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25 May 2010 - 11:21am

UX Summer School Workshops in Philadelphia June 18th


Announcing the UX Summer School Workshop

26 Jun 2007 - 8:48am
7 years ago
6 replies

Mental Model question restated

Maybe my earlier question didn't make much sense, so let me restate my
question. Here you can see a mental model of movie goers:


They call this an alignment diagram. Once they modeled the users thoughts
about movie going up top, they then aligned the proposed functionality of
the system to those models.

So the question(s) are:

1. Do any of you actually do this? If so, how helpful was it?

28 Feb 2007 - 8:59am
7 years ago
21 replies
Dave Malouf


For those of us designing Tablet based stuff, this might be really interesting:

Bumptop is a new interaction model for working with objects that we
keep on our desktop.

I find the "pliability" demonstrated in the demo to be quite high, and
the engagement factor of manipulating objects in such a "real" fashion
to also be high.

Check it out! And be sure to watch the whole thing. I didn't start
really liking it until I got towards the middle to end.

20 Jul 2004 - 12:18pm
Gerard Torenvliet

Does usability hinder innovation? (Was RE: ADMIN:)

Dan quoted Nico Macdonald who wrote:

> "Usability can be used to improve an innovation, but
> it can't drive innovation...Usability has come to dominate
> thinking about the design process...Too much user focus
> may be a barrier to innovation. Research is likely to tell us
> that users desire an improvement on something they
> already understand. Ask them if they would use a
> proposed innovation and they will say no - and then adopt
> it when they have seen its utility demonstrated.

25 Feb 2008 - 1:05am
6 years ago
1 reply
sajid saiyed

Was: What is Graphic Design?

Great idea.
for this I can't wait for interaction'09 :)
Lets do it now.


On Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:32:45, <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
> Jeff this is awesome! what about running a contest for the
> interaction09 where we challenge designers to use their craft to
> communicate what their practice is?
> -- dave
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

22 Jun 2008 - 12:03pm
William R. Hazlewood

Ambient Information Systems 2008: Journal Special Issue and Submission Deadline Extension

We have been invited to contribute a special issue on Ambient
Information Systems in the International Journal of Ambient Computing
and Intelligence (IJACI). The authors of the best papers submitted to
AIS2008 will be invited to submit extensions to their papers in this
special issue. Both short and long papers will be considered for inclusion.

With this news in mind we have decided to extend the deadline for
submission by 2 weeks to the 11th June.

14 Sep 2006 - 9:39am
Marc Resnick

CRM Usability


I have done some extensive work on CRM usability, including some full-day
short courses. I would be happy to send you some information.

22 Dec 2010 - 7:21am
3 years ago
7 replies

Role or Usage Based Personas

I recently saw an example of personas done from a usage occassion as opposed to being role based - so instead of "Mike - Salesperon" or "Tammy - Student", it was done from the perspective of segmentation of audience based on their usage, "Sam - loyal book buyer" or "Mary - occassional reader".

Is this just really a semantic difference??

24 Aug 2009 - 9:37am
Kyra Edeker

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA Austin Tues. August 25th 6:30 - 8:30 -- Abuse to Reuse: Why we hate use cases but shouldn't

Abuse to Reuse: Why we hate use cases but shouldn't
When: August 25, 2009 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
presentation begins at 7:00
Where: projekt202
908 E. 5th St.

31 Dec 2009 - 11:55am

JOB: Senior UI Developer, San Francisco, MTV Networks

Senior UI Developer - AddictingGames.com division of MTV Networks

Are you a dynamic, creative, User Interface Developer? Can you client
side technologies and user facing portions of our AddictingGames and
many other sites? Can you be mindful of building widgets and
functionality that can be ported to those sites? Do you also possess an
understanding of server side technology? Can you produce flawless code
and also research, plan, estimate tasks, quality assure and deploy