Discussion Archive

2 Apr 2007 - 7:17am
Scott Weiss

International Visits: Meet Susan Dray

Pam Migliore wrote to the ixdg list with a query (below) about international
customer visits. I've had the pleasure of knowing Susan Dray and David
Siegel of Dray & Associates for nearly twenty years. They are incredibly
experienced with international usability research and have been teaching
about it at CHI and UPA for as long as I know them.

30 Sep 2010 - 8:08am
Adrian Howard

Re: [IxDA] The PERFECT interaction or experience designer's workspace

My personal preferences (mostly built around what I've seen work well :-)

On 30 Sep 2010, at 11:56, John Gibbard wrote: [snip] > Some feeder questions > * Beyond whiteboards, what creative spaces do you like to work from/within?

Personally I like spaces where the majority of people are sitting and working together around a project, with a few separate private spaces for people to go off and take phone calls or work individually.

> * Are clear-desk policies stiffling to creativity?

I'd say yes.

9 Apr 2008 - 10:51pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Committing changes to a database

Hi everyone

I am currently reviewing a desktop (i.e. NOT web) application that
involves mostly viewing and changing records in a database (via a
nice GUI front end).

In some places, changes are "committed" as soon as you enter them, a
bit like how Microsoft Access operates.

4 Jun 2008 - 1:42pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Dan Brown

Customer Conversations & White Label Products

Modern web marketing and design strategies suggest that online products
should be highly responsive to customer feedback. Sites like
GetSatisfaction.com further escalate and highlight conversations about
products, encouraging companies to actively participate in them. Ultimately,
the point is to narrow the communications gap between a company and its

Here, then, is a logistical question: what if your product is

2 Jun 2011 - 6:09am
4 years ago
1 reply

A different approach

Touch screen application interfaces have been following a common frame design for quite sometime now.
When i got an oppurtunity to work on couple of similar projects, 1st thing i did was i started observing the way people interact with the devices. I went through most of the similar applications.
As i was going through, lot of questions came in my mind. Few were like.

1. Technology has grown so much, isn't the practice of interaction with it also has grown?

19 Sep 2005 - 9:05am
Kristen Groh

JOB: IA position, VSA Partners, Chicago

VSA Partners has an immediate opening for an Information Architect.

19 Dec 2007 - 10:23am

[EVENT] IxDA Waterloo F2F December 19: Roger Martin on Design Thinking

It's tomorrow, folks! The Waterloo F2F is hosting Roger Martin who'll be
giving a repeat performance of a talk he delivered at Yahoo in November.
Details to be had on our blog at:


5:00 to 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 19
Accelerator Centre
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Design Thinking: The Next Competitive Advantage

Two fundamental kinds of thinking co-exist and often collide in business
organizations: analytical thinking and design thinking.

21 Nov 2003 - 1:18pm
Juhan Sonin

RealWorld HF/Design Question

Car blinker light remains on after you shut engine off and leave car.
This was designed by BMW Mini.

Upon returning to my car from a short errand, I notice my right brake
light and turn signals were on (solid light, not blinking). No other
lights were on in or around the car. I got in the car and hit the
brakes to potentially unlock the lights; I thought it could have been a
software error. The lights stayed on. I turned the car engine on and
off: no change, lights still on.

20 Aug 2007 - 2:37pm
8 years ago
9 replies

what about user stories

met with some agile programmers and learned about 'user stories'.
wanted to know what everyone around here thinks about them...

warm regards
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12 May 2006 - 8:45am
9 years ago
6 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Folksonomy v/s Taxonomy

In my case, I need to categorize user created lists of places/
organizations. I can either have user defined categories or use tags.

My obvious concern with tags is that the use of synonyms can potentially
fracture the usefulness of the data and creation of meta-noise. For Eg.
if the users are creating a list of high-schools- they could be
potentially tagged as schools, school, educational institution etc. But
it does work well in Flickr/delicious etc.

So..when do I use one over the other?