Discussion Archive

9 Feb 2007 - 8:39am
8 years ago
7 replies
Loz Gray

People stealing your work

Hi all

It's come to my attention today that for the past year, someone I
used to work with has been stealing mine and other peoples work,
using it in their portfolio and on their website as well as putting
it in their CV.

23 Feb 2007 - 10:42am
Thomas Vander Wal

[iai-members] Conference: FITC '07 (originally 'Flash In The Can')

If you are working with well structured information/data for use in
Ajax or building user modifiable interfaces FITC is well work the

12 May 2011 - 7:30am

Stupid Pop-Up Windows you can't bypass unless...

I absolutely "hate it" when website throw me a pop-up window asking me to Sign-up when I don't even know one sliver or 'string' (from string theory) about them. Even worse there is no way to escape, refuse or close the darn thing.
Thanks. I'll never return again.

Please if you have ever done this, stop it.
It does not work! It just pisses people off! If you insist on doing it atlease give me a way to close or skip it.
I have seen similar insane tactics on some of those Daily Deals website.

Case in point:

7 Jan 2008 - 9:51am
adamya ashk

JOB: Manager Information Architecture, Framingham, MA, Fulltime Position

Apologies for cross posting. We have an opening in our group. Details are

Please send your responses regarding this position to
carol.savage at staples.com.

Thanks and best of luck,

-Adamya Ashk
Sr. Manager Usability | Staples Inc.

9 Oct 2009 - 6:29am
5 years ago
4 replies
Chris Bierbower

Advice for IxD Grad Student

Hi All,

I’m an American doing a graduate program in Interaction Design in Australia
and I was hoping to get some advice on what I should do with my American
winter (Australian summer) to be prepared for the “real world” of
Interaction Design.

Interaction design is obviously an incredibly broad discipline. The skills
I’m most interested in mastering are those related to designing new
interfaces or designing new user processes (like checking in at the airport
for example).

30 Jan 2004 - 1:22pm
5 years ago
1 reply

The $$$ of Education (was Re: How to Get Into Interaction Design?)

Yo Dan,

As someone who did the grad school thing (from a MOST excellent
program, at Rensselaer Polytechnic) in the same price range as
Carnegie Mellon, I can tell you I would not trade it for the world,
even with the combination of student loans, assistantships, part-time
employment. THAT SAID, you should be aware that the student loan
payments will not be just a few hundred bucks a month. This IS like a
mortgage, so forget ever getting a mortgage.

28 Aug 2009 - 6:36am
Ali Naqvi

User Experience Design for Working Web Sites and Applications

Working as a Technical Writer, I VERY often see myself being put in
the final stage of the development process by management.

I came across the following article that i want to share with other
technical writers out there:


5 Oct 2005 - 12:30pm
Peter Merholz

Save the Date: December 12, Exciting MAYA Event


I'm pleased to announce that the IA Institute, in conjunction with
MAYA Design, is planning a special one-day presentation on the
amazing work that MAYA did in improving the information architecture
(both virtual and physical) of the Carnegie Libraries in Pittsburgh.

You may have read about it on mailing lists or in weblogs:

1 Jul 2009 - 2:25pm
6 years ago
12 replies
Chauncey Wilson

References to clients/colleagues/managers/companies in social networking discussions/posting

There was a message earlier today that had a lively discussion about
printing out passwords, but the subject line brings up another
meta-issue of how we address those we work with/for. The subject line
referred to "crazy client". In this world of social networking and
myriad connections, should we be careful about references to those we
work with. I've seen Twitter messages where people are talking about
their "bad manager" and "their crazy company" and wonder how these
references might hurt in the long run.

18 Oct 2004 - 5:06pm
Alder Yarrow

RE: Should iteraction designers produce code... (Formally: MITRE position)

The expectations you expressed below are perfectly valid. Definitely and 100
percent valid.