Discussion Archive: April 2005

11 Apr 2005 - 7:39am
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Lada Gorlenko
2004

Designs for a happy life

Toasters, clock-radios, vacuum cleaners - everyday devices, found in
everyday homes. So how do manufacturers make us buy more of what we
already have?

11 Apr 2005 - 3:56am
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KaushiktGhosh
2005

Skype's the limit!!!!

Read an wonderful interview by Niklas Zennstrom, the
man behind the 'Skype' - the first free internet
telephony that works. His partner in this vision is of
course 'Janus Friis' of Kaaza. Niklas has designs on
AT&T and BT or Vrizon to emerge a brainbeater in the
future where large-scale communication swithces will
be history.

9 Apr 2005 - 3:39pm
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Jim Leftwich
2004

Reality vs. Theory

This is a great thread. It's a very broad (and deep) set of issues
that play into product, software, and system development, and it's (in
my opinion) almost entirely impossible to adequately discuss them
within the limited constraints of an email list like this.

9 Apr 2005 - 11:44am
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Caryn Josephson
2004

UPA 2005 Conference June 27-July 1 in Montreal

The 2005 UPA Annual Conference - BridgingCultures will be held at the
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada from June 27 - July 1,
2005.

UPA 2005 will begin with a Plenary address from Farès Chmait entitled,
Building Bridges and Reducing Misconceptions and will end with a Plenary
address from Aaron Marcus entitled, Cross-Cultural User-Experience
Design. Between these two addresses, UPA 2005 will offer 32 Tutorials &
Workshops, 48 Presentations, 8 Invited Speakers, Idea Markets, a French
Track and much more.

8 Apr 2005 - 12:11pm
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drewbam
2004

Enduring Design: IDSA Western District Conference Today & Tomorrow in Vancouver, BC

It may be a long shot, but is anyone else on the list planning on
attending the IDSA Western District Conference in Vancouver this
afternoon and tomorrow? If so, let me know. I'll be there with a gang
of industrial designers from Teague in Seattle.

http://www.idsa-west.org/

Drew Bamford
Interaction Design Manager

TEAGUE
2727 Western Avenue, Number 200
Seattle, WA 98121

email dbamford at teague.com
web www.teague.com

7 Apr 2005 - 4:55pm
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Garrick Van Buren
2004

Re: UCD vs. Visionary (was: Bottom Line Design Awards)

George,

You're absolutely right. Recently, I had the conversation around
whether usability evaluation could drive product innovation or if
usability itself was synonym for 'design-by-committee'.

I think the key in both cases is to keep an eye on the problem being
solved. Malcolm Gladwell talks about the problem with 'first looks' in
his PopTech talk last fall (
http://itconversations.com/shows/detail230.html ). He uses the Aeron
chair as an example - failed on first look, now an icon.

7 Apr 2005 - 10:50am
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Challis Hodge
2003

Experience People :: Hot Job Openings!

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User Experience Architect: Pasadena, CA, USA
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7 Apr 2005 - 10:00am
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Challis Hodge
2003

Job: User Experience Architect (Application Design/Search as Interface) Pasadena, CA

Folks I'm still looking for qualified candidates to fill a great position in
California. If you or anyone you know are interested please follow the
application instructions on the job page:

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7 Apr 2005 - 9:08am
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Wendy Fischer
2004

examples of good mobile design

Hi,

I am looking for some good examples of moblle design designed for WAP 2.0 and designed on an XHTML layer (I am not looking for client software). Anybody know of any?

Thanks,

Wendy Fischer

7 Apr 2005 - 6:59am
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Manu Sharma
2003

Bottom Line Design Awards

>From Business 2.0:

"Good design is nice to look at, but great design exhibits beauty
that's more than skin-deep -- it integrates form, function, and market
need. The best place to see the latter, of course, is the bottom line,
which is why we created the first industrial design awards to honor
products not just for their beauty but also for their commercial
success."

http://tinyurl.com/5h35h

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