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Monday 07|16|01
How Many Interaction Designers Does it Take to Open a Room Door at the Hyatt?

Just returned from the AIGA Advance for Design summit meeting and have tons of notes and impressions to post about that experience later this week (maybe later today).

Some noted impressions:
Interaction designers are sometimes no better at figuring out how stuff works than "real" people in the world. Several of us got lost in the hotel due to lack of signage and meandering hallways, and the doors with the cryptic green and red lights and card keys actioned by time in the slot were difficult to work consistently.

Lou Rosenfeld was one of the most mentioned, non-attending participants of the conference. Word was he was white water rafting.

Members of the late firm HannaHodge were in attendance and still full of enthusiasm for the field.

The discussion of Brand was contentious, visual design is not a dirty word and 90 degrees at 7am is cool compared to 110 in the afternoon. Yikes!

Also of note: A visit to Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West is a must see example of rich Experience Design and was not far from the summit hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Pics going up in the photolog.

Posted by erin at 05:31 PM | in Conference Review



Posted by Andre Quintos at July 17, 2001 12:51 AM

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