Discussion Archive

30 Mar 2009 - 3:47am
5 years ago
4 replies
Joshua Porter

Wood gatherers, boat architects, or sailing experience designers?

I quit the SIGIA list 4 years ago because I couldn't stand the

I'm now ready to quit the IxDA list for the same reason.

Not saying I'm special, just saying that here is *one* vote that the
current discourse sucks.

There is a saying that I particularly like:

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather
wood...Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."

So...right now we're discussing what to call the people who are
gathering the f'ing wood.

14 Sep 2007 - 11:47am
7 years ago
2 replies
Jack L. Moffett

IxD definition WAS Interaction Design forESLTextbooks?

On Sep 14, 2007, at 1:13 PM, Jeff White wrote:

> That is way different than saying that every possible human
> interaction is the province of interaction designers.

Perhaps this statement encapsulates our disagreement. Just because I
believe that an Interaction Designer can be of value in most cases of
human interaction, doesn't mean that I think I am king of that

2 Feb 2008 - 6:45pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Charlie Kreitzberg

My View of Interaction Design

Hi Everyone:

I've been an interaction designer for 30 years. It has been an interesting
experience to read all the posts on this discussion list about IxD and its
definitions. Some of the positions people take are interesting and mind
expanding while there are others that I disagree with.

I was recently involved in a discussion regarding the definition of UCD.
While that discussion did not converge as well as I had hoped, it did
inspire me to put down some of my thoughts about interaction design. I am
not attempting to create the definition of IxD - just to set forth my

12 Dec 2008 - 4:12pm

Design for impulse & Behavior Economic

I don't think this was ever about IxDers changing society in all contexts,
conditions, and situations where behavioral economics and psychology play a

*It wasn't.

30 Sep 2008 - 4:35pm

any websites showing design competition andworkshop?

Sometime next year we are thinking of hosting the interaction design
competition on our website.

1 Oct 2008 - 7:44pm
Richard Dalton

Foci of User Experience - comments please

Hi IxD folks, some of you (Dave) may have seen the latest "defining IA"
thread on the IAI list and without wanting to encourage the kind of chaos
that erupted there i'd love to reach out to get your perspective on
something I created to try and distinguish disciplines from roles within UX.

There are a few comments/discussions on it on the post so feel free to junk
that up rather than your forum!



31 Jan 2010 - 7:51am
4 years ago
7 replies

Sorting buttons... left-to-right, top-to-bottom

IMHO it's more about the spacing between the buttons than about the
arrangement. I would probably prefer the left-to-right version, but
in both cases you should have more space between the columns or rows
depending on which arrangement you choose.

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15 Sep 2007 - 3:16am
7 years ago
4 replies
Peter Boersma

IxD definition WAS Interaction Design forESL Textbooks?

[I love it how Andrew is now defining IxD, after he did a great job of defining the IA CoP at the IA Summit!]

> Like many newer practices (sociobiology, psycholinguistics, etc), isn't
> Interaction Design a hybrid of other, earlier practices, that coalesced to
> solve the new problems created by trying to make very complex, powerful
> devices for personal consumer use?

Just as IxD is a hybrid of other, earlier practices, so will IxD be seen as a pre-cursor to the User Experience practice.
We all stand on the shoulders of giants.

31 Jan 2005 - 2:34pm
9 years ago
34 replies
Elizabeth Buie

What won't be outsourced

David Heller writes:

>What won't be outsourced ... Ever?

Classified or otherwise sensitive government projects.

Possibly also, proprietary company projects.

Elizabeth Buie
Computer Sciences Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, USA

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12 Feb 2006 - 12:59am
Robin Jeffries

What's new at CHI this year?

I'm the Technical Program Chair for CHI2006, and I thought this list would
be interested in some of the new things we are doing this year that should
make CHI a "can't miss" experience.

First, CHI is in Montreal, a beautiful city, full of French food, old world
ambience, and beautiful spring weather. The dates are April 24-27, plus two
days of preconference activities (workshops and a Doctoral Consortium).

We've made a lot of changes to the conference this year, primarily to make
it more attractive to practitioners.