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14 Oct 2009 - 9:02am
Gustavo Gawry

Interaction South America - November 26th, 27th and 28th, in São Paulo - Brazil

The IxDA is pleased to announce the 1st regional conference
of Interaction Design Association (IxDA): Interaction’09 | South America.

The Interaction’09 | South America will happen
on 26, 27 and 28 November at 9 am to 18 pm, in São Paulo.

The event aims to present and discuss the main lines of research in
interaction design, promote the network among professionals in the
community, presenting and promoting the discipline in many circles of
knowledge: design, computer science, architecture, indicating that
interdisciplinarity and plurality of views are the way we act.

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9 Jan 2007 - 7:52pm

First Annual PhillyCHI Design Slam, January 25, 2007

Hey, everybody. Please join us for our first ever PhillyCHI Design
Slam. Teams will be given a tough design problem and a crazy
deadline, but fun will be had by all. We promise!

Dave Cooksey, PhillyCHI Chair

2007 PhillyCHI Design Slam
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2006
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Levine 307, UPenn Campus 3301 Walnut, Philadelphia PA
Directions: Here is a map of the building: http://

Design a Solution
PhillyCHI invites you to join in the Philadelphia region's first
annual Design Slam.

22 Feb 2008 - 2:08pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Barbara Ballard

Years 1 and 2 [was: Where are all the designers?]

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Mary Austin-Keller
<uxlists at maryaustin-keller.com> wrote:
> I think this is a serious problem with both our area and the general
> software industry. There are so few junior job postings. Most are for 3-5
> years or more. Yet, how do you get those 3-5 years without year 1! Yes, I
> have 3-5 years experience, but I think we all are doing ourselves a
> disservice by not hiring junior folks.

19 May 2009 - 9:47am
5 years ago
11 replies
Dave Malouf

Undergraduate Curriculum in HCI

I'll bite.

I run the *MINOR* in interaction design here at Savannah College of
Art & Design.

Bill Moggridge recently came out and said that a major as an
undergrad in IxD is not valuable at this time. That the requirements
of the form giving design programs should include IxD in it. And I
can't agree more!

To this point, if you aren't at a design school you will not be
learning to design. You'll be learning how to research, how to
evaluate and how to engineer, but not design.

1 Dec 2006 - 9:34am
8 years ago
1 reply
Soo Basu

categorising tags?

Is it a good practice to categorise tags?

as far as i know, tags are meant to be non-linear. del.icio.us has 2 ways to
organize tags - alphabetically and by frequency.
I was surprised to see MSN organizing tags by grouping them under

doesn't that totally go against the whole concept of tags?


25 Aug 2008 - 5:56pm
Shannon Caddigan

JOB: Senior Interaction Designer: SF Bay Area: Brook Vanderford: Full Time

Title: Senior Interaction Designer
Location: SF Bay Area - 30 minutes from SF
Compensation: Low 100's DOE + stock

A progressive mobile-technology company is searching for a Senior
Interaction Designer to join its creative team and focus on user
interface design and usability.

17 Nov 2006 - 4:26pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Mark Canlas

Final Fantasy XII Gambits (Semi-Autonomous Processes)

My second foray into creating a thread. This time, about video games.

Video game developer Square Enix recently released Final Fantasy XII for the
PlayStation 2. It, compared to similar games in its RPG genre, sports a new
battle system called Gambits. Essentially, these Gambits are like
programmers' if-statements that help the video game player automate certain
aspects of their play.

Games traditionally of this genre have two parties, the enemies and you. The
enemies, controlled by the game, attack you.

8 Jan 2010 - 3:18am
5 years ago
2 replies
R. Groot

How real and valuable is "above the fold" real estate?

First off: all the best wishes for this new year. Lets make it a usable one.

-- Situation sketch --
Some clients (as well as some graphic designers) I work with still talk
about "above the fold" real estate. They seem to see this as a somewhat
measurable space (in pixels) and tribute a lot of value to it.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:03pm
8 years ago
7 replies

Designing complex search pages


I am seeking a solution to a complex search page.

13 Jan 2014 - 7:54pm

Senteo's Customer Experience Specialist certification - anyone knows more?

Greetings all,

A coworker is wondering about the value of a "Customer Experience Specialist three-day certification course" offered by a company called Senteo.


Might this be a good way for a non-UX trained professional to absorb lots of information and be a better manager of teams that include trained UX folks? Does anyone have experience with Senteo or their workshops?

Thanks in advance for any first- or second-hand info,