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Interaction Design

I really appreciate this definition of interaction design. As a producer, it gets me to think about creating an selling an experience as a product or service. Interaction design is concerned with the creation of meaningful experiences between us (humans) and objects. It is a good way to explore the


Tinkering is what happens when you try something you don't quite know how to do, guided by whim, imagination, and curiosity. When you tinker, there are no instructions, but there are also no failures, no right or wrong ways of doing things. It's about figuring out how how things work

The challenge of for-profit platforms

For all our talk about the social web, what we're very often sharing on for-profit social platforms amounts to nothing more than narcissistic rumination. Jimmy Wales


Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs Sold Solutions, Not Hardware

I love this quote. It teaches me that I should always focus on selling the benefits, not the features. What we were selling was solutions, not hardware and so we realized that software was a big part of the solution and therefore we'd better get our software act together. – Steve

Shaping How Content is Made

Spreadability is not just about viral videos, it can also be a public apparatus where people help shape how content is made.[1] @henryjenkins I love this quote because it implies that there was a mechanism for "viral" before the internet. At the very best, the internet is

Bake Your Marketing Strategy Into Your Product

Great companies have marketing intentionally built into the DNA of their products. YouTube's video sharing, Groupon's group buying, Method's stunning packaging, Dropbox's shared folders, Kickstarter's crowd-funding. Maybe you didn't notice it, but just by using them you're part of their marketing team. Clever. [1] https://www.fastcompany.com/1795336/9-nagging-questions-tune-out-when-launching-startup

Answering life's questions through research

Most of life's questions can be explained using one of these six methodologies: Case studies: Focus groupsInterviewsSurveysExperiments (Independent Research)Behavioral Tracking / Monitoring

Digital music: production, distribution, and consumption

I like this quote because it helps me understand the trade-off music will experience as it transitions from an analog medium to a digital one. It could be argued, then, that as the formats music is stored on become less material and increasingly stripped of visual dimensions (album covers, reproduction
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