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22 Sep 2006 - 2:33pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Weiwei Li

How to prepare an Interation Designer Portfolio?

Hi everyone,

I'm planning to prepare a portfolio for my upcoming job search. Since I'm a
recent grad and don't have much industry experience, I won't be able to
show any commercial product or corporate website I designed. However, I
believe I can show my interaction design skills and usability knowledge
through my past school and side projects.

The questions is how?

Interaction designers are not like visual designers who can easily show
their skills visually. For example, graphics designers can show the
logos and icons they designed through images.

27 Jul 2009 - 7:31pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Jarod Tang

good read: Jonathan Ive on The Key to Apple's Success


"We try not to bring out another product that's just different," he said.
"'Different' and 'new' is relatively easy. Doing something that's genuinely
better is very hard."


30 Jul 2008 - 9:42pm
Andrei Herasimchuk

Prototype to shipping product, WebSketch

On the vein of creating prototypes and then using them for the real
product (I didn't want to hijack the other thread, so I'm making a new
one), I guess I can point to something that went live recently that
Involution Studios helped design and build for one of our clients. A
web page editor for SplashNote Systems called WebSketch, which can be
found at:


Now, before the folks over at SplashNote get the naysayer treatment...
some qualifiers.

* It's an early beta.

8 Feb 2010 - 1:52pm
Jason Short

JOB: San Francisco, Interaction and Visual design, Smart Design, Full Time

Smart Design is looking for designers with top-notch skills and experience creating user interfaces for a variety of consumer electronic products and services.

Our teams include design researchers, industrial designers, graphic designers, and engineers working to produce the best possible user experiences.

19 Sep 2005 - 6:24am
Ben Hunt

Web Design Seminar in Chesterfield, England, Nov 07

I'm running a one-day intensive seminar, Web Design from Scratch LIVE, in
Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) on November 7th.

The seminar content is based on my forthcoming book, of the same name, which
derives from my free online course in the fundamentals of design for the
web: http://www.webdesignfromscratch.com/

The day covers both site architeture and page design, using a set of
strongly goal-oriented techniques that I've developed from my own design &
development work.

11 May 2010 - 9:10am
4 years ago
1 reply
Jack L. Moffett

Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Google's New Design

On May 11, 2010, at 10:49 AM, Dave Epstein wrote:

> Plus, with > cameraphones becoming the most common/carried picture taking device I > wonder how much longer the camera icon as they show it will seem > relevant. Or maybe it will transcend the physical camera form.

Considering the shelf-life that the floppy disk icon has had representing "save", I'm betting that the camera will be with us as a recognizable icon for a long, long time.

Best, Jack

Jack L.

23 Mar 2009 - 6:26pm
Cindy Lu

[UPA 2009] Call for Position Papers:Best Practices of UCD in Agile

UPA 2009 Workshop on Best Practices of UCD in Agile

*Workshop Date: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009*

*Location: *UPA Conference, Portland, Oregon



Agile has been increasingly applied to small and large scale projects in
various companies. With agile, there are unique opportunities (such as more
collaboration) and unique challenges (such as short cycle time).

16 Oct 2009 - 1:13pm
5 years ago
4 replies
Heather Anderson

New Redesign! Looking for feedback!

Hello fellow IxDer's,

We recently launched a redesign of http://www.familyfun.com, and wanted
to get some professional feedback from the community regarding the user
experience of it. I don't want to provide much of an introduction since
I'm looking for authentic responses from you, without my opinion shaping
the discussion. So without further ado...



3 Oct 2006 - 3:08am
8 years ago
14 replies
Chris McLay

How far have we come?

I just had a strange coincidental moment I thought it appropriate to

I'm re-reading a paper by Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, "Designing
interaction, not interfaces." 2004 http://doi.acm.org/

In this paper he basically argues for HCI to become Interaction
Design (I'm simplifying).

24 Aug 2010 - 2:15pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Design, Engineering & Rants - a new thread [General]

I can appreciate many of the views shared here. My last post about Engineering IS Design IS Engineering was meant to prompt discussion. It did a little bit. My overall take on this subject is that we are in need of some serious stepping back and re-evaluation of all the disciplines. Take the Stanford site is an interesting case study. They don't help the world by having a design program named, of all things Design. What kind? What department? Graphic, Industrial, Product, ME.