Discussion Archive: December 2004

16 Dec 2004 - 5:37pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

FW: foundation classes/topics for IxD education

I'm resubmitting this b/c not a soul responded and I think it's a goody!

Later,
dave

-----Original Message-----
Whether formal or informal education is an important part of anyone pursuing
a career, especially one like interaction design that has so many elements
to it. In pursuing my own formal education I came across a book called "The
Elements of Design" by Gail Greet Hannah. The book is part chronicle and
part instructional text for anyone interested in abstract 3-D design, which
is a primary component of Industrial Design.

16 Dec 2004 - 4:02pm
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Listera
2004

Re: [Sigia-l] "Standard" Intranet site sections?

Bill Pawlak:

> "well, can't we just use whatever the default navigation sections are as a
> first step?"

There's no "first" step: Unlearning is more expensive than learning.

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

16 Dec 2004 - 2:08pm
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9 years ago
2 replies
bill pawlak
2004

"Standard" Intranet site sections?

I was at a client site the other day, helping to set up a strategic
plan for developing an intranet portal when we got on the topic of
navigation and the different 'sections' of the intranet that may/may
not be available to users.

I was explaining some of the shortcomings of going with
department-based navigation options (arguing that they may have a
place in the overall structure, but they shouldn't be the primary
navigation mechanism), when someone on the client team said, "well,
can't we just use whatever the default navigation sections are as a
first step?"

We talked through th

15 Dec 2004 - 3:34pm
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Anirudha Joshi
2003

Re: Design & RSI exposure (was When InteractionDesign goes wrong)

Ziya>
1) Apparently, 1,000 dead and several thousand injured are acceptable
military casualty figures.

My point exactly, also not to mention several thousand civilians who
chose to die collaterally by getting in the way.

Ziya>
2) Rummy still has a job.

I wish we stop drawing analogies between IxD with those who opt for a
career of making money by killing people (myself included). No more
usable guns and bombers please.

Anirudha

14 Dec 2004 - 5:00pm
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9 years ago
5 replies
Doug Anderson
2004

Re: Design & RSI exposure (was When Interaction Design goes wrong)

Hi Andrei, Lilly, et al.,

Couldn't let this post (below) go by without pointing to the "pilot error" analogy. When a design is just good enough that it is *possible* for the pilot to have taken the correct action (however unlikely in the actual context of use), when the design fails the pilot, the official cause of the failure is "pilot error."

Yes, if users were better-informed, more self-motivated to avoid RSI, altered their behavior accordingly, had wider carpal tunnels, bought the most ergonomically advantageous input devices, they would succumb to fewer RSI's.

14 Dec 2004 - 6:23am
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Narey, Kevin
2004

Google Groups - When Interaction Design goes wro ng.

Dave:
>This is a way we get pushed as designers and quite honestly if someone has
to ask you about a
>decision it actually means the decision itself is probably not
communicating what you want on its
>own accord. Isn't that what good design should do?

I've found myself (on my own work) using the "If you can't justify a design
decision with two clear reasons, then it *could* be superfluous" adage -
although I'm not dogmatic about it. I also try and use this 'rule' when
critiquing other's work.

13 Dec 2004 - 11:03pm
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Anirudha Joshi
2003

Interaction design for e-learning

Apologies for multiple postings.

A five-day workshop on interaction design for e-learning will be held in
the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay from February 15-19, 2005. This
workshop intends to help participants understand and internalize the
principles and the processes involved in design and evaluation of
instructional material in an interactive medium using the constructivist
learning theory.

13 Dec 2004 - 9:44pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Reminder - UX community holiday party Wed. 12/15 at Remote

You're Invited!

You are invited to our joint Holiday Party. Come and mingle with a wide
cross-section of members of the NYC UX community, including interaction
designers, information architects, and many other related fields.

13 Dec 2004 - 12:27pm
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9 years ago
13 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

Software for requirements management

Hey there folks,

What are people using (especially for in-house types) for requirements
management throughout the entire product management lifecycle:
1. input channels and research capture
2. concept capture
3. requirements definition
4. design docs
5. technical docs
6. QC test scripts
7. launch, rollout, marketing plans

Something that deals w/ workflow and lifecycle management
Has strong permissioning
Well designed (something I would WANT to use)
Understands that software requires a designer (sheesh!)
works well on pc and mac

-- dave

13 Dec 2004 - 10:27am
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9 years ago
5 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

foundation classes/topics for IxD education

Whether formal or informal education is an important part of anyone
pursuing a career, especially one like interaction design that has so many
elements to it. In pursuing my own formal education I came across a book
called "The Elements of Design" by Gail Greet Hannah. The book is part
chronicle and part instructional text for anyone interested in abstract
3-D design, which is a primary component of Industrial Design. The book
outlines 6 core attributes of any 3-D design solution and calls these the
foundation courses.