Interaction-Design.org

IxD.orgGreat news! Free Encyclopedia of Interactive Design, Usability and User Experience [ Interaction-Design.org ] is recently released. It has been developed under the manifesto of “Democratization of Knowledge”, as it aims for people access the world to get free access educational materials prepared by the leading figures of IxD. And I am pleased to spread the word.

The content is related to ‘human-centered aspects of technology’: Interaction Design, User Experience (UX), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Information Architecture (IA), Human Factors, Usability, and related fields. The site provides an Open Access, peer-reviewed Encyclopedia, a conference calendar, a comprehensive bibliography with the most authoritative publications in the field. there is also a surprise new project Design Battle which is coming up! Yummy! :)

It is a great move for the interaction design education, professionals and prospective IxD’ers. Congrats and many thanks!

Changing Education Paradigms

A great animation on how we should change the education system worldwide. I agree that mainstream education system is about “manufacturing” people; killing their creativity and being successful by applying the right rules-just following footprints. However the incremental change comes from the one that thinks “out of the box”. What a dilemma… But actually it is so simple. Hats off to the visual representation by RSAnimation.
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