MDD

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Design Demand: Understanding 'need' through the design process

Seminar Invitation:

When? Oct 23, 2012 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where? Room Q107, The Collaborative Space, 1st floor, the Quinn Building, UCD Belfield. 
Google Map reference for directions: http://goo.gl/maps/iyhoh.
Contact Name: Allen Higgins

Henry Poskitt from frontend.com poses the question "what is design?"

There are two contrasting views on the design of objects for use; one that a successful design disappears from view; the other, that design is evident in its outward character be it aesthetic, arresting, bold, pleasing etc. Although the aspiration to produce good design is pretty well embedded in the language of digital development what does it mean, really? And how do users really fare? Particularly users outside of the one-standard-deviation-from-the-bell-curve of the normal distribution?

Siobhán Long and Karl O'Keeffe from Enable Ireland Disability Services will also be on hand to field questions dealing with how users with different needs and abilities evaluate the systems that designers produce.