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Saturday, October 3 • 11:30am - 12:10pm
Interaction Design Practice and 21st Century Work

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The world of startups and the speed of technology change creates new challenges for practitioners of interaction design. The shift of value creation “from atoms to bits” in our networked economy seems to make it more difficult to predict success; so many startups fail. Developing genuinely new ideas requires peer-to-peer collaboration across disparate domains of expertise. Teams morph quickly across the phases of development as well as the phases of maturity of an enterprise, as it evolves from startup to market entrant to major player. The rapid evolution of technology pressures designers as well as makers to constantly update their tactical skills. As a result, interaction designers must gain these pragmatic skills, which are the focus of this talk:

  • principles for assembling diverse expertise into a team that can be immediately productive
  • explicitly designing the collaboration process for efficiency and creativity
  • establishing a shared model of the intentions of the product and the system that will deliver it
  • sharply defining the benefits and value created to ensure a successful business outcome.

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Paul Pangaro, PhD

Chair & Assoc. Prof., MFA Interaction Design, College for Creative Studies
Paul Pangaro, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the MFA Interaction Design program at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Dr. Pangaro teaches, researches, and consults on “designing for conversation” to develop and implement innovations, software, and organizational... Read More →

Saturday October 3, 2015 11:30am - 12:10pm EDT
  Children's Museum - Theater 10 Children's Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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