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28 Jun 2010 - 4:44pm
5 years ago
6 replies

Should I go to grad school?

I just got accepted to the Interactive Design program at SCAD (http://www.scad.edu/interactive-design-and-game-development/) and I'm having a little trouble deciding whether this is something I should do or not.

I finished my undergrad last year at a prestigious tech school with a degree in Computer Science, but that's not at all what I want to do. I'm currently a designer at a software company and I love my job, but I have no education in the arts at all, which is why I decided to apply in the first place.

12 Jan 2005 - 10:39am
11 years ago
1 reply
bill pawlak
14 May 2009 - 3:05pm
Mark McKay

Starting a local IXDA group in Ottawa ON, Canada

I am creating a local IXDA group in Ottawa ON, Canada.

If you are interested in joining send me an email at:

mark.mckay at ic.gc.ca with "local IXDA" in the subject line.


Mark McKay
Interaction Design Team Lead
Interaction Design Group
Industry Canada

13 Feb 2006 - 5:45pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Steve Baty

Back to Top links - should these be translated for multi-language sites?!

Dear All,

Sorry to be asking such a basic question, but I don't have any research to
back up my belief so I throw myself on the collective wisdom of this list:

Should 'Back to top' - or equivalent - anchor links be translated into each
language of a multi-language site?

My instinctive reaction is 'yes': it would provide a consistent language
experience throughout the page and sitelet, and avoid any miscommunication
in something that should be a straight-forward navigation element.

24 May 2006 - 11:09pm

Job: Interaction Designer for Startup in San Francisco

I've worked with this company and they've got a great product and a
great shot at success...

JOB DESCRIPTION: Interaction Designer

Timebridge is looking for an experienced interaction designer who has
a passion for building innovative software and internet
applications. As the Interaction Designer, youíll define the look
and customer experience of a service that will dramatically improve
the way people plan and coordinate with each other online. Youíll
join a talented product team obsessed with delivering the best user
experience possible.

11 Jun 2009 - 7:39am
Jean Graef

SharePoint & Semantic Web events

The Montague Institute will offer the following teleconferences this summer & fall:

Managing SharePoint metadata: The HP/EDS experience<http://www.montague.com/roundtable55.html> (July 22, 2009 via teleconference)

Customizing — and governing — SharePoint search<http://www.montague.com/roundtable56.html> (August 25, 2009 via teleconference)

The Semantic Web in practice<http://www.montague.com/sema

31 Jan 2010 - 11:33am
6 years ago
2 replies
Tammy Rose

TV production room interaction design?

Having spent many years as both an operator and layout designer of
control booths, I would advise getting to know each of the roles. Be
careful to observe how much light they have to work with under
working conditions, what workarounds they currently have in place and
especially, the moments when they need more than two hands. Find out
the best and worst stories: what causes a train wreck and what
careful choreography they pride themselves on when the time pressure
is on.

14 Aug 2009 - 6:47am
19 Aug 2011 - 10:14am
4 years ago
1 reply
R Sengers

UPA DC's User Focus Conference 9/16/2011

User Focus, the DC area's premier conference for usability and user experience professionals, will be held at Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel on Friday, September 16, 2011. http://userfocus.org

The conference, hosted each year by the DC Chapter of the Usability Professionals' Association, is a great place to learn about new trends in usability, share experiences with other local practitioners and hone the skills in your usability tool kit.

22 Mar 2009 - 3:10pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Mike Scott

Zuckerberg doesn\'t care about users.


Owen Thomas from Valleywag has an article entitled Even Facebook
Employees Hate the Redesign which contains the following excerpt

The feedback on Facebook's new look, which emphasizes a stream
of Twitter-like status updates, is almost universally, howlingly
negative. Why isn't CEO Mark Zuckerberg listening to users?