Episode 30 Topics:
- Craig defines the role of an Interaction designer as: “the cognitive side of the same process that a UI designer goes through…”
- IxD covers a broad range of design. It crosses into UI, Industrial Design, Usability while also touching on behavior.
- Alan talks about poopstream.com, a Twitter mashup that pulls bathroom talk from Twitter and extrudes it into the stream. (thanks for your “back-end”, Dustin Rasener)
- Craig talks about his tiny little simple app www.isnewontv.com, where he pulls TV listing data. It was an experiment in simplicity.
- Thomas Friedman said the World is Becoming Flat , so build an app that does one thing.
- We talk about the Apple SDK and getting your app into the app store.
- Craig talks about (Working Title) Gramr, an application that Craig is developing with Christian Beck and Chatree Campiranon. One past project was www.folktraditions.com.
- The core idea of Gramr is for people to communicate using images. — To shift the paradigm of how people speak with each other.
- Craig takes us through the history and speedbumps experienced during discovery, design and development of Gramr.
- Eric shares an article from The Guardian — only 8 steps to create an iPhone app.
- We all talk about ViXML “With VixML you can create interactive experiences without being a developer.” http://vixml.com
- Eric shares a few other platforms:
- Craig answers the question, “What would you say to designers who want to get started creating an app?”
- Alan plugs the Action Method Online, the coolest productivity solution from Behance. It couples the mobility & usefulness while away AND in-front of your computer. http://www.actionmethod.com
- Craig shares an iTunes extension that tags songs with color. This is similar to what Craig was referring to: http://www.crayonroom.com/moody.php
Visit Craig online at http://www.craigbirchler.com