I have a recurring brainfart. The next time the IxDA has a design problem it considers hitting up the 20,000(?) members for potential solutions to the issue.
Among the many benefits that I can think of; transparency, T-design, practice... I'd like to highlight one positive: This would give new designers an opportunity to get some work under their belt and artifacts on to their portfolios, under the guidance of the IxDA mentorship program perhaps.
Outsource the facilitation to Open IDEO if necessary.
Is there an Open Source Interaction Design forum? Will it thrive?
Most practical UI books seem very basic, nearly condescending, and give
guidelines for very basic, obvious scenarios. GUI Bloopers is one
example of such a book. Helpful, but mostly, obvious.
I am looking for a website or discussion group where the activity can to
refresh my background in cognitive, psychological, phenomenological and
persuasive principles that help cull brainstormed ideas, beyond the
hints from user study, ethnography etc.