In my previous post about the Interaction'10 conference I talked about some of the themes and the experience I had while there. Well, now you can have a little of that experience yourself!
Along with the launch of the new IxDA website, they have also released videos of all the sessions. Here are few of my favourites to help you decide where to start (full descriptions and video is available at the linked pages).
Dan Hill's closing keynote was informative, inspirational, and very well delivered. This one is a must watch. In his talk he touches on modern architecture, large scale interactive installations, and the Spice Girls!
Paola Antonelli is a senior curator at the MoMA in New York. Her keynote talk touched on the evolution of modern interactive design artifacts and her personal journey with design, all revolving around a new design show she is curating at the MoMA. She is one of the best speakers I've ever seen, both in terms of content and delivery.
Dave Gray gave us a great overview on knowledge games and how to use them to collaborate with clients, and within our own teams and organizations. It didn't get into an specific activities, but gave us a higher level understanding of the philosophy behind the approach and the benefits of working in this way. For more on specific games and activities check out his website at www.knowledgegames.net.
I always enjoy Jon Kolko's talks. He has a great, deep, understanding of the discipline and practice of interaction design, and can articulate his philosophy around it very well. This specific talk is really important because he attempts to outline a complete philosophy of design, as well as empower interaction designers to do proper design - taking back the freedom to follow a hunch rather than always rely entirely on empirical data. A great and provocative talk.
All the sessions are worth watching, and there are many more I could include here. They're all available at the new IxDA.org Resources section, and are worth checking out when you have a free half an hour.
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