Showing posts from November, 2016

Design is not Art

It is comforting to hear from a distinguished designer that "design is not art", something that Harold Nelson and I have argued in our book "The Design Way". Unfortunately there is a common misunderstanding that design is close to art or a type of art. Milton Glaser makes the clear statement that this is not the case in a brief article. I wish more people would take this position, it would make a huge difference in how we think about design and how it would be positioned and organized into a university structure as well as a company structure.

Workshop March 31st in Chicago

I will hold a workshop in Chicago on March 31st (preliminary). See the workshop page for more information.

Video of my RSD5 Keynote "Interactivity Fields and Systems"

I just found a Vimeo video of my recent Keynote address at the Relating Systems Thinking and Design 5 conference in Toronto in October 2016.

The topic was "Interactivity Fields and Systems"

Book sent to publisher!

So, today my colleague Lars-Erik Janlert and I sent our final manuscript to the MIT Press publisher. The book is titled "Things That Keep Us Busy--the elements of interaction". The chapter in the book look like this:

1The things that keep us busy
2Thought styles and Use paradigms
3An approach to interactivity
7The character of things
8Expressions and impressions
9Faceless interaction
10Taking measures
11Full speed ahead

I am not sure when it will be published, but I am sure it will take a while.