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29 Nov 2009 - 3:18am
Shashank Khanna

Invitation for IDC, IIT Bombay Placement Week 14th-19 Dec 2009

This is to announce the commencement of the Placement week that has
been organized at IDC, IIT Bombay from 14 Dec - 19 Dec 2009.

Industrial Design Centre (IDC) at the Indian Institute of Technology
(IIT Bombay) has been a pioneer in providing excellent environment for
academics, research and applications in the field of design. IDC has
academic programs in the areas of Industrial Design, Visual
Communication, Interaction Design and Animation.

4 Jul 2008 - 2:48am
6 years ago
5 replies
Jens Meiert

Compared to What?

Feeling free to blatantly point to my own take on "Compared to What?,"
<http://meiert.com/en/blog/20080703/compared-to-what/>. I understand
this concept's root in information design, but worry about the
supposed fact that not only many "designs", but rather news sources
fail in answering that question.

10 Aug 2009 - 8:47am
5 years ago
7 replies

Your favorite "tour" on a website?

Good Morning,

We're working on a project that has a somewhat complex concept to get across
without using a lot of information. Based on testing we're finding out that
some kind of tour is the way to go to introduce our product to our

We've been looking at Mint.com as a real good example of a tour. I think
Campaign Monitor has a good one too. Do you know of any other sites that use
the "tour" really well? We'd like to look at as many good examples as
possible. Suggestions are appreciated!



23 Oct 2007 - 12:21pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Amazon equates interaction design with aerial combat

Just had to share this gem. A few minutes ago, I received one of Amazon's
digital junk mails. Here's a snippet:

"As someone who has purchased or rated books by Alan Cooper, you might like
to know that 'BRAVERY AWARDS FOR AERIAL COMBAT: Stories behind the award of
the CGM (Flying)' will be released on November 1, 2007."

Awesome, thanks Amazon! <Looks around forlornly for the semantic web. Now
where'd we put that thing...?>

Check my blog for a graphic of the actual email from Amazon:


27 Aug 2009 - 12:24pm
5 years ago
3 replies

How to find people who use SmartGridCity in Boulder, CO

We are doing a project related to energy use and are looking for people who
live in Boulder, CO and are part of the Smart Grid City energy program
there. Does anyone have any ideas or tips on how to find people in this
pilot program?

We are on a limited budget and have posted on Craigslist in Boulder and have
asked all our friends, changed our status on various social networks to look
for people.

13 Feb 2012 - 1:40pm
3 years ago
1 reply

Help With Research Project - Bridging Physical and digital worlds

Hello All,

I just complete one of my academic projects named "Bridges". The Project aimed at bridging the physical and the digital world. You can have a look at it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i45m4dN_4eE

Now I want to go forward in studying the topic in detail and come up with another iteration. It would be great if people here can direct me to useful vocabulary , research papers or their suggestion's, criticism and insight's over my project.

13 Oct 2010 - 2:08pm
4 years ago
1 reply

How Color Saturation Affects User Efficiency

Colors affect the way we see products, but they also affect the way we vse websites before we even invest our time and energy into the content. Using saturated and desaturated colors correctly on the right user interface elements will help users use your design efficiently and effectively.

Read more: How Color Saturation Affects User Efficiency

12 Sep 2007 - 6:16pm
7 years ago
2 replies

Top design title in your organization?

I was wondering if IxDA'ers would share their views on promotion
paths in software design.

(I believe this has been discussed to some degree before)

I see two:

1) Chief of Design or Chief Designer or ??
2) VP of Product Design and possibly Chief Design Officer

The first seems more along the creative, individual contributor
track -- similar to Chief Architect.

27 Feb 2008 - 9:41am
7 years ago
3 replies
John Gibbard

Calendar IA

I've just pulled together the design for a calendar 'page' on an extranet
I'm working on. It is designed to show forthcoming and historical events but
also needs to show competitions.

Take a look at the page as it

Now, competitions can have a start and closing date.

2 May 2006 - 6:24am
Joshua Gross

DEADLINE EXTENDED - May 8 - Workshop "On The Process of Game Design"


Apologies for cross-posting.

We've received several really great responses (on time, even!) to our
CFP, but we've also had enough requests for extensions that we felt it
only fair to make a blanket offer. The new deadline is Monday, May _8_.