Time as a material

Time as a material

Matt Jones on his closing keynote at the DxF2009 conference:

My talk at DxF2009 in Utrecht last week was an hour’s wander around the idea of Time, particularly historical and cultural ideas of time.

My focus was time as a material for interaction design that we should deconstruct and reconstruct in order to create products and services that take advantage of new real-time web technologies.

From the slides:

I think we need to really start playing with time as a material. …. I belive we need to engage with cultural constructs of Time and bring them into the reconstruction and design of our products and services.

Inspiration for the talk was drawn from Dan Falk’s In Search of Time: Journeys Along a Curious Dimension.