Discussion Archive

28 Apr 2004 - 8:10pm
10 years ago
2 replies

Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects ofinteraction design)

Molly wrote:
> I'll recommend Mike Kuniavsky's book, Observing the User Experience.

It's an excellent book, but it's not about interaction design, just
user-centered design methodologies.

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

28 Aug 2007 - 8:02am
Faith Peterson

Wherefore design [WAS Prioritizing design in successful, legacy applications]

Russell thought some of you gentle listfolk might wish to comment on
one/more of these themes from a comment I posted over at his blog reacting
to the question of software design's value, especially if designers slow
down application developers. I'm looking forward to reactions.

1. design and "handy-ness" of software tools

2. design as communication

3. design, speed, and trust


17 Nov 2004 - 2:08pm
9 years ago
5 replies

Magnifier interface

For screenshots, everyone uses a smaller image that clicks open to a
magnified/full view. Here's an interface approach I'd never seen before:


Nullius in Verba

24 Nov 2011 - 3:01pm
Jay Rogers

Sydney IXDA chapter forming

We're starting a Sydney Chapter!  Be a founding member!

We're meeting 13 December at Atlassian Headquarters on Sussex to talk about meeting format, frequency, activities, and service positions.



10 Feb 2010 - 6:31pm

A New Interaction Design Educational Program


I'm pleased to announce a new educational institution, focused on
interaction design and social entrepreneurship. We are presently
accepting applications for September, 2010.

Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design
and design education. This transformation occurs through the
development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social
and humanitarian problems.

20 May 2008 - 10:29am
Pat Barford

getting into a master's program when you havepoorundergraduate grades?

Hi again Michael,

Mike Z makes some great points in his post and reminded me that in fact
I was accepted on a conditional basis. Mike also makes suggests getting
in touch with people in the department. Great idea. Get someone on your
side. They may not be able to get you in, but it always helps to have
an advocate and someone who can suggest possibilities for getting what
you want. It's true that schools and their staff want people who are
truly interested in what they offer. It is doable.

You story sounds very familiar.

16 Jan 2008 - 8:43am
6 years ago
4 replies

Training methods/training materials?

Hi folks,

My boss has asked me to do some usability training sessions for our
development team. Obviously this is a good thing, he wants them to be
thinking of the tools available to them and how they can utilize me better.
I would have to present to a group of about 25-40 people. They will be
developers and QA people mostly.

Can anyone share what they have done in the past in this regard?

3 Oct 2006 - 4:08am
7 years ago
14 replies
Chris McLay

How far have we come?

I just had a strange coincidental moment I thought it appropriate to

I'm re-reading a paper by Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, "Designing
interaction, not interfaces." 2004 http://doi.acm.org/

In this paper he basically argues for HCI to become Interaction
Design (I'm simplifying).

21 Jan 2006 - 11:39am
Peter Boersma

For those interested in the convergence of art and

David Heller said:
> It would be great if more studios afforded themselves this type of
> exploration and focus.
> Do people know of studios doing this type of work in the IxD space,
> Industrial Design space.

In Amsterdam, The Netherlands, there's Mediamatic:

They've organized workshops on RFID and Mobtagging, and designed an online
monument for the Dutch Jewish community. I believe they also hosted an
edition of BarCamp late last year.

25 Apr 2006 - 3:17pm
Cindy Alvarez

San Francisco /May 4 - AJAX Basics with Alex Russell

This may be of interest to some of you...

AJAX Basics with Alex Russell

Alex Russell will outline the basics of Ajax, exploring terms,
technologies and tools. Ajax is the next step of the web's evolution
towards more
responsive applications, like Google Maps and Google Suggest. Join us in
getting a firm grounding in the fundamentals of this technology, one which
is quickly taking the web by storm.

International expert Ajax programmer Alex Russell shares with us an
overview of the basics of Ajax, exploring the terms, technologies and