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WOW! Bill Buxton?

September 23, 2004 @ 06:09 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

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A few days ago we had a guest speaker to our IMM (interactive MultiMedia) class. The speaker was Bill Buxton. Iโ€™ve never heard of him, not that that means anything at all. But some of my profs seemed very excited about him having come to Sheridan. He certainly was an impressive ideas man. To use a trite metaphor, he thinks outside the box. I agreed with a lot of what he said. He really tried to challenge us to think. My favourite idea was his comment on books. A book is only a book if it is useful 5 years down the road. So, your Photoshop 7 book, CSS for Dummies etc. arenโ€™t really books, their documentation. For some reason that made a lot of sense to me. He also referred a lot to new media not being new at all. In fact he said, any emerging and new technology is likely been around for years, possibly decades. He also emphasized the importance of remembering that when designing technology to remember the human aspect of any device, interface etc.

Anything is useless if it canโ€™t be used. What good is a cell phone in the Arctic? (I think he had some better analogies too) Huh. Brain certainly hurt after his lecture, I guess that must mean something. -smirk- My first assignment is finally done. Nothing spectacular, but it was kinda fun to do. It wasnโ€™t made to be web friendly but I could post a URL if there is any interest. Ciao.

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