Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Johnny Chung Lee’s Surprise Appearance


Ok, the maestro of Carnegie Mellon University didn’t make a real-live appearance at the conference this afternoon. However, the organizers showed a video of the interaction designer-cum-hacker’s much-praised presentation from this year’s TED. Check out this slideshow of Lee’s projects and this recent question-and-answer with him.

The short clip followed Bjorn Hartmann, a Stanford PhD candidate and editor in chief of Ambidextrous Magazine, on trial and error in experience design. Hartmann’s presentation included an interesting segment on a piece of design software dubbed d.tools, which facilitates rapid prototyping of both software and hardware products. A lot of the attendees I’ve talked to over the last day and a half are actively trying to do more of this even in small and medium design organizations.

Hartmann described the way a design team could create an interface and then see how it would function on five different cell phone models, for instance. Or, how subtle programming differences would change a piece of interactive software. If you’re a designer interested in using the software, you can check out Hartmann’s website for some more info.


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus