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Making things people want, Not making people want things with Phillip Hunter

April 30, 2013          

Episode Summary

In this episode of the Digital Life , we explore the topic “Making things people want, Not making people want things” — inspired by a blog post by Phillip Hunter, a designer for Microsoft, who joins us for Five Questions. Are people today looking for “a way to reconnect with their values: to ground how they can, will, and should live in the world,” as John Maeda suggests, in a recent article? Or, as Phillip postulates, is this really not such a new thing after all? Have people have always been looking for this manifestation of values? In this podcast episode, we discuss design for values and investigate whether or not there is indeed a new shift toward this way of thinking.

5 Questions

The future of design education with Haig Armen and Dave Malouf

January 7, 2013          

Episode Summary

In the January, 2013 episode of The Digital Life, we tackle the topic of interaction design education with special guests Haig Armen and Dave Malouf. Design education — whether formal or informal — can be difficult to properly frame. Young designers require both an understanding fundamental principals coupled with real life project experience that involve ever-changing technologies. The cross-pollination of these areas, the search for a stable curriculum, and a host of other related subjects form the core of our discussion on the evolution and future of design education.