Folksonomy | Interaction Design is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Sun, 01 May 2016 01:25:55 +1000 Sun, 01 May 2016 01:25:55 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Constellations A participatory online application for research collaboration in higher education interdisciplinary courses The research establishes a model for online learning centring on the needs of integrative knowledge practices Through the metaphor of Constellations the practice-based research explores the complexities of working within interdisciplinary learning contexts and the potential of tools such as the Folksonomy learning platform for providing necessary conceptual support Sun, 01 May 2016 01:25:55 +1000 Josef Frank Exhibition Against Design in Vienna The exhibition JOSEF FRANK Against Design presents the full scope of Frank s pioneering and diverse oeuvre In light of his prodigious output of furniture and textile designs that remain current to this day and his intensive involvement with the possibilities of architecture and living in the modern era the title Against Design might at first seem a puzzling choice for an exhibition on Josef Frank Frank whose work as a designer and design critic continues to be considered contemporary today represented a pragmatic approach to design and argued for a simple and normal mdash but by no means normative mdash architecture and design He believed that existing elements should be taken into account as a matter of course and intuitively developed for practical use without striving toward representation and innovation To Frank it was not so much the formal qualities but those of social experience that were important his interiors and household objects were not intended to be subjected to formalist concepts but placed at the service of convenience Especially today Josef Frank s ideas about an uncontrived and unpretentious functionality whose aim was an independent free enlightened bourgeois domestic culture far from stylistic dogmas and fashionable conventions seem more relevant than ever Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:26:01 +1000 Free-listing methods to explore user categorisations The assumption with semantic domains is that there is something common to people s understanding of that domain Free ndash listing is a good way to explore that common understanding There are two main questions in understanding a semantic domain The first question is What are the contents of the domain its scope and its boundaries The second question is How are the contents structured Free ndash listing is a technique that can help you determine the scope of the domain while providing some insight into how the domain is structured Free ndash listing can be used to understand the contents of a domain For example a practitioner designing the information architecture for an online book vendor might need to generate a list of book genres and subgenres Or the practitioner might already possess a list of genres but need to verify that the list is exhaustive Or the goal of free ndash listing might be to arrange the genres according to centrality or salience in the user s mind Free ndash listing can also serve as a way to gain familiarity with user vocabulary for the domain As a precursor to cardsorting it allows you to define and limit the domain in question and frame card items in the user s own language Apart from helping in all these situations free ndash listing can also serve as a rough proxy for similarity methods such as cardsorting Free ndash listing might seem similar to open ndash ended questions about subjective preferences such as What cars do you like but there is an important difference when free ndash listing is used to explore semantic domains The assumption with semantic domains is that there is something common to people s understanding of that domain i e user understanding is not completely idiosyncratic Free ndash listing is a good way to explore that common understanding of the domain Rashmi Sinha 24 February 2003 Boxes and Arrows Sun, 01 Feb 2015 21:23:10 +1000 Search log analysis What it is what s been done how to do it The use of data stored in transaction logs of Web search engines Intranets and Web sites can provide valuable insight into understanding the information ndash searching process of online searchers This understanding can enlighten information system design interface development and devising the information architecture for content collections This article presents a review and foundation for conducting Web search transaction log analysis A methodology is outlined consisting of three stages which are collection preparation and analysis The three stages of the methodology are presented in detail with discussions of goals metrics and processes at each stage Critical terms in transaction log analysis for Web searching are defined The strengths and limitations of transaction log analysis as a research method are presented An application to log client ndash side interactions that supplements transaction logs is reported on and the application is made available for use by the research community Suggestions are provided on ways to leverage the strengths of while addressing the limitations of transaction log analysis for Web ndash searching research Finally a complete flat text transaction log from a commercial search engine is available as supplementary material with this manuscript Bernard J Jansen 2006 Jansen B J 2006 Search log analysis What it is what s been done how to do it Library amp Information Science Research 28 3 407 ndash 432 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:08:03 +1000 New Designers an annual showcase for UK graduate designers New Designers will bring you face to face with the next generation of design leaders Every year it helps thousands of graduates to launch their career at the spectacular Business Design Centre in London the world s capital of design With its longstanding reputation for bringing young design talent and business together New Designers works with prestigious forward thinking innovative companies and organisations New Designers takes place at the Business Design Centre a venue with rich history and a strong connection to the design world It has launched over 100 000 New Designers into the professional world with many becoming world famous design icons Sun, 23 Jun 2013 11:07:27 +1000 The backstory for the D amp AD awards showcase 1962 A group of designers and art directors come together to celebrate creative communication and raise standards within their industry Amongst the group are David Bailey Terence Donovan and Alan Fletcher yes it was that cool They call themselves British Design amp Art Direction and the following year they organise their first Awards event And they are picky From 2500 entries they select just 16 pieces of work to receive the soon to be coveted Yellow Pencil 2011 and British Design amp Art Direction has grown mightily