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20 Nov 2009 - 4:10pm
Lindsey Berdan

[EVENT] IDSA Northwest 2009 Winter Social on 12/3 at BoConcept in Seattle

The Northwest Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America
cordially invites IxDA Seattle to join our Winter Social at
BoConcept, Thursday, December 3rd from 7:00 to 11:00. Come party and
play with industrial designers, interaction designers and experience
designers from around the Puget Sound. Register today at

6 May 2009 - 5:05am
5 years ago
4 replies
Rutger van Dijk

Good starting points for a user guide ?


At our company we are developing a new harbour information system.
The graphical user interface and interaction is very different from
the previous software which has been used for about 10 years.

Part of the project is to create a user guide 'new style' for our
users. We don't want to create a 200 pages document with lots of
screenshots and nobody reads. We are also thinking how to integrate
help / user support in the application itself. The guide(s) have to
been supporting, informative and attractive to read.

11 Mar 2009 - 6:28am
Dan Brown

JOB :: Summer Intern :: Washington, DC Area :: EightShapes, LLC :: 3-month contract

Hello! EightShapes, LLC is now accepting applications for our summer
internship program.

Please feel free to forward this announcement to any and all students of
information architecture, interaction design, usability, or other design

Details may be found here: http://eightshapes.com/aboutus/internship2009.php

-- Dan


Dan Brown, Principal • (301) 801-4850
EightShapes, LLC • eightshapes.com
Also at: communicatingdesign.com • greenonions.com

6 Jan 2008 - 12:28am
7 years ago
15 replies

Embedded Interaction Design?

Happy New Year All!

I was hoping to tap the collective consciousness with a career
direction question... I'm keen to work on projects that have a
hardware component as the deployment platform: Cell, GPS, PDA, Set
Top, embedded, etc... I just feel better suited to this realm based
on experience and Industrial Design training... I've been getting a
LOT of call for web work, but prefer to stay focused on my chosen
area of expertise.

How can I communicate this to prospective contracts, hiring managers
or would-be suitors?

6 May 2005 - 2:09pm

Main menu convention on Windows

True or false?

In any Windows GUI application (non-web), the menu bar
at the top should provide access to *all* user
commands of that application, despite other
alternatives to user commands (short-cuts,
toolbuttons, pop-up menus).

I have seen many applications that don't follow this.
E.g. the Microsoft Paint does not have menus for the
tools on the tool palette on the right hand side.
What is the correct guideline for this? The MS
Windows UI Experience book doesn't say.


4 Apr 2007 - 3:09pm
7 years ago
14 replies
Phillip Hunter

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs (also:doemployerscare about portfolios?)

As a hiring manager, I am very reluctant to even talk to someone without a
portfolio. I don't care about anything fancy, just something representative
and professional.


13 Feb 2008 - 9:41pm
camille moussette

Very nice article by David Malouf on Core77.com


I would just like to point out this great article

Interaction Design and ID:
You're already doing it...don't you want to know what it's all about?
By David Malouf


[via experientia.com]

It's good to see more IxD geared toward products, artefacts and
services. It's very welcome, especially after the conference. One of
my only low point regarding Interaction'08 was the lack of product-
focused interaction projects (at least the proportion was very low
compared to web stuff).

31 Jan 2005 - 3:11pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Position at St. Jude Medical

I'm pleased to announce that our team is growing even more this year! Here's
hoping one of you IxD's are interested in working in the rewarding area of
medical device technology...


Position: Human Factors Specialist
Company: St. Jude Medical, CRMD
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

About Us:
The Human Factors team of the St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management
Division is recognized as having a central role in defining interactive
products that delight our customers. St.

18 Sep 2008 - 9:54am
Chad Fournier

Job: User Experience Practitioner, Calgary, Shaw, Full-time

As a User Experience Practitioners you will be responsible for creating
great experiences for several software solutions. You will work
collaboratively with fellow members of the User Experience team to
conceptualize design and prototype ideas.

9 Aug 2006 - 3:19pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

SxSW Interactive's Panel Voting System


Well, there are definitely some IxD relevant panels listed, but more
importantly is the interaction design of the panel itself. I found it
quite good.

-- dave


David (Heller) Malouf
Vice President

AIM: bolinhanyc // Y!: dave_ux //
MSN: hippiefunk(at)hotmail.com // Gtalk: dave.ixd(at)gmail.com