Discussion Archive: May 2004

27 May 2004 - 10:58am
Christina Li

Gathering requirements for a bilingual web site

[Apologise for the cross-posting]

Dear friends,

This is a Chinese interaction designer working in London. I'm doing a web
site with my friend in China now and would like to know more needs and
suggestions from our target audiences. Any comments and suggestions will be
very appreciated!

The site aims to provide a bilingual on-line magazine for Chinese and
western professionals who work in the user interface design (including user
experience, information architecture, GUI, and usability) field to publish
their thinking and exchange views with each other.

26 May 2004 - 4:09pm
12 years ago
2 replies
Tubman, Wahne

Dictionary of Interaction Design Terms

Can anyone recommend a dictionary for interaction design terms? I am
familiar with this online resource:
<http://www.usabilityfirst.com/glossary/main.cgi> and I am interested in
discovering additional noteworthy dictionaries out there, especially any
printed versions.

25 May 2004 - 7:45am
kipp lynch

JOB: 4-5 week contract position for IDs, visual designer and UI developer

Company: Wipro
Location: US-Newton, MA
Status: Full Time, Contract
Total Work Experience: 2 to 5 Years

Job Description

Major Responsibilities: Participate in building a prototype of a portal
that integrates several business applications such as HR, payroll,
accounting, etc.

We have several positions available starting on June 7, 2004.

24 May 2004 - 10:31am
Dave Malouf

RE: 'interaction design'? (ADMIN Note; do not reply here)

This posting fell under the "what is IxD?" title which we said we would not
discuss here. However, there are some specific aspects to this question that
after some consultation with others feel is worth a more general discussion
among the open list.
I do however hold the right to decide if the discussion goes way off course
or not and then turn on moderation if necessary.

-- dave

-----Original Message-----

24 May 2004 - 8:46am
12 years ago
2 replies
id at ourbrisba...

What are the goals of IxD?

Hey all,

It's been mentioned on here that Interaction Design takes into account such
things as anthropology, environmental context, social psychology, cognitive
psychology, etc. Does anyone ever see IxD contributing to areas such as
Political, Organisational, or Business Process Re-design; or perhaps even areas
such as Crew Resource Management (considering that this area is involved in
enhancing "the quality of interaction that occurs between [a] person and other
members of the system")?

22 May 2004 - 5:56am
12 years ago
1 reply

'interaction design'?

im a student in the crossroads of turning into a professional ;)
i have few unanswered questions to discuss...

Part one:
Till some time back.. I was pretty clear of the word 'interaction design'.
till I saw some works loosely replacing this word with things done by HCI
professionals and UI designers.

Now...I am little confused abt this word 'interaction design'..What does
this word 'interaction design' mean to people in the profession?

Part two:
Interaction design deals with interaction, function, usage, aesthetics,
and culture.

21 May 2004 - 7:25pm
Dan Saffer

Re: Education: why "HCI"?

On May 21, 2004, at 4:57 PM, David Heller wrote:

> I was reading the last part of the Ph.D. thread and well it occurred
> to me
> that people were using "HCI" to mean interaction design. HCI is seldom
> a
> design degree (that's one piece), and it is not equal to Interaction
> Design.

Decidedly true, although I would posit that the PhD degrees in both
fields are (and probably should be) focused on research, on advancing
the knowledge base of both fields.

> I wonder if any of us really need a Ph.D.

21 May 2004 - 3:57pm
12 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Education: why "HCI"? (was RE: Ph.D. in HCI)

I was reading the last part of the Ph.D. thread and well it occurred to me
that people were using "HCI" to mean interaction design. HCI is seldom a
design degree (that's one piece), and it is not equal to Interaction Design.

Maybe it is that HCI is a research degree and SHOULD be done the way it
currently is, but a design degree is more like a professional degree and
should probably be done in a very different department than an HCI degree.

I wonder if any of us really need a Ph.D. to do our jobs.

21 May 2004 - 2:01pm
Elizabeth Bacon

JOB SPAM: Human Factors Specialists, St. Jude Medical, Los Angeles, USA

Hello fellow professionals,
Apologies in advance for cross-posting these open job positions, but we're
eager to hire!
St. Jude Medical is a great place to work, with tons of growth potential and
never a dull moment. We'd like stellar interaction designers and/or
experience designers and/or user-centered designers to come on board. Don't
think twice about the job title.

20 May 2004 - 11:25pm
12 years ago
16 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Ph.D. in HCI

On May 20, 2004, at 8:56 PM, Jim Hoekema wrote:

> I would expect someone with a Ph.D. in HCI to have excellent research
> skills, extensive knowledge of methodologies and theories, and the
> ability
> to write papers, but I would never assume or expect any more
> interactive
> design skill than someone without a degree.

That just seems wrong to me. I realize this may be the reality, but it
still seems wrong to me.

Why spend all that time getting a PhD if you end up only being an
academic? How useful is that? I mean...