2010: Interaction Leadership: Expand Your Sphere of Influence

  • 2010: Interaction Leadership: Expand Your Sphere of Influence December 2, 2015 - There have been many successes worth celebrating in the field of human-computer interaction since CHIFOO was founded twenty years ago. Usability and design professionals have worked hard to integrate user-centered design methods into their respective organizations, improving awareness of what it takes to create positive user experiences. But there’s always more work to be done. […]
  • Design Thinking for a Better World – Dwayne King November 3, 2010 - Design thinking makes information and products better.  But why stop there?  Often, we address only the symptoms of society’s big problems.  Design thinking helps us see why problems happen, so we can create lasting solutions.  This talk will wake you up, inspire action, and give you blueprints for saving the world. As leaders and thinkers […]
  • Pulling Off the Mask – Bill DeRouchey October 6, 2010 - The trap is so easy to fall into:  as we rise in leadership, we believe we have to play a role, stand apart, not show fear, adopt a formal tone.  But the essence of formality is separation, a mid-career game that just creates stress.  The young know it’s a game.  The old put the game […]
  • Designing into the Path of Disruptive Technology – Eric Gould Bear September 1, 2010 - It is a modern axiom that disruptive technology sweeps through every market.  These are the so-called “paradigm-shifting” technologies that obsolete the existing offerings, markets, and technologies sustaining them.  Designers are often forced to choose between solutions that are right for today and those that pave the way for tomorrow.  What happens when designers get ahead […]
  • Fourth Annual CHI-Bowl – August 16, 2010 - It’s summertime and the party you’ve all been waiting for is almost here. Dig out that bowling shirt and dust off the ball: on Monday, August 16th at 6 pm CHIFOO hits the lanes at Hollywood Bowl, 4030 NE Halsey Street right next to the Hollywood Transit Center. See a map. Please join us at […]
  • Skill Building for Design Innovators – Steve Portigal July 14, 2010 - How can you broaden your sphere of influence within the field of human-computer interaction?  You can start by building your muscles!  Steve will take a look at some fundamental skills that underlie the creation and launch of innovative goods and services. He will discuss the personal skills that he considers to be “the muscles of […]
  • Traversing Power Structures – Will Evans June 2, 2010 - To design interactions predicated on politics and power, you must commit to writing a narrative of human behavior mediated through time and space.  While great strides have been made over the last 40 years drawing on a rich history of cybernetics and human-computer interaction, existing models of interaction are limited in their ability to explain […]
  • Jared Spool Reveals Design Treasures from The Amazon – Jared Spool May 19, 2010 - Free! You need to register and bring your ticket for admission. There are only 220 seats available: Sign up today at Eventbrite On its surface, just seems like a large e-commerce site, albeit a successful one. Its design isn’t flashy, nor is it much to write home about. But deep within its pages are […]
  • Explicit Values for Better Design Research – Rick Robinson May 5, 2010 - Designers are now paying more attention to users, but is that enough?  The most widely accepted purpose of design research is to inform the work of design, or to provide a basis from which the work of design, development, and strategy can proceed.  But what we need from research is more than description and more […]
  • Designing with Lenses: Lessons from Other Design Crafts – Bill Scott April 7, 2010 - In any field of design, designers can enhance their craft by studying the work of others.  Through the careful exercise of breaking down real-world solutions into their underlying principles and patterns, previous lessons can be applied to new sets of problems we encounter.  Designing for web interfaces is no different.  By necessity we are constantly […]


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