Discussion Archive

20 Jan 2005 - 7:47am
Lada Gorlenko

Innovation in design (was: RFID and other fads)

Here is something to look into, for anyone who cares about having
an inventor's mind - TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving),
a methodology for creative engineering design developed in the
1960s. This is one of the great timeless things, similar to
McLuhan's "Understanding media" and Ashby's "Introduction to
cybernetics". TRIZ has a fairly solid background - it took
200,000 patents to analyse to discover and describe how innovation
takes place.

15 Oct 2009 - 10:48am
6 years ago
3 replies
Scott Weidman

Honoraria for remote usability study participants from multiple countries

I'm wondering how others offer compensation in remote usability
studies where participants are drawn from multiple countries. I've
been looking into PayPal, and we've used Amazon in the past but I'd
prefer not to tie people to a particular vendor/site.


13 Sep 2006 - 4:16pm
Josh Seiden

Interaction Design as aworldwide-accepted profession

One of the founding propositions of IxDA is that IxD is a discipline that
can be practiced within many professional contexts. People who practice IxD
have many titles, including "Interaction Designer", "Usability Engineer",
"Information Architect" Cat Wrangler, Butterfly Herder, etc.

We decided to focus IxDA on the development of the discipline, and to
support anyone else who was interested in doing so, regardless of title.

2 Apr 2006 - 10:35am

touch and gesture activated screen

This is quite impressive example of modern touch screen applications:

(short link: http://ma.gnolia.com/jezothag )

(by http://www.merl.com/projects/DiamondTouch/)

Is this the future of interaction design?

Baldo -

14 Jan 2008 - 7:43am
7 years ago
7 replies
David Herzog

Web discussion interfaces

Hi there,

By working with web discussion forums and bulletin boards I’m
wondering if there exist any different, more advanced approaches to
display/present a discussion on the web and to interact with it.
Something differently to tree view or single-threaded view. Does
somebody know if there are any newer developments or did we reach the
end of development on this area some years ago?

Thanks in advance…

David Herzog — 8542 Wiesendangen – Switzerland

25 Jun 2009 - 9:16am
Erin Myers

JOB: UX Lead Position, Washington, DC, Threespot Media, Full-time

Job Description

Threespot User Experience Leads are responsible for defining successful high-level strategies, as well as tactical solutions, for client projects including multimedia, print, social media strategies, web sites, web-based applications, and technology solutions.

UX Leads gather, define, and clarify clients' business objectives, brand, and audiences, and translate this understanding into documentation that defines the "big idea" and guiding creative vision that will shape the entire project.

Because our process at Threespot is fundamentally collaborative, UX Leads mus

15 Nov 2009 - 3:46pm
Erico Fernandes...


I'm coordinating a post-graduate in User-Centered Design with the Universidade
Positivo <http://www.up.edu.br/ingles/> in Curitiba.
The course brings the experience of designers and engineers of
professionals / researchers from Curitiba and brings a professional discuss
for the area of interaction design and user experience.
The path chosen is the user-centered design, the same used by renowned
companies such as IDEO, CESAR, Apple, Intel, IBM, Nokia, Ad

13 Feb 2008 - 11:12pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Vicky Teinaki

Using voice narration on sites

Hi all,

I'm working on a web project where the client is sold on using voice on the
site i.e. having narration for explanations.

An example I've been given is Oil of Olay:
http://olayforyou.com/index.jsp <discuss at ixda.org>

Anyone know of anything else to look at?

22 Dec 2011 - 2:59am

What's on your holiday shopping list?

Hey just wanted to get a look at your lists for this holiday season!

What books are you looking at? What software? Gizmos?


12 Aug 2005 - 1:30pm
Wendy Fischer

Triange Mobile Monday meeting

I’m pleased to announce that the first Mobile Monday meeting in RTP is taking place on Monday. This is a group of people who are interested in mobile technologies and have wanted to form a local chapter of Mobile Monday, like the MoMo in Silicon Valley and in Finland. The Mobile Monday USA mission is to cultivate and accelerate US mobile and telecom sectors through leadership, technology, government relations, research, education, mentoring, investment, recruitment, networking and promotion.