Jon Kolko

Personal Homepage
http://www.jonkolko.com/
Employer
The Austin Center for Design (http://www.austincenterfordesign.com/)
Email
jkolko@gmail.com

Jon Kolko is an Associate Creative Director at frog design, and the Director of the Austin Center for Design. He has worked extensively in the professional world of interaction design, working around complicated technological constraints in order to best solve the problems of Fortune 500 clients. His work has extended into the worlds of consumer electronics, supply chain management, demand planning, and customer-relationship management, and he has worked with clients such as AT&T, HP, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ford, IBM, Palm and other leaders of the Global 2000. The underlying theme of these problems and projects was the creation of a solution that was useful, usable, and desirable. His present research investigates the process of Design, with a focus on Design Synthesis and the creation of meaning.

Kolko's present work is heavily influenced by his prior role as a Professor of Interaction and Industrial Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he was instrumental in shaping the Interaction and Industrial Design programs. He presently sits on the Board of Directors for the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), and is the Editor-in-Chief of interactions magazine, published by the ACM.

Kolko is the author of Thoughts on Interaction Design, published by Morgan Kaufmann, and the forthcoming text tentatively entitled Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner's Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis, to be published by Oxford University Press.

Publication Statistics

Publication period start
2004
Publication period end
2010
Number of co-authors
12

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Publications

Kolko, Jon, Anderson, Richard (2010): Interactions. In Interactions, 17 (2) pp. 80-ff. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1699775.1699794

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2010): exploring aspects of design thinking. In Interactions, 17 (2) pp. 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1699775.1699776

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2010): Interactions: information, physicality, co-ownership, and culture. In Interactions, 17 (1) pp. 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1649475.1649476

McCrickard, D. Scott, Atwood, Michael E., Curtis, Gayle, Harrison, Steve, Kolko, Jon, Stolterman, Erik A., Wahid, Shahtab (2010): Artifacts in design: representation, ideation, and process. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 4445-4448. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754170

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2010): Business, culture, and society. In Interactions, 17 (3) pp. 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1744161.1744162

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2010): On designers as catalytic agents. In Interactions, 17 (1) pp. 80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1649475.1649495

Kolko, Jon (2010): On academic knowledge production. In Interactions, 17 (5) pp. 80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1836216.1836237

Kolko, Jon (2010): On language potential. In Interactions, 17 (3) pp. 88. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1744161.1744181

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2010): Interactions: authenticity, complexity, design. In Interactions, 17 (5) pp. 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1836216.1836217

Kolko, Jon (2010): On education. In Interactions, 17 (4) pp. 72-ff. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1806491.1806509

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2010): Subtlety, change. In Interactions, 17 (4) pp. 5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1806491.1806492

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): Interactions: time, culture, and behavior. In Interactions, 16 (4) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1551986.1551987

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): On changing the world while paying the bills. In Interactions, 16 (3) pp. 72. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1516016.1516033

Kolko, Jon (2009): On hopelessness and hope. In Interactions, 16 (4) pp. 80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1551986.1552003

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): Interactions: the need to consider the lasting human consequences of our work. In Interactions, 16 (3) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1516016.1516017

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): Interactions: social, authentic, and interdisciplinary. In Interactions, 16 (6) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1620693.1620694

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): On the relevance of theory to practitioners. In Interactions, 16 (2) pp. 80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1487632.1487651

Kolko, Jon (2009): The authenticity problem. In Interactions, 16 (6) pp. 80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1620693.1620713

Kolko, Jon (2009): On creation consumption. In Interactions, 16 (5) pp. 80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1572626.1572644

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): Interactions: looking broadly to the future. In Interactions, 16 (5) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1572626.1572627

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): On marketing, words. In Interactions, 16 (1) pp. 80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1456202.1456222

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): Interactions: trust, collaboration, and empathy. In Interactions, 16 (2) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1487632.1487633

Schoenholz, Matt, Kolko, Jon (2009): Designing in the face of change: the elusive push toward emotionally resonate experiences. In New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 15 (2) pp. 211-220. http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/13614560903204646

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2009): Interactions: time for some change. In Interactions, 16 (1) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1456202.1456203

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): Interactions: a new renaissance of worlds colliding. In Interactions, 15 (3) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1353782.1353783

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): Clues and solutions. In Interactions, 15 (3) pp. 35-ff. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1353782.1353790

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): On logic, research, design synthesis. In Interactions, 15 (2) pp. 80-ff. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1340961.1340983

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): On innovation, appropriateness, intervention design. In Interactions, 15 (1) pp. 80-ff. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1330526.1330553

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): Interactions: experiences, people, technology. In Interactions, 15 (1) pp. 4-5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1330526.1330528

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): Interactions: bridging communities. In Interactions, 15 (2) pp. 4-5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1340961.1340962

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): On the experience ecosystem, drama, choreography. In Interactions, 15 (3) pp. 80-ff. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1353782.1353833

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): Interactions: a quiet call to arms. In Interactions, 15 (4) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1374489.1374490

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): On addressing wicked problems. In Interactions, 15 (5) pp. 80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1390085.1390103

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): Interactions: having an impact. In Interactions, 15 (6) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1409040.1409041

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): On marketing, sustainability, and pessimism. In Interactions, 15 (4) pp. 80. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1374489.1374510

Anderson, Richard, Kolko, Jon (2008): Interactions: we\'re not in Kansas anymore. In Interactions, 15 (5) pp. 5. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1390085.1390086

Dykstra-Erickson, Elizabeth, Arnowitz, Jonathan, Kolko, Jon, Anderson, Richard (2007): Signing on/signing off. In Interactions, 14 (6) pp. 10-11. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1300655.1300660

Kolko, Jon, Lucas, Bill (2006): Design infusion at CHI 2007. In Interactions, 13 (6) pp. 11.

Tseng, Michael, Kolko, Jon (2005): TRIBA: a cable television retrieval & awareness system. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2005 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2005, . pp. 1152-1153. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1056808.1056858

Kolko, Jon (2004): Mixing disciplines in anticipation of convergence: a curriculum for teaching interaction d. In Interactions, 11 (4) pp. 18-23. http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1005261.1005272