Posts Tagged ‘the design dashboard’


Saturday, June 28th, 2008

The Dashboard got a little plug on the designnotes blog. So if you’ve come here from there, welcome.

The Dashboard, center stage at KMDI

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

For a variety of reasons, I was asked to give a presentation at the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto yesterday. As I’ll take any opportunity to force others to hear me talk, I readily accepted.  The first half of the talk focused on The Dashboard while the back end was about how the Dashboard was used during the Costa Rica project.

What was, in several timed performances, a 20 minute presentation turned into nearly an hour.  People were interjecting, asking questions, and challenging assumptions.  All good fun.  Since KMDI is essentially a collection of scientists, it was funny getting their reaction to the less clinical world of design.  I’m also not sure people were always happy when I answered queries about user-centered design by waving the Dashboard around…

Regardless, the giving the talk was a good time, and it was, I hope, the first of many more.