Discussion Archive: June 2005

25 Jun 2005 - 5:53am
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Anonymous

ANNOUNCE: Exciting Organizational Update

Hello All

We're very pleased to report to you all the latest news from the Interaction
Design Group (IxDG).

Last weekend (June 17-19), a group of your peers met in Norwalk,
Connecticut, to discuss the future of IxDG. Specifically, we examined the
mission statement of the group and asked, "What's next?"

Until now, IxDG has been a loosely structured group of people who are
passionate about interaction design (IxD).

25 Jun 2005 - 1:09am
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Dave Malouf
2005

"Getting to Know You" - UCD makes Fortune Mag

http://www.fortune.com/fortune/smallbusiness/technology/articles/0,15114,106
2892,00.html

(This is how The NY Times covered the above Fortune Article)

Bill Gates as Anthropologist
By PAUL B. BROWN
Published: June 25, 2005

MARGARET MEAD. Louis Leakey.

24 Jun 2005 - 8:41pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

FW: [IxDG SC] FW: Latest Issue of Business Week is onProduct Design

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> Worth it why?
>
> Because the laud stuff that makes for good photos?

B/c I think it is important for us to understand how the mainstream business
media is portraying design so that we can act more from a more informed
position.

>From a recent poll taken here by the IxDG SC, we learned that a key thing
people are looking for is information to do better evangelism to their peer
stakeholders (and higher-ups). To do this we need to do the "ethnographic"
research (i.e.

24 Jun 2005 - 7:20pm
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8 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

Latest Issue of Business Week is on Product Design

The cover story is the best of product design for 2005 (damn! is the year
over already?).

Just thought I'd let this little community know about it.
I know their online version requires registration, but this one is worth
buying the print version of at your local newstand if you don't subscribe.

-- dave

24 Jun 2005 - 1:57pm
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adamya ashk
2004

Internal usability/UE teams

(Apologies for cross-posting)

I am doing some research on the optimal headcount of internal
usability/UE teams. I am especially interested in the ratio of
information architects, user experience/interaction designers and
software developers required in organizations so that an excellent
level of end-user experience is assured in projects and products.

Google brings back precious little on this topic with most of the
information focused on ROI.

23 Jun 2005 - 5:35pm
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8 years ago
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Austin Govella
2004

Tips writing case studies (cross-post)

(Sorry for the cross-post, but...)

As part of my job search (plug), I'm writing case studies for my
portfolio, but the case studies inevitably run long. Too long.

The length answers complex interview questions like "walk me through
your process" and "how did you overcome an obstacle" and "how do you
communicate with non-designers".

Is it better to offer a bare bones case study with frequent links to
deliverables?

23 Jun 2005 - 4:35pm
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Charlotte.Schwe...
2005

User Experience Designers Needed, Full Time, Perficient, Inc. (Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, USA)

Perficient, Inc., a leading information technology consulting firm in the
central United States, is currently seeking User Experience Designers with
strong user interface design/information, interaction architecture and
usability skills for its St. Louis, Minneapolis and Indianapolis offices.
The Minneapolis and Indianapolis offices are seeking experienced User
Experience Designers. The St.

23 Jun 2005 - 12:00pm
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8 years ago
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Wendy Fischer
2004

left brained/right brained

Now that I'm thinking about the left brain and the right brain as it pertains to design:

Below is the

Left Brain
Right BrainLogical
Sequential
Rational
Analytical
Objective
Looks at parts Random
Intuitive
Holistic
Synthesizing
Subjective
Looks at wholes

Is there a correlation between being left handed/right brained or vise versa. How would people consider themselves and on what end of the spectrum would they consider themselves as a designer?

-Wendy

22 Jun 2005 - 2:46pm
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8 years ago
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ji kim
2004

re: UML

Hmm...from my experience....it's good for interaction designers to understand interpreting UML written by Product Managers, Business Analysts, Engineers, or other stakeholders in the project. For example, I worked at a software company where our product teams were spread out in three different continents - where lot of team members did not speak/write english fluently, and using UML kind of helped (it helped communication between designers, engineers, PM's and etc using common symbols and lines created from UML).