Discussion Archive: November 2003

29 Nov 2003 - 8:28am
Chris Peters

Internationalization Issues at Interaction Designers

As some of you may know, some of our international list participants
have been working together on the i18n list. Until recently the work has
mainly consisted of translating the pages of the web site. In the
future, as Interaction Designer moves into the international arena, the
role of this group will become prominent. Below is the working draft for
the goals of this group and a list of planned short term achievements.

28 Nov 2003 - 8:55am
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Yahoo, Hotmail and other webmail users

I have noticed a trend especially of Yahoo e-mail address users that many
people are ending up with bounce-backs to the system and then your
subscriptions being disabled and eventually removed. I have re-enabled all
previously "banned" addresses due to bounce-backs so they can hopefully
receive this message. And I have increased the bounce-back tolerance levels
for the list.

I suggest one of the following course of actions:
1. use a different account entirely
2. check your accounts more often and remove uneeded e-mail.

27 Nov 2003 - 2:39pm
CD Evans

Managing Change (Was: Iterative Change Management / Patriarchs of the Design Family)

Some very interesting contributions / reactions in this thread.

Just so that some people don't misunderstand my original intent, I
must admit that I'm a fan of the car as personal item. I just think
that the application of it has drastic implications, especially in
population intensive areas.

I think Peter's comment below on the ACM Statement of Ethics and to
encourage a similar prospect in our field as well is a good one.

26 Nov 2003 - 9:53am
12 years ago
1 reply
Marike Maring

Managing Change (Was: Iterative Change Manageme nt/ Patriarchs of the Design Family)

Just a note about designing better solutions for certain transportation
problems: The development (and amount of lobbying needed to get states to
allow this vehicle on the sidewalk) of the Segway seems an interesting

26 Nov 2003 - 9:22am
12 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

emotive interaction design


MIT Media Lab is trying yet again to push the boundaries of human-computer
interaction and this time studying the emotive relationships between man and
machine ... What do people think about this direction of trying to create
emotional relationships thus anthropomorphizing the machine to an "equal" to
the user. Is this an inevitability? or is it truly sci-fi? Are there places
today where this already exists?

24 Nov 2003 - 1:54pm
hans samuelson

Re: Managing change

Interesting comments by Jennifer regarding the Prius - and a well-written review
to boot. For those interested in following up the car angle, there is an Utne
Reader article in the August 2000 issue - "My mileage can beat your mileage" -
which offers another example of computer-mediated information feedback altering
driving behavior.

There is some kind of interesting game logic at work in this; providing this
kind of real-time feedback about the machine, in some fairly obtrusive way,
somehow provides enough pleasure to alter existing habits and practices.

24 Nov 2003 - 12:31pm
Pete Gordon - U...

Rotary Engines and Trade-Offs (WAS:: Managing Change)

Just a friendly comment about Industry Design Adoption of Automobile
Engines and trade-offs.

The post about rotary engines, made me curious about its accuracy.

24 Nov 2003 - 12:05pm

Managing Change

: Challis Hodge asked:
: An interesting side note: The V8 engine is one of the most ineeficient
: to turn fossil fuels into motion yet it dominates the automobile industry
: this day.

24 Nov 2003 - 11:45am
12 years ago
1 reply
Peter Bagnall

Managing Change (Was: Iterative Change Manageme nt / Patriarchs of the Design Family)

I suppose this comes down to an ethical argument. As designers should
we be held responsible for the long term results of our designs,
including their social, environmental, and other effect. Or are we only
responsible for the bottom line.

I must say, my opinion on this is we need to embrace the wider
responsibilities or we'll end up with a world no-one wants to live in.
So as other professions have ethical commitments we should too. I know
a few related groups have started on this sort of thing.

24 Nov 2003 - 10:34am
12 years ago
1 reply
Narey, Kevin

Managing Change (Was: Iterative Change Manageme nt / Patriarchs of the Design Family)

I apologise for provoking any infuriation. It is merely what I perceive to
be reality.
However, surely global market forces are creating the environment within
which we can design and create. The global adoption of the design of the
automobile is a good example of this?


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