Article published in ACM Interactions!

A brief notice to all that my article “Experiential Aesthetics: A Framework for Beautiful Experience” has been published in the latest issue (No. 5, Sept/Oct) of ACM Interactions here: This article represents a concise summary of many of the issues concerning aesthetics that I’ve previously written about on this blog. Hope you enjoy it!

Speaking at SV CodeCamp 2008!

Just FYI that I’ll be speaking at the annual Silicon Valley CodeCamp this fall, November 8 and 9th. Here’s my session description, focused on UI Design Fundamentals. It’s basically a redux of my talk from last year with additional discussion about hiring and working with a UI designer, and team dynamics. Hope to see you […]

Jean Nouvel on design & architecture

Just found this while browsing through a recently acquired (like, this evening!) collection of old AXIS magazines, dating back to 1992, from a neighbor moving out and getting rid of stuff. AXIS is a fabulous Japanese magazine of design, art, architecture, featuring heavy paper stock and gorgeous photography, as well as deep interviews. Below are […]

What’s a “true” interaction designer?

Recently I ran into a former colleague from Oracle while meeting with the Cisco WebEx design team, an informal meet-n-greet session to share and learn about our different projects. After I presented some rather visually bold next-generation UI concepts, she asked me aside who did the compelling visuals. I casually indicated that I did, which […]