Discussion Archive: August 2007

15 Aug 2007 - 9:11am
9 years ago
1 reply
White, Jeff

So? Results from recent discussions?

All - admittedly I have not read all of the recent posts debating the
definitions of design, who is and who's not a designer, challenges to
world class design, etc.

So I may be behind, and asking a question that's already been answered.

But, what conclusion did IxDA come to? Obviously it's a hot topic and
I'm hoping something concrete comes of the discussion, lest we spend
more time debating semantics and filling our inboxes with sometimes
pointless banter.

Sorry for my bluntness - often times this list has very long debates,
and nothing seems to come of it.

15 Aug 2007 - 5:40am
John Wood

[Jobs] Project Manager at iQ Content

iQ Content is looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our
rapidly-growing user centred design consultancy.

You’re the most organised person you know. An experienced project
manager, you’d like to work in a dynamic organisation where things
are done properly. You love taming complexity, managing people,
solving problems and delivering smooth outcomes. You like working
with smart people and smart clients and they like working with you.

15 Aug 2007 - 3:54am
9 years ago
1 reply

References on Television and Experiments on Interactive Television

I have taken up to do some project on Interactive Television as a part of my
curriculum at Interaction Design, IDC, IIT Bombay

Can you guide me as to what should I look at to start with regards to
current and future trends of market and social needs.

There is also a burning question in my mind. Is TV going to stay there? And
what kind of more experiences are peope looking at?
If there are any statistics regarding this it would be helpful to me.

Kumar Ahir
Interaction Design, M. Des
IDC, IIT Bombay

14 Aug 2007 - 11:00pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Jack L. Moffett


I've been enjoying reading Adaptive Path's blog this evening. Kudos
to Dan and company for taking on the project. It looks like they have
done some good work there. I appreciate the fact that, unlike the
Bloomberg concepts, they have explained their entire design process
and shared artifacts describing the solution in detail.


I have one question for you, Dan. I've seen a lot of very
interesting, innovative concepts done by design firms in the past.

14 Aug 2007 - 9:55pm
Victor Lombardi

[PLUG] New IxD classes in NYC

I'm very very happy to tell you about our new classes at Smart
Experience in New York, two of which are dedicated to interaction

Interaction Design for Web Applications
Taught by Dave Malouf who you probably know from here on the list and
the Executive Committee of IxDA.

14 Aug 2007 - 9:28pm
Dave Malouf

NYC SmartExperience.org Course - Interaction Design of Web Applications

**Interaction Design of Web Applications**
6 classes; 2 hours each.
Starting September 6th
Register at http://smartexperience.org/classes/ixd-workshop/

If you live in NYC (or the commutable metro area) you might be
interested in taking a class I'm teaching, "Interaction Design of Web

14 Aug 2007 - 3:24pm
gretchen anderson

Studio experience and the state of job marketfor IxD.

I'm also finding that due to the bubble burst in the bay area there's a
shortage of people who are mid- to senior-level. There's a lot of kids
out of school and a lot of grizzled veterans.

14 Aug 2007 - 1:41pm
9 years ago
11 replies
Matt Attaway

A more usable font for highway signs

I thought this crew might get a kick out of this. A new font has been
approved for use on US road signs. A great deal of testing was done to
create the new font, which they outline in a fair amount of detail on their



13 Aug 2007 - 10:09pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Markus Grupp-TM

Top firms take on the impossible. Re-designing theBloomberg interface

Interesting makeovers... aesthetically, at least.

Functionally, however, I would expect it to be a different story.

It is difficult to tell who these designs are actually targetted at. The functionality displayed in these design concepts, and how they are visually executed, appear targeted at first-time or ocassional users of Bloomberg terminals, as well as individual investors (who would not be paying the $1800
per month subscription fee). For new or ocassional users, these interfaces would definitely seem more intuitive, less uncluttered and easier to learn.

13 Aug 2007 - 7:15pm
9 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf

Top firms take on the impossible. Re-designing the Bloomberg interface

For those that don't know Bloomberg terminal is a financial standard
in information sharing. It is quite impressive. It is also one of the
most legacy ridden interfaces imaginable with quite a few of its users
cringing at the thought of anyone attempting to change their baby
(including their mayor boss).

To that I was suprised to find in my Reader box this diddy.

Check it out! let's see how the 3-some did!


(BTW, anyone else notice that these are all ID companies?