DETAILS: Tuesday, 28 October, 6:30 pm, at Stamford Plaza Hotel's Pavilion Bar: http://www.stamford.com.au/spb/page.asp?e_page=406814.
PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION: Sketching is a well established aspect of design, for generating and exploring ideas and alternatives. Designers of all varieties use sketches to refine their work, and to communicate with clients and users when words alone are not enough. Interaction designers need to sketch not only the appearance of the artefacts being designed, but also their behaviour--how they will be experienced in use. This talk will look at various techniques for exploring design requirements and reflect on how the activity of sketching can be stretched beyond pencil and paper.
A BIT ON STEPHEN: Stephen Viller is a lecturer in Interaction Design in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland, where he is the director of the Masters in Interaction Design. His research focuses on the design of technologies to support social and physical interaction, and on the role that social and physical interaction plays in the design process. His publications span various interdisciplinary journals and conferences in the fields of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Interaction Design, and Human-Computer Interaction.
A BIT ABOUT IXDA BRISBANE: IxDA Brisbane is a local chapter of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). On the last Tuesday of every month, IxDA Brisbane hosts a Face to Face event for Interaction Design and User Experience professionals who design interactive systems and products of all types: web, desktop, mobile, consumer electronics, digitally-enhanced environments and more. It's about sharing ideas and learning in a social environment. Short presentations and entertaining discussions on trends, tools, tips and techniques that help Interaction Designers in their day to day design work.
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