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Monday, February 29 • 10:25 - 10:55
New Foundations for Interaction Design: Integrating theory, practice, and history. Or, Learning to love theory and how it makes you a better designer.

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Developing a sustainable design practice means having a grounding in design theory, studio, and history. These elements can be difficult to balance and integrate in a college program, let alone in a short professional workshop, but their importance cannot be understated. 

A solid grounding in shared foundations can help students develop a deep practice and shared understanding, and help an institution develop a lasting school of thought that is carried on by their students in their future work. 

This session will explore a method of teaching that has been tested at both the college and professional development levels that integrates all of these elements into a rich foundation program for Interaction Design. We will discuss specific instruction methods, class structure, activities and assignments, and types of material that have been used to build successful Interaction Design courses varying in length from one day to a full semester.


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avatar for Matt Nish-Lapidus

Matt Nish-Lapidus

Matt is an independent designer and creative technologist in Toronto, a design instructor at Sheridan College and CIID, and the Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). | | His work has included everything from a digital library catalog in use all over the world to enterprise software, video games, and large-scale public installations. He spent the first few years of his career assisting international new media artists... Read More →


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