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9 Oct 2009 - 5:29am
5 years ago
4 replies
Chris Bierbower

Advice for IxD Grad Student

Hi All,

I’m an American doing a graduate program in Interaction Design in Australia
and I was hoping to get some advice on what I should do with my American
winter (Australian summer) to be prepared for the “real world” of
Interaction Design.

Interaction design is obviously an incredibly broad discipline. The skills
I’m most interested in mastering are those related to designing new
interfaces or designing new user processes (like checking in at the airport
for example).

28 Nov 2006 - 12:12pm
E. Miller

Creating coherent user experiences across many independent data-driven sites

Hi all,

So I'm working on an intranet project for an organization providing access
to a set of in-house catalogs, research tools, and 80+ subscription-based
databases. Users run the gamut from newbies to professional researchers
within the organization. The role of the site we're working on is mostly to
provide a user-friendly gateway to the assets with as much context and help
as possible.

Federated search is available but only contains a small subset of the
assets. We have limited (read: none whatsoever) control over the assets

9 Jan 2008 - 6:17pm
Janna DeVylder

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24 Mar 2006 - 8:59am
8 years ago
1 reply
John Vaughan - ...

Human Factors and Interaction Design : ME 2

The UXP Professional Profile = ME 2

> Glad to see another Human Factors professional on the list.
> How many others of you on here have Human Factors / Ergonomics
> backgrounds?
...> Me too.....
...> Me, me!

My "intuitive" feel (sorry, I'm in recursion mode) is that - almost by
definition - we tend to be professional polymorph "slash" types.

Labeling & branding remains a huge open issue for our shared interest area:
How many of the jobs out there that are aimed at us are still titled simply
"Information Architect"?

5 Apr 2008 - 3:38am

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30 Oct 2007 - 1:37pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Johansen, Kristen

Tips on "breaking into" IA/ID/UxD industry forrecent graduates?

I often get applicants fresh out of school and I'm always
disappointed when their portfolio consists entirely of
homework assignments. To me, anyway, that's an indicator
that they didn't have enough interest or ambition in
their field to do at least a few freelance projects (who
doesn't have a cousin/friend/etc who needs a website?)
and get some real-world experience. I can't stress
enough the importance of internships while you're in
school, or at the very least trying to do the *same kind
of work* you're aspiring to get.

22 Jun 2005 - 1:46pm
9 years ago
8 replies
ji kim

re: UML

Hmm...from my experience....it's good for interaction designers to understand interpreting UML written by Product Managers, Business Analysts, Engineers, or other stakeholders in the project. For example, I worked at a software company where our product teams were spread out in three different continents - where lot of team members did not speak/write english fluently, and using UML kind of helped (it helped communication between designers, engineers, PM's and etc using common symbols and lines created from UML).

27 Feb 2007 - 4:50pm
Mauro Cavalletti

Job: AKQA San Francisco - Interaction Designers, Sr. Interaction Designers

AKQA is an independent, ideas-led agency that exists to help its clients
lead in the digital age. Named Agency of the Year in the UK by Revolution
magazine and in the USA by AdAge’s Creativity Magazine in 2006, AKQA is the
first agency to hold the Agency of the Year title on both sides of the
Atlantic at the same time. Clients based in the San Francisco office include
Nike, Xbox, Target, Visa and McDonald’s.

We are hiring in our San Francisco office.

24 Aug 2010 - 2:15pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Design, Engineering & Rants - a new thread [General]

I can appreciate many of the views shared here. My last post about Engineering IS Design IS Engineering was meant to prompt discussion. It did a little bit. My overall take on this subject is that we are in need of some serious stepping back and re-evaluation of all the disciplines. Take the Stanford site is an interesting case study. They don't help the world by having a design program named, of all things Design. What kind? What department? Graphic, Industrial, Product, ME.

3 Jul 2008 - 5:16am
MJ Broadbent

[Event] NYC IxDA: Thursday, July 24 – Luke Williams of frog design presents “The Naked Interface—Liberating Brain, Body, and Digital Interactions”

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Throughout the electronic age, people have become accustomed to
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