Discussion Archive

28 Sep 2010 - 1:00am
4 years ago
2 replies

VOICE UI Guidelines and Best Practices

working on a VOICE UI project for a cable company

anyone have links to best practices or guidelines regarding VOICE UI.

incidentally, I think Voice is underused in our industry

17 Sep 2009 - 7:59am
Benjamin Ho

[EVENT] Maine IxDA Thurs. September 24 - From Inspiration to Art: Artist Talk and Design Activity

Nationally recognized artist, Adriane Herman, will be presenting Thurs
Sept 24th on her creative process -- how she moves from inspiration to
art. She'll touch on using people's "To Do" lists as artistic
medium, and her insights into human cognitive processes.

Afterward we'll shift gears into IxD mode, taking what we've heard
from Adriane -- now having a sense of her mental map -- do some
additional "requirements gathering," then sketch ideas for her web
site, and discuss!!

We hope you can attend -- this will be an extremely stimulating and
fun event.

22 Mar 2006 - 6:01pm
9 years ago
6 replies

Maintaining data concurrency in an "Ajax" environment

I'm working on a thin client application which will be used by
multiple users concurrently and I'm having problems wrapping my head
around how we'll address overwriting of data that's being edited by
another user. Since this application will be using a lot of Ajax-type
interactions it will allow users to change individual attributes of
objects. In this case, the objects are financial data, so making sure
the user knows what the most up-to-date value (OR correct value --
these are two distinct options) is is of very high importance.

16 Oct 2011 - 3:46pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Career Advice for a Failed Print Designer

I graduated from college in 2009 with a dual Degree in Art and Communications with an emphasis in Graphic Design. After school, I moved back to my hometown and couldn't find a job. Looking back now it actually makes me laugh that I thought those skills would actually land me a job.

2 May 2008 - 1:43am
7 years ago
6 replies
Jim Leftwich

IxDA Announces Downloadable Interaction 08 Presentation Videos

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is pleased to announce that
videos from presentations at IxDA's Interaction 08, held February 8 -
10, 2008 at the Savannah College of Art and Design are now
downloadable in MP3 and MP4 (iPod Video) versions.

Just right-click (or control click in OSX) the link under the embedded
video and select "Save link as" in your browser.:


A number of our members had emailed to request this, and they'll make
great viewing while commuting on the tra

9 Jan 2005 - 11:49pm
Elizabeth Bacon

IxDG F2F in LA

Hi all,

Announcing an IxDG F2F in LA! Nova Express, January 25th.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, consider yourself welcome! Let's dissolve
barriers and build networks.

See: <http://tinyurl.com/6vewm> for info, and please RSVP as suggested.


23 Jul 2007 - 4:48am
8 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?

1 Mar 2011 - 8:59am
4 years ago
2 replies
Erico Fernandes...

Interaction South America 2010...a report

Hello all,

"Between 2 and 4 December 2010 occurred in the campus of Positivo University, Curitiba (state capital in southern Brazil), the second Interaction South America. Attended the event over 250 people from various parts of Brazil (...)"
I´m sending a simple report on what happened during those three days.

13 Jun 2009 - 5:22pm
Tin-Kai Chen

Any good examples of drink pre-order structures?

Date: 14 June, 2009,

Dear sir/madam,
Hi, I am assigned a task to develop a preliminary food pre-order web
applications by my potential client. I am a student and will have
viva in June. Thus I sincerely hope to have your precious advices and

The background of the assignment: It aims to develop a food pre-order
web application and associated UIs. The client's research survey
indicates that there is a market demand for the service.

3 Sep 2008 - 12:36pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Steve Schang

Wholesale banking experience research

So, the questions are:

>> 1. if you are a rich man, looking for a financial institution to
manage &
>> help your business grow, what key information would you look on their
Wholesale banking is a relationship driven business, there is very little
to no self-service in the sales process. There are two types of people
involved one is the decision maker who buys the product/service and the
other person is someone who does the actual day to day transactions. The
decision maker is a senior executive like the CEO, CFO, or Treasurer.