In a recent survey for a research study at my masters program, I was asked, “What advice do you have for new interaction designers?” It’s funny how quickly the answer came to me.
Dianna Miller : Which areas of research do we still need to put more focus on?
Genevieve Bell : I think we have a great deal more work to do, which is good because I like research. We have spent a lot of time focusing on the obvious and the obviously sexy stuff – mobility, gaming, social networks, and of course the individual and youth. We have, as a consequence, neglected the other stuff of daily life – religion, spirituality, love, child-care, anyone over 40, who does the dishes, who puts out the recycling, community, the nation-state, changing ideas of citizenship.