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Sweet Tweet is a toy, but behind it is a pitch for a different way of doing interaction.

January 17, 2012

Here’s another Rube Goldberg device on thinking through interaction design decisions. This posting from FastCoDesign (Fast Company magazine) mentions the design of tablet interfaces.

Tablets and related mobile devices are pretty much where computing is going at all levels: corporate computing (in addition to the cloud systems), and public schools where you’ll find autistic kids engaged with iPads.

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary idea from this posting: graduate curriculums

Interaction design could be another IDT course if we could find a way to deliver another course. You have to realize that no academic program is going to be able to “cover all the bases” with any field. I spend much of my master’s and doctoral programs studying on my own and conducting research starting in my master’s program (consequently writing and presenting at conferences).

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2012 10:40 pm

    User-Interface design would be another great area to study in the IDT program. Not as an entire course (although that could certainly be done) but more as a unit within a course. There’s a pretty fascinating body of knowledge and research on how humans interact with an interface and that can really inform the success of a product.

  2. January 18, 2012 2:36 pm

    I just read a review of Android tablet by my dear friend Tedders. He is sharing his initial impressions of Asus Transformation Tablet. Just from this review I would choose Android tablet over iPad, multi tasking capability, sound quality and resolution to list a few strength of the tablet from this review.

    • January 18, 2012 2:38 pm

      I forgot to add the link to his review! http://tbealmear.tumblr.com/

    • January 18, 2012 6:10 pm

      I do see tablets, lightweight laptops as what we’ll be dealing with for the near future – Cloud realities where our files/app’s reside.

      My blog runs ok on the iPad WordPress app. Maybe run courses this way relatively soon.

  3. January 23, 2012 8:44 am

    I just read an article about IPADs and e-textbooks. I am hoping to see the middle and high schools students of this country alleviated of the issue of carrying multiple, large textbooks. This could easily by achieved through use of tablets. I know at least one school in the area is piloting a program.

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