Discussion Archive: March 2009

30 Mar 2009 - 12:50pm
7 years ago
2 replies

New local group in Porto Alegre / Brazil

Is there anyone around living in Porto Alegre interested in joining a local group? The idea would be gathering people interested in learning together, sharing experiences and certainly meeting at some local pub from time to time J

André Rabelo

30 Mar 2009 - 12:38pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Yann Allin

Expandable windows

Hi Everybody,

How would you call the widget used on the Sony home page :
http://www.sony.com/index.php ? Achorion, expansible Windows ?

And what about its usability ???



30 Mar 2009 - 11:46am

Why "vs."? Why not both? Command line vs. menu driven interface

Jared Spool wrote:
> If you really want to get Old School, in 1985, at Symbolics
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbolics), we had a combined window-based
> and command line system. (You can see what a screen looked like here:
> http://is.gd/oE1s)

(I'll save my Symbolics fanboying for later... :-)

I still don't get why it has to be "cli VERSUS gui", when each has its

30 Mar 2009 - 9:52am
Sean Pook

JOB: iPhone Graphics Developer; LA; Recruiter; Full Time

£Senior + very good benefits

Ideal profile: Graphic design /visual art background, mobile UI development, iPhone application development

It's not often a chance comes along to develop visuals and graphical for one of the world's most fashionable devices - the iPhone.

30 Mar 2009 - 9:41am
7 years ago
5 replies
Jarod Tang

Wood gatherers, boat architects, or sailing experience designers?

Hi David,

IMHO, what Joshua request is also quite important . For a association like
IxDA, it at least should do more than coffee time talking ( while most guys
love the coffee time talks),

1. enable more creative case based discussing ( but if there's consciously
mediated case analyze and arrangement )

30 Mar 2009 - 8:49am

IxDA NYC – Tues, Mar. 31 – Marc Rettig - How to Change Complicated Stuff (e.g., the World)

In the midst of a global conversation about change, many designers are
pondering their own impact in the world. How does our experience in software
interfaces, web sites, and physical products prepare us to address the
profound issues humanity is facing? These issues involve many complex
systems, systems too big to fit into the scope of any single company or

30 Mar 2009 - 8:46am
7 years ago
4 replies
Mark Schraad

roles within a start up

This is just one person's perspective... specific to the narrow niche of
tech start ups, but the perception held is still valid (we tend towards deep
instances over aggregates don't we?). As an interaction designer, user
experience designer, information architect or just a designer... where do
you see your place in this picture?

The Hat List

- Visionary/Architect. Idea generation, shape features, repositioning,
market fit, competitive landscape, research.
- Lead Developer(s). AKA Hackers. A good place to have a pair of jelled

30 Mar 2009 - 8:39am
Janna DeVylder

IxDA's Mission

"We believe that the human condition is increasingly challenged by poor
experiences. IxDA intends to improve the human condition by advancing the
discipline of Interaction Design.

To do this, we foster a community of people that choose to come together to
support this intention. IxDA relies on individual initiative, contribution,
sharing and self-organization as the primary means for us to achieve our

IxDA's mission is NOT to exist for its own sake.

30 Mar 2009 - 6:42am
7 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

The People's Front of Design (was JJG's IA Summit 2009 Keynote)

Great clip. I love it!!!

look at my response to Josh. What is funny is that as the situation
subsides, people are chiming in with messages like this.

It shows me that people don't get it. Arguing is not destructive.
Arguing is learning. It is sketching in language.

The most obvious brilliant examples in this conversation for me were
from Jon Kolko and Chris Fahey. The energy created through the
passionate back & forth is not without use. It is a means of working
out difficult issues, which are very hard to express.