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23 Mar 2009 - 6:26pm
Cindy Lu

[UPA 2009] Call for Position Papers:Best Practices of UCD in Agile

UPA 2009 Workshop on Best Practices of UCD in Agile

*Workshop Date: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009*

*Location: *UPA Conference, Portland, Oregon



Agile has been increasingly applied to small and large scale projects in
various companies. With agile, there are unique opportunities (such as more
collaboration) and unique challenges (such as short cycle time).

16 Oct 2009 - 1:13pm
5 years ago
4 replies
Heather Anderson

New Redesign! Looking for feedback!

Hello fellow IxDer's,

We recently launched a redesign of http://www.familyfun.com, and wanted
to get some professional feedback from the community regarding the user
experience of it. I don't want to provide much of an introduction since
I'm looking for authentic responses from you, without my opinion shaping
the discussion. So without further ado...



24 Aug 2010 - 2:15pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Design, Engineering & Rants - a new thread [General]

I can appreciate many of the views shared here. My last post about Engineering IS Design IS Engineering was meant to prompt discussion. It did a little bit. My overall take on this subject is that we are in need of some serious stepping back and re-evaluation of all the disciplines. Take the Stanford site is an interesting case study. They don't help the world by having a design program named, of all things Design. What kind? What department? Graphic, Industrial, Product, ME.

25 Mar 2005 - 10:47am
Doug Anderson

Self-configuring interfaces?

Hi All,

I was struck by the following quote in a Discover article about self-configuring modular robots ( http://www.discover.com/issues/apr-05/departments/emerging-technology/ ).

"But the big win from self-assembly is adapting to changing demands and environments-in particular, addressing situations and tasks that the robot designer doesn't even know about at the time of construction."

This brought to mind Cognitive Work Analysis and Ecological Interface Design's system-constraint-based approach

16 Nov 2008 - 1:52pm
6 years ago
1 reply
paul turner

Disruptive technology espoused by UX practitioners in these recession times

Are you among the stakeholders who are introducing, via conceptualizing or prototyping, disruptive technologies?

These innovators often come from small companies or independent inventors, who take aim at or create a niche or technology that upset the endeavors of major companies. Examples include container ships and advanced search technologies. Disrupters can also come from brave employees of major companies.

It's less about the patent than the concept and harness.

Best regards,

Paul Turner

28 Jun 2010 - 11:07am
4 years ago
2 replies

Question about full 1024 width of SmashingMagazine web site

Anyone have any thoughts on Smashing's expanded 1024 layout for higher res monitors?

Noticed they collapse to 990 at 1024, but go to the full 1024 as you expand out.

Who is making this move now? What's the standard or best practice? Client is looking for inspiration on HuffPo and other newsy sites. Sees the 960 grid, but wants to ascertain what the current thinking is on expanding out to 1024.


Best regards,

:: Tony Zeoli
:: Founder

29 Aug 2006 - 8:20am
adamya ashk

JOB: Information Architect, Staples, Framingham, MA, USA - Contract

Apologies for cross posting.


Contract Opportunity: Information Architect, Staples

(Please respond to jason.dietz at staples.com)
<Jason.dietz at staples.com>

We have an immediate need for an information architect to work on
browser-based and traditional graphical user interfaces.

This is a short-term contract position (8-10 weeks) and will re

22 Jan 2013 - 9:35pm
22 weeks ago
6 replies
Jonathan Warner

Interaction '13 ticket for sale

Hey folks:

Can't make it this year, and have one ticket at regular price ($950). Let me know if you're interested!


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6 Jan 2008 - 6:53pm
Jarod Tang

Mozilla Weave, the browser stepping to onlnie service it's self

Hi guys:
no double, the weave is some interesting step to lead the firefox going
futhur, and it's also interesting, it mentions "enhancing user experience"
and adopt persona/senario style use case.
Quite interesting to see how it'll go.

-- Jarod

IxD for better life style.


17 Nov 2003 - 11:07am
Bennett, Louise

To hide or not to hide - resolution

Hi everyone

Thanks for all of the notes and suggestions. Its great to be able to put these questions out there and get such thoughtful responses! I thought I'd let you know the outcome of this one.

We're at the stage now where final decisions are being made on how to proceed with this, and we're going to go with a fairly informative and interactive approach. We'll have information about the advanced product available via splash screens during the standard installation process, and we'll have a link to upgrade information and purchase procedure (via a HTML page) under the help menu.