Discussion Archive

24 Apr 2008 - 3:53pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Rob Nero

Animotion Sickness?

(no, that isn't a typo)

Has anyone encountered motion sickness on a website or webapp that animates
the interaction too much?

I am in the middle of designing a new navigational paradigm for enterprise
webapps that would heavily use the scriptaculous animation framework. The
idea is that each click of diving deeper into the application and content,
each layer deeper would animate onto the screen to show the relationship of

While watching a coworker demonstrate a prototype he developed, I started
getting concerned that too much animation might be a bad thing.

22 Feb 2008 - 3:50pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Jeff Howard

What is Graphic Design?

Here's a refreshing approach. Turns out it's possible to address
definitions without bitter discussion threads. Who knew? :-)


// jeff

20 Oct 2004 - 2:14am
9 years ago
11 replies

Good news and bad news

First the good news:

Gartner: Corporate IT to Compete for Skilled Engineers

Enterprises aren't going to need more coders, but they are going to need
services of skilled engineers capable of quickly turning business
requirements into efficient applications, according to two Gartner Inc.

At this point, pure coding skills are a commodity, and when you are shopping
for any commodity, "all things being equal, you buy it at the lowest price,"
Vecchio said.

11 Jan 2006 - 12:04pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Our title as a profession is not out title as a job, eh?


The above link takes you to indeed.com which has a nifty graphing tool for
comparing queries against job posting sites.

IxD titles are the least used out of the ones I selected.

26 Feb 2010 - 12:49pm
4 years ago
2 replies
Sara Lin

Interface Design of student section of university websites

This is the student life section of Cornell website:

Pretty simple layout. The purpose of the pages on this site is to redirect students to other portal or resources.

18 Dec 2008 - 2:55pm
Greg Petroff

interaction'09|vancouver Conference Update

Hi All,

Here is some more information regarding where we are with plans for the coming interaction'09|vancouver conference.

We still have slots open to attend the conference. We are pretty flexible with the space we have so we can add numbers....but it makes it harder for us to plan things like catering etc. So if you are planning on coming please try to sign up soon. It will help the planning team immeasurably!!!

Workshops Update: Workshops are discounted to $200 USD until December 31. January 1st they go up to $250.00 each.

30 May 2009 - 12:47pm
Dave Malouf

SCAD IxD & ID Classes sponsored by Freescale Envision a new Smartbook category

I have had some great students so far at SCAD and my not posting their work
here previously is not about the quality of previous work, but more about
the total story of their work. In the last 10 weeks, I have been privileged
to work with 2 classes (my own graduate interaction design class and an
industrial design class led by Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness).

11 May 2005 - 9:39am
9 years ago
5 replies

ico converter


20 Nov 2009 - 5:10pm
Lindsey Berdan

[EVENT] IDSA Northwest 2009 Winter Social on 12/3 at BoConcept in Seattle

The Northwest Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America
cordially invites IxDA Seattle to join our Winter Social at
BoConcept, Thursday, December 3rd from 7:00 to 11:00. Come party and
play with industrial designers, interaction designers and experience
designers from around the Puget Sound. Register today at

14 Jun 2005 - 10:24am
9 years ago
10 replies
Wendy Fischer

IA terminology

I am wondering what people use for terminology regarding sitemaps/interaction flows in regards to communicating deliverables to people who don't have an interaction design/information architecture background. I am using sitemaps/interaction flows both and I find that the PM's are getting confused on what the terminology is, so I just want to settle on one term to simplify things for them.

I always associate site maps with "content" and associate interaction flows with "application design" or "transactions".