Discussion Archive: April 2006

19 Apr 2006 - 1:48am
Jonas Löwgren

Aesthetics of IxD: Some pointers

I have been trying for some time to understand and articulate what
sets the aesthetics of interaction design apart from that of other
design fields. May be relevant for the current thread -- if not,
pardon the following self-adverts.

Briefly, it seems that the key is in the spatial and temporal nature
of digital products -- they do have 2d or 3d form, but they also have
"temporal form" which unfolds in interaction.

18 Apr 2006 - 4:43pm

IxD F2F in Sweden on Thursday

Hi All

Thursday the 20th is the third Thursday of April. Thats when IxDers
meet after work at three different places in Sweden to have a drink
and a chat about IxD. Please join in! Early birds arrive 18.00ish but
people usually come and go all night.

In Gothenburg at Delirium Café, Kronhusgatan 2B. http://rubyurl.com/0EJ
In Malmö at Mosaik, Stortorget 6. http://rubyurl.com/N9y
In Stockholm at AG925, Kronobergsgatan 37.

17 Apr 2006 - 2:19pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Scott Weiss

Prototyping for Mobile Apps

There are several platforms usable for mobile deployment prototypes.

1. SVGt 1.1 and the Ikivo Animator, using XHTML as a wrapper
2. Adobe Macromedia FlashLite, using the Flash authoring system
3. WAP by itself

SVG is the Scalable Vector Graphics format. Ikivo Animator is an animation
authoring package. You can create graphical files, representing user
interfaces, in any graphics editor that outputs SVG. Adobe Illustrator
outputs SVG. Ikivo Animator supports SVG animations of these files with an
intuitive graphical user interface.

17 Apr 2006 - 1:20am
Nancy Falkenburg

Job: Knowledge Architect (Intuit)

Job Title : Knowledge Architect, QBG Support
Company: Intuit
Location : Tucson, Arizona
Relocation benefit provided
Reply to: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

The Knowledge Architect will use a balance of technology, KM
and business skills, while working closely with various
QuickBooks and
central organizations including support, web development,
and product management.

17 Apr 2006 - 1:02am
Thomas J. Froehlich

Grand Opening of the SLIS Usability Lab at Kent State

This week, April 17-21, is Grand Opening Week of the SLIS Usability
Lab, used for research in the Master's Program in Information
Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM - http://iakm.kent.edu)
and in the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS -
http://www.slis.kent.edu). It is a state-or-the-art facility, with
the latest eye-tracking hardware and several analytical and
statistical software packages.

16 Apr 2006 - 8:05pm
Elizabeth Bacon

F2F meeting in Portland, OR - April 18th

Hello friends,

If you find yourselves in Portland, Oregon this Tuesday April 18th, starting
at 6:30 pm you can find some compatriots at Paddy's Bar & Grill (SW 1st &
Yamhill). We'll be discussing all things Interaction Design and getting a
first-hand report on the recent IA Summit. See you there!


15 Apr 2006 - 7:02pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Eugene Chen

Aesthetics of IxD

Well, see now it's tricky. As soon as we start to talk about animated moving
*objects*, then we seem to be back in the world of visual aesthetics, visual
attention getting, visual information. In this case, motion graphics.

14 Apr 2006 - 3:05pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Jeremy Wood

Learning Curves

One of our products here at work is a web-authoring tool. We let
people layer objects all over their page, and then export their project
into HTML.

From day one we've known that what we show them in our editor will not
be exactly what they see in their browser. HTML is abstract, browsers
have a little leeway regarding how they interpret a page.

We get several complaints from users, though, who very snuggly position
their text within their text boxes.

14 Apr 2006 - 9:13am
Dave Malouf

[Fwd: Book: Mobile Interaction Design]

I thought people would be interested in this review of a book called
"Mobile Interaction Design".

-- dave

14 Apr 2006 - 7:59am
Louise Cherry

Full time Interface Architect/Information Architect with EarthLink, Inc in Pasadena, CA

Title: Interface Architect/ Information Architect

Location: Pasadena, CA

Full Time

Company: EarthLink, Inc

Earthlink is an 11-year old organization with 1800 employees in 11
locations. We are a consumer-focused service company providing Internet
access. Stated another way, we provide a "gateway" to the Internet.