March 14, 2014 | Teaching interaction design performance skills | IDEO SF

I’ll be talking with interaction designers at IDEO’s SF office about interaction design and performance. Here’s a brief blurb:

What makes some interaction design projects go so smoothly, and some…not? Drawing from ethnographic observation at three design consultancies in San Francisco, Elizabeth Goodman will argue that physical performance activities are central to successful projects, from clustering Post-Its to make priorities visible, to acting out scenarios with wireframes, to identifying and assembling the right audience for presentations. We’ll use this presentation to kick off a conversation about teaching and practice: How might we improve our own performance skills? And how might we teach them to others?