Usability and Innovation (was Interaction design vs. Usability -> differences in competency)

20 Jul 2004 - 12:46pm
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Dan Saffer
2003

I don't want to speak for him, but I think Nico's point is that people
tend to gravitate to what they are used to and usability is mainly
concerned with that: whether or not a product responds in an expected
way. If everything acts as expected, then many fewer innovations would
be made.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/story/0,3605,1068590,00.html

BTW, Nico is chairing a panel on Beyond Human-Centered Design at DIS
(with Robert Reimann as a panelist). Hopefully this topic will be
discussed as part of the session:

http://www.sigchi.org/DIS2004/mid.php?page=Panel+sessions#BeyondHCD

Dan

Dan Saffer
M.Des. Candidate, Interaction Design
Carnegie Mellon University
http://www.odannyboy.com

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