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11 Dec 2009 - 7:41am
4 years ago
1 reply
Gino Rodrigues

[anthrodesign] Don Norman: Technology First, Needs Last

Great reflexions, but I strongly disagree with the basic assertion.
What gave birth to that "Technology first"? Airplane for what? Radio
for what?

A miracle? Or an accident? Well, accidents did give rise to
technologies in the past, but none of those mentioned in the article.
The biggest missing thing here is that no technology comes up in a

15 Jun 2011 - 10:25am
3 years ago
1 reply
Mads Soegaard

A list of conferences/deadlines with relevance to our community


Dear all,

[apologies for cross-postings]

Here is my list of conferences/deadlines with relevance to our community, which I aim to send out every quarter (or so).

There's a printerfriendly version (for hanging on your wall) at 



The conference calendar

All dates can be edited at




13 Jun 2007 - 4:48pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

content inventory for an RIA?

Hello all,

Most of us are familiar with doing content inventories for websites. Jeffery
Veen over at Adaptive Path has even shared his spreadsheet. (Here:

My question to you is how do you document feature/structure inventory of a
RIA/web app?

For example: You launch a beta version of a product. As people use it, they
make feature requests.

26 Feb 2009 - 9:57pm
San Francisco IxDA

IxDA SF Presents Interaction09 Redux - Saturday, March 14, 2009

IxDA SF presents Interaction09 Redux - Saturday, March 14th

Earlier this month, 460 interaction designers converged in Vancouver to
discuss, debate, and share a spectrum of topics that are important to
our community
of practice. The Interaction09 conference featured three days of tactical
workshops, smart sessions filled with practical advice, and a fantastic
collection of inspirational keynotes.

As you might expect, many of the contributors to the event came from our own
Bay Area backyard.

22 Jan 2011 - 4:44pm
jason zietz

Coming to Interaction '11? Thinking about going to graduate school?

If so, I'd highly recommend checking out the University of Colorado at Boulder while you're here.  If you let me know your background and what you're interested in studying, I can point you in the right direction of who to see/where to look on campus, but for starters there's some great work interaction-related work being done in both the CS (http://www.cs.colorado.edu/) and ATLAS (http://www.colorado.edu/atlas/) departments.

22 Feb 2008 - 7:18pm
Etkin Ciftci

Extending the Keyboard

A Russian design firm, namely Art Lebedev Studio is designing input devices
with OLED screens.
(see: http://www.artlebedev.com/everything/optimus/)

Well, I get idea of replacing the standard keyboard with the one that has
customizable look and functions.

1 Feb 2007 - 8:05am
7 years ago
1 reply

Current Research on Redundant Links

Has anyone seen fairly current research analyzing the trade-offs redundant
links (e.g., in-line links with text, as well as, the same links in lists
along the margins of a page)? I'm really looking for research instead of
recommendations from non-researchers.

The trade-off revolves around making it easier to FIND a link when it's
located in multiple places versus making it easier to OVERLOOK a link
surrounded by visual clutter (Hick-Hyman Law,

26 Sep 2004 - 12:57am
9 years ago
2 replies

"Narcissism of small difference"

So what's the idea behind ''Massive Change'' [1]?

Bruce Mau: There's a design revolution coming out of North America. It dares
to imagine the welfare of the entire human race.

You mean, like the iPod?

Bruce Mau: No. It's not interesting to me. One of the most important things
we did was take the visual out of design.


Let's hear it from the Canadians, anyone seen it yet? Posturing?

16 Dec 2010 - 10:35am
3 years ago
3 replies

Embedding Interaction Technology

Hi Everyone,


what do you think about interaction design / technology embedded in everyday objects? Touchscreens in tables, pillows, walls.

I believe that for a technology to be adapted by larger masses you first need to go the way of integrating it into something that people already know and are confortable with - in a way that you don't disturb the usage of the (host) object itself.

2 Dec 2008 - 5:02am
Maria De Monte

1st reminder: CALL FOR PAPER: aaate 2009 conference

Hello there,

I already posted this last month, but there could probably be someone new in the Forum who could be interested, so I'm re-posting this call for paper.

I also take the chance to launch a proposal: It'd be cool to meet if some of you is working in Italy. Just come up in some way and we'll try to arrange something.