Discussion Archive

13 Mar 2009 - 4:46pm

Using FB, MySpace,.. for persona development

Taking the persona discussion in a different direction. I have been
thinking lately, along the lines of how we can take advantage of the
social networking sites to develop a more realistic persona.
While this is not intended to replace the one-on-one interview to
observe and gather goals, it can be an effective
tool when it comes to humanizing the users.

31 Jan 2005 - 3:37pm
Elizabeth Buie

what won't be I*offshore* outsourced

James Meltzer wrote:

<<The US federal government outsources literally everything, in one form
or another, to contractors.>>

I would change "literally" to "virtually", but otherwise I agree.

In my previous post, I was referring to offshore outsourcing.

Elizabeth, just clarifying before someone corrects her... :-)
Elizabeth Buie
Computer Sciences Corporation
Rockville, Maryland, USA

This is a PRIVATE message.

1 Nov 2007 - 2:39pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Collaborative Project Management Tools

I'll throw in a vote for Basecamp. I use it all the time and love it.

On 11/1/07, Mike Scarpiello <mscarpiello at gmail.com> wrote:
> Looking at two - Basecamp and Marketing Central.

8 Feb 2006 - 6:46pm
Scott Spears

Job posting: Usability Engineer / Interaction Designer - Symantec in Roseville, MN

Usability Engineer - Symantec Corporation

Location: Roseville, MN
Position Type: Full-time
Web Site: http://www.symantec.com/ <http://www.symantec.com/>


As an Interaction Designer, you will work with a family of technically
complex cross-platform enterprise products on a rigorous development
path. Analyzing business requirements, you will define user

4 Jan 2006 - 1:48am
9 years ago
1 reply
Luis Silva

FW: Computers in Things (was Re: Ecommerce web sitebook recommendations [signed]

Skot Nelson said:

>When these pieces of technology do their job seamlessly, they will
>cease to be thought of as computers.

This is funny, this reminds me of my grand-grand mother she used to say that
aircrafts were witchcraft, when I at that age (+-6) was already familiar
with planes...

Just a bracket (now I am going to be flamed really hard) It's my opinion
that on this forum and I presume this activity (IXD) people don't take the
terminology too much seriously, or in other words a lot a things mean the
same thing and sometimes those same things mean completely diff

6 Jul 2010 - 9:27am
Boston IxDA

[event] IxDA Boston UX Show & Tell

Do you have... - A nagging design problem? - An interesting new technique? - A crazy idea that needs validation?

Do you need... - A comfortable place to get friendly feedback? - Practice giving or receiving design critique? - Free pizza and drinks?

UX Show & Tell is a casual workshop that's all about the work. Show shortcuts. Ask what to annotate in a wireframe. Draft scenarios and user stories, and identify one from the other.

31 Mar 2009 - 5:06pm

Four questions every UI designer and usability professional should be thinking about...

All of these questions are obvious and yet we still don't have consensus or
standardized solutions for them...


Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com

1 Jun 2011 - 11:42am
4 years ago
5 replies
Adam Stevenson

Breadcrumb Trail Separator Terminolgoy

In the interest of a controlled vocabulary, what terms have you used, or do you prefer to use for the > that is placed between breadcrumb trail elements?

^ is a caret, but that isn't quite accurate.  "Greater-than sign" just sounds out of place.

Thanks in advance for your replies.


29 Mar 2010 - 8:59am

HK IxDA meeting: Wed, 31 Mar, 19H30 - Fringe Club HK (MTR Central Exit D1)

Dear all,

If you are in Hong Kong, join us at our next meeting this week.

Where:  Fringe Club HK (MTR Central Exit D1), roof garden (or inside,
depending on the temperature)
When:   7.30pm, Wed, 31 Mar

Adler and Nicolas
mobile 9814 5027

Adler Looks Jorge 蔡鷹達
Interaction Designer, Hong Kong

"Absence of rules is a rule that depends on common sense."  Artur da Távola

12 Mar 2010 - 6:37pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Fred Celestino

Visual design association


I would like to ask if anyone could point out a visual design association well organized as IxDA. I am aware of some of them like AIGA, Core 77 and a couple of others, but I feel all of those I know lack the type of resourceful discussion list and engaged community found here.

Needless to say that nothing prevents visual design threads being cast on IxDA as we notice from time to time, but I am after something more specific about that discipline of design.

Thank you.