Discussion Archive: April 2005

21 Apr 2005 - 9:04am

Presenter selection for the 'New Challenges' Retreat

We have received several inquiries regarding the deadline for
submitting presentation proposals. We will be selecting the remaining
presenters on Wed., April 27. We apologize for the short notice about

To learn more about the retreat and about presenting, please go to

The 2005 East Coast IA Retreat Planning Committee

20 Apr 2005 - 4:04pm

Event Announcement - 'New Challenges' IA Retreat

Following last year's hugely successful Future of IA retreat in Asilomar, we are
excited to announce another IA retreat, which will be taking place Oct. 7-9, at
the Edith Macy Conference Center (about 45 minutes from New York City.)

This year's theme is New Challenges in Information Architecture and we've
already got several great presentations lined up (and we encourage anyone
interested in presenting to submit a proposal.) The event is sponsored by the
Information Architecture Institute.

20 Apr 2005 - 3:09pm
ji kim

re: chart/table design reference

Like in other post, Show me the number by Stephen Few is ok - little more practical and easier to read than Tufte's books. But very few examples and tips for integrating it with an interactive applicatons.....Another good resource is "chart/table" section in SAP's design guild website.

good luck.


20 Apr 2005 - 1:01pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Anirudha Joshi

Switching hardware vs software

Jared Spool <Mastery of these tools comes with a high price. Mastery of
more than one tool is an even higher price, often because much of
mastery is contained in kinesthetic memory ("finger macros") and other
cognitive shortcuts that make it hard to overcome.>

I agree with Jared there. I advise design students (IxD students in
particular, but also visual communication design students) not to get
'locked in' too early to one tool.

20 Apr 2005 - 10:49am
Dave Malouf

Israeli IxDers

Mah Ya'anim (How's it Going?),

I'm going to Israel for the last 2 weeks of May and I'd love to take the
opportunity to meet up w/ list members and others who are interested in IxD
(doesn't got to be your title).

I know there is a small crowd or so of folks there who have previously
contacted me.

20 Apr 2005 - 8:03am
Jerry John

What software to create documentation anddeliverables? What are you using?

hey actually for this - i'm using a combination of InDesign and Illustrator;
with illustrator your can have groups of UI components that when used in a
standard canvas, works great for low fidelity prototyping - who says it
needs to be quick and dirty !

20 Apr 2005 - 4:00am
sajid saiyed

Interaction design work flow

I am a designer and want to know peoples experience in creating or
improving forkflow for Interaction Design process with programmers.

What I would like to know is that, What is the typical (or Proven)
workflow process for any interaction design that a designer is working
on and is supposed to be later handed over to the implementation team
along with assets.

How do you effectively communicate design guidelines to developers?
(Style guide? Specifications documents??? )

What process do you use to make sure that the design is implemented
exactly as you visualised? (Usability testing?

20 Apr 2005 - 1:03am
11 years ago
5 replies
subimage interactive

What software to create documentation and deliverables? What are you using?

Just a quick question to the other list members out there that's been
bugging me lately during my proposal writing, persona creation, page
description diagrams etc.

What software is everyone out there using to create documents for this
type of stuff? I'm still using ol' MS Word, but it just seems
inefficient, bloated, and unsuited for this type of work.

What's your favorite? What do you use it for?

Additionally, is there a nice repository of IxD/IA/Whatever materials
that are considered "best practice"?

19 Apr 2005 - 11:27pm
11 years ago
1 reply
David Hutchful

Interaction design educaiton


I am thinking about going to grad school to study interaction design. I come
from a comp sci background. I am interested to hear your thoughts on
studying interaction design at a master's level - whether it's worth it or
not. For those of you who have been through this, what would you say you
have found most useful. Also suggestions on which schools to look at will be
much appreciated: I am aware of the major ones like Ivrea, MIT's media lab,
CMU's HCI program and the Design school at Stanford.

Thanks for you time.

-- David.

19 Apr 2005 - 3:58pm
Amy Mew

Experienced Information Architect, Los Angeles

Experienced Information Architect
Los Angeles

Growing fast paced and fun interactive agency is seeking Information
Architect to join our User Experience team.