Discussion Archive: February 2008

12 Feb 2008 - 12:00am
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Terence Ng7
2008

undergrad education

Hi everyone, i need help in finding a undergrad course whereby is good for foundation for interaction design. Currently I hold a diploma in multimedia computing from my country and working in an IT Solution company. I am thinking of studying in australia and wonder which are the good universities which have lotsa hands on session on such stuff. Thanks!
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11 Feb 2008 - 8:27pm
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jeff
2008

Interaction/UX Research

I'm currently in grad school studying HCI, and I have several
questions regarding interaction research. I don't know if this is
exactly the right place to be asking, but any help would be greatly
appreciated.

Research as a career...
The big software companies: Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, etc all list
positions with job titles such as "interaction researcher" or "user
experience researcher." Is this typical at smaller companies and
design firms as well, or is the research handled by the same people
who do the design?

11 Feb 2008 - 7:22pm
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Becubed
2004

Themes and big ideas from Savannah

For the benefit of those who couldn't attend Interaction08, and to continue the discussion for those who could, I'm curious to hear what big ideas, themes, or recurring topics you observed and that remain in your thoughts.

Here's one from me.

*Drama, theatre, and film.* These disciplines are rich sources of inspiration for IxD.

11 Feb 2008 - 7:12pm
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6 years ago
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Becubed
2004

How to transition from technical writer tointeraction designer?

Technical communication to IxD is not an uncommon transition, but you'll need to pick up new skills along the way and invest some time developing them. I agree with previous remarks that courses are a viable alternative instead of returning to school.

IMHO the best way to make this transition is to join an organization where you can support the design process directly -- in fact, participate in it -- by filling a role such as "design communicator" as coined by Cooper, I believe.

11 Feb 2008 - 6:11pm
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David Armano
2007

Interaction 08

Hi Everyone,

Had a great time over the weekend. It was excellent getting to meet so many of you in person and the event itself was simply inspiring. Kudos to everyone who made it special. I’ve done a brief write-up on my blog summarizing how I felt about it. Looking forward to next year already!

http://darmano.typepad.com/logic_emotion/2008/02/interaction-08.html

David Armano
:: VP, Creative
http://darmano.typepad.com

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11 Feb 2008 - 4:41pm
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6 years ago
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Brandon E.B. Ward
2008

Sources for Design Inspiration

Once you've settled in on a wireframe or layout, where do you go/ what
do you do to seek inspiration when defining/designing the color space,
palette, aesthetic, icons, (look & feel :-P ) etc.?

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11 Feb 2008 - 4:33pm
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6 years ago
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Bill DeRouchey
2010

Interaction08 + Crowdvine = Good

Crowdvine turned out to be an incredible tool for Interaction08.

11 Feb 2008 - 4:17pm
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6 years ago
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Anthony Hempell
2007

Designing a facebook application

I'm doing IA and interaction design for a facebook application.

http://developers.facebook.com/ is very developer-focused; I'm
wondering if anyone knows of resources that are more about designing
the user experience than the technical development angle?

A good sample flow / map of some existing apps would be a wonderful
start...

11 Feb 2008 - 2:25pm
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6 years ago
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Mark Schraad
2006

look and feel

There is an interesting editorial and follow up discussion regarding the
term 'look and feel' - at the design observer (mostly a graph design blog).
I have used the term many times when speaking to clients. To me it is
everything about the site that is visual, except for the interactions.
http://www.designobserver.com/archives/032084.html#comments

11 Feb 2008 - 1:40pm
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6 years ago
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brianh
2010

Overall Web Development Process

All,

I'm glad to hear the IxDA conference went well. Hopefully I can attend
next year and meet a few of you.

For those of you involved with website creation and assuming you are
part of a larger team that includes graphics artists, developers, etc.,
what overall process does your team or company use and are you happy
with it?