Computing History, Presentations

Foundations of Interaction Design

In 2007 I conducted a three-hour session on the history of interaction design for Smart Experience in New York. I’m a big fan of teaching about the historical underpinnings of our field, particularly since so many people working today don’t know the background of the discipline. Learning how the field evolved is an important part of education in other design disciplines like architecture or graphic design, and it should be equally important for students of interaction design.

To that end, I will be teaching a longer version of this course in the new MFA program in interaction design at SVA starting in Fall 2009.