Blogs

  • Observations on finishing a book

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Tue, January 03, 2017 - 11:39:03

    I’ve only posted twice to the Interactions blog in 8 months, but I’ve been writing, and frequently thought “this would be a good blog essay.” Minutes ago, I emailed in…

  • Escape the room: A girl on a drip, a pizza slice, and a smartphone set to stun

    David Fore Posted: Fri, December 23, 2016 - 10:56:39

    One late autumn afternoon I found myself in an Ohio hospital room sitting with a teenage girl I'll call Orleans Jackson. She was spending her 15th birthday “getting poked full…

  • A design by any other name would be so delightful

    Monica Granfield Posted: Thu, November 10, 2016 - 12:46:08

    Three or four years ago I attended the UXPA conference. The theme was "We’re not there yet." After 26 years as an Interaction, UI, and UX designer, my first reaction…

  • Same as it ever was: Constitutional design and the Orange One

    David Fore Posted: Tue, October 11, 2016 - 4:07:05

    In politics, as in music, one person’s stairway to heaven is another’s highway to hell. Proof is in the polls: Americans across the political spectrum believe the country is headed…

  • Thailand: Augmented immersion

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Thu, September 08, 2016 - 5:29:47

    Our first day in Thailand, we visited the Museum of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins. Case after case of exquisite sets of finely crafted gold and silver objects from successive…

  • The map is the territory: A review of The Stack

    David Fore Posted: Wed, August 03, 2016 - 4:18:39

    From that phantom vibration to that reflex to grab your own rear, you are responding to the call of The Stack… From the virtual caliphate of ISIS to the first…

  • The joy of procrastination

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Mon, July 11, 2016 - 11:37:43

    I have long meant to write an essay on procrastination. Having just been sent a link to a TED talk on a virtue of procrastination, this seems a good time…

  • The Receptionist

    Deborah Tatar Posted: Wed, July 06, 2016 - 2:47:55

    My mother is dying. She had a rare gastric cancer in her pyloric valve. The amazing doctors at UCSF took out 70% of her stomach and a bunch of lymph…

  • Brigitte (Gitti) Jordan: An obituary

    Elizabeth Churchill Posted: Thu, June 23, 2016 - 3:43:25

    It is with great sadness that we report on Brigitte (Gitti) Jordan’s death; Gitti died on May 24, 2016, at her home in La Honda, California, surrounded by loved ones.…

  • Technology and liberty

    Jonathan Grudin Posted: Tue, May 03, 2016 - 10:22:39

    The absence of plastic microbeads in the soap led to a shower spent reflecting on how technologies can constrain liberties, such as those of microbead producers and consumers who are…