Discussion Archive: January 2005

19 Jan 2005 - 4:29pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Josh Seiden
19 Jan 2005 - 11:06am
Greg Petroff


With all the talk about ipod shuffle and ipod versus creative anyone out
there have one of these? It is definitely a thing of beauty and it uses
replaceable memory cards which is kind of interesting. Is it more style
over substance? Good Danish design? Is this a product that answers ziya's
question about European product / interaction design?


Or is it bling bling?

19 Jan 2005 - 4:40am

The two approaches

When you need to demonstrate the significance of design (albeit in hardware
in this case), you could do much worse than contrast these two:

Dell is running a two-page ad in many tech magazines with the teaser, "Can
you find the PC?" (For Optiplex SX280 Desktop, "A revolutionary PC with no


Both in language and as a "one-piece" PC design, it attempts to mimic
Apple's iMac G5

19 Jan 2005 - 12:33am
11 years ago
11 replies

Could this be true?

We know that Americans are better designers [1]. But is it also the case
that men are better designers than women?

18 Jan 2005 - 10:23pm
11 years ago
13 replies


Is anyone working with RFID in any significant way? Or know of any public
examples of such?

Nullius in Verba

18 Jan 2005 - 4:28pm
11 years ago
1 reply

Design across cultures (Was Re: Offshoring)

Gerard wrote:

> It is difficult to
> design across cultures: just as I would have trouble understanding how
> to design for a client in Bangalore (unless I could spend time there,
> with my customer and their customers), so it would be difficult for a
> designer in Bangalore to do a remote design for a site in Canada.

This is a fascinating topic. We are currently doing research on
globalization and IA, and one of the models we're looking into has a
centralized IA team in an organization deciding preferred solutions
for different locales.

18 Jan 2005 - 3:41pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Gerard Torenvliet

Offshoring (was Re: Being a designer in a small country)

Ziya wrote:

> Do you ever fear that much of this could one day be offshored?

I think the topic of offshoring is an interesting one for design, but
not really a threat.

The key to good design is to know the people who are going to use it,
and then to leverage that knowledge in your design.

18 Jan 2005 - 5:09am
11 years ago
1 reply

Anyone offering Interaction Design Job ??

I am a Post Graduate in NEW MEDIA design from the National Institute of
Design, India. I am pursuing final semester i.e. Diploma project in Onmobile
Asia Pacific, Bangalore. Onmobile is a sister concern of Infosys. I am
currently working with them on a voice based application for mobile phones
using their speech recognition technology.
I have done internship from HP Research Labs, Bangalore on "Entrepreneurial
Digital Photography in India". I have also worked with Mr.

18 Jan 2005 - 5:02am
11 years ago
10 replies
Welie, Martijn van

Being a designer in a small country (was 'The non-Americans')

After seeing the discussion in the topic of 'non-americans' in this list, I
thought I'd share some thoughts on how it is like being a designer in a
'small-country'...(which the Americans may freely interpret as 'everything
outside of the states'...:-).

I live in the Netherlands, a small country between the UK and Germany with
16 million inhabitants, and I work for an international (mostly
Finland-based though) web design agency. We work for large local clients and
some of those are also internationally present but we usually work for the
'Dutch branch'.

18 Jan 2005 - 2:10am
11 years ago
12 replies

"surprise and delight"

When major customers walk into a Circuit City location, CIO Mike Jones
wants to whisper customized sales pitches into their ears‹literally.

Jones's scenario is simple: As customers walk into the store, they receive
a very light wireless headset. As they walk through the store, the device
uses sensors to learn where the customer is. When the customer stops in a
certain area, the headset can explain items, present audio from a TV
demonstration and potentially even connect the customer live with a
centralized sales assistant.