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SpoolCast: Visual Design for the Non-Designer

“What can a non-designer do to harness the power of visual design without calling professional help? Quite a lot, says internationally-regarded visual designer Dan Rubin. We called Dan to talk about what design techniques are accessible to mere mortals. He also gave us a preview of his day-long workshop for non-designers at our User Interface 14 Conference, this November.” (Jared Spool – UIE)

How Mobile is Changing Design

“Mobile is evolving, the web is adapting, and these two colossal worlds are about to collide to create something new. In order to design the experiences of this new contextual web, we need to change the way we look at design. In this talk Brian will provide his insights on some of the emerging trends in mobile design and share his thoughts on how we will design the interfaces of tomorrow.” (Brian Fling – Huffduffer)

Elements of a Networked Urbanism

“Over the past several years, we’ve watched as a very wide variety of objects and surfaces familiar from everyday life have been reimagined as networked information-gathering, -processing, -storage and -display resources. Why should cities be any different? What happens to urban form and metropolitan experience under such circumstances? What are the implications for us, as designers, consumers and as citizens?” (Adam Greenfield – dConstruct)

Interview with Scott Berkun

“In 1956 a documentary called The Mystery of Picasso was released, showing two hours of Pablo Picasso doing what he did best: making paintings. This film gave the public a first-hand glimpse directly into this infamous artist’s creative process. Public speaker and writer Scott Berkun and I got together for tea to talk about the film and our own experiences around creativity. As both managers of creative teams and creators of work ourselves, we looked at how our processes aligned with Picasso’s… or where we could learn from him. As the discussion unfolded, we came up with an interesting set of guidelines that enable creativity to flourish.” (Tea with Teresa)

Interview with Richard Saul Wurman (Part 1)

“Part one of my first interview with RSW. In this introductory segment, I asked him about the 1976 AIA Conference (I posted a PDF of the advance program from this milestone in the history of Information Architecture a few weeks ago), about the job-title ‘information architect’ and also about librarianship as it pertains (or not) to his concept of IA. Many more segments to follow!” – (Dan KlynWildly Appropriate) courtesy of petermorville

When Life Intervenes

An IA Summit Podcast Preview with Samantha Bailey – “Samantha Bailey, the 2009 IA Summit Chair, tells Chris Baum about how she approached creating this year’s IA Summit program, the how the Summit community has morphed over time, and what it means to be a part of this community of practice.” – (Chris Baum – Boxes and Arrows)

Getting a Form’s Structure Right: Designing Usable Online Email Applications

“I had the opportunity to speak with Afshan Kirmani on her article. (…) We talk about the design of an online web based application. Part 1 of the series focuses on the web based form where the user experience is critical before the user enters the application. The various aspects include a good entry point into a form which determines if users stay or leave. The beginning of every form is most important as details like usability set your apart from your competitors.” – (Jeff ParksBoxes and Arrows)