Janice speaks!.22 Jul 2005
If you are wondering where I’ve been the past few days, I was in Minneapolis for Adaptive Path’s “Beyond Usability: Designing the Complete User Experience” class. It was a great two days. If you look at the photo, I’m right in the middle in a blue golf shirt.
My only regret is that I didn’t get to spend much time in Minneapolis. I was there for less than 48 hours total. Of course, a 3 hour delay in Washington before the trip started didn’t help matters. The event was held at the Walker Art Center which is a really cool place. I wish I had more time to wander around because their exhibits were pretty cool. It really made me look forward to the Getty and MOMA on our trip next month.
I can’t say enough good things about Adaptive Path. The training was excellent and I think User Experience Week is going to be even better.
One of the most interesting things I heard was that they felt that the last 5 years have been about information architecture and the next 5 years will be about interaction design. Having done a boat load of interaction design over the past few years, I am now eager to be a part of that conversation. So much of interaction design right now seems to be based on what “feels right.” There is a lot to be done going forward.