Discussion Archive

9 May 2006 - 12:45pm
9 years ago
4 replies

Ethnography - Frameworks

Dear All,

I am looking for resources around frameworks for data collection and data
analysis during ethnographic studies.

For e.g. one such framework is POSTA:

P - Person
O - Objects
S - Situations
T - Time
A - Activity

So "Person" for e.g. in POSTA means follow a person around understanding
what are they doing, why etc. Looking for more...

Alok Jain

25 Feb 2004 - 5:18pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Christian Simon

Re: HCI vs. Interaction Design vs. Human Factors

> on 2/24/04 19:56, id at ourbrisbane.com at id at ourbrisbane.com wrote:
> HCI looks at the computer and human in synonymous
> terms,
> ignoring environmental, physical and sociological variables.
>> On Feb 18, 2004, at 11:19 PM, Dan Saffer wrote:
>>> I feel that interaction design has a broader (some would argue less

14 Mar 2005 - 9:12pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Meredith Noble

learning IxD in school: is a master's degree necessary?

Hi everyone,

I am planning to pursue a career in interaction design and am looking for some
advice about how much master's degrees are valued in industry.

A few questions:

1) Do you look for a master's degree when selecting people for IxD- and
HCI-related jobs at your company?

2) Is a "professional" master's degree (just coursework) looked on just as
highly as a regular master's degree, which includes research?

3) How much does the name of the school matter out in industry?

I've received admission to a Canadian school where I would complete a research
master's in HCI, with cour

2 Mar 2010 - 4:08pm
5 years ago
7 replies
John Walker

Nielsen Norman Group Usability Conference--Ever attended?

I am a print guy looking to educate himself further in digital design, user experience etc and am considering attend some days of the Nielsen Norman Group Usability Conference here in NYC (http://www.nngroup.com/events/new_york/agenda.html). Just wondered if anyone had feedback on their conferences--I am new to this, but they seem to be about the best group out there offering this sort of experience. They look great, but I am footing the bill so I thought I would ask around, thanks!

30 Sep 2010 - 2:02am
4 years ago
22 replies

Need advice for starting a career in UX/Interaction Design.

Hello everyone,

I'm having a lot of trouble getting a job in UX/Interaction Design.

I've seen a lot of discussion with people in the same situation as me, but I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong or what I could improve on. (specifically in my case)

Here are the things I've been doing/done...

I've recently graduated with an HCI major at the University of Washington. I've taken as many classes I can with design, interaction design, user experience, etc.

13 Feb 2010 - 6:38pm
2 years ago
14 replies

HCI Masters in the UK - City University vs. University of York


I recently got offers from City University and the University of York
to pursue an MSc in HCI.

I am really torn between which university to attend because both seem
to have excellent masters programs. Does anybody have any experience
or feedback regarding the two programs and universities?


Any advice will be appreciated!


8 Dec 2006 - 11:39am
Jeff Gothelf

JOB: Product-focused Art Director at WebTrends in Portland, OR


WebTrends, the leading web analytics solution provider, has an opening in its small (but growing) User Experience Group for a product-focused Art Director. The position is full-time, on site in our Portland, OR headquarters. Feel free to email me with any questions but resumes should be submitted to recruiting at webtrends.com with the ref# mentioned in the job description in the subject line.

17 May 2011 - 7:37am
4 years ago
5 replies

What are the most happening places for UX in USA?

Hi All,

I would like to know the most happening place for UX in USA. It can be  based on number of UX people in that location, conferences, formal & informal UX meets, UX training workshops, design colleges, etc.

I was told that BOSTON is best place for UX to relocate for work by few designers but i would love to know the real facts from our IXDA community.



5 Jun 2014 - 4:47pm
1 year ago
0 replies

[Design Challenge] Putting Care in Context: Empowering Patients to Share Their Barriers to Good Health

Hello All,

I would like to let you know about a design challenge from Mad*Pow & Health 2.0’s HxRefactored conference, sponsored by the California HealthCare Foundation.

24 Apr 2010 - 3:37pm
5 years ago
12 replies

Looking For Axure Wire Frame Expert


Our organization is looking for an wire frame / web prototype / web architect who is experienced in Axure.  Does anyone have any recommendations?

They are able to work remote