4. Play-Doh as Interface


In 2004 HOW magazine asked me to do a session at the annual HOW Design Conference, which would be held in Chicago the next year. I immediately said yes, as I’d never done the HOW conference and Chicago was somewhere I’d always wanted to visit.

Everything is Number

Several months before the conference, the sponsors needed a session description from me—something that was about interaction design but was a bit unusual, that would have people talking after the session. I already knew that the crux of the session was going to be about alternative interfaces and such, but I really needed to do something so different that it ...

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