Discussion Archive

15 Aug 2006 - 2:27pm
Dan Saffer

Reminder: Designing for Interaction Book Party TONIGHT in DC

If you are in the Washington, DC area, I hope you'll join me for the
East Coast book launch party TONIGHT from 7-9 at Nanny
O'Brien's, 3319 Connecticut Ave NW.


I'll be signing (and selling!) books and Adaptive Path will be
graciously paying for the Guinness!

22 Mar 2008 - 11:41am
8 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

OT: Who's Your City?

For those of you in the "I can work anywhere" camp, here's Richard
Florida's counterargument:


NEWSWEEK: The conventional wisdom is that, with technologies that
allow us to work from anywhere, place is mattering less and less. Why
is that not the case, and how are we getting it wrong?

FLORIDA: What I realized after studying this for a couple of decades
is that no one's ever really given advice about how important the
place you choose to live is.

15 May 2006 - 1:58am
Jonas Löwgren

Aesthetic craft (was "Elements of Interaction Design")

Dave said:

> Can it be suggested that if we want to move IxD into being
> understood as an
> aesthetic form of design (as visual design is often) we need to
> have an
> educational program (Jonas, maybe you are doing this) that uses
> aspects to
> help draw out an aesthetic craft. Or is our only craft, how to make
> task
> flows and widgets?

In my opinion, aesthetic qualities influence the use of digital
artifacts in profound ways.

7 Apr 2005 - 6:03am
11 years ago
6 replies


This is my first post to this list since I subscribed.

I'm not sure if everyone/anyone here has played with it yet, but Archy
(www.raskincenter.org) is working pretty well. The developers say
there's going to be a public alpha release "really soon" (like they're
not just joking). If you go to the site, buried in the Windows
install instructions are the CVS settings:

Server: cvs.sourceforge.net
CVS Root: /cvsroot/humane
Project: reducks
User Name: anonymous
No Password

Try it out. It's really cool.

-- J.P.

20 Aug 2007 - 4:43am

Results of Istanbul Workshop

Dear All,

European Interaction Design Summer School has placed in July 1-12, 2007 at
Kadir Has University. The program is funded by ERASMUS LLP. The project
can be seen at http://www.khas.edu.tr/idss07/

Oguzhan Ozcan

5 Jul 2008 - 11:32am
7 years ago
1 reply

UCD Broken? I say "NO"

Maybe I should read the complete history of the thread first, but I
don't think the idea is dead, broken, or flawed. To me, UCD just
means letting user input (i.e., info received in form of a stated
requirement or request, as well as info gleaned from observations and
interviews) *INFORM* the process... not dictate specifics.

A good product manager (web producer, or whatever title he/she is
under) will have the skills and vision to guide execution in a way
that renders the best possible product.

15 Nov 2010 - 10:27am
Lisa Goldberg

Re: [IxDA] High-End Users in a Low-End Web.

Regarding the smartphone/mobile question, mobile and desktop tasks are different. It's not just a question of the back end--you need to present different options in mobile vs. desktop sites. See these links below for some key differences:

http://www.intentindex.com/ http://www.intentindex.com/mobile/

I don't think you can say that channels such as mobile and social networking sites have supplanted traditional websites. They are used for different purposes.

Sincerely, Lisa

30 Jun 2008 - 1:33pm
Aaron Louie

Seattle Monthly IA/UX Meetup, July 8th (5:30pm at ZAAZ)

ZAAZ, an interactive web agency in Seattle, is hosting their
Perspectives on Social Media event on Tuesday, July 8th, so we'll be
joining them for this month's information architecture and user
experience meetup.

WHAT: Tinker, Tailor, Maker, Sailor II: Perspectives on Social Media

WHEN: Tuesday July 8th, 5:30-8:30pm

414 Olive Way, Ste.

29 Nov 2008 - 8:44pm
7 years ago
1 reply

UXBookClubs (Canada? Online)

Canadians et al,

I know of Mario, and I know of one other Canadian who has expressed
interest. Curious, are there other Canadians here interested in discussing
books? Should it be online since there are few of us over a large area? Are
others interested in an online discussion, even if it's posted on the site
somehow rather than in the mailing list? Or are people happy discussing
books right on the list? Thoughts?


19 Dec 2009 - 2:56am
Eric Reiss

are we an early indicator of economic

Our sector certainly SHOULD recover faster. With all the layoffs of real
people, web-based self-service should be very appealing to businesses.

However, each market is dramatically individual so there is no way to
generalize. At a time where it was virtually impossible to find decent
interaction folks in London, Copenhagen's largest shop fired half its staff
(about 80 people).

We've been looking for folks for several months now in various markets we
serve, but with little success.