So what does a good teacher do? Create tension - but just the right amount.
To me, error analysis is the sweet spot for improvement.
Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability - they should go hand in hand.
User-centered design means working with your users all throughout the project.
As for all those mistakes I make - they are on purpose - to teach you how to deal with them.
Also note that invariably when we design something that can be used by those with disabilities, we often make it better for everyone.
I've been looking at the iPod- the Apple iPod. One of the interesting things about the iPod, one of the things that people love most about it is not the technology; it's the box it comes in.
I believe that robots should only have faces if they truly need them.
Knowing how people will use something is essential.
And to get real work experience, you need a job, and most jobs will require you to have had either real work experience or a graduate degree.
If you think the products don't match what you want from a product, don't buy it.
Everyday people are not very good designers.
I think there is a tendency in science to measure what is measurable and to decide that what you cannot measure must be uninteresting.
Sure, one can always get the students to relax and be happy - entertained, but although being laid back and relax can also lead to creativity, mostly it means that nothing much gets done.
In my opinion, no single design is apt to be optimal for everyone.
We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.
You won't catch me giving clear lectures.
Readers always seem to think that the author has some control over the design of their books.
It is relatively easy to design for the perfect cases, when everything goes right, or when all the information required is available in proper format.
I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise among the conflicting requirements of simplicity, elegance, size, battery life, and function.
Am I an Apple bigot? No. I can critique their products and their customer service philosophy. But overall, they do better than any other player.
Market segmentation s a natural result of the vast differences among people.
I prefer design by experts - by people who know what they are doing.
Our information lives will be better served when we are free to get to our information from wherever we are, with any device available.