Over the last two weeks Portigal Consulting has been working on Reading Ahead, a design research project to explore the evolution of books, and reading. We're blogging every step in the process including deciding what type of participants we want, the interview guide, and highlights from the fieldwork [here and here]. Coming soon are our earliest hypotheses, and more of the data from the field (including participant photo journals, and participatory design artifacts), leading towards a full presentation of findings, opportunities, and design concepts.
Steve Portigal is the founder of Portigal Consulting. In the past 15 years Steve has interviewed families eating breakfast, rock musicians, credit-default swap traders, and radiologists. His work has informed the development of music gear, wine packaging, medical information systems, corporate intranets, videoconferencing systems, and iPod accessories. Steve is an accomplished presenter who speaks about culture, innovation, and design at companies like eBay, Adobe, Nokia, Hewlett-Packard, and Dolby Laboratories. He has a graduate degree in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Guelph and is an avid photographer who has a Museum of Foreign Groceries in his home.
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