A workshop exploring the new foundations of design for the networked world. Includes sketching techniques for exploring the properties of digital products including Agency, Opacity, and Feedback.
Foundations give us practices and language to understand, manipulate, and communicate the underlying properties of our medium and materials. In this workshop we will discuss new foundations that apply to interaction design, software driven systems, and the aesthetics of the networked world. We’ll learn what they are and how to practice applying them to complex problems.
The workshop will have useful practices and info for all levels of experience. The participants will learn a few hands-on techniques that they can use directly for their own work, including some sketching techniques, critique, and new concepts for communicating and thinking about their designs. Matt will be facilitating the workshop remotely from Toronto but as IxDA Sydney has managed in the past, fully present and attentive.
Attendees of this workshop will gain insights and abilities into how to bring sketching into techniques, effective critiquing, and to apply strategic thinking at any level of zoom inside their orhganisation.
This workshop would be valuable to the following roles in senior indivdual contributor or management roles:
- Product Managers
- Content Strategists
Matt Nish-Lapidus is an independent designer and creative technologist based in Toronto, Canada, a design instructor at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), and an active musician and artist.
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 including Stelarc and David Rokeby while developing his own art and design practice. He has since worked with organizations as big as Coca-Cola and as small as un-funded startups.
Over the past 10 years Matt has focused on developing a design practice that addresses the opportunities and challenges of living in a networked world, and how we can use beauty and expressiveness to make better products.
Workshop has been cancelled due to Facilitator unavailability.