Discussion Archive

4 Apr 2006 - 7:02am
Jared M. Spool

Informal Cocktail Hour: Seattle & San Francisco


[Apologies for any duplication]

As Christine Perfetti and I wind our way through the 2006 UIE Roadshow, we
find ourselves this week in Seattle and San Francisco.

22 Apr 2006 - 4:41am

IxDA/UXnet Dinner at CHI - Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 pm

Hello Everyone

If you're attending CHI or live in Montreal, we hope you will join us for dinner.

Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 7:30 pm
Place: Buonanotte Bar * Ristorante
3518 St.-Laurent
Old Montreal

We're aware that the CHI Job Fair may detain some of you and are planning a leisurely dinner, so expect a second wave of people to arrive at the restaurant once the Job Fair is over.

The restaurant is about a 10-minute walk from the Palais des Congres.

14 Sep 2011 - 1:25pm
Austin Govella

[Local] Reminder: Houston UX meet-n-greet TONIGHT, Wed, Sep 14

Don't forget. We're kicking off the IxDA local group in Houston tonight with a UX meet-n-greet at the Nouveau Antique Art Bar.

Full info is on the website:
* http://houstonexperiencedesign.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wed-sep-14-back-to-school-meet-n-greet/

We'll have free drinks, book giveaways courtesy of Rosenfeld Media, and a jolly good time. Come out and meet your fellow locals.

We'll be there from 5:30 to about 8:00pm, so stop by after work.


Austin Govella
User Experience

3 Jan 2006 - 6:37pm
9 years ago
7 replies
Dan Saffer

Computers in Things

On Jan 3, 2006, at 10:51 AM, Josh Seiden wrote:

>His claim is that *in the absence of interaction
>design* the nature of microprocessors combined with
>the nature of engineering-centric approaches will
>always produce a system in which the computer-like
>properties dominate.

I'm not sure I'd agree entirely with that. As a simple example, those
birthday cards that sing have a microprocessor and a sensor in them, to make
it play when it opens.

24 Feb 2010 - 5:42pm

JOB multiple UI jobs at TiVo Inc, Alviso, CA

Rather than send out a bunch of individual messages...

We have four positions open at our San Jose, CA office.

29 Aug 2008 - 8:49am
6 years ago
1 reply
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA --Topic: Cultural Probes --Wed Sep 10th

Hello fellow Chicagoans,

Please join us on Wednesday, Sep 10th for our next Chicago IxDA gathering!

Polly Greathouse will be presenting a talk on remote research titled
Cultural Probes. Here is a summary below:

Remote research techniques to empower people to share what really matters,
just in time

When we need to understand real-time, deeply personal experiences observing
from a distance adds value to research. Businesses, design planners and
product designers hunger for revelations about what people really do and why
they do it.

2 Feb 2010 - 7:37pm
Darren Ellis

Concurrent user restrictions in web sites. Examples, please!

Anyone out there have good examples of sites that limit the number of
concurrent users at a given time?

For example, if the restriction is set to a single user per account
at a time, then two users cannot access the site with the same
account during the same period of time.

I'm interested in the experience each user faces (doesn't face)
when the second log-in is attempted, and what each user might
experience as a result of that attempt.


20 Dec 2010 - 10:15pm
4 years ago
7 replies
Richard Carson

Marketing vs. Interaction Research

I'm trying to focus on designing a new product. I think some research would be needed in order to create and plan out some essential aspects for the design. I'm not sure where I should start, but the company I work for uses marketing research. Can marketing handle and does it cover all the aspects of the research required to create products? People talk about research a lot here, so it must be important, but isn't that the job of the marketer?

23 Aug 2007 - 3:16pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Mark Schraad

Feature-driven development vs user-centered

Good stuff.

One more observations... the feature driven design is typically the tactic of market followers and sometimes the short sighted market leader. Most times, market leaders understand that they must add capabilities (read as the benefits of those features) and not just bells and whistles.

11 Oct 2010 - 8:59am
4 years ago
1 reply
Sheri Ouellette

Re: [IxDA] Auto Play: Need Research to Back Up Why It's Bad for User Experience

----- Original Message ----- From: ixdaor@host.ixda.org To: Sheri Ouellette Sent: Sat Sep 11 03:25:41 2010 Subject: Re: [IxDA] Auto Play: Need Research to Back Up Why It's Bad for User Experience

IMHO, I don't think "trying to teach people" is a best attitude. Whether a
design element work or not really depends on the context.