Bell, Genevieve, “Context is everything”
Norman, Don, “Living with complexity”
Schriver, Karen, “Reading on the web, implications for online information design”


Genevieve Bell, Context is everything (click to view)

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Title. Context is everything

Featuring. Genevieve Bell

Description. Answering the question, “where are you,” seems perfectly straightforward. It is on the surface a question about location. However, location is not a straightforward as: I am here. Many of us own digital devices, services and applications that tell us where we are and where we should be going, or tell others where we say we are, or at least where might wish we were. In a world of GPS, 4-square, facebook places, checking in and google maps, how do we think about where we are? In this talk, Genevieve uses a series of ethnographic moments to challenge our notions of location, direction, and place to suggest some other ways of making sense of where we might be | Keywords. Location, Wayfinding, Stories, Cultural anthropology

Type. Presentation | Format. Video | Language. en


Don Norman, Living with complexity (click to view)

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Title. Living with complexity

Featuring. Don Norman

Description. Don Norman speaks about complexity in everyday life and how design helps us understand and cope with complexity. Norman gives many examples of complexity and design working together to create understanding for the consumer and asks, “Why do we need complexity? Because what we really want is understanding, so, it’s about design.” (Chapter 1 of Living with Complexity (MIT Press) available for download) | Keywords. Complexity, Information design, Marketing, Users

Type. Presentation (lecture) | Format. Video | Language. en

Permission. Don Norman


Karen Schriver, Reading on the web, implications for online information design (click to view)

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Title. Reading on the web, implications for online information design

Featuring. Karen Schriver

Description. Over the past few decades information design has been in transition—moving from the creation of mainly paper-based communications to today’s mix of paper and electronic artifacts. Information designers’ repertoire must now include visual and verbal strategies for the Web. This shift in media compels us to ask what reading looks like in an electronic environment and to reconsider how people might engage with our content. To design effective electronic communications requires not only good writing and visual design but also an understanding of reading on the Web  |  Keywords. Reading, Information design, Technology, Rhetoric, Users

Type. Presentation (lecture)  |  Format. Video | Language. en

Permission. Karen Schriver


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