Discussion Archive

4 Mar 2009 - 2:48pm
5 years ago
18 replies
Angel Anderson

Is social networking doomed to frivolity?

Recenlyt I engaged in a discussion about the types of interpersonal
interactions that occur on social networking sites.

30 Oct 2005 - 12:08pm
Stacy Surla

IA Summit Deadline Extended 11-15

The IA Summit Call for Papers has been extended to November 15.

We are seeking proposals for presentations, case studies, panels,
posters, and pre-conference workshops for the 2006 Information
Architecture Summit. For the first time we have added a peer-reviewed
research session type, and we encourage submissions highlighting IA
research or theory. Go to http://www.iasummit.org/2006/call.htm for
information and to submit.

We welcome submissions from practitioners, academics, and students.

11 Oct 2009 - 7:50pm

IxDA New York Fall Workshop, Sat. Oct. 17 - Just a few seats left

Just a few seats left for our fall workshop! Join IxDA for a
double-bill workshop on Saturday, October 17th at LBi IconNicholson’s
offices in the historic Puck Building. Whether you’re a strategist,
designer, developer or stakeholder in an organization charged with
innovation, this hands-on dynamic workshop is for anyone involved in the
ideation, design or development of a website, application, or mobile
Cost for the event is $35, which covers the registration fee, workshop
materials, and refreshments.

24 Sep 2009 - 6:00pm
Austin Brown

Interaction '10 Conference iPhone app. survey Requesting your input

Hey everyone,

My name is Austin Brown. I am a Senior Industrial Design Student at
Savannah College of Art & Design, and minoring in Interaction Design.

My group and I are working on creating an iPhone app for the
Interaction '10 Conference as a project in our Interactive Product
Design class. We want the conference and the app to be all about you
all, so we need your input.

The survey is meant to be a breeze, so don't think to hard about it,
and definitely don't work too hard on it. We're not looking for
statistically meaningful results so much as opnions, feelings, ideas,

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.

6 Jun 2011 - 1:26pm

Contest-based user research?

Hi all,

I'm a UX research intern at TechSmith (makers of Camtasia, SnagIt, and Jing), and I've been working on more research on screencast viewers and consumers and their experiences, as opposed to just on our users, who generally create the content. To try and research common negatives experiences within screencasts, I've been trying something new and worked on the TechSmith Terrible Screencast Contest (http://visuallounge.techsmith.com/2011/06/techsmith_terrible_screencast.html).

8 Aug 2008 - 10:52am
6 years ago
3 replies
Jay Morgan

Silverlight pattern library

This post is to request that M$ make a (public) pattern library for
Silverlight. And, to ask that if someone knows of one they can share it with

The problem so far: I'm researching Silverlight and the substantial part of
it seems to be buried in *applications that require install*. I do not have
admin rights in M$ Vista, so I cannot see the work, thus I cannot evaluate
it, thus I cannot share it, and it is not easy for my team to make the case
for working with it.

I remember years ago when I could simply go to the MSDN section for Common
Controls and share those proto-design patterns.

13 Oct 2004 - 2:26am
10 years ago
4 replies
Narey, Kevin

Auto-tabbing in web apps


I came across an interesting conflict recently where two users fed back
completely contradicting views on auto tabbing in one of our web

One found it very usable - and the other was ripping there hair out with

I personally find it useful (i.e. on online banking applications for sort
codes) because I usually have an equal usage in apps of both mouse and
keyboard and therefore tend to keep track of the focus. However, the users
who dislike this and find it counter-intuitive predominantly use the
keyboard and therefore through standard tabbing usage (i.e.

1 Sep 2008 - 2:27pm
Richard I. Anderson

interactions magazine, September+October 2008

Just published:
interactions magazine, September+October 2008

(Welcome) Interactions: We're Not in Kansas Anymore
Richard Anderson, Jon Kolko

Section: The Importance of Personal Relationships

Experiential Aesthetics: A Framework for Beautiful Experiences
Uday Gajendar

Intimate Interactions: Online Representation and Software of the Self
Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell

(Sustainably Ours) Personal Inventories in the Context of
Sustainability and Interaction Design
William Odom, Eli Blevis, Erik Stol

9 Jan 2010 - 8:46pm
Jonathan Cohen

NYCUPA presents Jared Spool at Bloomberg: Revealing Design Treasures from The Amazon: 1/19 at 6PM

Register at http://nycupa.org

1/19, Tuesday
6:00-7:00: Networking and Refreshments
7:00-7:15: Announcements
7:15-8:30: Presentation and Q&A
8:30-9:30: More Networking and Refreshments

Bloomberg L.P., 731 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

On its surface, Amazon.com just seems like a large e-commerce site,
albeit a successful one.