Discussion Archive: February 2007

5 Feb 2007 - 11:17am
Sabine Junginger

what is 'design thinking'

Dear all,

I do want to share a few thoughts on the topic. I am currently enmeshed in this topic on other channels, so forgive me if this is turning out to be a longer post. I am bringing up two main questions: First, why is there an interest in design thinking and second, why is the current discussion in business problematic for design.

4 Feb 2007 - 8:10pm
9 years ago
1 reply

Pre-Beta (was What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?)

On Feb 4, 2007, at 11:56 AM, Jared M. Spool wrote:

> On Feb 4, 2007, at 12:42 PM, David Malouf wrote:
>> The future is a project being work on now in a closed beta
> Serious question: What's the difference between a "closed beta" and
> an "alpha"?

Probably only a mental separation, I would think.

Myself, I despise "alpha" releases to select customers.

4 Feb 2007 - 6:22pm
zipdisk drive

The discussion about "what makes a good interaction designer" has helped me

I am graduating from DePaul Universities HCI Masters
Program and entering the world of interaction design.
I enjoy reading this thread, as opposed to other
discussion threads on the web, were the postings
seems to have that "shouting" tone instead of the
"discussion" tone. Many of the views expressed here
confirm my experience/views of interaction design.

Thanks again for your views.

James Nutter

Now that's room service!

4 Feb 2007 - 3:35pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

Coding and IxD (was: What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?)

On Feb 4, 2007, at 3:10 AM, lisa herrod wrote:

> As Interaction Designers, surely a solid understanding of coding
> html and
> particularly accessibility is essential..? Not just so you can
> build better
> relationships with developers, but so you can design and specify
> better
> interfaces.

I agree that knowing a little code is helpful. I disagree, however,
that all interaction designers need to be coders.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:32pm
9 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

what is "design thinking" (was What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?)

Brett used the term "design thinking" as somethin his current program is
lacking. I use the term, or actually stop myself from using the term, all
the time.

I stop myself b/c I feel it lacks meaning. I want to use the term b/c I
"know" what it means to mean when I hear it and say it.

I find this lack of ability to articulate this term troubling. Any takers
on trying to do so?

Nice segway from the original thread I think.


4 Feb 2007 - 4:05am
9 years ago
1 reply
keyur sorathia

make a project on theme "surprise"

Hello Friends,

I am a student of interaction design and i have to make a project on the
theme "surprise".
I have some projects in my mind but its somehow lacking theme "surprise".
its purely interaction design projects.

so could you help me regarding some links or what kind of project can i


2 Feb 2007 - 10:10pm
9 years ago
11 replies

Amber and Yellow color perception

Hi All,

I wonder if anyone could point me to some research or data regarding
human ability to distinguish between the colors yellow and amber? I
have an alarm state prototype, and I'm trying to determine (with
actual research) whether this will pose a problem.

Thanks for any assistance, much appreciated!

2 Feb 2007 - 3:03pm
Shelby Reynolds

JOB: Freelance Information Architect, New York City, Digitas

Hello All,

We are looking for a freelance Information Architect to collaborate on
some exciting projects we've to going on. The best person for this
position will have at least 5years experience and be well-versed in Rich
Media and web development. This position is onsite.

2 Feb 2007 - 2:48pm

Regarding developing Usability Matrix

Hello all,

For a couple of weeks I had been thinking about developing a Usability
matrix which can be applied to any project in a product development /
software services company. The quest is to develop a standard set of
usability factors to measure the effectiveness of usability efforts invested
on a project. The main purpose is to measure and translate by what extent
the project success can be defined.

2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
2 years ago
97 replies

What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?

Hi all -

In your experience, what qualities set the 'best' (defined as you like)
interaction designers apart?

In hiring, what design exercises have you found effective in identifying the
'best' interaction designers?

Bret Hekking

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