Discussion Archive

4 Feb 2008 - 7:40pm
Uday Gajendar

Rhetorical approaches to design definitions

FYI, for those interested in some insights from a rhetorical
perspective on how to approach the problem of "defining design", as
quoted by Dick Buchanan, former head of the CMU School of Design and
current chief of their doctoral program. I've posted the main passage
on my blog here:


The key point is distinguishing between formal and descriptive
definitions, and using Aristotle's four causes as a general guide.
Hope the ixda community finds this useful...

Best regards,


30 Mar 2009 - 5:11pm
Jared M. Spool

[PLUG] Special UIE Web App Summit Discounts

[Apologies for any duplication.]


I want to make sure that IxDA readers have every opportunity to
attend the UIE Web App Summit April 19-22, 2009 in Newport Beach,
CA. We're offering incredible discounts.

29 Dec 2008 - 2:05pm
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA--Campaign learnings of America for make benefit glorious movement of progress

During the last few months of the presidential campaign, Billy Belchev and
Paul Baker of Webitects traveled to Obama for America offices in swing
states studying the campaign's ground game.

Using design research methods, they recorded screens, mouse movements, and
voices as organizers "cut turf," pulled walking and calling lists, entered
volunteer information, etc. They also photographed and collected artifacts,
took videos of strategy meetings, and interviewed organizers.

23 Aug 2005 - 7:46am
Dave Malouf

Vodofone's ubiquitous mobile future


Vodofone put together an interesting presentation of some ideas coming to us

15 Jun 2009 - 5:40pm
Jay Ambler

Job: Senior Interaction Design Opportunity - Web 2.0 Experience - San Jose, CA - Must be Onsite


We are looking for a candidate to join our clients team for the below
referenced role and I'm wondering if you might be available / interested or
know of anyone in your network who might be interested?

If you could reply and let me know either way, I'd very much appreciate it.

We are open to straight contractors or contract-to-perm candidates for this
on W2, 1099 or C2C basis.

Rates are open at this point and dependant on experience.

If you could attach your resume with your response, I'll review it and give
you a call to discuss.

Role: Sr.

20 Apr 2007 - 10:32am
Johansen, Kristen

JOB: User Interface (Interaction) Designer - Citrix Online - Santa Barbara, CA

Citrix Online is looking for a User Interface Designer to
join our UI group! We're passionate about our "simpler
is better" design philosophy, so we're looking for
someone with a knack for creating clean, intuitive, and
usable design to join our growing team of talented and
highly collaborative interface designers.

You will be responsible for the interaction design of
award-winning applications such as GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting
and GoToAssist, working to understand user needs and then
defining and documenting the user experience of both web
and software-based interfaces.

8 Sep 2009 - 7:18pm
Jonathan Cohen

September 15: NYC UPA event at Razorfish - Bryan Hamilton presents The Razorfish Transformation of Billboard.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM (presentation

Razorfish, 1440 Broadway, between 40th and 41st Streets, New York, NY
http://is.gd/2JBlG (g’maps)

NYC UPA invites you to meet Razorfish User Experience Lead Bryan
Hamilton as he shares both the process and the results of this recent

30 Dec 2005 - 12:25pm
richard ting

JOB: Senior Interaction Designer @ R/GA

Senior Interaction Designer Position – R/GA
New York, NY

R/GA has unique opportunities for experienced Senior
Interaction Designers with a passion for compelling
user experiences and sports. R/GA design teams have
won every major industry award across a wide variety
of accounts and the Interaction Design team is unique
in the industry. Senior Interaction Designers will
lead design efforts on a variety of projects in a
collaborative, fast-paced environment.

25 Sep 2009 - 4:07am
5 years ago
2 replies
Janel Blattler

Preferences to show the number of items to display per page

I have noticed several threads on pagination, but no mention of saving
a user's preference for the number of items to display per page.

In our application, a user can specify the default number of items to
display per page in their application preferences.

I feel this control is too hidden to be useful, so we have recently
introduced an additional control to set the items per page at the
list level.

10 Apr 2006 - 1:58am
Petteri Hiisilä

Review of the Cooper Communicating Design Course


Here's a review of the Communicating Design Course that I took two
weeks ago. I hope you find it helpful, if you're trying to convince
your boss that you need to take it: http://www.cooper.com/content/

I'd recommend to take the Interaction Design Practicum before this
course, even if you're an experienced designer, because a detailed
understanding of the GDD process helps to put things in the right