Discussion Archive

20 Nov 2008 - 2:18pm
Janna DeVylder

Follow IxDA on Twitter

If you're looking for a way to break through the volume of the list,
follow IxDA on Twitter. New topics will be posted, giving you a quick
way to get into a new conversation.


No responses to topics will be posted, so the volume will be low.

Another one to follow would be for Interaction09:


Any ideas for other Twitter streams?
For events, perhaps?
For jobs?

Janna DeVylder
IxDA Board of Directors

25 Aug 2008 - 6:50am
6 years ago
33 replies

IxD and the Resistance of the Material

A while back I heard an interview with cellist and author Richard Sennett,
in which he spoke about the importance of the struggle against the *resistance
of the material* when learning a craft.

What, then, is the resistance of the material in *our *craft?

Martin Polley
Technical writer, interaction designer
+972 52 3864280

1 Nov 2007 - 11:41am
7 years ago
1 reply
Katie Albers

User Acceptance Test

Heaven save me from the User Acceptance Test....

1) Is that your aim? "acceptance"? Not delight, not pleasure, not
relief, not excellence, but "acceptance"? Aim higher

2) User Acceptance Testing frequently goes hand in hand with
statements like "Marketing *is* the users. They defined the
requirements." and there are so many things wrong with that statement
I cannot even begin to go into it.

3) UAT tends to be all about the function...not the user. Does this
piece of SW do what we want it to do?

2 Jul 2010 - 9:21am
4 years ago
1 reply

Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] An apology, and hopefully looking forward for IxDA

On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 3:13 AM, Elizabeth Bacon wrote: > People aren't able to delete their own profiles for various reasons, but > there's an administrative "merge" function that a site admin can perform for > you. Please get in touch with Matt Nish-Lapidus who can take care of that!

And how would I reach this person, please?

> In the meantime, of course, you can just inactivate all notifications on one > of your profiles.

Yeah, I've tried that. It doesn't seem to work. I don't see a way to turn off all notifications.

4 Aug 2008 - 2:24pm
Bill DeRouchey

JOB: Sr. Interaction Designer (Portland, OR) Ziba Design

Come work in my group! View more info and apply at:


Ziba is looking for a Senior Interaction Designer who will join our
Portland, Oregon based Interaction Design (IxD) team. The right
designer will have experience across a broad spectrum of applications,
with a targeted interest in product development.

18 Mar 2008 - 11:37am
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

EVENT: Web Directions UX in Melbourne

Very cool new single-day event from the Web Directions folks ...

Web Directions User Experience: Melbourne
When: May 15 and 16 2008
Where: Melbourne Town Hall
Web Directions User Experience is a one day two track conference, plus
optional extra day of workshops, focussing on the concepts, technologies and
techniques for building great user experiences on the web: interaction
design, usability and testing, user research and ethnography, Ajax and
Javascript, content, designing for email and mobile and mo

26 Apr 2012 - 6:23pm
2 years ago
2 replies

Project Management Tools for Design

Hey Everyone,

I'd love to get some feedback on tools for staying organized during the design phase of BIG projects.

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25 Apr 2011 - 11:49pm
Pankaj Chawla

Usefulness of "Tip of the Day" window on application startup?


Just wondering if there is any research/findings on how effective are Tip Of The Day dialogs on application startup. They got popularised by MS long back but MS left it out later though I see lot of applications stiil having them.



PS: Its been a long time since I posted on ixda and its good to be back.

16 Mar 2004 - 4:11pm
9 years ago
5 replies



> I read that your working in hoose designer for icons? What did you
> reference
> to learn how to produce all the files that are necessary? Icon Factory
> has a
> fantastic plug-in to generate the files and I have used it. I was looking
> for a case study in the production that may include comments about
> testing
> the icons.