Skill Building for Design Innovators (from CHIFOO)
By Steve Portigal at 12:51 pm, Friday July 16 2010

At CHIFOO in Portland this week, I presented Skill Building for Design Innovators.

How can you broaden your sphere of influence within the field of human-computer interaction? You can start by building your muscles! Steve will take a look at some fundamental skills that underlie the creation and launch of innovative goods and services. He will discuss the personal skills that he considers to be “the muscles of innovators” and the ways you can build these important muscles, including noticing, understanding cultural context, maintaining exposure to pop culture, synthesizing, drawing, wordsmithing, listening, and prototyping. Along the way, he will demonstrate how improving these powerful skills will equip you to lead positive change.

Here are the slides and audio:

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6 Responses to “Skill Building for Design Innovators (from CHIFOO)”


    @gilescolborne Did you see/hear this (on the same subject)? [link to post]

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    Trackback by martinpolley (Martin Polley) 07.23.10 @ 12:20 am



    RT @steveportigal Skill Building for Design Innovators: [link to post]

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    Trackback by nicolasnova (nicolasnova) 07.23.10 @ 1:01 am



    Delicious: All This ChittahChattah | Skill Building for Design Innovators (from CHIFOO): [link to post] [innovation]

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    Trackback by UXfeeder (UX Feeder) 07.23.10 @ 1:02 am


    Steve presented at CHIFOO last week in Portland on Skill Building for Design Innovators. Slides and audio here! [link to post]

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    Trackback by jnorvaisas (Julie Norvaisas) 07.23.10 @ 1:03 am



    RT @steveportigal I’ve posted the audio and the slides from my #CHIFOO talk – Skill Building for Design Innovators – at [link to post]

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    Trackback by martinpolley (Martin Polley) 07.23.10 @ 1:05 am


    […] [from steve_portigal] Skill Building for Design Innovators (from CHIFOO) [All This ChittahChattah] – Steve will take a look at some fundamental skills that underlie the creation and launch of innovative goods and services. He will discuss the personal skills that he considers to be “the muscles of innovators” and the ways you can build these important muscles, including noticing, understanding cultural context, maintaining exposure to pop culture, synthesizing, drawing, wordsmithing, listening, and prototyping. […]

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