The following essay is based on a February 2016 lecture at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, hosted by the Department of Art and Design. As an experienced designer visiting from Silicon Valley, I was asked to offer some thoughts on what the future of interaction design might mean. The audience consisted of students and faculty in industrial design. What is the future of interaction design? That's a rather loaded question for anyone, whether casual observers of the tech industry or experienced HCI-educated and design-focused professionals. This essay offers no bold proclamations. Indeed, it would be quite hubristic…
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