The Design Studio Method - or - how to supercharge your ideas process...

"The Design Studio method has become one of the most success methods in Agile and Lean UX. This rapid, iterative approach blends concept creation with critique. Design Studio is a great way to jumpstart your design process, create 300-400 design concepts in just a couple of hours, or get team buy-in and ownership." via Vimeo

Having recently participated in a hack day using this process, what struck me was how effective this is in getting dozens of ideas generated quickly - once you get over the 5 minute rule shock, you can actually get a lot down and democratise the design process as everyone is sketching, not just the one who is deemed 'good' at drawing.


'Memorex' & 'Skinemax' | Two hour VJ Odyssey of 1980's commercials

Oh My God. These are amazing. Source via @MrWhaite

"Memorex is the advertising industry's collective wet dream. The sequel to Smash TV's critically acclaimed "Skinemax", Memorex is a 50 minute VJ odyssey, a tribute to an entire generation who grew up with only a TV and a VCR for a babysitter.

Sourced from over forty hours of 80s commercials pulled from warped VHS tapes, Memorex is a deep exploration of nostalgia and the cultural values of an era of excess. It's a re-contextualization of ads - cultural detritus, the lowest of the low - into something altogether more profound, humorous, and at times, even beautiful."

And now for the original..


"Skinemax is Koyaanisqatsi for a generation raised on late night television and B-movie VHS tapes. It's long form entertainment for short attention spans. An hour long VJ odyssey, it will move your body and warp your mind.

A nostalgic look back at a half remembered childhood growing up in the 80s and early 90s, Skinemax takes a close look at the culture of that era. The images that motivated, delighted, and terrified us on the silver screen, set to propulsive modern music that pines for a simpler time."

'Connecting' Short Film | UI Trends, Interaction, Experience Design

Connecting is a short film that explores trends in UI, Interaction, & Experience Design

"The 18 minute "Connecting" documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry's thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming "Internet of things." Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a "super organism" capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world."

Thanks to @heatsource for the link...

What makes great interaction design?

An interesting watch - these videos are part of a series created by Christian Svanes Kolding (@cskolding) that explore 'what makes great interaction design?' The films were created for the Interaction Design Association & accompany Febuary's first annual Interaction Awards, in Dublin this year.

Defining interaction design

Aspirations

Found via http://www.psfk.com/2012/03/future-digital-interaction.html