Interaction design for classrooms

Interactive whiteboard
Berlin-based Henning Breuer specialises in interaction design patterns: his current research is about what kind of tools and interfaces we need to engage best in learning environments today.

After four months of research at the Waseda University in Tokyo, PingMag (the Tokyo-based magazine about “design and making things”) grabbed him for a talk about his interaction works, such as the interactive tactile whiteboard.

Henning’s approach is all about the design of technology from the user’s perspective:

“Interfaces should be useful and usable, helping instead of hindering people in what they want to do. With computerized systems this tends to get difficult, so my task is to design the things in a useful way according to cognitive and cultural psychology. This may include a shift from a purely task-oriented towards an emotional design and user experience.”

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