I'm wondering what you think about the DIY Design movement and the momentum that it seems to be picking up, particularly in places like Portland. Do you see it a relevant to you and your career/future? Do you even feel like you have a complete understanding of what it means and the entrepreneurial component involved? Will it really open doors or will it just muddy the waters between GOOD design and junk?
IDSA is devoting a whole conference to it in August... What do you think? Would you go to get the inside scoop from people like John Hoke and John Jay among others?
Join us for a low-key workshop. We will start with a brainstorming
exercise followed by work in small groups on design ideation and
solution sketches. At the end, the small groups will present their
ideas and sketches back to the larger group.
107 SE Washington St. Suite 520
Portland, Oregon 97214
*Use the north entrance on Washington Street
IxDA Portland has been holding social meet-ups in conjunction with
other organizations over the summer. Now it's back-to-school
time...time for us to focus again on topics that are important to our
discipline! :) So let’s have some Case Study discussion of this topic:
Interaction Design Patterns
Do repeated forms and behaviors arise in your work? How do you
identify and exploit patterns? How far do patterns carry across
platforms? What is an IxD pattern, anyways? Etc, etc....
I'm hereby announcing the May Face-2-Face meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA
-- we're going to crash the IDSA Social event!*
Our last two F2F meetings have been focused on Case Study Workshop
discussions. But let's take a break from the program and meet some no-doubt
interesting colleagues in our sister discipline of Industrial Design! And as
always, please feel free to spread the word about this event to those who
care about IxD & ID!