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How did you first learn about design?

October 7th, 2010 by Katie Koch | 4 Comments | Filed in Design, Inspirations, Interviews, Videos

We asked some of our favorite designers
How did you first learn about design? Was it a person who shared it with you, or another moment of inspiration?

They said:

“How can I come and do what you do?”

Matias Corea, Co-founder & Chief Designer at Behance

“I can really distinctly tell the difference between Garamond and Goudy.”

Ian Curry, Lead Interaction Designer at Local Projects

“I was already running for student council, just so I could make posters.”

Jessi Arrington, Co-founder, Creative Director at WORKSHOP

Rock and roll!

Russ Maschmeyer, SVA Student & Strange Native

“My father… insisted that the things in our household were well designed.”

Paul Pangaro, CTO and Founder at CyberneticLifestyles.com

“You can never really stay within the lines.”

Liz Danzico, Chair, MFA in Interaction Design

“It’s that moment [with Legos] when you build something not out of the instructions on the box.”

Carl Collins, Information Architect at Temboo

“It was take your daughter to work day, and I thought my own mom’s job was really boring…”

Katie Koch, Co-Founder & Designer, Project: Interaction

“Playing with the world around you, and reassembling it.”

Bill DeRouchey, Creative director at BankSimple

Inspired by a unique blend of Tufte and Bringhurst

Nick Disabato, Author, Cadence & Slang

“I knew I wanted to be a designer when I went to Pittsburgh”

Carmen Dukes, Co-Founder & Designer, Project: Interaction

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Try, Fail, Rinse, Repeat

September 29th, 2010 by Katie Koch | No Comments | Filed in Inspirations, Interviews, Videos

We interviewed Jordy Mont-Reynaud, entrepreneur and former youngest ever US chess master, circa 1994. Jordy talked to us about what he’s learned about the virtues of failure by playing (and losing) a lot of chess games. He told us how he defines success, and he gave great advice for young people who are just now discovering passion in their studies and work.

Project: Interaction Interviews Jordy Mont-Reynaud from Project: Interaction on Vimeo.

Jordy lives and works in San Francisco, CA, where he’s busy developing his latest adventure called Goal Mafia, a social game that helps people “execute” their goals. For more thoughts on the value of failing, check out his original post about failure on his blog.

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“Get things out of your head and into someone else’s.”

September 22nd, 2010 by Katie Koch | 2 Comments | Filed in Interviews, Videos

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Jason Santa Maria a few weeks ago to get his thoughts on the topic of design education. I wanted to find out about his experiences taking on his latest role as a designer / educator / mentor, including how he defines what it means to be a teacher.

Project: Interaction Interviews Jason Santa Maria from Project: Interaction on Vimeo.

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Project: Interaction Interviews Liz Danzico

July 13th, 2010 by Carmen Dukes | No Comments | Filed in Interviews, Videos

Last week, I had the pleasure to interview Liz Danzico, our chair of the MFA Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts. Liz and I talked about how designers can “teach” without being confined to the classroom, how designers and educators can work together, and her hope for design education in the future.

Project: Interaction Interviews Liz Danzico from Project: Interaction on Vimeo.

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Motivation

July 6th, 2010 by Katie Koch | No Comments | Filed in Business, Design, Discovery, Research, Videos

Daniel Pink: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

One of my coworkers showed me this quick video from Daniel Pink, author of Drive. We’re working on a research project to discover some of the reasons why our users may or may not be inclined to complete documentation for a finished project. The question of motivation has come up a lot.

Not surprisingly, lack of motivation is ranked at the top of the list of reasons why intelligent people fail.

I’ve been thinking about motivation in regards to our prospective students for Project: Interaction. Many of the educators we’ve spoken with along the way have told us about the concept of intrinsic motivation, or the idea that kids have to want to do something in order to be fully engaged with it. We’re constantly thinking about ways that our curriculum can complement a student’s existing interests, and leverage those natural inclinations for the practice of interaction design.

Have you taught or worked with high schoolers? How does Daniel Pink’s video compare to your experiences?

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Bronx After School Program Saves A Local Park

June 30th, 2010 by Carmen Dukes | No Comments | Filed in Inspirations, Videos

Great story of how children have the potential, the creativity, and the passion to change their communities.

3,840 Minutes : Saving a Local Park from The After-School Corporation on Vimeo.

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What is Project: Interaction?

June 9th, 2010 by Carmen Dukes | No Comments | Filed in Curriculum, Videos

Watch the video below to learn more about us!

What is Project: Interaction? from Project: Interaction on Vimeo.

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