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30 Aug 2005 - 12:46pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Pradyot Rai

Stategic benefits of "Web 2.0"

Folks, I heard about "web 2.0" enough times in recent past to start
wondering what this is all about. I have heard people advocating it as if
this will solve everything. I have heard otherside arguing that people even
don't understand web 1.0, so why bother. I am wondering what you all think.
1. What is "strategic benefit" of adopting Web 2.0?
2. For what kind of firms/industry/business is this "mission critical"? And
who shall not bother to get in the race?
3. Example of firms who have done it and have taken comparative advantage in
the market place.

16 Nov 2008 - 2:52pm
6 years ago
1 reply
paul turner

Disruptive technology espoused by UX practitioners in these recession times

Are you among the stakeholders who are introducing, via conceptualizing or prototyping, disruptive technologies?

These innovators often come from small companies or independent inventors, who take aim at or create a niche or technology that upset the endeavors of major companies. Examples include container ships and advanced search technologies. Disrupters can also come from brave employees of major companies.

It's less about the patent than the concept and harness.

Best regards,

Paul Turner

15 Jun 2004 - 10:13pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Jeff Howard

Re: Signal Orange

Elizabeth's example of the Vietnam bracelets is a much better
illustration of this concept. Here's the crucial detail that's obscured
in the Signal Orange project. The bracelets open a dialog between two
people. That's the interaction the bracelets facilitate.

"... the wearer could talk about the person [on the bracelet] to others."

Here's a related example of this kind of Interaction Design. The Spring
2004 issue of Design Issues has an article about Kate Wells and the
Siyazama Project in South Africa.

27 Mar 2006 - 3:37pm

Job: Oppty to join a growing UX team (locations nationwide)

Contact Steve Eisman directly about this opportunity - he can furnish a
detailed position description. I am not affiliated with UnitedHealth
UnitedHealth Group (http://www.unitedhealthgroup.com)
is building a User Experience & Design team for our Ingenix
organization (they produce a commercial software product line with
about 100 products in the healthcare market). We hired the CTO of
Overture Services/Yahoo!

6 Feb 2010 - 12:55pm
Josh Damon Williams

(Date correction) Interaction'11 venue announcement, and registration savings for a limited time


There was a mistake in the dates announced yesterday for I'11 in
Boulder. The conference starts on Feb. 10th (not 9th) and runs to
Feb. 12th, 2011. Sorry for any confusion. At least we have a year to
work through the kinks!

1 Jun 2009 - 8:48am
5 years ago
17 replies
Pierre Roberge

Flash Catalyst Beta (aka Thermo) is out


Pierre Roberge
Customer Experience Manager, etfs

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18 Feb 2009 - 1:11pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Gary Zamchick

...and don't forget to laugh

While in pursuit of the simple, the
clear, the intuitive, the new, I'd like to give whimsy, surprise, and um, the warm embrace of stupidity, their due.

No matter the domain, – virtual or tangible, high tech or high touch,
interfaces or environments, – innovative thinking is accompanied by the opportunity to twist toward one of four emotional
outcomes: the aha! (scientific knowing),
the ah! (aesthetic experience), the ha ha! (humorous relief) and the duh? (what
I’ll call “blessed stupidity”).

19 Oct 2010 - 5:33pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer
20 Feb 2004 - 12:41pm
Todd Warfel

Votes are in - IA Summit informal Dinner at...

Okay, the votes are in. Thanks for all who participated. Mark your
calendars. Looks like we'll be doing dinner at

Saturday, Feb 28th

I'll be making a reservation. So, if you know you're coming, let me

10 Jun 2007 - 7:11pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Andrew Sandler

Anybody interested in an Agile+UCD best practice sharing session in the SF Area in July?

Hi everyone -
My name is Andrew Sandler, and I manage the User Interface Design team
at Salesforce.com. Last October we made an organizational-wide switch to
Agile Development Methodologies, based mainly on Scrum. We did two small
releases that were "finished" under ADM, and we're wrapping up our first
end-to-end Agile release very soon. As part of my education, I've had a
number of interesting conversations with people on and off this list.