Discussion Archive: October 2008

27 Oct 2008 - 12:53pm
7 years ago
17 replies
Wendy Fischer

UCD process diagrams

I know that somebody has posted UCD processes diagrams on the web but can't find in the archive where they are posted.

Any ideas?


27 Oct 2008 - 12:24pm
Ali Naqvi

Thinking about obtaining a Ph.d in Interaction Design (mobile phones)

Hello members,
as a recent graduate buying more books and reading these during my
sparetime I have realized that I am a researcher. (By the way the book
written by Bill Moggridge is amazing! 'Designing Interactions')
At the moment I am jobless since most corporations wish to hire an ID, UEA
or UA with several years of experience. I only have 2 years of part time
usability experience.
My thesis was written in co-operation with NOKIA and the topic was
'preventing mobile phone interruptions'. I want to research more about how
to design solutions that can prevent mobile phone interruptions.

27 Oct 2008 - 11:51am
IxDA Communications

Reminder: One More Week to Apply for Open IxDA Board Director Positions

A reminder that there's one week left! If you're considering stepping
forward to become an IxDA leader, make some time today to apply.

The Interaction Design Association is a global community, growing at an
amazing pace and reflecting the increasing importance and impact of
Interaction Designers on the world around us. Are you ready to rise to
the challenge and contribute your energy and passion to help guide and
shape our exciting future?

27 Oct 2008 - 11:33am

[Job Posting] UX Designer - Blue Coat Systems, Waterloo, Ontario (full-time permanent)

Please contact Penny Curtis if you're interested. Blue Coat Systems is #1 in
secure content and application delivery marketplace – with over 8,000
worldwide clients. They are looking to expand their UX Design team in
Waterloo because they are in the process of a major re-write of their custom
operating system.

27 Oct 2008 - 11:19am
Jason Nawyn

Would you use shared home activity data? (CHI Workshop CFP)

Hi all,

We are organizing a one-day workshop at CHI'09 (April 4, in Boston)
focusing on the development of free, publicly accessible multimodal
datasets recorded in the homes of volunteer participants. Although
this work was initially motivated by the lack of high quality sensor
data on which to test activity recognition algorithms, we would like
to extend the usefulness of such resources to other disciplines such
as design and home ethnography.

Our lab is currently funded by the NSF to produce continuous (24/7)
data recordings from at least four homes for six months each.

27 Oct 2008 - 11:03am
Maria De Monte

CALL FOR PAPER: aaate 2009 conference



For those
of you interested in e-Inclusion, Design for All/Universal Design, here is an
event that will take place in Florence Italy, in summer 2009.


Few topics:

Technological innovation in Assistive Technology;The need for interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary
approaches to the development of integrated solutions;The contribution of Assistive Technology and
Design for All towards inclusion;Equipment interconnectivity and compatibility,
covering hardware, software and wireless, to favor integrated solutions to
inclusion;The need for standardiza

27 Oct 2008 - 9:36am
7 years ago
6 replies
Damon Dimmick

IxDA and QA

Hi Guys,

The company I work for is a very lean, fast moving company, and we're
constantly looking for ways to tighten our product life cycle timelines.

One thing we've noticed in the last few months is that IxDA (and general
design practitioners) have been extremely valuable not just during the
design phase of a product, but also during the ongoing Quality Assurance
/ Quality Control phases as well as the final Quality Acceptance phases
of the product lifecycle.

This being the case, we're experimenting with the idea of putting IxDA
people in charge (or in review positions within) the QA pro

27 Oct 2008 - 8:44am
7 years ago
1 reply
Maria De Monte


Hello folks,

is there anyone out there who has used or is using Liferay platform? How was your experience with it and what are your opinions about its usability and accessibility?



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27 Oct 2008 - 8:34am
7 years ago
1 reply
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UPA November Meeting: 10-Minute Talks, 11/19/2008, 6:00 PM -- @ AutoDesk

Topic: 10-Minute Talks

Wednesday, November 19th
Refreshments & Networking: 6-7:00 PM – Food & beverages will be
Meeting: 7:00 PM – 8ish

Autodesk, Inc.
100 Commercial Street
Manchester, NH 03101

Presenter talks are strictly limited to 10 minutes and 6 slides max.
Following each presenter, there will be 5 minutes for Q&A. This makes
preparation and presentation easy and keeps things moving for the

For usability and user experience practitioners, you will find plenty
of tips and tricks you can use in your job.

27 Oct 2008 - 8:04am
7 years ago
10 replies

[EVENT] NYC - Thu. Nov. 20 - Will Evans - "Built For Conversation: The Interaction Design of Social Media Networks"

IxDA NYC requests the pleasure of your company at our November event, "Built
For Conversation: The Interaction Design of Social Media Networks" by
visiting speaker Will Evans.