Interaction design of appliances

28 Feb 2008 - 5:46pm
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timoni
2008

>
> > Does anybody has an experience of designing interactions for
> > appliances? Does anybody HIRE such people? I would like to be the
> > first candidate ;)
>

Yes, there are a lot of people who think about appliance design. If you're
looking to get hired, IDEO immediately comes to mind (
http://www.ideo.com/ideo.asp).

Additionally, there is a LOT of literature about object design. Donald
Norman's books are a good place to start, as is Christopher Alexander's
large body of work (especially *Notes on the Synthesis of Form* and *A
Pattern Language*). Their subject matter doesn't always touch specifically
on appliances, but it's general enough to be applicable. Lots of teapot
references, too. :)

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28 Feb 2008 - 6:27pm
Mark Schraad
2006

The ergonomic abstracts could keep you reading for years to come on this
topic.
Mark

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:46 PM, timoni grone <tmgrone at gmail.com> wrote:

> >
> > > Does anybody has an experience of designing interactions for
> > > appliances? Does anybody HIRE such people? I would like to be the
> > > first candidate ;)
> >
>
> Yes, there are a lot of people who think about appliance design. If
> you're
> looking to get hired, IDEO immediately comes to mind (
> http://www.ideo.com/ideo.asp).
>
> Additionally, there is a LOT of literature about object design. Donald
> Norman's books are a good place to start, as is Christopher Alexander's
> large body of work (especially *Notes on the Synthesis of Form* and *A
> Pattern Language*). Their subject matter doesn't always touch
> specifically
> on appliances, but it's general enough to be applicable. Lots of teapot
> references, too. :)
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28 Feb 2008 - 11:07pm
sajid saiyed
2005

sorry Mark, I forgot to reply all :)

Hi,
Yes I do interaction design for both consumer electronics as well as
domestic appliances.
I work for Philips Design, so I would say you can try Philips if you
are looking to get hired.

Try careers section on http://www.design.philips.com to see if there
are any relevant job openings.

-sajid

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 4:57 AM, mark schraad <mschraad at gmail.com> wrote:
> The ergonomic abstracts could keep you reading for years to come on this
> topic.
> Mark
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 5:46 PM, timoni grone <tmgrone at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > >
> > > > Does anybody has an experience of designing interactions for
> > > > appliances? Does anybody HIRE such people? I would like to be the
> > > > first candidate ;)
> > >
> >
> > Yes, there are a lot of people who think about appliance design. If
> > you're
> > looking to get hired, IDEO immediately comes to mind (
> > http://www.ideo.com/ideo.asp).
> >
> > Additionally, there is a LOT of literature about object design. Donald
> > Norman's books are a good place to start, as is Christopher Alexander's
> > large body of work (especially *Notes on the Synthesis of Form* and *A
> > Pattern Language*). Their subject matter doesn't always touch
> > specifically
> > on appliances, but it's general enough to be applicable. Lots of teapot
> > references, too. :)
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
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> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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