Twenty years ago computers were expensive work tools for professionals, or games machines for enthusiasts. But today they are turning up in all aspects of our daily life – from mobile phones to microwave ovens, exercise bikes to sewing machines – and there are already many more computer chips on the planet than there are humans. Increasingly, the quality of… (More)
The design and rapid prototyping of a hypermedia tool is described in which interaction design techniques were employed after extensive empirical research into the fashion design process. 'l%e tool enables fashion designers to draw on past work when designing new garments, and incorporates a novel approach to casual data entry. The interaction design… (More)
Mark Rettig said interaction design is designing the right thing and designing the thing right. With the recent emphasis on design thinking-finding the right thing to design-design doing-designing the thing right-has rather dropped from view. As a graphic designer in the early 80s, I realised, starting to program, that simple artist-designer graphic skills… (More)
interactive media, intelligent objects, and responsive environments, and considers both function—what should be designed and how it fits its social and cultural context; and form—how it should look, feel and sound. The teaching is project-based and concentrates strongly on developing the imagination of students in designing for new technology, encouraging… (More)
design T This month my husband and I left London to work from Venice. We had our dial-up numbers and software and it all looked very simple. Anyway, we thought, we're seasoned computer users, we've done Applelink from Hawaii, so Venice to London should be dead easy. It wasn't. We tried everything from logic to prayer: we checked the cabling, swapped the… (More)
For the past five years, students from the Computer Related Design program at the Royal College of Art have demonstrated their work informally to an ever growing CHI audience. However, because of this informality many people have not been able to see the work properly and have suggested that it should have a more convenient and prominent setting.
Art Large-firm designers use computers in fields like architecture, where the production aspects of design and working drawings are an important part of the budget. In comparison, small firms in fields like graphic design-where design, typesetting or artwork has traditionally been done outside the firm-use computer tools less widely. In effect, designers… (More)