Discussion Archive

18 Mar 2005 - 6:39am
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 ...

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00pm
3 years ago
3 replies

college course project ideas


I am going to be teaching a class in Interaction Design for the first time, it’s an intro course to undergrad students. I just need to start building some lesson plans and project ideas and was wondering if anyone can give me some inspirations and ideas.


25 Mar 2008 - 8:34am
7 years ago
21 replies
sreeramen ramaswamy

can you please discuss the effect of the US recession

Hello all,
Can you please discuss the effect of the US economic recession and its
impacts for usability contractors. If you guys choose contractors for your
company what are the things that would be critical to the decision? Do you
guys think the prices would go down and by how much? I know it is going to
vary across the US geography (east coast, west coast, and so on). It would
be useful to get as much as details as possible.

Please add other relevant topics in context of the discussion if I have
missed out.


13 Aug 2009 - 1:52pm
Mario Bourque

2009 IDEA Conference early bird pricing ends August 15th, 2009

Early Bird pricing for IDEA is over in just a few days (August 15th to be
exact). So now’s the time to storm into your boss’ office and demand
approval for registration!
Already approved?

27 Apr 2009 - 10:16am
Sean Pook

Mobile UX Design Lead; Finland; Recruiter; Full Time

£££Depending on Experience + benefits

Ideal profile: Mobile UX, Web interaction design, team leading, junior project management, passion for technology, strong communication ability, presentation skills

My client is a leader in cross-platform interaction design solutions for small to multi-national firms.

They are experienced strong growth and require a new design team lead to manage a variety of challenging and rewarding projects.

26 Oct 2009 - 10:14am
Diana Malerba

UXconference, December 3rd, Switzerland

1st UXConference
“Innovation in User Experience Design”
Lugano (Switzerland), 3 December 2009

Registration is open at the conference website:
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regular 250 CHF (360 CHF after November 3rd)
IWA Member 225 CHF (306 CHF after November 3rd)

Keynote speaker:
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Massimo Pettiti
Francesco Cirillo
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Conference topics and presentations:

14 Nov 2011 - 3:15am
3 years ago
2 replies
Miha Feus

ISCED classification of Interaction design

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knows how to categorize and classify Interaction design in ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education)?

I was denied the possibility to get a scholarship for studying abroad, because they categorized Interaction design as art, and they don't give any art scholarships. But on the other hand they categorized Industrial design as Technical education. I have still 11 days left to appeal against their decision. 

I am really thankful for any nugget of information.

21 Jun 2007 - 4:31pm
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

The Internet as an enormous, hulking Tootsie Roll pop

A cohort posted this on another list...

Although it isnt exactly IX oriented, it is still really interesting.


Begin forwarded message:


How Many Licks Does it Take To Get to the Center of the Internet?

The Internet may be referred to as the "information superhighway," but
a better analogy might be an enormous, hulking Tootsie Roll pop.

14 Aug 2009 - 1:20pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Audrey Crane

Examples of pre-login \"soft personalization\"?

I'm looking for examples of personalization that happens when a user
has not yet logged in, either via cookies, geo location by IP
address, or flash cookies ("local shared objects").

Examples I have so far are:
- Amazon's home page, if you've ever logged in before
- Google local results in standard search result page
- ads everywhere

Any other ways to personalize w/o requiring login technically?
Any other names for this? Profiling?
Any other favorite examples?

Thanks in advance...

28 Aug 2009 - 6:36am
Ali Naqvi

User Experience Design for Working Web Sites and Applications

Working as a Technical Writer, I VERY often see myself being put in
the final stage of the development process by management.

I came across the following article that i want to share with other
technical writers out there: