Discussion Archive

8 Feb 2012 - 11:02am

How did you first get into interaction design?

I recently wrote a post about how I became an application designer. Originally I worked as sound designer/ editor for games in Los Angeles, and had a need for tool to help my colleagues and I on job, that I managed to design and develop.

16 Apr 2008 - 7:31pm

[EVENT] IxDA DC Social: Monday April 28

IxDA D.C. Face-2-Face Social: April 28, Cafe Citron, Dupont Circle

IxDA D.C. is throwing a Face-2-Face Social so we can meet in person for
drinks, socializing, and planning upcoming events based on user (you--the
community) research. As such, we will be gathering both qualitative and
quantitative data on the interests of the local IxDA & IA communities. We
might even craft some personas (using pictures from later in the evening) to
bring our archetypes to life.

So -- come one, come all to this April IxDA D.C. social event.

21 Apr 2008 - 2:58pm
7 years ago
6 replies

What to call The User?

We prefer the terms "person" or "customer" when referring to people who use our software in general, but I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for referring to them specifically?

For example, let's say you're offering two sets of information to customers, one set each for new and existing users.

8 Aug 2008 - 1:23am
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: freelance IA, asap for 2+ months, UX-agency (JWG)

Hey IxDAers,

New Yorkers take pride in their city, and that includes its venerable
transportation system---a historic symbol of commerce, industry, connection,
and a rapidly changing and modernizing world.

Here's your chance to be a part of its history, and its future!

A well-known, midsized NYC-based consultancy is looking for an Information
Architect to come in ASAP for 2+ months to work on a redesign of Port
Authority sites, incuding airports, PATH trains, bridges and tunnels. There
are 4,000 pages to distill in to 15 templates.

10 Jul 2008 - 10:36am
Boston IxDA

Call for submissions for Boston CHI 2009


The first deadline for the CHI2009 conference is coming up fast (July

18 for workshops and tutorials).

I'm the co-chair of the User Experience and Usability portion of the

CHI 2009 conference and am inviting both design and usability

colleagues to submit proposals for next year's CHI conference. We

would like to have a strong New England representation at CHI 2009 in

Boston so if you have any ideas and want to kick them around, you can

contact me or the User Experience and Usability Co-chairs at the email

at the end of this message.

16 May 2007 - 12:49pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Mark Bardsley

Is there a common name for the collection of media player controls?


Is there a common name for the collection of buttons usually near the
bottom of media players? I am speaking of FFW, RWD, Play, etc. for apps
like iTunes and Windows Media Player. The name I am looking for should
describe the entire collection of buttons. The first that came to mind
was "media player controls" but I am fairly certain I just made that up.


Mark Bardsley

31 Dec 2009 - 11:13am
5 years ago
8 replies
Hugh Griffith

PINs for passwords

Out of curiousity, does any know why we aren't using PIN numbers as internet
passwords? A huge percentage of people already have a banking PIN, and
they're much easier to remember. If they're secure enough to protect our
bank accounts, why aren't they good enough for the web?

I'm sure there's a reason out there, I just haven't heard it yet. (And
Google gives me nada.)

Hugh Griffith
User Interface Designer

23 Jul 2009 - 4:20pm
Erin Myers

[JOB] Mid-level User Experience Lead, Washington, DC, Full Time

Threespot User Experience Leads are responsible for defining successful high-level strategies, as well as tactical solutions, for client projects including multimedia, print, social media strategies, web sites, web-based applications, and technology solutions.

UX Leads gather, define, and clarify clients' business objectives, brand, and audiences, and translate this understanding into documentation that defines the "big idea' and guiding creative vision that will shape the entire project.

Because our process at Threespot is fundamentally collaborative, UX Leads must be able to work inde

30 Dec 2009 - 4:36pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Mabel Ney

Conferences for UX of Medical Devices and EMR

Can anyone suggest a good conference focusing on usability and UX of
medical devices/electronic medical records?


10 Jun 2008 - 7:28am
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UPA June Meeting: Speed Networking & Topic Discussions - Wednesday June 25th, 6:00 PM

NH UPA is trying a new and fun meeting format for June. We're calling
the meeting format NH UPA Speed Networking - similar to speed dating,
but obviously with a different goal in mind!

All those attending the meeting will have the chance to speak with
others in a one-on-one or small group format for a short period of
time before rotating to meet with others. This will be more than just
small talk, though. After a quick introduction, the discussion will
focus on specific topics of interest relating to usability and design.