Discussion Archive: January 2009

17 Jan 2009 - 7:42pm
Dave Malouf

Academia, Bauhaus, Postmodernism and Games

A great post from the chair of the Interactive Design and Game
Development department here at SCAD. She and I were talking about
this very topic over lunch just this past Thursday. Her post here is
just an amazing representation of that conversation++.

BTW, fit Interaction (or Interactive) instead of Game and the whole
piece fits just as well.

Here is the URL: http://tr.im/9bwv

-- dave

17 Jan 2009 - 7:36pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Chauncey Wilson

New Book: Practical Prototyping with Excel

Nevin Berger, MIchael Arent, Jonathan Arnowitz, and Fred Sampson have
a new book out:

Berger, N., Arent, M., Arnowitz, J., Sampson, F. (2009) Effective
prototyping with Excel: A practical handbook for developers and
designers. Amsterdam: Morgan Kaufmann.

Excel is not often mentioned as a prototyping tool in the
UX/Interaction design community, but it can be a powerful tool for
generating active forms, wireframes with links, and medium or
high-fidelity prototypes.

17 Jan 2009 - 4:08pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Pam Migliore


On Sat, Jan 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM, <
discuss-request at lists.interactiondesigners.com> wrote:

> Send Discuss mailing list submissions to
> discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com
> To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit

17 Jan 2009 - 12:54pm
Elena Melendy

[Event] NYC UPA Jan 27: Andrew DeVigal presents at Bloomberg

The New York City Usability Professionals Association cordially invites
local IxDA members to:

*Telling Interactive Stories: The New York Times and the Online News

a presentation by *Andrew DeVigal,* multimedia editor for *The New York

Tuesday, January 27 at 6:00 pm

How do we create compelling online news experiences? First, we traverse the
multimedia landscape to gather the pieces of our narrative: text, visuals
and data. Next, we design that story as one seamless experience in a simple

17 Jan 2009 - 4:58am
7 years ago
2 replies

Help us develop the next generation of interaction design tools

Hello All,

Would you like to help us develop the next generation of interaction design
tools? The DUCT project team at University of Michigan's School of
information is conducting research on the practices of designers working at
the frontiers of new technologies and application types.

16 Jan 2009 - 10:25pm

[Event] NYC: Jan. 29 &#8220;Doing More With Less: Sharing Tales of Guerrilla IxD&#8221;

*"Doing More With Less: Sharing Tales of Guerrilla IxD"
Please join us for an open, community-based discussion on the art of doing
good interaction design during challenging times, moderated by IxDA Board
President Joshua Seiden.

The event is free of charge and open to all interested parties. However, for
security reasons, only those on the guest list will be admitted. Please
bring photo ID.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/IxDAJan09
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Thursday, January 29, 2009
6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

16 Jan 2009 - 6:54pm
Julie Lowe

[Event] Austin UPA Happy Hour - Thursday, January 22nd at VinoVino

Join your fellow UX, IX and usability professionals for an evening of
mingling, conversation and drinks. We are in the process of reinvigorating
the Austin chapter of the Usability Professionals Association (UPA), so
please come out and help shape future gatherings and programs.

16 Jan 2009 - 2:09pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Paul Bryan

Design Strategy: Archetypes vs. Analytics


A colleague of mine and I were having coffee recently. I was telling him
about my user archetype (persona) development project. He snickered and
said, ³My team is delivering an individualized design experience based on
hard data. You¹re stuck in design yesteryear.² After this discussion I was
wondering: Is the future of interactive design strategy in the hands of
statisticians? What do you think?


Paul Bryan
Director, User Research and Experience Design

16 Jan 2009 - 11:11am
Matt Sloane

# JOB # Interactive Media Designer # San Francisco # Interaction Associates

Interactive Media Designer
Online Synchronous Learning
(Temporary to Permanent)

Design and develop the interactive media element of virtual classroom
experiences -- from concept through launch. (This is not the online
software itself, we may use, e.g., GoTo Meetings or Adobe Connect as a
platform. Instead, imagine a variety of presentation and interactive
experiences -- a PPT presentation, followed by a questionnaire, followed
by a flash movie, followed by breakout session agenda.

16 Jan 2009 - 9:35am
7 years ago
4 replies

Data to support the ROI of an Intranet re-design

I am currently working on proposals for the redesign / development of
an intranet for an organisation with upward of 2000 employees.

Having conducted user research, interview, surveys... I have a pretty
clear idea about the things that the employees are using day to day,
where problems exist and the business point-of-view.

Given the current economic climate there is an even closer
interrogation of the fiscal value of implementing some of these