Discussion Archive: January 2008

25 Jan 2008 - 7:52pm
8 years ago
17 replies
Demers, Scott

Differnce between user interface and interactiondesign?

Hi, Folks --

I appreciate the responses to my question.

I liked Luis' definition:

"UI designer delivers the interface, the IxD plans it"

I think that would make sense to a .NET developer, who's used to
thinking in terms of "the user interface designer" (which, by the way,
is why I asked the question).


25 Jan 2008 - 2:04pm
8 years ago
20 replies
Mark Schraad


So Dave,

Only because I know that you don't mind being put on the spot. How do you define who is a designer? What are the criteria?


On Friday, January 25, 2008, at 10:57AM, "dave malouf" <dave at ixda.org> wrote:

>Sure, (Kumbaya!) we are all "D"esigners, great! (I actually think
>that most of us aren't designers, btw, but that's a separate

25 Jan 2008 - 9:38am
8 years ago
4 replies
Mark Schraad

biz dev

This may only apply to inhouse folks, but I am curious about how you as a designer interact with business development folks? Those are the people, sometimes in marketing, bizdev (obviously) and sometimes in product, that come up with great ideas that they want to flush out.

Is this a collaborative process - or is it more waterfall.? Do you get enough input? Is there research done?


25 Jan 2008 - 9:31am
Megan Rye

JOB: Information Architect | Philadelphia, PA | Recruiter | Contract

MissionStaff has an urgent need for 1-2 Information
architects/Interaction designers to join our client's Center City
Philadelphia team on an 8-12 week engagement working on a high profile
communications project. This person would need to work on site at least

25 Jan 2008 - 8:48am
8 years ago
2 replies
Paul Eisen

Differnce between user interface and interactiodesign?

>>> Wipe out the entire design colony and start afresh and just name
>>> anyone who does work in any of these areas as a Designer.
>> Amen brother.

> That makes two of us.

That unfortunately still doesn't solve the problem that often people -
including arguably at least two postings to this very thread - refer to
people who *develop* interfaces as designers.

25 Jan 2008 - 3:50am
Hannu Konttinen

JOB: Senior Design Manager in Helsinki, Finland for Nokia (Full time)

There is a new full-time opening in Helsinki, Finland with Nokia:

You are responsible for creating a world-class visual UI style with a
team of graphics designers and contractors, interaction designers and
usability specialists, and planning and delivering high quality design
in static and motion graphics, layout design, icon and symbol design,
and design for transitions and animations. You can lead and motivate a
design team and ensure a high quality output with a flexible and
hands-on process. You lead the design team and manage resourcing and

25 Jan 2008 - 3:40am
8 years ago
1 reply
Joakim Isaksson

Using eye tracking to determine whether person needsmore information.

Hi Peter,

This sounds like a really interesting project. Are you planning to adapt the information being displayed on the screen based on the satisfaction of the user? I think that could be very risky unless you get a really high reliability in your analysis as automatically changing what is displayed can be frustrating if you don't want it to change.

I would probably not use pupil size data in this analysis as it depends on so many different factors like lighting conditions, the brightness of the stimulus and arousal (which in turn can be affected by numerous things).

25 Jan 2008 - 3:11am

What do you expect from a Mobile 2.0 App

Besides offering the functionality it offers on the web, I expect the
mobile 2.0 Apps to integrate with mobile phone's native Apps and
provide a seamless experience. i.e. take a picture from mobile's
camera and upload it to Flickr or Facebook..etc; without opening the

What are your expectations?


25 Jan 2008 - 12:22am
8 years ago
43 replies
Anthony Colfelt

Myers Briggs, DISC, Personality of UX Folk

Hi all,

I'm drafting the second part of an article on Hiring UX professionals
for Boxes and Arrows at the moment and researching people's thoughts
on the all important axis of personality when hiring UX folk.

Can you tell me whether you think that personality typing tests like
Myers Briggs or DISC are helpful to you in either hiring or working
with others in your discipline?

When thinking about the individual streams of Research, Information
Architecture, Interaction Design, Graphic Design and Writing, do you
reckon each of these should display any particular personality

24 Jan 2008 - 11:47pm
8 years ago
10 replies
Luis de la Orde...

Differnce between user interface and interactio design?

User interface designer is what we used to call our web designers, the guys
that put together the HTML, mostly the ones who dare to have a little bit of
an opinion and hate to be called Web Developers because most recruiters
think you do ASP.NET.

The story says UI designer delivers the interface, the IxD plans it,
sometimes in this very order :).