Quote from Ziya's sig

11 Apr 2007 - 9:44pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

At the bottom of Ziya Oz's email signature is the following quote, "In
design, interaction is the last resort." I'll assume since he doens't
attribute it to anyone else, it is his.

For people unaware of Ziya, he is a former list member here, but is
more active on the SIGIA-L where he is a pundit for DESIGN. It is all
just "design".

Anyway, to repeat the quote is, "In design, interaction is the last resort."

What do people think of it?

-- dave

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11 Apr 2007 - 10:06pm
.pauric
2006

I think its a tagline thats designed to be both vague and provocative.

I think some would say you're taking the bait

Others might think it was a dig at designers who have difficulty
operating within process.

Pauric - In life, things happen(tm)

11 Apr 2007 - 10:20pm
Austin Govella
2004

On 4/11/07, pauric <radiorental at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think its a tagline thats designed to be both vague and provocative.

I see it as pretty true. The more interaction you need to change the
user's behavior, then the less communicative your design.

Design that can change user behavior with less interaction are better.

--
Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
http://thinkingandmaking.com
austin.govella at gmail.com

11 Apr 2007 - 11:00pm
Bill DeRouchey
2010

Maybe in the world of Design, Interaction is the Last Resort, because you've
visited other resorts. They were great, hopefully even fun. But once you get
into Interaction, it's the last resort you need to visit. It's the one.

You enjoyed Visual. It was beautiful, elegant, clean. It communicated, it
entertained, it awed. But you need some Motion, a sense of movement through
time. So you walk down the beach.

You visited Industrial. Whoa, the shapes, the forms, the genius in how
elements are put together. You've never seen a chair like that before. But
you're a bit of a geek. You need a little digital every day, maybe some
buttons. So you walk down the beach.

The last resort is Interaction. It feels right. You can sit on the
boundaries of the other resorts and get a bit of all of them, but then still
dig deep. There's plenty of new places to explore for years to come. "You
mean if I touch this wall, cool stuff happens?"It's fun.

Interaction is the Last Resort.

At least for me.

On 4/11/07, David Malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
>
> At the bottom of Ziya Oz's email signature is the following quote, "In
> design, interaction is the last resort." I'll assume since he doens't
> attribute it to anyone else, it is his.
>
> For people unaware of Ziya, he is a former list member here, but is
> more active on the SIGIA-L where he is a pundit for DESIGN. It is all
> just "design".
>
> Anyway, to repeat the quote is, "In design, interaction is the last
> resort."
>
> What do people think of it?
>
> -- dave
>
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
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11 Apr 2007 - 11:07pm
Todd Roberts
2005

I believe it's from the paper Dan Saffer linked to a few days ago.

http://worrydream.com/MagicInk/

On 4/11/07, David Malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
> At the bottom of Ziya Oz's email signature is the following quote, "In
> design, interaction is the last resort." I'll assume since he doens't
> attribute it to anyone else, it is his.
>
> For people unaware of Ziya, he is a former list member here, but is
> more active on the SIGIA-L where he is a pundit for DESIGN. It is all
> just "design".
>
> Anyway, to repeat the quote is, "In design, interaction is the last resort."
>
> What do people think of it?
>
> -- dave
>
>
> --
> David Malouf
> http://synapticburn.com/
> http://ixda.org/
> http://motorola.com/
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
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11 Apr 2007 - 11:08pm
Thomas Vander Wal
2004

All of my bonus points for the day, heck make that the week, go to
Bill on this one.

All the best,
Thomas

On 4/12/07, Bill DeRouchey <bill.derouchey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe in the world of Design, Interaction is the Last Resort, because you've
> visited other resorts. They were great, hopefully even fun. But once you get
> into Interaction, it's the last resort you need to visit. It's the one.
>
> You enjoyed Visual. It was beautiful, elegant, clean. It communicated, it
> entertained, it awed. But you need some Motion, a sense of movement through
> time. So you walk down the beach.
>
> You visited Industrial. Whoa, the shapes, the forms, the genius in how
> elements are put together. You've never seen a chair like that before. But
> you're a bit of a geek. You need a little digital every day, maybe some
> buttons. So you walk down the beach.
>
> The last resort is Interaction. It feels right. You can sit on the
> boundaries of the other resorts and get a bit of all of them, but then still
> dig deep. There's plenty of new places to explore for years to come. "You
> mean if I touch this wall, cool stuff happens?"It's fun.
>
> Interaction is the Last Resort.
>
> At least for me.
>
>
>
> On 4/11/07, David Malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
> >
> > At the bottom of Ziya Oz's email signature is the following quote, "In
> > design, interaction is the last resort." I'll assume since he doens't
> > attribute it to anyone else, it is his.
> >
> > For people unaware of Ziya, he is a former list member here, but is
> > more active on the SIGIA-L where he is a pundit for DESIGN. It is all
> > just "design".
> >
> > Anyway, to repeat the quote is, "In design, interaction is the last
> > resort."
> >
> > What do people think of it?
> >
> > -- dave
> >
> >
> > --
> > David Malouf
> > http://synapticburn.com/
> > http://ixda.org/
> > http://motorola.com/
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > List Guidelines ............ http://listguide.ixda.org/
> > List Help .................. http://listhelp.ixda.org/
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> >
> ________________________________________________________________
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12 Apr 2007 - 5:29am
Dave Malouf
2005

Bill, that was just the best!!!!!
Made my way too early morning!
-- dave

On 4/12/07, Thomas Vander Wal <vanderwal at gmail.com> wrote:
> All of my bonus points for the day, heck make that the week, go to
> Bill on this one.
>
> All the best,
> Thomas
>
> On 4/12/07, Bill DeRouchey <bill.derouchey at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Maybe in the world of Design, Interaction is the Last Resort, because you've
> > visited other resorts. They were great, hopefully even fun. But once you get
> > into Interaction, it's the last resort you need to visit. It's the one.
> >
> > You enjoyed Visual. It was beautiful, elegant, clean. It communicated, it
> > entertained, it awed. But you need some Motion, a sense of movement through
> > time. So you walk down the beach.
> >
> > You visited Industrial. Whoa, the shapes, the forms, the genius in how
> > elements are put together. You've never seen a chair like that before. But
> > you're a bit of a geek. You need a little digital every day, maybe some
> > buttons. So you walk down the beach.
> >
> > The last resort is Interaction. It feels right. You can sit on the
> > boundaries of the other resorts and get a bit of all of them, but then still
> > dig deep. There's plenty of new places to explore for years to come. "You
> > mean if I touch this wall, cool stuff happens?"It's fun.
> >
> > Interaction is the Last Resort.
> >
> > At least for me.
> >
> >
> >
> > On 4/11/07, David Malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > At the bottom of Ziya Oz's email signature is the following quote, "In
> > > design, interaction is the last resort." I'll assume since he doens't
> > > attribute it to anyone else, it is his.
> > >
> > > For people unaware of Ziya, he is a former list member here, but is
> > > more active on the SIGIA-L where he is a pundit for DESIGN. It is all
> > > just "design".
> > >
> > > Anyway, to repeat the quote is, "In design, interaction is the last
> > > resort."
> > >
> > > What do people think of it?
> > >
> > > -- dave
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > > David Malouf
> > > http://synapticburn.com/
> > > http://ixda.org/
> > > http://motorola.com/
> > > ________________________________________________________________
> > > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > > List Guidelines ............ http://listguide.ixda.org/
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> > >
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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> >
>

--
David Malouf
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http://ixda.org/
http://motorola.com/

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