Discussion Archive

3 Nov 2010 - 3:09am
William Hudson

November Update - UX and UCD Courses in London, Hamburg and Vancouver

(With apologies for any duplication.)

I will be giving a talk tomorrow evening for the Hamburg chapter of the Interaction Design Association on 'The Psychology of Nerdiness and Its Impact on User-Centred Design' (similar to the one I gave at the UPA in London earlier this year).

23 Nov 2006 - 4:23pm

IxDA Sweden F2F, 11th of Dec. Was: IxD Metrics

Hi all
I realized that I in my previous post used my reference to Jonas
Löwgrens work a bit irresponsibly. Jonas wrote a very interesting
paper called Pliability as an experential quality, exploring
aesthetics in interaction design.

The paper inspired me a lot and basically my previous post.

2 Feb 2006 - 8:43pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Troy Brophy

Inline styles and the people who hate them

Sorry about the sensationalist subject line. I couldn't resist.

For the past six months I've been building a massive, consumer Web
application. I took over the development from a guy who was keen on
standards-compliant XHTML (yay!) and keeping every style rule in an external
CSS document (kinda yay). This worked great up until I hit line 6000 of the
external CSS doc and Dreamweaver started choking a little each time I saved.

Then I began grouping pages of the site into sections and creating CSS docs
for each section.

3 Sep 2007 - 2:20am
Dave Malouf

(NYC Metro Area) Registration still open - "Interaction Design of Rich Web Applications" - Starts this Wed (9/5)

Hi folks,

I wanted to remind the NYC UX community that starting this Wed (9/5)
in the evening, I'll be starting a 6 week course as part of
SmartExperience.org entitled, "Interaction Design of Rich Web


I posted a blip on my blog explaining why this class is a special
opportunity to learn both hands-on use tomorrow ideas and methods for
designing rich internet applications, but also an opportunity to
participate in an IxD seminar and studio which will

24 Jul 2008 - 12:21pm
Boston IxDA

[Event] Boston IxDA invites you to Designers Anonymous, 7-9pm August 14th, Boston.

The IxDA Boston crew is rather excited to announce our August event,
Boston's Designers Anonymous! a support group for those with user centered

After some great 'big picture' presentations at our nanoConference, lets
make it more personal and take some time to share what makes each of us
passionate about design.

21 Oct 2008 - 11:03am
7 years ago
1 reply
Jhilmil Jain

CFP: [HCII 2009 Session] - An Exploration of HCI Methods and Approaches in 2009

CFP: HCII 2009 Session - An Exploration of HCI Methods and Approaches in

Submission Deadline: Friday, Oct 24, 2008, 11:59pm PDT

You are cordially invited to consider submitting a paper and participating
the parallel session entitled 'An Exploration of HCI Methods and Approaches
in 2009'
that will be held in San Diego, CA, USA, 19-24 July 2009, in the context of
HCI International 2009 (http://www.hcii2009.org).

Session Theme:
We invite practitioners and academics who have experience with *new* HCI
and methods to submit a

23 Jan 2006 - 6:07pm
Nancy Falkenburg

Job:UI leader/ Manager -- Intuit, Mt.View, CA (Relocation benefit )

Job title: User Interface Leader/ Manager
Location: Mountain View, CA
Please reply to: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

Some reasons to consider Intuit:

.....you'll have the opportunity to work on products used by millions of
people (we have an enormous user base ) ....... think of how many lives your
designs will touch !

.....finally tell us ideas about a product you use every day

.....you've always wanted to make it easier for your mom to do her taxes ;-)

Intuit Inc.

9 Feb 2006 - 11:08am
10 years ago
3 replies

Mixing methodologies - Contextual Design/UCD with XP/Agile - experiences and/or best practices

Does anyone have experiences mixing design/development methodologies
UCD/Contextual Design with an Agile/XP process?

The company I'm working with is implanting an XP link methodology Scrum,
which is very focused on optimizing internally requirements gathering,
design and engineering deliverables, but lacks a formalized collaborative
involvement with the end user.

Contextual/UCD on the other hand lacks detailed best practices in rapid
iterative development from an engineering perspective.

Does anyone have any experience marrying the best of both methodologies, or
does one encompass the

28 Jan 2005 - 6:09am
11 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Asian growth in design (was RE: Revenge of the Right-side of the brain)

The issue of Asian Design is a VERY interesting one. It is especially
interesting in industrial design and I'm sure it will eventually cross over
into interaction design as these are so linked together.

China especially is putting a lot of money into this effort by building some
hundreds of design programs as they want to bring more value to their
manufacturing services by closing more of the loop on the total process.

Here is an interesting interview with the recently hired director of the
design program at a university in Hong Kong.

20 Nov 2003 - 4:52pm
Robert Reimann

Form, Meaning, and Behavior (RE: Patri archs of the Design Family)

Terrific points, Kristoffer (and I agree that for
design of interactive devices, ID and IxD must work

Meaning does, I think, have a close relationship
to behavior, because meanings of actions as well
as meanings of presented information/objects must be
interpreted by users. Research by Clifford Nass and
Byron Reeves chronicled in _The Media Equation_
suggests that people may naturally (but subconsciously)
interpret the actions of interactive systems in
anthropomorphic terms-- in other words, as if they
were performed by human-like intelligences.