Discussion Archive: November 2009

3 Nov 2009 - 4:49am
Queen Catherine

unusability (continued)

OK - irritation of the nation.... cannot seemingly post to own
previous thread on here... unless I'm mentally challenged (which
could well and truly be the case).

Anyhoo, this is a continuation of the post

I've set up a blog to start a Blacklist / rant / irrtation session.


I find it's quite cathartic to vent ;)

2 Nov 2009 - 5:16pm
6 years ago
6 replies

Search against a large, rapidly changing data set?

I'm going to guess I'm delving into sufficiently esoteric areas that
nobody will have an answer, but we are smarter than me, so here goes:

I'm trying to improve one of our key search interfaces. The use cases
involve people making searches against a large (hundreds of thousands
of records) data set. To make matters more complicated, the data set
changes very rapidly, to the point where any set of search results we
can return may well be inaccurate or incomplete by the time it's
returned. (*)

Right now we allow unbounded searches, but truncate the result set at
an arbitrary size.

2 Nov 2009 - 3:43pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Scott Bower

RP: A Creative Brief, BRD, User Requirements Mash Up Document

Repost: "Suggestions or Templates for Creative Brief + User
Requirements for Design Firm"

The post is well articulated, to me at least. But there was only one
response. So I am reposting this thread because, frankly, there is a
fundamental question that hasn't been answered and that I feel
deserves attention from the community.

2 Nov 2009 - 2:10pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Jack L. Moffett

The newest generation of IxDers and our (lack of) exposure

On Nov 2, 2009, at 1:14 PM, David Farkas wrote:

> Where will this trend of 'breeding
> designers since youth' take the field as opposed to our educators
> who found
> design after years of practicing in other disciplines?

I too come to Interaction Design from a straight, educational path.
However, I have a different perspective on this.

2 Nov 2009 - 1:57pm
gretchen anderson

The newest generation of IxDers and our (lack of)exposure

You asked:
With that in mind I ask what are we, the new generation of designers,
missing from the puzzle?

Some answers:
- I got into the game before there was a lot of formal training around
IxD/UX. That's the reason many of us oldsters have backgrounds that are
- What's missing from design education IMO is the writing and
communication skills from typical liberal arts education. The need to
communicate in writing can't be understated, even in a world of visuals.

- a solid understanding of business fundamentals can't hurt.

2 Nov 2009 - 5:19am
Gregor Kiddie

Contextual Apps

Anyone developing thoughts on Adobe's contextual apps direction?

They are pushing the "write once run anywhere" philosophy for
applications which can move seamlessly between Desktop to Mobile to TV.


Is this really the future?

2 Nov 2009 - 3:46am
Jeremy Yuille

[anthrodesign] Vote for the USNDPI top design policy priority for 2010

HI all,
this may be of interest to some of you.. re the US national Design Policy


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elizabeth Tunstall <etunst at uic.edu>
Date: Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 7:15 PM

**Sorry for Cross Postings**

In preparation for Summit 09 on December 1, 2009, the U.S. National Design
Policy Initiative wants you, the People, to have an opportunity to help
shape our priorities for 2010.

1 Nov 2009 - 6:59pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Séamus T. Byrne

[Event] IxDA Dublin, Ireland presents "DEFUSE: Design For Use"

*DEFUSE: Design For Use*

Where and when: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009. 7pm until 11:30pm @ The
Sugar Club, 8 Lwr. Leeson St. Dublin 2. (Map:

Admission: Free

IxDA Dublin will host an evening of rapid-fire presentations on
Interaction Design on 3 November.