Discussion Archive

10 Oct 2010 - 1:41am
5 years ago
7 replies

design and lean startup methodology

hi all,

has anyone out there worked as a designer on a team that follows a lean startup methodology? any thoughts on how design process can mesh into it? (can it?) i'm just starting to work with such a team, and i'm trying to get my bearings, have been reading through a bunch of lean startup stuff. any thoughts from other designers, on the topic (rants, raves, anything really) would be welcome. 




19 Dec 2007 - 9:23am

[EVENT] IxDA Waterloo F2F December 19: Roger Martin on Design Thinking

It's tomorrow, folks! The Waterloo F2F is hosting Roger Martin who'll be
giving a repeat performance of a talk he delivered at Yahoo in November.
Details to be had on our blog at:


5:00 to 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 19
Accelerator Centre
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Design Thinking: The Next Competitive Advantage

Two fundamental kinds of thinking co-exist and often collide in business
organizations: analytical thinking and design thinking.

7 Oct 2012 - 2:17pm
3 years ago
5 replies
Mia Kos

Homepage vs Dashboard customization


I'd love to hear some thoughts about customized Homepage vs customized Dashboard, as a starting point for different user types. Meaning homepage content is customized for new and returning visitors, while dashboard becomes a homepage for anybody who already has an account (registered, subscribed and expired users). Many examples of this, Facebook, Twitter, Couchsurfing... Still, some sites decide to use their homepage as a starting point for both logged in users and new visitors, Amazon and Airbnb, to name a few. 

9 Nov 2006 - 7:27pm

Vancouver World Usability Day event: UX Cocktail Hour

(Apologies for cross-posting)

What: Vancouver User Experience Cocktail Hour on World Usability Day
When: Tuesday, Nov 14, 6-7pm
Where: Yaletown Brewery, 1111 Mainland

If you're in Vancouver on World Usability Day (Nov 14), you're invited
to celebrate the occasion with local UX aficionados at the Vancouver
User Experience Cocktail Hour.

10 Nov 2008 - 1:49pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Loren Baxter

Gmail Labs: Mark as Read Button

For those of you using Gmail to read the IXDA list, I'd highly recommend
turning on the "Mark as Read" button that was recently introduced in Gmail
Labs (Settings > Labs).

8 Jan 2009 - 10:59am
6 years ago
1 reply
John Gibbard

Beautiful Concept Modelling/Visualisation

http://vimeo.com/2696386 uses iconography and monochromatic design elements
to explain the history of the web. Beautiful work which is inspiring for
Ix/Ux documentation.


18 Mar 2005 - 5:39am
Dave Malouf

Cultural change is the first job of most design managers ...

I received the below message. I bet Jakob Nielsen gets a gazillion of such
e-mails every day. Anyway, the gist of it is ... "How dare you claim to lead
us if your site looks like such crap?" Like I said, I bet Jakob gets a
gazillion of these every day.

So after my message is my response tot his person. The gist of that is to
say ...

7 Oct 2010 - 8:52am
5 years ago
2 replies
Jack L. Moffett

Re: [IxDA] Where to send an open letter to the OS-designers at Apple and Microsoft?

On Oct 7, 2010, at 10:35 AM, Santiago Bustelo wrote:

> My humble suggestion is to "discard" items, hiding them on the file browser, and allowing them to be recovered at any time, until the disk space needs to be reclaimed:

And isn't that what Apple's Time Machine has done for us?


Jack L.

6 Jan 2009 - 8:55am

Better (was Strategic Interaction Design)

I'm changing threads in hopes for making some people's lives better.

Regarding Complications, I first made the connection between this excellent
collection of essays on practicing medicine and design when John Zapolski
placed "Whose Body is it Anyway" on the desks of his fellow design managers
are yahoo and suggested we read it replacing the word body with design.
Reading it, it was clear that the question of "design ownership" could be
seen through the question of treatment choices for a patient.

4 Sep 2007 - 5:41am
8 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Invites from Social Networks

Today an invite went out to the IxDA Discussion list inviting people
to a social network on behalf of a subscriber.

I haven't spoken to this subscriber yet, but I am going to assume the
following. They said invite everyone in my Gmail contact list unaware
of the fact that their contact list consists of everyone they have
ever written an email to including discussion lists like this one.

Ok, yes, the person didn't want to do this, but they did and they have
to be responsible for it.