Discussion Archive: February 2009

28 Feb 2009 - 11:19pm
5 years ago
26 replies
Angel Marquez

Prototyping tools resources

I don't think Andrei's chart was implying making one prototype; but, rather
using one group of technologies for as many prototypes as you want for
specific platforms giving a broad overview of their effectiveness along with
tools and resources to do so. I think what tools and resources go with what
platform needs to be more apparent.
The graph reminds me of this:

*no need to trample the jewels, I am fully aware of the overwhelming
un-acceptance of full on flash sites.

28 Feb 2009 - 4:50pm
5 years ago
6 replies
Bruce Esrig

Teaching to program: arrays.

It could be that they don't understand (clearly enough) the material that
you present immediately before you present the arrays. Is the following

They can handle the basic drawing canvas.
Draw a line from here to there.
Draw a bezier curve with these parameters.
Draw a figure with these parameters.

They can handle iteration.
Draw a line. Move down.
Draw a line. Move down.

They can barely handle the two notions together.
Draw a complex figure here, then change the parameters.

To understand that, they need to be very clear about:
1. The input parameters

28 Feb 2009 - 9:49am
5 years ago
16 replies
Jeremy Kriegel

Prototyping tools resources

Interesting chart, but I think it is a gross oversimplification of the
utility and applicability of tools. There are valid situations where
the reality is diametrically opposed to your evaluation.

Having been one for many years, I know that there is a tendency
towards 'certainty' in consulting. It's reassuring to clients, who
may get nervous with an 'it depends' approach.


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28 Feb 2009 - 3:31am
5 years ago
57 replies
Pietro Desiato

What music for interaction designers

What kind of music do you listen (when you can) while brainstorming,
analysing, designing interactions?

Are there any songs that would make our design flow better?

Let's make a playlist :)

28 Feb 2009 - 2:06am
5 years ago
1 reply
Andrei Herasimchuk

Prototyping tools + resources

I'm interested in fleshing out some more detail for the following:

I'm looking to add more tools + resources links and am seeking out
things I've missed in the process to make sure the list is as thorough
as possible. For example I know Scriptabulous is missing. I need to
add them but want to add as much as possible in one pass.

Thanks in advance for any help here.

Andrei Herasimchuk

Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world


27 Feb 2009 - 5:55pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

IxDA Infrastructure Initiative: Survey results

Hello IxDA Members,

This message is a progress report from the IxDA Conan infrastructure
team to share the results from our recent survey about IxDA.org which
we conducted at the start of February. Please visit the IxDA Board
Blog at: http://board.ixda.org/node/9 for more information and access
to the survey results. Thanks!

Liz Bacon

IxDA Vice-President

27 Feb 2009 - 1:03pm
christine chastain

Mayo Clinic internship posting closed...

Hi there,

Thanks to all who applied - we have an impressive number of very qualified

Kind regards,


26 Feb 2009 - 9:57pm
San Francisco IxDA

IxDA SF Presents Interaction09 Redux - Saturday, March 14, 2009

IxDA SF presents Interaction09 Redux - Saturday, March 14th

Earlier this month, 460 interaction designers converged in Vancouver to
discuss, debate, and share a spectrum of topics that are important to
our community
of practice. The Interaction09 conference featured three days of tactical
workshops, smart sessions filled with practical advice, and a fantastic
collection of inspirational keynotes.

As you might expect, many of the contributors to the event came from our own
Bay Area backyard.

26 Feb 2009 - 9:09pm
Den Serras

[EVENT RECAP] Thank you to all who attended last night's Interaction %u201909 recap presented by IxDA Los Angeles, RAPP, and Artisan Creative

Great to meet all these folks who have the same kind of crazy as I do.
Not graphic designer crazy, not programmer crazy, not industrial
designer crazy, not game designer crazy. IxDc: Interaction Designer

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26 Feb 2009 - 6:35pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Los Angeles IxDA

[EVENT RECAP] Thank you to all who attended last night's Interaction ’09 recap presented by IxDA Los Angeles, RAPP, and Artisan Creative

Hi Everyone,

Last night IxDA Los Angeles held a recap of Interaction ‘09 and it was
a lot of fun and information for our local community. We heard from
Daniel Yang, Naomi Marcussen, Sarah Mitchel, and Rajesh Sharma who
attended and enjoyed fresh popcorn while watching clips from the
keynotes and overview videos!  Thanks for sharing with your local
community guys! Also, thank you Nazir Barday for hooking us up with
the keynote and overview videos to enjoy!

A big "Thank you" goes out to RAPP and Artisan Creative for their