Discussion Archive

21 Apr 2004 - 5:51pm
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Beth Mazur
2003

The Umbrella, Heller's comments on "A rose by any other name"

At 7:57 PM +0100 4/21/04, kjnarey wrote:
>I was under the impression that the 'umbrella' was decided collectively as
>'interaction design' - hence the gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse brood
>we communicate with on this list.

Not for me. This gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse IxD brood may be filling
in a hole that isn't served by an existing organization, but from my perspective
it is more on a par with AIfIA...a group that has both "big" and "little"
aspects to it.

12 Jan 2009 - 10:22am
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7 years ago
8 replies
amitrpatil
2008

Best Country for IxD

Hello Everyone,

Interaction design as most of us know is not understood by everyone. However
if we look relatively, the term is well understood in some countries while
other places its completely absent even on corporates.Although many firms
must be practicing IxD under different names. Considering a global
atmosphere, which countries do you think have advanced in this domain.

Thanks,
Amit

13 Feb 2008 - 3:59am
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8 years ago
2 replies
timyeo
2007

Interaction Design, Ethnography and User Experience Conferences/Workshops: Recommendations?

Hi all.

I'm responsible for innovating and testing the user experience of
consumer electronics (e.g. TVs, DVD Recorders, DVD Players etc).

One of my company's perks is a sponsored annual training budget for
every employee.

I'm looking for upcoming conferences/workshops dealing with
Interaction Design, Ethnography and/or User Experience.

It was a pity that I missed Interaction 08; that would've been a great
event to attend.

I work in Asia but international conferences are a possibility.

Can anyone recommend any conferences/workshops that I can attend?

Thanks.

Tim..

15 Jul 2008 - 9:01am
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Fred Beecher
2006

Is Google trying to use human intelligence to improve search results?

Hi all,

Aiding my wife in playing around with a dream, I searched for "france
immigration" in Google. I got the following result set:

http://tinyurl.com/6pzdd7

If you've ever searched for immigration info, you know that it's very
difficult to actually get government info. The companies that help you
obtain work permits, etc. crowd the top results. Google appears to be trying
to mitigate this by prompting searchers to suggest better results.

Look at the bottom left of the screenshot...

21 Oct 2008 - 3:20pm
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Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

Bruno Latour on Design

Hi Everybody,

Since there was a little talk of bringing some more academic
discussion to the list I thought I'd share a great article by Bruno
Latour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Latour)

http://tinyurl.com/6qr477 (warning, PDF)

It is a keynote that he delivered at the Network of Design conference.
I haven't even finished reading it entirely, but already it's really
interesting stuff..

Also, in doing some background reading on Latour I found out a little
about his Actor-Network Theory
(

8 May 2006 - 3:11pm
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Kyle Pero
2005

REMINDER: Philly ACM SIGCHI Meeting, 5/11, 6pm, The PHICHI Debate!

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**

THIS IS A REMINDER THAT THE PHICHI DEBATE IS THIS THURSDAY NIGHT!

What: PHICHI May Meeting - The PHICHI Debate

When: Thursday, May 11th
Refreshments & Networking: 6pm-6:30pm
Presentation: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Where:
UPenn Campus
Houston Hall - Gaulkin Room, 223
3417 Spruce Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Take any stairway to the 2nd floor and follow the signs.

Map of Houston Hall:
http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/mapsBldgs/view_

3 Mar 2009 - 1:35pm
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7 years ago
5 replies
Celeste Cefalu
2007

Video autoplay

Good Morning Ixda!

Working on a project for a business who relies heavily on video autoplay to
drive up video views and ad inventory. As a UCD practitioner, I wholly
believe in my heart of hearts that more is lost than gained in turning
people away from the site based on the aggravation and annoyance of
autoplay. I'm attempting to build a case that removing autoplay will incease
visits, page views, and time spent metrics in the long run. Additionally,
the business will have a better understanding of content consumed by site
visitors by providing an on demand experience.

6 Jul 2009 - 8:02am
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Andy Howard
2009

[JOB] : Junior Information Architect / User Experience Designer - Edinburgh, UK - Permanent

We're looking for a junior information architect / user experience
designer to join Bunnyfoot Edinburgh. We're a user centred design
agency (particularly skilled with usability testing), we work with
friendly clients and have some stellar projects in the works. Recent
work by Bunnyfoot UK includes http://www.vhiphotels.co.uk/ , and up
here at Bunnyfoot Edinburgh we're working on some interesting stuff
right now.

25 Jun 2009 - 2:12pm
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7 years ago
9 replies
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jstanford
2003

infographics

Does anyone on this list have the skillset to design really neat
infographics? For example the sorts of things that are on this site:

_____________________________________________________

Julie Stanford
Principal, Sliced Bread Design

650-969-0400 x706

13 Sep 2004 - 12:37pm
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Elizabeth Buie
2004

Behaviour undone -- The fatal inversion in IxDs definition

For some reason, in considering whether the user is acting on a symbol or
on the object for which it stands, I am reminded of Alice and the White
Knight. See http://homepages.tcp.co.uk/~nicholson/alice.html

(In his notes on this section, Martin Gardner in _The_Annotated_Alice_
speculates that Caroll was having a bit of fun with us.