcast. More so than any other holiday, Thanksgiving requires that we all commute at the same time to somewhere … else. So, as you sit, bumper to bumper with your fellow Americans, be educated and entertained by smart discussions on the latest user experience and design trends.
User experience is an amalgam of information architecture, visual design, interaction design, user research, prototyping, coding, and a host of other skill sets. Combine this complexity with the rapid rate of change in technology and techniques, and it’s no wonder that there’s a gap between the skills required by the industry of UX designers and those taught by design programs in colleges and universities.
In Episode 56, we discuss the state of design education and how to build teams with the right skills to ship digital products with Jared Spool.
In Episode 48, we tackle the topic of interaction design education with special guests Haig Armen and Dave Malouf.
The Internet of Things
Whether we notice it or not, we’re surrounded by machines and sensors. What are the perils and possibilities for designers inherent in the Internet of Things?
In Episode 55, we discuss the opportunities in this new programmable world with Matt Nish-Lapidus. If we don’t learn to program the world we want, it may very well program us.
In Episode 50, we discuss the coming revolution of the Internet of Things.
Design + Principles
Design has always been a practical art that finds meaning in both its underlying philosophies and methods. But how do designers manifest their values?
In Episode 51, we discuss “making things people want, not making people want things,” with Phillip Hunter.
In Episode 47, we explore what it means to be a digital citizen with Harlan Weber and Michael Evans.
by Danielle on October 3rd, 2013 - Comments (0)
Involution’s Creative Director, Juhan Sonin, will be delighting audiences at this year’s UXCamp Ottawa.UXCamp Ottawa was created by those and for those who want to learn and share about user experience. This year’s event will cover topics like user research, usability, information architecture, interaction design, service design, and just about everything related to the creation of compelling products and experiences.
Juhan Sonin, an emeritus of Apple, NCSA, MIT and MITRE, is the Creative Director of Involution Studios where he is responsible for all product design and service delivery in the shop. Since 2008, Juhan has also been lecturing at MIT on design and rapid prototyping for Course 2.009. In the last eighteen months, Juhan released several pieces of OS services like Staffplan, PainTrackr and hGraph.
Juhan’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Newsweek, BBC International, Billboard Magazine and National Public Radio (NPR). His designs have aim to infect United States health policy. Juhan also previously served on the CCHIT Personal Health Records Workgroup and is currently involved with the national electronic health record design standards.
by ivan on August 1st, 2013
Each and every spring, the Finance Committee of Arlington sends the town’s upcoming budget to a representative Town Meeting where the budget is debated, amended and eventually approved. This April, the Town worked with Involution to create a new tool — Arlington Visual Budget — to represent and make sense of the valuable, complicated financial data.
In the […]
by Jon on September 5th, 2012
We’re excited to announce the debut of our Design Axioms card deck, which encapsulates essential software design wisdom from industry luminaries including Andrei Herasimchuk, Luke Wroblewski, Dirk Knemeyer, and Juhan Sonin.
by Jon on February 6th, 2012
Last week, the IxDA’s Interaction12 conference in Dublin, Ireland brought together the professional interaction design community from around the globe for four days of inspiring talks and workshops.
Involution Studios was well represented with two of our leadership team speaking. Involution Founder, Dirk Knemeyer examined the complex, cross-disciplinary question of how people understand themselves and each other, in his […]
by Jon on August 4th, 2011
In this age of ubiquitous information, knowledge workers and organizations can be overwhelmed, even paralyzed by the mass of data presented to them daily, unable to make sense of it all. Our ability to collect data has increased exponentially as our lives and careers have become increasingly digitized. From e-commerce transactions to bodybug health sensor info to digital video capture, […]