During a conversation with a couple of friends a few months ago, it was suggested that I dust off and resurrect a project I worked on in the year 2000 A.D.: the first website for the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea.
And so, in the interests of posterity and in the hope it raises a smile for a few people:
Being a nine year old site, not much works. Some of the pages, even at this stage, were still awaiting content (and this first version of the site ran off an Access database, which is no longer accessible.)
Saying that, there’s still some interesting content to be found, at least from a historical perspective. Particularly check out the definition of interaction design (found under “Why Interaction Design?”), along with the lists of the faculty and the “Explorer’s Club.”
This site was designed by Chris Downs (yes, that Chris Downs) and built by myself in two weeks. I’m sure Chris won’t mind me saying that the design is a pretty accurate depiction of where the web was in Y2K, and the code certainly isn’t any better.