Discussion Archive

18 Jan 2007 - 8:21pm
Esteban Barahona

iPhone Feature Request

2007 looks promising... honestly, this is just the beggining (of IxD?!).

Imagine the iPhone (the beta product that will ship in ~2007.06.01) with
dialing as:

iPhone: who?
user-caller: *says aloud the NAME of the called"
user-called: Hi, Aló, ...
(user-caller or user-called): ciao (or anyone other codename)
iPhone: <close conversation>

That scene IS Century XXI, 2007, Q3

The TradeMark (...if it matters) may be iPhone OS X, formally "cutting"
Apple in 3: Mac OS X, iPhone OS X, software/accesories/other.

5 Jan 2006 - 1:14pm
Austin Govella

Washington DC event tonight: "User interfaces for physical spaces" recap by DCIA

IxDers in the Washington, DC area:

Tonight I'll be attending the a recap of the recent "User interfaces
for physical spaces" seminar by Maya Design in Pittsburgh. Several
other are IxDers will be there, as well, so you're encouraged to come
out and visit.

The event is being sponsored by DCIA in conjunction with their holdiay

2 Sep 2009 - 12:13am
6 years ago
10 replies
Leo Ham

Where Industrial Design Meets IxD - Grad Programs


I am a recent CogSci - HCI graduate and I'm looking into Industrial
Design (ID) programs that have close ties with IxD.

Or the other way around...IxD programs that deal beyond digital

I've found the ID program at SCAD close to what I'm looking for.
Their curriculum includes "Methods of Contextual Research"

Any other?


16 Mar 2010 - 1:51pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Theo Tveteras

Venue queueing experiences

After summer I'm starting my diploma thesis on queueing in entertainment venues, and I'm currently doing some preparatory research.
By entertainment venues I mean places such as amusement parks, festivals, conferences, concerts, casinos, fairs and exhibitions.

29 Aug 2006 - 5:36pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Kris Roxas

JOB: "Recruiter": Irvine, CA: Permanent Placement: Instructional Designer/Technical Writer

Please contact

Kris Roxas


2035 Corte del Nogal, Suite 100

Carlsbad, CA 92009


kroxas at nsasearch.com

Instructional Designer / Technical Writer

Orange, CA

Develop and maintain all multi-media (print, online, web) system
documentation and policies and procedures. Manage projects and originate
concepts for procedures and reference materials.

1 Dec 2006 - 9:34am
9 years ago
1 reply
Soo Basu

categorising tags?

Is it a good practice to categorise tags?

as far as i know, tags are meant to be non-linear. del.icio.us has 2 ways to
organize tags - alphabetically and by frequency.
I was surprised to see MSN organizing tags by grouping them under

doesn't that totally go against the whole concept of tags?


25 Feb 2010 - 3:19pm
Joe Sokohl

Recruiters and Other Employment Posters

When the new site launches next week, a key enhancement is the
addition of a job board.

This board allows you to post details of your job offering within a
clear, directed form. You will be able to define the job title,
details, full- or part-time or contract, and rich-text details. You
can also target specific IxDA local groups where you want to post the
job (as well as it being available in the full job board).

So make sure you come back to the site early next week and post your

28 Apr 2008 - 3:30pm
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UPA May Meeting: Sneak Peak at Morae 3 and UserVue Demo, 5/21/08, 6 PM

~Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than

Topic: Morae 3 and UserVue Demo!

Speaker: Shane Lovellette, Morae and UserVue Product Manager - Techsmith

When you think of TechSmith Morae, you probably think of testing
things on a computer screen—like a software application or Web site.
But what about testing the iPhone user's experience? Could Morae speed
up and simplify a whole range of testing methods, from paper
prototyping to in-depth interviews to focus groups? Could it enable
unmoderated testing?

29 Jul 2009 - 4:09am
6 years ago
6 replies
Jarod Tang

Aesthetics in HCI

Maybe don's book and article is interesting to you,

Most of don's view on this topic are very interesting, but one things needs
to think twice, it's a more complex topic about the relationships between
aethetics ( perception as well as experience ) and interaction ( usability
and use experience), which surely beyond "beautiful object works better".

Besides, aesthetics of interaction contributes to using experience or using
beauty as some designers adopted.

-- Jarod


23 Jul 2007 - 4:48am
9 years ago
8 replies
Morten Hjerde

Portfolio questions

I have a couple of questions. Say, in the hypotethical, a-hem, case that I
were to prepare a IxD portfolio that could be presented to a US employer.
There would be some cultural differences (I'm european) and I would want to
steer clear of the worst mess-ups.

1. Where I am from, its expected that you are somewhat modest and you expect
that the reader "reads between the lines". This is of course just a social
contract. Same or different in the US?

2. What about tone of voice? I'm not going to be flippant, but how dry do I
have to be?

3. How big?