Interaction Design learning

After spending a number of days watching two very informative webinars on CreativeLive I decided it was in my best interest to summarize them to reinforce their messages and organize my thoughts. Luckily there was overlap and it was great to hear different perspectives and reiterations of key points! First I’ll highlight notable take-aways from each webinar and then I’ll point out overarching principles mentioned in both. … Continue reading Interaction Design learning

Inspiring creative women

Today I want to introduce you to three inspiring women who have touched me, made me think, and awed me in their accomplishments, their naturalness, and their eloquence. Monday I met Maira Kalman.  Illustrator and writer, designer of handbags, clothes and sets,  a woman of depth and quirkiness, a mother, born in Tel Aviv, who grew up in the Bronx and is of late a … Continue reading Inspiring creative women

Helpful design sites (and blogs)

Which which is which…my learning curve keeps escalating, an ever invigorating ride up! So, along with the books I’m reading and the podcasts I’m listening to, here are some of the sites and blogs i’ve become hooked on as they offer so much information in this rapidly changing and growing field of interaction design. The first I’d like to mention is the InVision blog. Somehow … Continue reading Helpful design sites (and blogs)

Storytelling, typography and typesetting

On this steep learning curve of understanding my new world of Interaction Design, I signed up for what proved to be a challenging 4-day Basics of Communication Design course at Emily Carr University. With the guidance of an intelligent and quirky instructor named Thomas, we tackled storytelling, typography, and typesetting, and had a lot of fun doing it! DAY 1 We explored the CommDesign theme … Continue reading Storytelling, typography and typesetting

The more I read the more I want to know!

As I embark on this new “interaction-design” journey I realize how much information is out there, not only on the web but also in books and there is so much to learn! One of the first things i did was sign-up for a few blogs and InVision is so far my favorite…it is very helpful, informative and user-friendly. From the comprehensive reading list compiled by … Continue reading The more I read the more I want to know!