The sCoop: week of October 24-28

Cooper teams are jamming on a ton of projects, but it was a rich week with lots of things catching our collective eye.

One team returned from a trip to Russia, where Kendra taught a great course on interaction design practice, followed by Alan and Chris’ speaking at a mini-conference of talented and energetic Muscovite designers. The team reports it is missing its new friends. (??????, y’all!)

We liked the lists from Susan Weinschenk’s article The Psychologist’s View of UX Design. We’re fond of that elephant story, too.


Blind-man's elephant

We both marveled and giggled at Siri, and eagerly read the opinions on them. Two in particular…

Siri

Our artistic imaginations were set on fire with the promise of writeable circuitry. (Way to go, U of I!)

We got excited by Disney Research’s progress around handheld projectors


SidebySide demo

We chuckled at the execution of an online checkout acted out in real life



We enjoyed watching Pamela Meyer explaining how to spot a liar (via TED)


Pamela Meyer screen shot


And finally the short and fun film The Gawper got us even more pumped up for Halloween. (Keep an eye on this space. We’ve got a special Halloween treat in store for the Journal next week.) See this beautiful short below.


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