Discussion Archive: October 2009

30 Oct 2009 - 6:25am
6 years ago
14 replies
Paul Bryan

Distinguishing between UCD, UX, and usability

A friend and sometimes client told me over lunch this week, "I think
of you as the usability guy." I didn't much care for this, because
I think of usability in terms of activities rather than an identity
to aspire to. It got me thinking about related terms, like "user
experience" (UX), and its cousin, user-centered design (UCD).

30 Oct 2009 - 5:35am
6 years ago
14 replies
Wouter Leistra

UX trends for big corporations

Hello all IxD'ers I'm working on a new presentation on the area of
UX trends for the near and not so near future. I did some research
online and read many of the UX blogs to find out what is upcoming. I
would love to have it more focused on bigger corporations who are not
as flexible and able to quickly make gigantic changes to their system
because this is the kind of market we operate in as a company. We
mainly do in our department intranets and corporate websites based on
big platforms like SharePoint.

30 Oct 2009 - 5:10am
Alexis Brion

[EVENT] IxDA Munich. Meeting Coming.

Hey all,

The 2nd IxDA meeting in Munich is going to happen on November 23,
2009 at 7 PM at the IDEO offices: Hochbrückenstrasse 6, 80331

We would like to ask you for active participation: that evening there
are gonna be 3 presentations, each showing 20 pictures at 20 seconds
each, following the Pecha Kucha format.

29 Oct 2009 - 10:30pm
IxDA Board of D...

Traveling internationally to attend Interaction10?

Hi all,

Are you attending Interaction10 in February, but need an invitation letter
in order to secure a visa?

Please contact me off-list (janna.devylder (at) ixda.org) and I will provide
you with an invitation letter.

Haven't decided yet? Take a look at the amazing line up:

Looking forward to seeing everyone in February!

Janna DeVylder
President, IxDA

29 Oct 2009 - 5:02pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Elana Glazer

UX for video

I'm starting to gather a list of sites that excel in video user

I'm not just looking for sites where the offering IS video (i.g.
hulu, YouTube), but rather sites where the content is presented AS
video (instead of, or in addition to, text and images).

My search includes interface, functionality (playlist creation,
closed captions, etc ) and overall UX. The topic and content of the
site isn't really important.

The CNN app is a great example - while video is the hero content
element, they also provide 2 summary bullet points as well as a text
based article.

29 Oct 2009 - 1:53pm
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT RECAP] Chicago IxDA October Event


For our October event Chris Bernard from Microsoft gave an
in-depthlab-based instructional session on SketchFlow in Expression
at the Microsoft office in the Aon center. We had near capacity and
over-capacity turnouts for the two nights! Chris ended each session with
some cool giveaways.

29 Oct 2009 - 12:09pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Mark Schraad

new book alert

I picked up Roger Martin's new book just as it was released last
week. I am only 65 pages in (about a third) but it is already one of
the most insightful books I have read in recent years.

It speaks to understanding why designers scare the hell out of
business folks. Yes.. it is sort of a business book, but most
designers need more of this and will benefit in a big way. Yes, at
its core is the design thinking thing...

29 Oct 2009 - 9:56am
Bill DeRouchey

Interaction 10: Announcing the Program and Opening Registration!

Hello IxDA community,

On behalf of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), the Savannah College
of Art and Design (SCAD) and the entire conference committee we're please to
announce the opening of
Interaction 10.

29 Oct 2009 - 9:37am
6 years ago
1 reply
Mary Tung

Best practices for global corporate site


I'm wondering if anyone knows any research/paper that talks about
best practices for how to build a global corporate site. Any
information is appreciated!