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1 Oct 2007 - 7:31pm
6 years ago
1 reply

Call for Participation - CHI2008, in Florence, Italy!


If you think CHI is not for you - think again.

There was a time when CHI bowed to the confines of Academia, leaving
designers and usability practitioners frustrated and alienated. That's
changed, and it has changed in a big way. Since the 2006 conference, the
organizing committee has pushed hard to give practicing creatives a voice in
the programming and structure of the conference.

20 Mar 2010 - 10:50am
4 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

Tell me your IxDA Stories

hello IxDAers,

I'm in the midst of a project and I'd appreciate it if I can get your contributions to help me. I am in the midst of writing about what makes IxDA special and I thought there is no better way to tell the tale then by collecting the stories from its members.

27 Feb 2006 - 1:10pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Ashley LaFrenais

NYC IxDA Event: Adam Greenfield Discusses Ubiquitous Computing March 9 @ 6:30 pm

Adam Greenfield Discusses Ubiquitous Computing

From smart buildings that subtly adapt to the changing flow of
visitors, to gesture-based interfaces like the ones seen in Minority
Report, computing no longer looks much like it used to. Increasingly
invisible but present everywhere in our lives, computing has moved
off the desktop and out into everyday life–affecting almost every one
of us.

12 Jul 2008 - 4:29pm
6 years ago
9 replies

When is a hyperlink NOT?

Call me old school. Call me a dinosaur wandering the earth right before the
meteor hit and turned my sorry butt to ash, but I still think a hyperlink
should be a hyperlink. Further, I think a contextual link embedded in
content with a anchored link a proper noun should go to that place. The
Washington Post disagrees.

2 Dec 2005 - 10:00am
8 years ago
7 replies
Baron Lane

Messaging Patterns

Hey all,

I'm attempting to determine industry standards for website communication but am having a hard time finding any formal documentation.

What constitutes a "warning" and an "alert"? Is a warning a subset of an alert? How about a reminder, is it a type of warning?

9 Feb 2009 - 2:11pm

(Plug) Beyond Findability IASummit Pre-Conference Workshop

Hey IxD friends.

I know many of you are still drifting down from the mountaintop experience
in Vancouver, which truly sounded inspiring from the reports on Twitter and
what-not for those of us not able to attend. (I *must* make it to Savannah
next year!)

But we're already looking ahead to March.

30 Aug 2005 - 2:16pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Warnke, Larisa
11 Jan 2008 - 8:58am
Adrian Howard

Agile/UX conference info (was Prototyping with Adobe CS3)

On 10 Jan 2008, at 14:38, Michael Tuminello wrote:

> For me, I can't say that it does very much. That's part of the
> reason I'm headed down to interaction 08 - for the agile/uxd workshop.

On the subject of conferences...

The Agile 2008 Conference <www.agile2008.org> (Toronto, Aug 4-8) this
year has a User Experience stage.

19 Aug 2009 - 9:23am
5 years ago
2 replies
Traci Lepore

Social media and potentially offensive material....how/do you mediate?

Yesterday I was reading this post in NY Magazine.....about Disney hiring David Mamet to help write a new movie version of The Diary of Anne Frank. Now I don't know how anyone who is familiar with Mamet's work doesn't have a moment of what that could sound like flashing in their head. I certainly did before I even read the post. What stunned me though was the comments about it. Many people found it offensive and "not funny".

This brought up the question for me about social media these days and the good use of freedom of speech it seems to allow.

24 Jul 2010 - 11:19am
4 years ago
4 replies
Jared M. Spool

Actually, You Might Be Your User

Hello everyone,

One tension that frequently arises in trying to design usable systems is this idea that we're not our user and therefore we can't see the design the way they do. That's why we employ techniques such as usability testing, field studies, and personas.

But, what happens when we are the users? When we are designing for ourselves?

I wrote about this in a little piece I call "Actually, You Might Be Your User"

What do you think?