Discussion Archive

1 Nov 2010 - 7:53am

Re: [IxDA] How to Engage Users Instantly When They Enter Your Website

Some excellent points, Eugene. I would take this a step further and say that it appears that the site is intentionally trying to be deceptive. I posted a comment to one of the articles asking to see the research that lead to the author's conclusions and, several weeks later, the comment has yet to be approved. I think the owner of the site either needs to post some legitimate contact and qualification info or take the site down. In the meantime, I think I'm going to start a website for physicians. "I'm not an actual doctor, but I play one of the web..."

16 Jul 2004 - 5:59pm
Andrew Otwell

Re: Design Methodology for GUI development

> Design Methodology for GUI development (Stephen Mallett)

I'll second what others have written: UML certainly isn't a method, but
can be a useful notation system. I currently work with developers and
system architects (and even marketers and salespeople) who "get it"
when I adhere to something like UML diagrams. I don't, unlike others
here, prefer to jump directly into prototyping. UML Use Case, Activity,
and Object diagrams let me pretty quickly translate product
requirements into another form.

16 Dec 2010 - 10:35am
4 years ago
3 replies

Embedding Interaction Technology

Hi Everyone,


what do you think about interaction design / technology embedded in everyday objects? Touchscreens in tables, pillows, walls.

I believe that for a technology to be adapted by larger masses you first need to go the way of integrating it into something that people already know and are confortable with - in a way that you don't disturb the usage of the (host) object itself.

12 Sep 2012 - 11:12am
7 Jan 2004 - 3:15pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Rick is taking over for 2 weeks ... Be gentle!

Hey there folks,

I'm going on vacation ... well I'm getting married and going on my honeymoon
for the next two weeks ... Yea! that's great! ... Anyway, while I'm gone
you're new moderator will be on duty, Rick Hesketh is your man!

For most of us since this list is basically unmoderated it will be no
problem. For first time posters, your posts might take a tad longer to get
approved and it might not only be for your first post, so be patient.

26 Aug 2008 - 2:44pm
Boston IxDA

Collaboration: Presentations from the Boston IxDA nanoConference

Boston IxDA is pleased to announce the release of the collaboration based
presentations from our nanoConference earlier this year...


Collaboration is a key skill-set for any designer and we had a number of
perspectives on the importance on communicating effectively with other
members of our teams

Ian Muir gave a very witty breakdown of the Designer-Developer relationship.
He had the audience laughing and nodding sagely at the same time.
Essentially its about understanding the gaps in the re

16 Sep 2009 - 3:41am

[JOB] Senior User Experience Designer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sogeo Company, Full Time

What do we do?

Sogeo Company creates location-based services that provide people with
personal suggestions about where to go and what to do. Sogeo Company
has developed its first application for the action sports market
called New Breeders, which is also accessible through an iPhone
application. Currently, Sogeo Company is working on an advanced
location services platform for mobile and web.

How do we work?

Our growing team continuously challenges itself by designing and
creating powerful products that stand out by their ease of use and

19 Jan 2011 - 6:35pm
4 years ago
5 replies
heidi newell

Best Small Business Platform?

I am looking to launch a boutique business website, which will initially offer sales for a single design product (hopefully more products will be offered in the future). Is Yahoo Small Business still considered the best platform for this kind of business? Does anyone have recommendations for how I seek out a great programmer, who can stick with me as a consultant as the business grows? 
Many thanks for your thoughts.


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.

1 Oct 2010 - 9:14pm

Re: [IxDA] What's best practice regarding style guides/prototypes/HMI guidelines/process for huge systems in huge corporations?

On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 9:26 AM, smitty777 wrote:

> I've been in this exact situation before.  It's a pretty involved discussion > for this forum - feel free to ping me if you want to discuss offline.

Uh, "pretty involved"? So?

Other people seem to be interested -- why take this off-list?

Isn't the point of having this list to share across the entire community?

And could this be the only mail I've ever sent with nothing but questions? :-)

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