Discussion Archive: January 2007

25 Jan 2007 - 1:00pm
Priya Prakash

London - 2nd Feb/Interaction Design Rendez-vous

Hello London iXders-
If you happen to be free on 2nd Feb and would like to meetup with other
fellow London interaction designers, do come to this.
It would be great to kick off 2007 with a London iXD meetup
See you there on 2nd Feb-


Priya Prakash
Innovation Executive
Broadcast Centre BC5 C3 Media Village, 201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, United Kingdom
W: 02080085392 | www.bbc.co.uk

On 2nd Feb 1880 the first electric street lamps were installed.
On 2nd Feb 2007 you can use their light to guide you to the
Interaction Design rendezvous.

The John Snow Pub, Soho
From a

25 Jan 2007 - 12:27pm

for those seeking new methods to sell design ideas

How about creating your own comic book? :-)


(this is a real Microsoft promotion for their new ribbon UI in the
new Office)

I look forward to the Adventures of Zune.


25 Jan 2007 - 11:02am
Kim Hoffman

JOB: Sr. User Experience Designer - Bay Area - Adobe - Fulltime

I'm currently looking for a fulltime Sr. Experience Designer for either
our San Jose or San Francisco locations. If interested, please contact
me at kimh at adobe.com.


25 Jan 2007 - 10:16am
9 years ago
1 reply

Tag clouds, distractions, purposes

The comment about tag clouds being distracting reminded me of this
recent cartoon:

A point I'd like to add here is that we ought to consider a number of
different possible goals. For a person, say a shopper, who wants to
find and purchase a known product quickly this cloud technology isn't
necessarily the best. However, other people may have other goals
related to the same page. The marketer may have a goal of exposing
the site's variety of offerings.

24 Jan 2007 - 10:36pm

research questions

I have been thinking about user experience as discipline and about
the history of other sciences (social and otherwise). Some of the
sciences (and math and engineering) made a lot of progress by
identifying key research questions which many different scientists
all worked on. So, I was wondering what each of you think are the
one or two vital research issues for user interaction design.

-Best wishes,

24 Jan 2007 - 11:42am
9 years ago
2 replies
Dante Murphy

"designing for everyone" (was:no subject)

It's terrifying to think that anyone would need to be convinced...but
that's the reality of things, even today.

Even if an application is being designed for "everyone", there is still
a set of characteristics that are common to a dominant segment of the
audience. For example, amazon is a website for everyone, but how many
of those "everyones" have broadband? How many can read typefaces below
10 points? How many have the Flash 8 player? How many are first-time

24 Jan 2007 - 11:15am
9 years ago
20 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Participatory Design

Does anyone have experience using Participatory Design as a part of
the Design process? What are the pros n cons? One obvious problem is that
users typically even aren't able to express what they want, asking them to
contribute to the design might seem futile. And of course the argument of
letting experts do what they are best at. But are there scenarios where
Participatory Design can be used?

P.S: Any literature would be helpful too.

24 Jan 2007 - 7:12am
9 years ago
26 replies
Soo Basu

Everyone's a user WAS: (no subject)

How do you counter the argument that the product you're designing is for
How do I convince product teams to think through who their target users are?

"The details are not the details. They make the design' - Charles Eames
Sunandini Basu
Interaction Designer

24 Jan 2007 - 4:55am
Marc specht

Guidelines/literature for TV interface and mobile interface design

Hi all,

Currenntly i am working on one corporate application which will run on
different devices (control room TV or large display have a different
interface for the application and store boy have different interface for
PDA/mobile). Currently the deiveces under consideration are TV and Mobile

i was wondering that are there any existing guildeliens for interface deisng
for TV and other large displays.

23 Jan 2007 - 10:33pm
Sarah Kennon

[JOB] IA/Interaction Designer-SF-TeeBeeDee - Fulltime

Senior Information Architect/Interaction Designer
TeeBeeDee, a new online information network geared for baby boomers is
looking for an exceptional information architect/interaction designer to
join our team.