As a former World of Warcraft player myself, I found this documentary very interesting. If you have never played the game, try to see if you can get past the nerd factor of this to appreciate a look into the artwork, game design, engineering, server data/analytics, and overall user experience of, quite possibly, the greatest game of our lifetime. I have a new respect for the team at Blizzard after seeing this film.
I am glad to be in the field of Interaction Design and excited for the future of my craft.
“The 18 minute “Connecting” documentary is an exploration of the future of Interaction Design and User Experience from some of the industry’s thought leaders. As the role of software is catapulting forward, Interaction Design is seen to be not only increasing in importance dramatically, but also expected to play a leading role in shaping the coming “Internet of things.” Ultimately, when the digital and physical worlds become one, humans along with technology are potentially on the path to becoming a “super organism” capable of influencing and enabling a broad spectrum of new behaviors in the world.”