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17 Jun 2009 - 11:03am

examples of practical research Ph.D programmes

The Media Arts and Sciences program at the MIT Media Lab is where I
got my MS and PhD degrees. The program is highly oriented toward
synthetic (making) rather than analytic (theorizing) degrees. More or
less, if you can't demo it you can't graduate with it.

I'm pretty sure few people would regard what the Lab does as
"practical," though. The practical side-effects are really

Hope that helps,

20 Jan 2005 - 7:16pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Anjali Arora, NYU

Any photo-sharing apps out there for architects-designers?

Hi All,

I am working on building this web-based application for my thesis project. Essentially it will enable architects & designers to do the following:

1.Upload work-related pictures to a central webspace .

2. Attach metadata to them such as time, project, group of people, location etc.
3. Annotate them using text as well as audio and doodles / drawing marks.

4. Search these pictures along various dimensions.

5. Share these with a designated group of colleagues.

I will be particularly exploring innovative ways of data visualization, as well as information display.

27 May 2011 - 4:23pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Issues posting via email

Hi Everybody,

Some recent questions form members had me wondering if posting to the site via email had been working at all over the last little while.. After some investigation I realized that it wasn't.

I'm very sorry to those who were inconvinienced by the issue. I have processed all the messages that were waiting, but not identified why they hadn't been processed in the first place. I'll be manually processing new messages for a while until we figure out what's going on.

18 Aug 2008 - 3:34am
Danny Hope

[event] UX Brighton: Local & Remote Usability Testing

(Apologies for the cross-post.)

Tomorrow night, Brighton, UK:



This sessions focusses on 2 new products for 2 types of usability testing:

1) Guerilla Usability Testing with Silverback (Andy Budd)

Usability tests are an excellent way of discovering problems with a
product or service. However commissioning a dedicated usability lab
can be costly and time consuming.

7 Mar 2012 - 11:00am

print style sheet for digital report printout version -- Is it the right approach?

I'm currently design a web app for users to design and develop scenarios and chemical programs for their geothermal systems, but at the end of the day they need to communicate this to the customer through a printed report. The report is also generated in the web tool, which could potentially be a 10-page report with different data (some of them are displayed in a really long table and some of them are visual graph). User can customize the report by selecting the contents they want (like a dashboard).

5 Apr 2007 - 10:20am
Brad Bonham

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs(also:doemployerscare about portfolios?)

To chime into the "what should I include online bit", I think a great
example of a portfolio that displays non-proprietary and non-copyrighted
work is here:

This is an example of an IxDer (and former colleague of mine) who is
including side projects, school projects, an impressively diverse
professional blog, and a more conventional personal journal as windows
into his professional world without displaying work from previous or
existing companies (HP, Benefitfocus) that would be violating any sort
of NDA.

14 Oct 2008 - 3:41pm

[Event] Apps For Democracy: The Mother of Data Visualization Challenges

Everyone - this is Hot!

A friend of mine working in collaboration with the DC Office of the CTO has
put together a fantastic competition that IxD folks might be very interested
in...think you have dynamic visualization chops?

6 Apr 2007 - 11:32am
Kelly Snow

[JOB] Contract Interaction designer- San Francisco, via recruiter

This job is through Morning Group for a major financial institution.
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13 May 2004 - 8:46am
Dave Collins

Labelling Progress Indicators [was Breadcrumbs]

>Not sure where your sitemap reference came from but thanks for your

'Implied' sitemap. (I probably should have said 'architecture') As in:
the details you provide about your pages hint at an overarching
structure that defines the relationships between the pages (not the
whole site, just this section). Or, more simply: I'd like to see your
boxes and arrows.


8 Sep 2006 - 9:42am
Lori Baker

Information Architecture 2006 Progress Grants - Deadline Extended

We've extended the deadline for the IAI progress grants. This is a
great opportunity to talk about any new work or ideas and become
popular among all your IA peeps.* The information regarding the grant
is below. Thanks!

Lori Baker
* While mentioning that you've won an IAI grant is an impressive
statement at any party, it's not a guarantee that you will become

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) is pleased to announce
the Information Architecture Progress Grants for 2006.