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Joboffer – Interactiondesign March 7, 2007

Posted by reto wettach in jobs.


I am currently setting up an interaction design research project in the area of home entertainment and communication. A special focus will be on new technologies as gesture-based interaction and multi-touch. The project will last 4 months and will take place in Berlin.

Now, we are looking for interaction designers with an experience in physical computing/programming as well as user-centered design processes. Experience in designing and implementing interactive exhibits or in designing interactions for consumer electronics would be useful.

It would be nice if you could stay in Berlin for the next three to four month during this project. And believe me: Berlin is worthwhile spending some time!


Surgeons With Video Game Skill Appear To Perform Better March 5, 2007

Posted by reto wettach in physical interaction design, play.

Just a short addendum to my talk at the TYPO-conference last year, which I gave together with the very smart journalist Ralph Grauel: we discussed the potentials and advantages of computer games:

Today I read this:
Surgeons With Video Game Skill Appear To Perform Better In Simulated Surgery Skills Course
“Those [surgeons] in the top one-third of video gaming skill made 47 percent fewer errors, performed 39 percent faster and scored 41 percent better on the overall Top Gun score than those in the bottom one-third.”

I know what to ask my doctor or dentist before my next treatment…