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24 Oct 2011 - 3:17am

2 ACM Papers on Generation Y Interaction Design - Wei Liu

With Generation Y entering the workforce, for the first time IT supported tools at home are more advanced than these tools at work. This project aims to understand and model this friction and its challenges through a sequence of literature review and interviews. We identified six qualities of interactions and how they occur in private and work contexts.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:04am

Outcome of rich UI?

here's a link to an article on usability for rich UI which might help
your pitch to the client.



On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:49 PM, maeda toshiyuki <t.maenad at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm going to propose rich user interface to my client , big EC website in Japan.
> In an effort to persuade the

7 Nov 2005 - 2:49pm
9 years ago
4 replies
MEDEIROS Wellin...

Interaction of men with products

Dear all

I was wondering if someone is working with the emotional/affective interaction of men specifically with artefacts/products. Any reference on empirical (or theoretical) research/method regarding this subject is warmly welcome.

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.

18 Apr 2009 - 5:06pm
5 years ago
5 replies
Barbara Ballard

Mobile security vs. ease-of-use

2009/4/16 Erik Wingren <ixda at interactivism.com>:
> 1. What is your thinking/point-of-view on application-level security requirements for a mobile app, where one of its' features is to store personal, potentially sensitive data, when the app runs on a mobile device that already has built-in security layers at the OS-level?

It depends.

29 May 2007 - 9:45pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Reminder: IxDA Portland F2F May 30 (+ IDSA social)

Hey folks,

Just a quick reminder -- if you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, USA
tomorrow, Wednesday May 30th -- to come mingle and network with Industrial
Designers & Interaction Designers at this month's IxDA Portland Face-2-Face.
Oh yes, we're crashing the IDSA Social! ;)

When: Wednesday, May 30th, 6 - 8:30 pm

Where: Vendetta, 4306 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217, (503) 288-1085

For more info: contact Liz at (503) 347-4931 or visit the IDSA website at

Hope to see you there!

11 Jan 2009 - 11:37pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Jarod Tang

Interesting article, Design Anthropology: Response to Yoko Akama


As we know, guys in the list hold different opinions on user research.
As one of the potential user research enhancement, Design
Anthropology, there's a debate between Dori and Yoko Akama, which
stimulate my curiosity.

Some recently case on this,
1. nokia pull out from japan silently

9 Feb 2009 - 12:55pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Password reset / retrieval Best Practices?

Hi all,
Can anyone point me to a resource on best practices for password
reset/retrieval? Does anyone have any good information to share?

Susan Patrick
User Interface Designer III
The Midland Company

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25 Jan 2005 - 7:23pm
Marijke Rijsberman

Re: Beyond big personas and power points

1. Personas are a heavily culture-loaded technique and should be
treated as such;
2. With all their benefits in mind, personas may not work universally,
because in some cultures seemingly complex things may be preferred
over seemingly simple things;
3. All tools of our trade (especially those working with qualitative
information) have to be considered for their cultural applicability,
before being preached as universal.

I think it's a sure bet that personas are culturally loaded.

7 Feb 2008 - 6:15pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Emily Anderson

When to go backwards

been an IA on the web for more than10 years. Back in the old days I was
considered a thought leader. We were making it up as we went along. We
were trailblazers. Well, time has passed and my ways are now old
school. I admit I haven't been developing at the same pace as the
industry has. I woke up recently and decided I have a lot to learn and
that I need to invest in my long term career development by both
brushing up on the fundamentals and keeping up with what's new. I
believe I am over-employed at the moment and I'm starting to struggle.
I think it's time to make a change.