IxD.orgGreat news! Free Encyclopedia of Interactive Design, Usability and User Experience [ ] 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!

Digital Info in Physical Space

A good simple example of integrating digital info in physical space and the use of social media in everyday life…

promo is an RFID enabled bulletin board that publicizes events physically and digitally through facebook and text messaging. the project is the creation of mike clare and justin o’connor, two design students from the rhode island school of design. when a student sees an event of interest, they simply put their personal RFID tag up to the board and the system will send them a text message with information about the event and invitee them to the vent on facebook. in case the user forgets about the event, promo will send them a reminder message one day and one hour before the event.