Slides from interaction2010 talk
The annotated slides from my talk "Design and Designed Failures: From Observing Failurs To Provoking Them" at ixda interaction10 are now available on Slideshare. The video of the talk is here as well.
Failures are often overlooked in design research. The talk addressed this issue by describing two approaches: observing design flops and identify symptoms of failures OR provoking failures to document user behavior.
This talk was actually a follow-up of my introduction to the Lift 2009 conference a bout the recurring failures of holy grails. It was very much inspired by Mark Vanderbeeken (Experientia) who pushed me to go further than pointing out product failures and exploring why it's important as a design strategy.
There was a good crowd of people and someone interestingly commented on the fact tat I may have made my presentation intentionally a failure to make the crowd react.
Thanks for the ixda interaction 2010 committee for letting my present this work!