Discussion Archive: June 2007

22 Jun 2007 - 8:45am
David Walker

Pledge? You mean with real money?

Yes, I pledged. IxDA is a fountain of new ideas and insights. It is also a
source of entertainment. For example, Alan Cooper's recent comparison of
gung-ho programmers (teamed with terrified MBAs) to the military/industrial
complex. I have been quietly laughing myself to sleep with that one every
night since.

Well done IxDA. I'll see you all in Savannah in February!

Dave Walker

http://www.interfacevisuals.com <http://www.interfacevisuals.com/>

22 Jun 2007 - 7:30am

I pledge

I used to monitor ixda forum already for a year or so, and always find
it interesting and informative. But what I witness recently is really
exceeding my expectations - the forum became a great brainstorming
platform for UX professionals, a place to find the latest news, and
also to debate about their meaning, to read - and participate in very
thought provoking conversations, and many more things.

22 Jun 2007 - 1:46am
Soo Basu

I pledged too!

I pledged! I joined IxDA in 2004 and I think most of what I have learnt over
these years has been from the discussions! Keep it going, guys!

22 Jun 2007 - 1:29am
Morten Hjerde

I did not pledge!

Just kidding!! :-)

Of course I pledged! I would not be without the daily ramblings of all you
grumpy old mac-apologists!
Seriously, this is a great resource and I read and learn from it daily.

Since I'm an ignoramus from the back-woods, I thought that "pledge" ment
"promise". That we were supposed to pay regularly. I expect you consider
introducing an annual membership fee at some time? I would absolutely
support that.


Morten Hjerde

22 Jun 2007 - 12:35am
Elizabeth Bacon

I'm pledging today

Dear IxDA list,

I pledged today!! I've been involved with this group since its
initial inception as a Yahoo!

21 Jun 2007 - 8:40pm
Victor Lombardi

I didn't pledge

Psyche! I did pledge, that was a cheap trick to get your attention...

I'm doing a talk at an IxDA event in New York next week and, like a
good designer, I want to understand my audience. The talk is called
"Getting Good Designs Built" and I plan to discuss some specific ways
we can work with others in an organization to improve our chances of
getting higher quality projects to completion despite all the non-
design obstacles.

What I'd like to know from you is one thing: what's the single most
important thing you'd like to learn or be able to do after this

21 Jun 2007 - 4:31pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

The Internet as an enormous, hulking Tootsie Roll pop

A cohort posted this on another list...

Although it isnt exactly IX oriented, it is still really interesting.


Begin forwarded message:


How Many Licks Does it Take To Get to the Center of the Internet?

The Internet may be referred to as the "information superhighway," but
a better analogy might be an enormous, hulking Tootsie Roll pop.

21 Jun 2007 - 4:22pm
Greg Petroff

17 hours left in the IxDA June 2007 Pledge Drive

17 hours left in the IxDA June 2007 Pledge Drive

We have 17 hours to raise $800 to reach our goals for the drive and to get our full matching dollars from Adaptive Path, today's corporate sponsor for the drive.

We are counting on us, the community to contribute and reach our goal. If you have not pledged yet and are considering it, please do it now!

The IxDA is a member-supported organization committed to serving the needs of the international interaction design community.

21 Jun 2007 - 4:21pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek


this list is an invaluable resource.

glad to help keep it going, even if my pledge is just another drop in
a half full bucket !



Jeffrey D. Gimzek
Digital Experience Designer


21 Jun 2007 - 4:18pm
9 years ago
5 replies

UCD Process Diagram [updated]

Thanks to lots of really excellent feedback, I've made quite a few revisions
to the original document. The updated version is here:


Just a quick summary of the feedback/changes:

The main shift I made was in response to Peter Boersma who shared his
presentation on how he came up with a UX process to fit into their software
development process (RUP/UCD mix). His key was to show how he came about his
and show you how to do it yourself.