All posts from
October 2005


“The real upheaval lies just ahead, as a generation of school kids (and their teachers and librarians) struggle to reconcile traditional notions of education and objectivity and authority with the constructivist web of social facts and collective intelligence where folksonomies flourish and the truth is a virus of many colors. I can hardly wait.” (Peter Morville)


“This dissertation introduces an approach to understanding user experience that departs from the more traditional user or product centric approaches. This approach, co-experience, builds on an understanding of experience as social interaction. It focuses on how in and through social interaction experiences and their products come to find their place in people’s lives.” (Katja Battarbee – University of Art and Design Helsinki Dissertations)

InfoGraphics Seminar Handout PDF Logo

“I prepared this document as a handout to my October 2005 seminars on Infographic Design to the Visual Communications students at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, and the Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.” (Venkatesh Rajamanickam: venkatra at gmail dot com)

The Design Encyclopedia

“The design encyclopedia is a wiki, which means that any registered user can add, delete or change any of the information on the encyclopedia. (…) The purpose of the design encyclopedia is to build a resource where anything and everything is explained through its design implications and background.” (UnderConstruction) – courtesy of antenna

Cross-Disciplinary Exchanges

An interview with Donald A. Norman – “One of the interesting things about the iPod, one of the things that people love most about it is not the technology; it’s the box it comes in. That’s because Apple really understood that the iPod was not about the iPod; it was about the entire experience: the way they design their stores, the box it comes in, the iTunes website, the ease of getting the user back and forth.” (Mark Zachry – RedNova News) – courtesy of usernomics