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Design is not Art

It is comforting to hear from a distinguished designer that "design is not art", something that Harold Nelson and I have argued in our book "The Design Way". Unfortunately there is a common misunderstanding that design is close to art or a type of art. Milton Glaser makes the clear statement that this is not the case in a brief article. I wish more people would take this position, it would make a huge difference in how we think about design and how it would be positioned and organized into a university structure as well as a company structure.

Workshop March 31st in Chicago

I will hold a workshop in Chicago on March 31st (preliminary). See the workshop page for more information.

Video of my RSD5 Keynote "Interactivity Fields and Systems"

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I just found a Vimeo video of my recent Keynote address at the Relating Systems Thinking and Design 5 conference in Toronto in October 2016.

The topic was "Interactivity Fields and Systems"





Book sent to publisher!

So, today my colleague Lars-Erik Janlert and I sent our final manuscript to the MIT Press publisher. The book is titled "Things That Keep Us Busy--the elements of interaction". The chapter in the book look like this:

1The things that keep us busy
2Thought styles and Use paradigms
3An approach to interactivity
4Interaction
5Complexity
6Control
7The character of things
8Expressions and impressions
9Faceless interaction
10Taking measures
11Full speed ahead

I am not sure when it will be published, but I am sure it will take a while.