Discussion Archive

10 Jan 2007 - 12:02am

Rugged/industrial handheld portable input devices?

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone out there might have a line on research or
data involving the effectiveness of portable (handheld) input devices
(keypads, joysticks, trackballs) for use in rugged environments,
often by users wearing thick gloves. Any technology comparisons,
human factors/ergonomics research would be very helpful.

22 Sep 2008 - 2:57pm
Kate Rutter

[EVENT] Free event in SF, Tue 9/23 @ 6:00pm : Solving problems and selling ideas with pictures

Hello, IxDs and information junkies:

If you're in SF this week, join us at this free event. Dan's approach to
information design is easy, smart and fun.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:44am
Itamar Medeiros

[worth reading] "Future of Making" Map, by the INSTITUTE OF THE FUTURE

"Two future forces, one mostly social, one mostly technological, are
intersecting to transform how goods, services, and experiences—the
"stuff" of our world—will be designed, manufactured, and distributed
over the next decade. An emerging do-it-yourself culture of "makers"
is boldly voiding warranties to tweak, hack, and customize the
products they buy. And what they can't purchase, they build from
scratch. Meanwhile, flexible manufacturing technologies on the horizon
will change fabrication from massive and centralized to lightweight
and ad hoc.

10 Nov 2011 - 12:27am
4 years ago
1 reply
Jeremy Yuille

2012 Student Design Challenge is open for entries

Thomson Reuters and the IxDA are very pleased to announce the launch of our 2012 Student Design Challenge!

Entries are open now, and close on December 5, 2011. Be in the running to win a scholarship to Interaction 12 in Dublin, and take part in an exciting design challenge around the future of news.

20 Oct 2004 - 6:43pm
11 years ago
1 reply

NextD Journal

I've been getting the NextD Journal email notifications via email for some
months now. Once in a while, I'll go read an article or two. But they tend
to be a bit meandering and fuzzy for me. Is anybody else reading NextD
Journal? Am I missing anything substantial by not paying it more attention?


Nullius in Verba

31 Mar 2009 - 10:29am
Sean Pook

JOB:Freelance Icon Designer; Germany; Recruiter; Contract

Ideal Experience: Graphic design, icon design, mobile visual design, interaction design

2-3 month contract with my client who are pushing the boundaries of cross-platform Mobile interaction design design. They need the skills and experience of a veteran icon designer, preferably with mobile experience.

Candidates must have experience of developing large icon sets and a compelling portfolio to prove it.

Candidates will be working on site in the client's office.

23 Jul 2012 - 6:58pm

Registration OPEN for a special UX Boot Camp...on Alan Cooper's farm! (15% discount for IxDA members)

Hey folks,

We're excited to offer a 15% discount to IxDA members for a very special upcoming UX Boot Camp on Alan Cooper's 50-acre farm! This is an intensive UX training experience not to be missed. To get your discount, email Michael@cooper.com with this code: IXDAMemberUXB.


21 Aug 2008 - 10:00am
Oleh Kovalchuke

Legal advice on use of free web based tools?

The copyright restrictions do not permit use of images downloaded from the
web in company applications (this is understandable).
I wonder, if the same restrictions should apply to custom images created
with free web based tools.

The case:

I have made Ajaxie progress indicator at this website:
http://www.ajaxload.info/ (recommended, took me 1 min, many customization
Since it is a custom image, which I have made with custom colors, can I use
it in a corporate application?

Does the same rule apply, to text files created with Google Docs?
Does i

22 Feb 2007 - 12:24am
9 years ago
4 replies

Hospitals pick hi-tech clipboard

Thought this may interest the group:



Daniel Szuc
Principal Usability Consultant
Apogee Usability Asia Ltd
'Usability in Asia'

The Usability Toolkit - http://www.sitepoint.com/books/usability1/

12 Sep 2008 - 1:53pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: Freelance (onsite) for IA, UX Lead, Content Strategists (jr/sr/lead), UX-recruiter (JWG)

Hi IxDAers! Apologies for cross-post. These jobs are hot-cross-buns HOT.

Got a slew of freelance jobs from one of my longstanding interactive
advertising clients in Chelsea Markets----it's a good place to work--- very
UX-geared with some robust projects you can really sink your teeth into,
cool folks, interesting projects, and awesome location (all the cookies +
brownies you could possibly want are all downstairs, and there's a very open
+ airy store-and-restaurant downstairs too).