Discussion Archive: January 2005

28 Jan 2005 - 10:09pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Report from Los Angeles F2F


I'm pleased to report that 18 people came out to our very first IxDG F2F in
Los Angeles, California this last Tuesday evening at the Nova Express cafe.
We enjoyed getting to know each other over Cosmic Pizzas, learning about
each other's professional situations and discussing the state of the
industry in Los Angeles.

After everybody had a chance to dine, we each introduced ourselves to the
group and spoke a little bit about what the IxDG means to us.

28 Jan 2005 - 4:58pm
Michele Manuel


>>>Please post ASAP.
>>>Michele J.

28 Jan 2005 - 2:59pm
11 years ago
3 replies

criteria for HTML prototyping

Hi all,

I'm new to this list, so forgive any ignorance on my part.

I'm part of a team that's trying to make our design
processes more user-centered, and as part of that effort
I'm proposing that we start building HTML prototypes /
functional wireframes for certain types of projects.

We are a marketing company that builds every kind of thing
from interstitial ads to full-blown web-sites with lots of

28 Jan 2005 - 2:52pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Alder Yarrow

RE: Asian growth in design (was RE: Revenge of the Right-side of the brain)

Coryndon said:

"This is not really true. I worked at Sapient during this time..."

I have to second Coryndon on this one. There was a brief and ultimately
failed attempt to do IA work and design work out of India, but other than
that, all User Experience work at Sapient was and still is done in the
States (with the exception of some site maintenance work that involves
graphic production and small modifications of information architectures).

Why did that attempt fail?

28 Jan 2005 - 7:09am
11 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Asian growth in design (was RE: Revenge of the Right-side of the brain)

The issue of Asian Design is a VERY interesting one. It is especially
interesting in industrial design and I'm sure it will eventually cross over
into interaction design as these are so linked together.

China especially is putting a lot of money into this effort by building some
hundreds of design programs as they want to bring more value to their
manufacturing services by closing more of the loop on the total process.

Here is an interesting interview with the recently hired director of the
design program at a university in Hong Kong.

27 Jan 2005 - 5:06pm
Robert Reimann

buy-in, consensus,etc. (was RE: Powerpoint vs. "regular" slides)

Dave Heller wrote:

> "buy-in" is what I'm trying to achieve, not consensus

Excellent point. When I say "consensus", this is really what I mean.
I guess I'm accustomed to communicating with stakeholders, where
one facilitates buy-in by calling it "achieving consensus". :^)

I'm in no way in favor of design by committee, but am in favor of
bringing stakeholders into alignment with design decisions, via
whatever rhetorical means work best.

27 Jan 2005 - 4:38pm
ji kim

Re: Memories for life? suggestions for reading

Wendy Fischer asked for "Memories for life? suggestions for reading or search"...
Well, there's a project called "MyLifeBits Project" - being headed by Gordon Bell (yes, great man himself) - funded by Microsoft.


Short summary:
MyLifeBits project aims to put all personal documents and media on-line.

27 Jan 2005 - 4:01pm
Dan Brown

IA Summit Preconference Tutorial -- Visio: Hands-On

Please excuse the cross-posting...

I hope you'll join me for a thorough exploration of the Information
Architect's "nail gun," Visio. We'll go over some basic techniques,
then delve deeper into some more advanced techniques and produce
client-ready deliverables.

If you're considering taking this seminar, but have questions, please
get in touch. If you'd like to take the seminar and have specific
requests for topics to cover, I'd be happy to incorporate your

Details below!

27 Jan 2005 - 2:42pm
Dave Malouf
27 Jan 2005 - 9:29am
11 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf