First class notes: 1.12.07 (Steve Fadden)
What is design? How do we think about design. Bad design can have serious implications:
-Think of powerplants? One wrong click and millions die.
-Think of military? Designed to be percise.
-Mars Orbiter example: Failure to convert british to USA measurements sent the orbiter off in to space, billions of dollars lost.
-The Butterfly Ballot, election 2000, the day the world went to shit and millions died. http://www.asktog.com/columns/042ButterflyBallot.html
Books for class:
Interaction Design by Jenny Preece, Yvonne Rogers, and Helen Sharp (Paperback – Jan 17, 2002)
E-Commerce Usability by David Travis (Paperback – Dec 5, 2002)
Look up IDEO, watched IDEO expose on Nightline (1999)