Interaction '09 Keynote - Dan Saffer - Attention Awareness for Interaction Designers 2009
1 Apr 2009 - 12:08am
5 years ago
Timing this release after the storm of, ahem, activity, on the list. In this
keynote from Interaction '09, Dan Saffer calls out the Interaction Design
community for allowing distracting topics to consume our attention, and for
paying too little attention to "moonwalking bears," the opportunities
interaction designers can take advantage of in the near future.
On the discussions on definitions, titles, and similar topics,"where is this
getting us?" Dan says, "The work is still there for us to do. Having
religious wars about how we approach design is pointless. We need to pick an
approach that makes the most sense for each project and practice
professional pluralism ... we need to focus on the large amount of design
work left to do."
He spends the balance of the talk identifying the opportunities to which
Interaction Designers should be paying attention, including other
professions from which our discipline can borrow, and new interaction
paradigms that can keep us busy for the next 40 years.