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2 Dec 2005 - 6:23pm
Kevin Cheng

Do UX designers suffer from too much naval gazing? (eom)

Kevin Cheng (KC)
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27 Jun 2009 - 11:13pm
3 years ago
1 reply
keyur sorathia

Call for papers: 'Designing for Children' at IDC, IIT Bombay India, 2 - 6 February 2010

* <http://www.designingforchildren.net/>*

Designing for Children

- With focus on ‘Play + Learn’

2-6 February 2010

at IDC, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

The international conference ‘Designing for Children’ with focus on 'Play +
Learn' is scheduled to be held at Mumbai, India in Feb 2010 and is being
hosted by the Industrial Design Centre (IDC), at the Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT) Bombay, Mumbai.

This international event is aimed at deliberations and discussions
concerning design issues related to ch

25 Apr 2008 - 2:31pm
edson rufino de...

differences in perception of blind people and with othe disabilities.

hi folks,

i want to know if there are books and other references about the
differences in perception of blind people and with othe disabilities.
can anyone help me?

best regards,

edson rufino de souza, msc.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
design and accessibility
tel: +55-21-86301300

8 Mar 2011 - 1:02am
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28 Sep 2007 - 9:52pm
6 years ago
13 replies
Omri Eliav

Firs time in the USA

Hi All,

I think there was a reverse topic before (?).
Anyway, I'm going for the first time to meet users in the USA.

Issues of course are language and culture. (I'm not a native english
speaker, and my culture... well... you don't want to know :-)

I have experience with european countries (previous jobs), where I
felt we sort of met in the middle, most of the times.

Is it important while dealing with highly technical audience (SW
developers ;-)
Are there really any cultural differences these days?

What's your advice to make it successful?

- Omri

20 Jan 2005 - 8:47am
Lada Gorlenko

Innovation in design (was: RFID and other fads)

Here is something to look into, for anyone who cares about having
an inventor's mind - TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving),
a methodology for creative engineering design developed in the
1960s. This is one of the great timeless things, similar to
McLuhan's "Understanding media" and Ashby's "Introduction to
cybernetics". TRIZ has a fairly solid background - it took
200,000 patents to analyse to discover and describe how innovation
takes place.

6 Apr 2009 - 7:36am
5 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

Google Android

Are there user experience design guidelines for Android application? I was looking on the android developer site and didn't find any.


21 Feb 2005 - 12:18pm
9 years ago
6 replies
FelcanSmith, Mark

To sort or not to sort

I'm reviewing designs for a search feature. My question is regarding the
search results...the design has the results coming back in a table/grid
format. Columns contain Title/Description, Subtype/Date, and File Type.

I initially was reviewing the wireframes for consistency w/ the
application this feature will be integrated with, and not necessarily at
the context of use of this feature. I came back w/ a recommendation to
include sortability on the results table.

5 Jul 2007 - 7:39pm
7 years ago
2 replies

Where would you rather be? (was Contract Rates)

We pay $75/hr for a usability engineer quasi interaction designer in Philly.
I do the actual graphic/web design work (putting everything together,
providing living prototypes for him to test). Of course, we're a
non-technical industry (healthcare) and have other UCD folks on staff, but
he tells me we're in his low range.

Please smack me if this type of discussion is off-limits here...

On a similar note, I'm pondering a move, and wondering whether freelancing,
finding a design agency, or a full-time position is better.

19 Oct 2006 - 3:50pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Designing the Obvious, coming to a bookshelf near you

If you're interested in finding new sources of debate and lively
conversation, you might pick up a copy of my new book, released today,
called Designing the Obvious. It discusses guiding principles of web
application design, but does so by pointing out concrete examples and
talking about how to reproduce the qualities that make web apps great.

The term "interaction design" is mentioned exactly once, on the second to
last page of the book ... I think.