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14 Apr 2009 - 9:04pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Dan Saffer

Concept Project: Touchscreen Conference Phone

Conference phones suck. That's why we designed our own: the Kicker
Touchscreen Conference Phone. It's a VoIP phone for small businesses.

We're proud of this design, and I thought I'd share the case study
here with IxDA. You can read it at <http://www.kickerstudio.com/blog/2009/04/product-concept-touchscreen-conference-phone/

28 Oct 2008 - 12:17pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Jerome Ryckborst

Your field tablet Mr/Ms UX Researcher

A sensor that recognises subvocalization?!

My Google search, define:subvocalize, gives only 2 def'ns:

- Articulate without making audible sounds; "she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized"
- To form words or statements in thought and express them inwardly without uttering them aloud

So: either this tablet can read lips or read thoughts.

Is this a hoax?

-=- Jerome

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1 Feb 2005 - 8:33am
9 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Concept drawings? "prototypes"?


This is an article in wired.com about concept drawings for NASA and other
space agencies.

The reason I bring it here, is to point out an example of where
non-working-prototypes are valuable total product lifecycle process.

The artist put it this way:

"Conceptual space art provides the initial glimpse at what could be," said

17 Nov 2009 - 6:01am
5 years ago
14 replies
Dave Malouf

Work in groups or as individuals in your IxD work

I know that everything we do is collaborative in that we have to work with
biz & tech and often other roles of design like visual, copy, research, etc.

But my question is how often do you find yourself collaborating on group
work in your specific role as an IxD or UX designers?

I ask this question b/c when I look back on my work career there were very
few moments when I did work in a group.

18 Jun 2009 - 3:43pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Todd Warfel

The Business of Design [was: Shaun Inman's Fever]

On Jun 18, 2009, at 12:20 PM, Vishal Iyer wrote:

> That does not make business models a part of design. On the
> contrary, design is a part of the business model.

I fail to see how design can be a part of the business model w/o the
business model being part of Design. Not taking into account the
business model is a Design failure.

I think Jared Spool's talk on the Amazon is a perfect example. The
fact that Amazon is able to turn inventory 25 days faster than it's
credit line, floating cash, making interest instead of paying interest
is by Design.

24 Jan 2006 - 6:14am
Dave Malouf

Pixar @ the MoMA & prototyping b/c we design time.

Hey there fellow designers,

I wanted to encourage anyone who is in or near the NYC area, to make your
way to the Museum of Modern Art's exhibit, Pixar: 20 Years of Animation.


The exhibit is fun for anyone who appreciates these movies, but for
designers it is also a stark telling of the design process they use and
tells a story for us to think about emulating.

11 Nov 2008 - 11:15pm
Joel Flom

[Event] IxDA Brisbane's November Face to Face, 25 November, 6:30 pm

Come join us for our last IxDA Brisbane Face to Face before the New Year.
Joel Flom will be presenting "The value of an interaction".

Tuesday, 25 November, 6:30 pm

Stamford Plaza Hotel's Pavilion Bar (upstairs area above main bar)


Presentation Description:
Have you ever delivered a usability-

23 Jul 2010 - 10:26am
4 years ago
1 reply
Marty DeAngelo

Creating Interactive PDFs - Need help

I've written a usability report that I converted from Word to a PDF (based on limited tools I have to work with), but wanted to add some interactive elements in it -- namely the ability (1) to show larger images and (2) play embedded videos from a link.  Unfortunately, despite the limited tutorials I've found and Adobe's mediocre help content, I haven't been able to figure out how to do it, and was hoping someone else has done something like this.

15 Mar 2004 - 2:14pm
Aaron Oppenheimer

[JOB] product behavior designer at Design Continuum, Boston MA

Please DO NOT respond to me directly. Thanks!


Design Continuum is seeking candidates for a product behavior design position. Continuum develops a wide range of products, from home electronics to medical products to software applications, and the successful applicant will contribute to the behavior and interfaces for a variety of platforms with widely varying constraints.

14 Apr 2009 - 2:23am
Fredrik Ampler

JOB - Swedish: interaktionsdesigner + chef till Svenska spel i Visby

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