IxD alumna Katie Koch and Carmen Dukes, who jointly founded Project: Interaction, a 10-week after school design program within New York City high schools, have co-authored a paper entitled, “New Methods: Framing an Interaction Design Class to Play a Complementary Role in Core Curriculum”. The two are thrilled to be presenting it at the ICID Conference in Hong Kong next week.
In February 2012, Katie and Carmen will be joining the Interaction 12 Conference in Dublin, Ireland, giving a talk called, “People ARE Software – The Story of Project: Interaction”. The two will be joined there by fellow alum, JP Finley, who will present his talk, “Interacting with Sound”, the product of his effort to “highlight an aspect of interaction design that I thought was underrepresented: why certain things sound the way they do, and what that means for how we use them. So much of what we as designers create is visual, but our sight is not the only sense at our disposal.
Much like we can craft an interface using color and shape, we can also craft one using pitch, volume, and timbre. And it’s already around us if you listen for it. These kinds of interfaces are present in telephones and doorbells, in car engines and video games. My talk is about exploring the diversity and utilization of the things in our lives that make noise.”
Looking forward, alums!