Discussion Archive

4 Nov 2006 - 1:08pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Ted Booth

Create winning HW/SW designs (was Re: Bill Moggridge talk at Ideo tonight)

On Saturday, November 04, 2006, at 09:03AM, "Jared M. Spool" <jspool at uie.com> wrote:
>Can we get a good night's rest, snap out of this bickering about whose
>personal name tag has better foundations, and focus on how we get our
>entire community to know what they need to know to create winning designs?
>That's the question I'm most interested in.

Excellent point Jared!

1 Jun 2008 - 2:53pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Angel Marquez

HCI courses in the Los Angeles area

Any recommendations?

Certficate similar to:

Thank you,

30 Mar 2009 - 8:46am
5 years ago
4 replies
Mark Schraad

roles within a start up

This is just one person's perspective... specific to the narrow niche of
tech start ups, but the perception held is still valid (we tend towards deep
instances over aggregates don't we?). As an interaction designer, user
experience designer, information architect or just a designer... where do
you see your place in this picture?

The Hat List

- Visionary/Architect. Idea generation, shape features, repositioning,
market fit, competitive landscape, research.
- Lead Developer(s). AKA Hackers. A good place to have a pair of jelled

26 Jan 2011 - 3:43pm
Stefan Klocek

Designing experiences which are delightful and magical

I've put some thinking into what principles might guide the design of delightful magical experiences. I've used lots of examples of products which are successful and some which are not. 

We'd love to hear how other practitioners design for this.






29 Jul 2008 - 12:52pm
6 years ago
1 reply
7 Jul 2009 - 12:56am
4 years ago
4 replies
Himanshu Agrawal

What are the skills of an Interaction Designer

Hello everybody,
Since I am a new design student, I wonder what are the skills that an
Interaction designer requires to be able to make mark in the outside world.
As in what are the things that he must know ? Specific softwares, Desigbn
approaches, books etc.
Can someone guide ?
Thanks for your prrecious time.


7 Mar 2004 - 5:27pm
erin malone

[JOB] AOL is looking for several UI designers (Dulles, Va and Mountain View, CA)

The AOL Product Design group has a need to fill several UI design
positions at different levels, including fulltime, contract and project


Microsites: Globally Connecting the User to Various Properties

I am designing a website, which links off to many microsites (e.g., product, promotional, etc.) that the client would like to keep intact. Many of these microsites can be assessed through contextual navigation on an appropriate page, but some warrant global access. Would it be appropriate to link these within extra site navigation? The only problem is that extra site navigation seems to work best when it links to other properties/companies (ex: sears.com, att.com, google.com) as opposed to product/promotional microsites.

28 Mar 2011 - 7:13pm
3 years ago
1 reply
Al Di

Design Experiments in Extreme Situtation

I'm working on a project where doing the ethnographic studies, and any other user studies are almost impossible! Or there is a chance that I might end-up in jail for years if I want to do the design experiment in the original context! (one of the middle eastern countries). I'm thinking re-creation of such a situation is impossible cause the user's experiments will be totally different in the current context that I'm in (Sweden). In this context person have no idea about how the original context could be, so doing any sort of user studies and design experiments are doomed to failure.

29 Jul 2009 - 10:52am
Joanne Weaver

JOB: CHICAGO: freelance UI DESIGNER with web/kiosk bkgd for highly prestigious global design firm

Apologies for x-post --- please forward thru to your trusted Chicago
networks; referral bonus offered

Highly lauded global design firm known for its innovation and cutting edge
design and collaboration is seeking TWO (2) freelance UI DESIGNERS
immediately for freelance projects, who would both serve as the only UI
Designer on a multidisciplinary team.

100% onsite in the Chicago office

Local Chicago candidates highly preferred.

One project starts 8/17 and lasts 15 wks
The other project starts 8/24 and lasts 9 weeks.

They would like to make their decision on a candidate by end