Living in the Interface: Expanding the Language of Interaction Design
22 March - 26 March, 2021
For The University of Applied Sciences, Berlin
(Thank you to Emily Smith for the invitation.)
Workshop Brief & Intro
A critical and exploratory look at the language that frames the ways we live and move through our screen-based lifestyles! Language matters!
Creative writing meets interaction design.
During this workshop, we will ask ourselves:
- What new interactions can be designed with being super specific about the language we use?
- Then, how do we design the language we’ve written into a screen-based interaction?
This workshop is both experimental and applied, introducing methods of design-research and “language mapping” that have proven useful in developing real-world interaction proposals and working with UX/UI teams.
We will create a suite of mini-projects exploring new interactions for our "language-interface" designs.
Keywords & phrases:
- screen-based lifestyles
- interaction design
- speculation & experimentation
- re-learning basic coding concepts
Day 1 - Idea Forming
Exercise #1 - Interface Annotations
Day 2 - Finding the Words
Exercise #2 - Layer Statements for Living
Exercise #3 - Experimental SCRUM (Intro)
Day 3 - Visualizing the Sentences & Stories
Virtual Background Warm-up
Exercise #3 - Experimental SCRUM (Cont.)
Day 4 - Periods, Punctuations, & Prototyping
Prototyping & Writing
Day 5 - Designing for new Meanings
Presentations & Reflections
For details on the exercises and concepts, see the googleDoc below. ︎︎︎
Navigating the Unfamiliar in the Interfaceby Max Lindner
Gossiping for Enjoyment in the Interfaceby Katherine Hoy
Organizing for Clarity in the Interfaceby Kip Martin
Squatting for Strengthening in the Interfaceby Jungwon Kim
See all here ︎︎︎ ♡ Dictionary Prototypes (◕‿◕)♡