Discussion Archive

12 Jan 2007 - 9:56am
Stan Drozdetski

JOB: Human Factors Engineer, MITRE, Bedford, MA

The User-Centered Design Team at MITRE's Center for Information and
Technology is seeking a well-rounded interaction designer to
participate in a wide range of projects. Most of our work deals with
internal clients, so you will have a unique opportunity to be close to
your user community.

3 Dec 2007 - 7:55pm
7 years ago
5 replies

Bulk-content creators

We're considering using an SEO strategy whereby a company creates several
hundred content pages with relevant keywords (to our site) that link back to
our site, in order to increase our search engine rankings.

27 Jun 2011 - 8:24pm
3 years ago
14 replies

At a crossroads

I'm at a point in my life where I know I want to do ux design after doing web design for so long an then reading about usability testing etc 6 years ago. But my issue is I'm tired of working for orgs who say they care about their customer but don't do testing to even know what their customers want from them. So, do you guys know of places in Pittsburgh that focus on hcd and value it for themselves and their clients? I'm kind of fed up with working for people who don't get it.
10 Mar 2009 - 8:00am
5 years ago
1 reply

Examples of Cooper-style "requirements"?

Our team has just developed an extensive set of context scenarios,
describing how our personas will interact at a high level with the web
application we intend to develop.

About Face spends barely 1.5 pages talking about extracting requirements
("the personas' needs") from scenarios. I get the basic idea, but I learn a
lot better from examples. Perhaps some of you out there have real
requirements sets you could share?


15 May 2006 - 12:58am
Jonas Löwgren

Aesthetic craft (was "Elements of Interaction Design")

Dave said:

> Can it be suggested that if we want to move IxD into being
> understood as an
> aesthetic form of design (as visual design is often) we need to
> have an
> educational program (Jonas, maybe you are doing this) that uses
> aspects to
> help draw out an aesthetic craft. Or is our only craft, how to make
> task
> flows and widgets?

In my opinion, aesthetic qualities influence the use of digital
artifacts in profound ways.

18 Oct 2007 - 6:49am
7 years ago
12 replies

iPhone and Gmail - Oy Gevalt!

[File Under Gripe]
Tell me first if this has already been discussed.

I am currently in love/lust/embittered/confused/confounded and generally
dismayed so far with Gmail's implementation on my iPhone.

7 Aug 2006 - 4:19pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Peter Boersma

how to implement a dialogue?


For one of our clients, we're considering designing a site around the
concept of a dialogue, and I could use some help in deciding on approaches
and maybe technologies.

In this concept, the website would act as one partner in a conversation, the
visitor as the other. We might even decide to have multiple
client-representatives participate in a conversation. The conversations
would be focussed on learning about, selecting and buying financial products.

(And before I go any further: no, we are not creating the new Boo.com!

29 Oct 2008 - 4:34am
Maria De Monte

O3 spaces, Phpprojekt, Openexchange, Horde and accessibility

Hello to all,

I'm working on the development of a community platform with high concerns about usability and accessibility.

I am actually comparing and trying different systems like O3 spaces, Phpprojekt, Openexchange and Horde.

19 May 2011 - 12:38am
3 years ago
1 reply

Brussels IxDA meet-up

For those IxDA-ers in Brussels, Europe, or not far, we are having a meet this May 19th at Googlepex, with the GTUG - presenting the Podio platform and features.

More on http://ixda.architempo.net for registration 

Alok Nandi


23 Jun 2009 - 9:48pm
IxDA Board of D...

Announcing the "Give a Little Back" Day 2 WinnerS!

I am happy to announce that out of 143 contributors, Penny Hagen is the
winner of the complimentary pass to IDEA2009 (http://ideaconference.org),
and Pradeep Nayar is the winner of a complimentary pass to interaction'10 (

Will you be a part of the Day 3 pool of contributors?