but slimmed down its name Now D amp AD its members represent the creative design and advertising communities not just in Britain but worldwide Sun, 23 Jun 2013 10:50:52 +1000 The London Design Festival 14 - 22 September 2013 The London Design Festival was conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans Building on London s existing design activity their concept was to create an annual event that would promote the city s creativity drawing in the country s greatest thinkers practitioners retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:27:09 +1000 Sketch-thinking the processes of seeing as and seeing that Sketches are obviously pictorial for they refer to shape and orientation and often to approximate size even if they maintain a varying degree of abstractness Yet it is impossible to confirm that there is a direct one ndash to ndash one correspondence between shapes and figures on paper and the images they stand for It is therefore proposed to refer to the pictorial reasoning evident in interactive imagery at the time of sketching as consisting of two modalities The designer is seeing as when he or she is using figural or gestalt argumentation while sketch ndash thinking When seeing that the designer advances no figural arguments pertaining to the entity that is being designed The process of sketching is a systematic dialectics between the seeing as and seeing that reasoning modalities To examine this proposition design moves and arguments were inspected as they are established through protocol analysis The notion of seeing as and seeing that will be further elucidated as we proceed so as to best exploit documentation from the protocols Gabriela Goldschmidt 1991 p 131 Goldschmidt G 1991 The dialectics of sketching Creativity Research Journal Routledge 4 2 123 ndash 143 Fig 1 Donald Owen Colley http buttnekkiddoodles com 2012 12 26 knockin ndash about ndash chicago Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:21:59 +1000 The Design Research Society The Design Research Society is a multi ndash disciplinary learned society for the design research community worldwide The DRS was founded in 1966 and facilitates an international design research network in around 40 countries Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:58:17 +1000 Metamedia at Stanford Metamedia ia a studio and lab that pursues research and pedagogy in design history and media materialities It is located online in Stanford Archaeology Center and has worldwide affiliates Metamedia combines archaeology and media with an archaeological and long ndash term focus on how people get on with things with media works treated as modes of engagement between people and things Media as artifacts and prostheses as well as systems to convey meaning we emphasize the materialities of mediation at the heart of design ndash the way the steel was burnished the clay was turned how the vessel connects makers and materials users and contents in genealogies of containment portage representation whatever work gets done Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:37:35 +1000 Entity Relationship Diagramming video tutorial Fig 1 Gina Baldazzi 2013 Entity Relationship Diagram ERD Training Video 15 minutes Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:56:35 +1000 Immersive underwater experience for high school students The Virtual Reef is a life ndash sized marine ecosystem expanding across two levels of the new Science and Engineering Centre Multi ndash touch technologies enable the user to manipulate intimately explore and interact with the reef world specific behaviours and relationships Australia s leading marine science and interactive and visual design organisations QUT and the Queensland Museum bring knowledge and research of the underwater world to your fingertips through multi ndash touch screens and projectors Users will have the opportunity to go beyond the cinematic experience and interact with the marine world Each interaction has associated content designed to complement the aims of the National Curriculum and provide an exploratory learning experience Jeff Jones the Cube QUT Fig 1 The Virtual Reef project team Professor Jeff Jones Cube Project Leader Associate Professor Michael Docherty Project Leader Warwick Mellow Principal Animator Art Director Joti Carroll Paul Gaze Sean Gobey Ben Alldridge Sophia Carroll Sherwin Huang Bryce Christensen Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:29:38 +1000 UK National Centre for Craft and Design The National Centre for Craft amp Design sits at the heart of the market town of Sleaford in Lincolnshire in the beautiful riverside setting of Navigation Wharf It is the largest venue in England entirely dedicated to the exhibition celebration and promotion of contemporary and international craft and design We do not have a permanent collection providing instead a seasonal programme of dynamic exhibitions ranging from international to innovative new work created by local and regional artists shown across our four diverse gallery spaces The National Centre for Craft amp Design UK Fig 1 Claire Morgan 2011 Gone To Seed Exhibited at About Time Hub National Centre for Craft and Design Lincolnshire UK Sat, 10 Nov 2012 21:43:12 +1000 The Korea Institute of Design Promotion Korea South has recognized design as the future growth engine and has introduced Building a Creative Design Nation as a new government project The Korea Institute of Design Promotion KIDP lies at the center of national design promotion policies KIDP has been putting its best efforts into promoting Korea as a global leader in the design community and as a result has created a global design portal site that will compile design information in an integrated and systematic way Global DesignDB com is an integrated online service system set up to manage the latest design information for designers and others involved in the global design industry It will act as a Design Navigator for anyone interested in design We look forward to your continuous interests and support The Korea Institute of Design Promotion Fig 1 Suzy Sunsook Cho Package Design http suzycho blogspot co uk 2011 04 package ndash design html Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:48:53 +1000 open output design student portfolio site open output is an online community which allows students of design and architecture to create their own personal portfolio websites free of charge The platform makes the work of young talent from all over the world visible to wider public The works on open output would otherwise probably never have been published open output offers students the opportunity to present themselves as designers and architects in a strong network The power of students as well as educational institutions of design and architecture throughout the world are promoted to the general public by open output Output Foundation Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:07:32 +1000