Discussion Archive: November 2005

28 Nov 2005 - 1:00pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Ockler, Sarah

Contextual instructional content vs. separate "user guides"

Greetings -

Web user guides are the albatross of our organization (health insurance
company). The practice is that if users (members who use our site to
manage their claims, benefits etc.) are confused, solve the problem by
creating PDF user guides or paper manuals with a screen shot of every
page of the site (literally - "Here are the pages you will see as you
enter the site...").

I've been tasked with creating an anti-user guide campaign and need to
champion better contextual instructional content.

28 Nov 2005 - 11:36am
Dave Malouf

Interesting CHI Workshop ... might be telling of the new CHI this coming year

HI folks, I usually don't forward these to our list, but i know many
people have spoken about in the community how CHI usually isn't a
place "for us" either as designers or practitioners. This workshop
might interest people who well want to see how far the SIGCHI
conference committee is thinking out-side their usual box for the 2006

This is as out there as I've seen so far.

28 Nov 2005 - 12:13am
Gabriel White

Are you in Beijing?

I'm thinking of organising a face to face here in Beijing.

So I thought I'd first find out if there's anyone on this list living
in Beijing.

Any Beijingren out there?


27 Nov 2005 - 2:07am
CD Evans

Vancouver Whip Meet Up

Ok there lower mainlanders,

We're now a' going to The Whip.

Here's the skinny:

'Last Wednesdays' Interaction Chatter
This Month @ The Whip
8PM on NOV 30 at 209 E 6TH

See you this wednesday, for food, wine, beer, cheer and like-mindedness!

CD Evans

25 Nov 2005 - 11:27am
Graham White

Crash course in Flash

Lee Brimelow's blog and video tutorials cover a wide ranges of Flash techniques, also, Colin Moock's books and website are very good.
I have a number of books on Flash, but Moock's "ActonScript for Flash MX" has been the most useful.



Graham White

25 Nov 2005 - 10:47am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Lots of local get together possibilities

Hi everyone,

There have been lots of changes of late in IxDA land. All fantastic. After
we announced the new IxDA in early October, we were flooded with lots of
requests to become volunteers. One particular area of interest was around
creating new local face-to-face gatherings.

If you look at our web site's "Face-to-Face" page, you will now see a list
of some 20 locations around the world. The URL for that page is
http://www.ixda.org/en/join_us/IxDG_face_to_face.shtml .

25 Nov 2005 - 10:11am
Dave Malouf

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25 Nov 2005 - 8:41am
10 years ago
6 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

Crash course in Flash?


It looks like I should use Flash to create mock-ups/wireframes/demos
for some of my future projects, but I haven't used Flash before. Can
anyone recommend a good tutorial, either a website or a book, for
this purpose?


Petteri Hiisilä
Senior Interaction Designer
IX Design / +358505050123 / petteri.hiisila at ixdesign.fi

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

24 Nov 2005 - 1:29pm

First IxDA F2F in Stockholm

We had our first face to face meet in Stockholm on the 17th and it
turned out to be quite successful. About 20 people turned up and we
had a great exchange of ideas and experiences.

The place (http://ag925.se) was just right for the event with a nice
atmosphere so we'll continue to go there.

23 Nov 2005 - 10:42am
10 years ago
4 replies
Ockler, Sarah

Creating new job title - help!

Hi all - I have recently been promoted and tasked with picking a new
title. Sounds fun, but I'm struggling! I'm seeking input from the
list. My internal title (I need to pick the external 'business card'
title) is Product Marketing Manager, my 'products' being all of our
external facing Web portals and interactive tools, CDs etc. Formerly I
was known as "Sr. Marketing Associate: Web Content Producer" which no
longer fits what I do. Roughly, my responsibilities now are:

* Direct user experience design for all interactive products.