Discussion Archive: January 2008

16 Jan 2008 - 10:38am
8 years ago
3 replies
Michele Marut

How do I send a Flash prototype to a small/non-pc screen?

We've been testing an interactive Flash prototype on a laptop.
This prototype uses the keyboard and some extra controls connected with USB.
We used foam core to block out the areas not used or seen.

Ideally, we would like to send the flash protoype to a small screen -
the size of many cell phone screens and test it in the plastic shell
of our hardware design.

How do I send a Flash prototype to a non-pc screen?
What type of screen and connections do I need?

Thanks very much!

Michele Marut

16 Jan 2008 - 9:24am
8 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

Book proposals to look at

Hi Gang,

I know there are quite a few writers here.
Any chance one of you might be able to send me a book proposal you
wrote, to help me with one that I'm putting together in the next month
or so.

16 Jan 2008 - 9:17am
Dave Malouf
16 Jan 2008 - 8:59am
8 years ago
5 replies
Pankaj Chawla

Mac Air - What part is the IxD?


A good discussion has been going on the new Mac Air and its design elements
but I want to touch on a slightly different question. What part of the
Mac Air belongs
to IxD and is it all about IxD or there are more important elements to
the design?
To elaborate, the thin form factor holds inside it an equally thin and
a much more
complex printed circuit board that must have been designed by a
hardware designer.
Similarly there is a whole lot of design that would have gone into
creating the super
thin shell that needs to be as sturdy as the thick cousins.

16 Jan 2008 - 7:43am
8 years ago
4 replies

Training methods/training materials?

Hi folks,

My boss has asked me to do some usability training sessions for our
development team. Obviously this is a good thing, he wants them to be
thinking of the tools available to them and how they can utilize me better.
I would have to present to a group of about 25-40 people. They will be
developers and QA people mostly.

Can anyone share what they have done in the past in this regard?

16 Jan 2008 - 1:15am
8 years ago
20 replies
Greg Petroff

The Designers Accord

>From our brothers and sisters in the IDSA there seems to be more
movement in and around sustainability and understanding issues of
environmental impact then I have seen discussed within our community.
I think the outlines of this accord are quite good.

15 Jan 2008 - 9:27pm
Ron Zajac

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15 Jan 2008 - 5:27pm
8 years ago
11 replies
Todd Warfel

Twitter IxDA

Is there a Twitter group for IxDA.

Okay, don't laugh, I just signed up today and am not quite sure how
the whole thing works :).


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President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

15 Jan 2008 - 3:18pm

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15 Jan 2008 - 3:04pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Really interesting article on IxD on Core77

Check out this article by an "outsider" trying to let the ID world know what
IxD is all about and why they should care:

I really like it!

-- dave

David Malouf