Discussion Archive

12 May 2011 - 7:30am

Stupid Pop-Up Windows you can't bypass unless...

I absolutely "hate it" when website throw me a pop-up window asking me to Sign-up when I don't even know one sliver or 'string' (from string theory) about them. Even worse there is no way to escape, refuse or close the darn thing.
Thanks. I'll never return again.

Please if you have ever done this, stop it.
It does not work! It just pisses people off! If you insist on doing it atlease give me a way to close or skip it.
I have seen similar insane tactics on some of those Daily Deals website.

Case in point:

3 Oct 2008 - 1:14pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Shaun Bergmann

Felt boards

In the initial stages of brainstorming design, specifically when it comes to
reactive changes to the interface, I'm commonly sketching boxes and buttons
on graph paper or a white board.

Then I started thinking about the playroom I had as a child, and we had a
big felt board down there with a large box of various different colours of
felt dogs, flowers, birds, trees etc.

21 May 2007 - 8:01am
Kyle Pero

NH UX Gathering! - Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 6:30 PM

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

Come out and join other UX professionals in the Seacoast NH, Southern NH,
and Southern ME regions for drinks and networking!

This will be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow usability
professionals, information architects, interaction designers, and other
professionals that fall under the User Experience umbrella to share
experiences and learn about job openings in the area.

This is the first of many networking events we expect to have in this area.
Our goal is to foster the growth of the local UX community and,

8 Jan 2010 - 1:01pm
Lisa Jacoby

Job Announcement: Staff User Interface Designer for Citrix Systems (Santa Clara, CA)

Staff User Interface Designer 7179

Company: Citrix Systems, Inc.

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Apply online:


The Staff User Interface Designer will work closely with user research, marketing, product management, and development teams to create a world class user experience for Citrix products.

11 Oct 2006 - 11:13am

Are interaction designers an elite class? The path to realising the dream

Thanks to google video, i'm able to film the launch of the long awaited book
from Richard Barbrook: the class of the new.

Do take the time to watch the vlog and and leave a message!!!!

*Richard Barbrook & Anthony introduces The Class of the New*
13 min 42 sec - 04-Oct-2006
*Description:* This is the introduction to the launch event of highly
acclaimed Richard Barbrook

5 Jul 2007 - 10:19am
John Ennis

JOB: Interaction Designer, Boston MA, Contract, RECRUITER

A major financial services company in Boston MA is looking for an
Interaction Designer to fill a key role on a very high profile project.
This is a 6+ month contract position.


Work in partnership with Web Usability Manager and the project team to
provide user experience perspective on a key web-based application. Create
and test designs, establish and adhere to style guidelines, and assist in
the creation of information architecture. Accomplish all of the above
through close, continual contact with end users while balancing business and
organizational needs.

1 Jul 2004 - 9:26am
11 years ago
8 replies
Greg Petroff

Flex and the Halo model

Anyone on the list used Macromedia Flex and the "Halo experience model"?

I am working on a project where we are either going to build our own visual
gui toolkit / interface spec in flash or adopt the Halo model with some
changes. Our development group can handle the server client relationship
of things usining jsp's or the flex model. What I am trying to acertain is
if we can reduce the amount of custom "gui" design while preserving and
developing good interaction for the project we are working on.

10 Feb 2010 - 6:31pm

A New Interaction Design Educational Program


I'm pleased to announce a new educational institution, focused on
interaction design and social entrepreneurship. We are presently
accepting applications for September, 2010.

Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design
and design education. This transformation occurs through the
development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social
and humanitarian problems.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:52pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Helen Killingbeck

Re: [IxDA] Cooper U course - visual design

Hi Nick:   Glad to hear that you teach the visual design class.  Could you provide more detail as to what you teach in the Visual Design Course?  I've been wanting to take the course but of course need to justify the expense.  What background knowledge do you find most people have who enroll in the course.  What are the problems that the course can help a person solve?

On Sat, Aug 21, 2010 at 4:27 PM, nickmyers <nick@myers.net> wrote:

3 Jan 2006 - 6:37pm
10 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.