An Introduction to Systems for Interaction Designers

A session at Interaction14

Wednesday 5th February, 2014

9:30am to 4:30pm (AMT)

This workshop is an intensive introduction to the topic and landscape of systems.

The focus will be split between between a survey of systems perspectives and theories, and hands-on experience with the tools and techniques used to evaluate and model systems. The coverage of subject matter will be biased towards perspectives and tools that are directly relevant and applicable to the daily work of practicing interaction designers.

The topics covered in the theory and history of systems will include:

  • General Systems Theory
  • Open, Closed and Isolated Systems
  • Feedback Loops
  • Cybernetics
  • Activity Systems
  • Hard Systems
  • Soft Systems/Social Systems
  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Meta-Systems/BioMatrix
  • Designing for Systems in Interaction Design

The tools and techniques covered will include:

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Basic Systems Inquiry
  • Modeling Systems
  • Monitoring Systems
  • Advanced Systems Inquiry
  • Designing with Systems in Interaction Design

Where possible, contemporary examples of system types as well as tools and techniques will be used. Audience engagement will be a mix of formal lecture, group dialog and group activity.

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Matthew Milan

Designer with a passion for building businesses. I like skiing a *lot*. I play Skyrim a little *too* much. I love my girls: @a_milan, Sora & Cayce bio from Twitter

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Time 9:30am4:30pm AMT

Date Wed 5th February 2014

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