Monday, April 17, 2006

My first blog entry here is to share my thoughts on the title. Why Lonny's Informance Theater? Well, an early mentor and colleague of mine who coined the term informance at Interval Research (the Paul Allen new media industry incubator--a forerunner of dot.com enterprises to come). Informance was about having interaction designers perform as a piece of theater the interfaces they were creating so as to better understand their potential users and user practices. In my study of the Institute For the Future, I began to see the representations of the future IFTF put together as informances since they are done as a way to apprentice their clients. I'll be using this space as a brainstorming exercise for my research and the personal as it comes my way.

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