Discussion Archive

2 Jul 2011 - 4:36am

Remote (with SMART Board) vs. Face to Face Design Sessions

I'm working with a team based in another location.  The product owner and I are trying to bring down one of the developers down for a collaborative design session.  We're at an important juncture and really need to hammer out some important design questions.  This developer has a focus on UI development and a rich background in human factors.

In January, I went up for a week to work with him and then then product owner.  We spent most of the week in a conference room with a whiteboard and were extremely productive since we played well off each other.

15 Oct 2006 - 10:14am
Dan Saffer

RCA's IxD Program Changes Its Name

From Interaction Design to...Design Interactions. Huh.

"The focus of the department is shifting, and although electronics
and computing will remain at the heart of the course, we will begin
to explore how design can connect with other technologies, such as
biotechnology and nanotechnology. The course has been restructured to
reflect this shift and was validated in March 2006.

Design Interactions is a small change, but we think it is

8 Dec 2007 - 1:08pm
cebax at earthl...

Examples of Maps/Navigation for 3D7

Some areas that 3-D map navigation can be useful:

Look to GIS for ideas and research...

Realistic 3-D portrayal of buildings on map:
1. Emergency response preparation -- for example fire fighters checking 3-D
maps of area as they approach a fire to decide best way to approach
2. Urban/transportation planning -- trouble shooting of designs, for
example: impact of project's height on surrounding neighborhood --
shadowing, sight line obstruction etc.

24 Aug 2007 - 8:19pm
6 years ago
17 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

What do you love the most?

I thought we could use some positive energy on the list for a moment, so
let's talk about what we love the most about IxD work. Just for fun. :)

As I mentioned in another thread, I absolutely love patterns. Design
patterns, behavioral patterns, patterns of all kinds. I like discovering
them, talking about them, figuring out how and when to apply them, and on
and on.

I also love thinking about *how things work* (I think this is why I'm an IxD
in the first place).

13 Nov 2007 - 10:53am
3 years ago
9 replies
Christopher Fahey

IA Wiki 2.0? (was Prototypical)

> what I would rather see is a live document (e.g. a Wiki) ...

I also think this is a great idea. Wasn't there already an IA Wiki?
Seems to be dead now.

Seeing as I never used it, either, there must have been something
wrong with it. What was it? Too little promotion? Not enough
participation? Bad IA? As I recall it was loaded up with content at
the beginning and rarely updated.

One problem is that our community might not be big enough to reliably
and continually generate rich content.

23 Aug 2005 - 5:21pm
Dave Malouf

FW: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Presenters wanted for the 2005 AWF conference

I'm forwarding this along ... I think that there are a few people from this
list who went last year and can speak to the conference if they so wish.
I've heard wonderful things about it in the past.

-- dave


Does work have to be work? People work. People play. Are they independent
aspects of life or can play facilitate work? The 2005 AWF conference is
looking for people who would like to give a presentation or lead a workshop
centered on this year's theme: work & play.

5 May 2010 - 3:18pm
4 years ago
9 replies

Preserving Filter Selections

Hello everyone,

I do not have the ability to do any usability testing for this, but I wanted to know if there was a best practice for this scenario:

The user lands and on media asset viewer (default view w/another view option) with options to filter the media asset viewer by category and media type. After making a few filter selections, the user then flips the media asset viewer to another view - would most users expect that their filter selections from the previous view to be preserved?

Your opinions are very welcomed.


24 Sep 2007 - 9:37am
6 years ago
3 replies
Christian Crumlish

Early adopter > Early adapter, Flesh out > Flush out, etc.?

> ... But the pickup has been limited to mainly early adapters...

Are we in the midst of another Great Vowel Shift?


26 Feb 2009 - 9:57pm
San Francisco IxDA

IxDA SF Presents Interaction09 Redux - Saturday, March 14, 2009

IxDA SF presents Interaction09 Redux - Saturday, March 14th

Earlier this month, 460 interaction designers converged in Vancouver to
discuss, debate, and share a spectrum of topics that are important to
our community
of practice. The Interaction09 conference featured three days of tactical
workshops, smart sessions filled with practical advice, and a fantastic
collection of inspirational keynotes.

As you might expect, many of the contributors to the event came from our own
Bay Area backyard.

17 Nov 2003 - 6:48pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Challis Hodge

New Uber Design Org

What do folks think of this?


Aren't there more than two design disciplines?