The classic Contextual Design book has been retired and the new edition is now available. Contextual Design 2nd Edition: Design for Life is completely rewritten, covering how we've changed Contextual Design, including new techniques for the Cool Concepts.
In this Conversation with Karen Holtzblatt, Karen will provide a brief overview of the research from the Women in Tech project, and then engage the group in a discussion. Bring your questions for Karen and have an opportunity to share your own experiences.
Karen will be at the CHI Conference in San Jose on May 7th through May 12th. She's moderating a panel, co-leading a SIG, and participating in events. Be sure to find her and say "hi". SIG: Diversity in High Tech: Retaining Employees Once They’re In the Door When: Monday, May 9. 4:30-5:50 Where: ACM SIGCH
Thirty-something years after the computer revolution, many are asking, "Why are women leaving tech careers?" We're applying our Contextual Inquiry techniques to gather deep ethnographic data from real design teams at actual companies to capture the workplace dynamics.
I had a lot of fun presenting our webinar last week on Understanding Modern Interaction Design. We had great attendance and collected some really good feedback afterwards. Thanks to everyone who attended! I think it's an important topic in design, so it was exciting to see so much interest. If you stop and think about it,
As interaction design professionals, we need to understand the history of our field and pay attention to how it has changed. The basic interaction design principles that we introduced in the CHI course—prominence, relationship, flow, clarity, simplicity and consistency—have remained the same, but the way we apply those principles changes as our technology changes. This is because each new technology creates new opportunities and new constraints for interaction design.