Johannes Vandermeulen (Namahn) on analogies between user-centred design and movie making
Joannes Vandermeulen is a practitioner and teacher of Interaction Design. In 1987, he founded Namahn, a consultancy for user-centred design of software and online products, based in Brussels.
Johannes was one of the keynote speaker at the German IA conference a few weeks ago. His talk about interaction design explored the analogies between user-centred design and movie making.
More in particular he discussed how the designer fits in the software engineering process, set out a vision of movie making as an analogy for interaction designers, gave examples from the movie industry on iterative development, and analysed the similarities between movie actors and user centered design.