Discussion Archive: February 2008

19 Feb 2008 - 2:24am
8 years ago
18 replies
Loren Baxter

Digital Instrument Interfaces

Did anyone else see Daft Punk rocking out at the Grammys? They played the
coolest instruments I've ever seen - four multitouch screens with various
graphical elements controlling an array of synth and software backend. (
http://tinyurl.com/2krxy9 - the solo three quarters of the way through the
video ) Further research uncovered this: the Lemur by JazzMutant (
http://www.jazzmutant.com/lemur_overview.php ). If you're at all into
music, sound manipulation, and visualization, take a look.

18 Feb 2008 - 5:18pm
Peter Merholz

Tomorrow! (Feb 19) - Drinks/Snacks with Adaptive Path in SF

Hey all--

[and apologies for cross-posting]

Tomorrow night Adaptive Path is hosting an after-work soiree at Hotel
Tomo in San Francisco. We're celebrating the completiion of our first
day of our UX Intensive, and would love the Bay Area UX Community to
join us!

When: 5:30-7:00pm, Tuesday, February 19th
Where: Hotel Tomo, under the geodesic domes, 1800 Sutter Street at
Whatfor: Eating, drinking, and schmoozing!

Please RSVP to Pam D. at pam at adaptivepath.com.


18 Feb 2008 - 4:29pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Peter Boersma

Tim Wong from frog design articulates what it meansto be an designer


Are you referring to this bit: "How good of a designer we are [..] is directly related to how well we convey our thought process [..] that you can trace and one that is based on personal intellect"?

I agree with the first bit (the idea that you have to be able to supply arguments with your design, explaining why it is a good design) but not with what I think is the second bit (the idea that only intellectuals can come up with a concept?).

But maybe I misread Tim...

Peter Boersma | Senior Interaction Designer | Info.nl

18 Feb 2008 - 3:39pm

[EVENT] IxDA Boston Interaction08 remix: February 28, 7-9pm. The Asgard, Cambridge.

Did you attend Interaction08 and are still talking about it?
Did you miss Interaction08 and wish you could have gone?
Did you see all the speaker recording links and wish you had time to watch

Well, come join us for an evening of revisiting Interaction08! We'll be
watching a speaker video or two, sharing an insight or two, and raising a
pint (or two).

All are welcome!

Look forward to seeing you there!
//Boston IxDA

What: Interaction08 remix!
When: Thursday 28th, February 7-9pm (come whenever you can)
Where: Asgard Pub, 350 Massachusetts Ave.

18 Feb 2008 - 8:33am
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf
18 Feb 2008 - 12:30am
Klein Info Design

(event) UX at Google, 2/28 Puget Sound SIGCHI meeting, Seattle

Doing good work in a fast paced engineering environment at Google is the
topic of this month’s Puget Sound SIGCHI meeting Thursday, February 28, at
the new Google office in Fremont, 651 N. 34th St.

No registration is required for this free meeting of UX professionals.

Networking starts at 6 pm, with the presentation at 7 pm. Job announcements
will follow.

Projects at Google move fast with small teams. Jake Knapp, UI designer at
Google, will talk about tactics the user experience team uses to have the
maximum impact—even when there isn't enough time.

17 Feb 2008 - 9:10pm
Todd Wilkens

Participate in a research project with Adaptive Path


Adaptive Path is working on a project right now for a company that is
developing tools for UX folks and front-end devs. We're trying to
talk with a wide range of folks who are creating what we're loosely
calling "Rich Internet Applications (RIA)." What we really mean is
people and companies that are at the forefront of creating the new
breed of internet applications, especially using technologies like
Ajax, Flash, Flex, AIR, WPF, Silverlight, etc. that allow for really
rich, interactive experiences. But this isn't just about

17 Feb 2008 - 4:40pm
Kate Walser

UX/IA Tools Survey 2008

UX/IA Tools Survey 2008
Wonder what other designers, information architects, usability specialists,
and others have in their toolbox?

17 Feb 2008 - 10:58am
8 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

"Product Experience" (book)

A new book is coming on entitled "Product Experience".

It seems to be a classic user experience book but with a twist. Instead of
Human-Computer Interaction it talks about Product-Human Interaction.
I never heard the phrase before, but it really speaks to me in terms of
re-thinking our research.

17 Feb 2008 - 10:36am
Laurie Lamar

EVENT, PLUG: Denver CO, Feb 21: Whirlwind Tour of a UXD Methodology, STC RMC Presentation

Hello all,

This message is for all the IxDA folks near
Denver, Colorado, USA.