Design and Innovation Daily

“Designing Interactions” and “What vs. How”

Posted in interaction design, interviews, sustainability by Dan on November 10, 2009

Each week, a selected chapter from Designing Interactions—a fairly recent book by the father of interaction design, Bill Moggridge—will be posted online, along with videos of interviews with other designers and innovators, to download for free. I don’t know if this is a one-time thing or if they repeatedly cycle through the chapters (this week is Chapter 4). Either way, the book and the interviews are both fascinating resources.

Designing Interactions:

For shorter reading, here are two instances where plants are ingeniously used to clean air in place of machines.
Toyota Creates Its Own Flower Species to Gobble Harmful Gases
Air Filter Uses Plants to Filter Toxins

And from the Brain Traffic blog, “It’s not what you do that sets you apart, but how you do it:”
“What vs. How”


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