Discussion Archive

28 Mar 2006 - 10:13pm
Oleh Kovalchuke

"The Brain" and "MindManager" and Post-it notes

Mind mapping tools

I wonder if anyone used the low tech approach: mind mapping,
brainstorming and categorizing with Post-it notes. How does it compare
to the software?

On positive side Post-it notes seem to be more collaborative, to have
lower participation threshold by virtue of being low tech (similar to
paper prototypes) and because people get a chance to physically move
around, play with their hands while pasting notes on white board. Is
this correct assumption about ease of collaboration?

The setbacks I see: 1. No remote participation, 2. Archiving results
for reference and 3.

5 May 2010 - 7:18am
4 years ago
1 reply

Re: [IxDA] Why is Drupal is a Good Choice for a Community Website?

Finding the right content management system is always a difficult challenge. None of them are perfect. Finding a decent open source CMS can be even more challenging because they're being produced voluntarily by people whose main enjoyment is programming, not user experience. I've been working with Plone for over a year now and I can't image Drupal being any worse. And since IxDA has essentially no budget, open source is the natural choice. So while Drupal may not be perfect, is there a better open source solution? I doubt it.


13 Aug 2004 - 5:55pm
10 years ago
12 replies

Re: "Intuitive" designs can be cumbersome

This is a great comment and it is funny that I just wrote about something
very similar on my (new) blog this morning (see
http://dubfuture.blogspot.com/). I was complaining about how Microsoft chose
not to put a pen-centric UI on the TabletPC and instead chose a very
incremental change over the standard desktop GUI.

28 Aug 2009 - 1:08pm

Interaction ´09 South America: Deadlines for submission extended

Dear, excuse any duplication.

Interaction South America '09


26.27 and November 28, 2009

Sao Paulo - Brazil


First Regional Conference on Interaction Design - Interaction South America


Paper Submission: September 20, 2009

Author notification: 15 October 2009

Paper Due: November 05 of 2009

The event: 26, 27 and November 28, 2009


The Interaction is in its fifth edition International (

28 Jun 2007 - 2:15pm

A little help reviewing our design process

Hello all,

I've been working on a UCD process for my new job for the last couple weeks.
I'm starting to get batty in the head sorting all the activities and tools
and what they are, how they should be used, the different terminology and
philosophies behind them, and so forth.

I'm wondering if I am missing anything or have too much/duplicate
activities/deliverables and could really use a sanity check.

20 Jun 2006 - 5:22pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Interactive Maps

Hi all,

Just curious if you could help me find some examples of interactive maps.
Google mash ups are nice but I'm thinking more of interactive maps created
in Flash.

Particularly anything with a lot of layered interaction. I.e. you point to a
specific city and a layered event occurs etc.

Thanks so much!


23 Feb 2007 - 6:08pm

IxDA Silicon Valley Event :: Life Beyond Embodiment :: Wednesday, March 21st

IxDA Silicon Valley Event: Life Beyond Embodiment
Presentation by Leandro Agrò

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Socializing and refreshments: 7-7:30 pm
Program: 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: Yahoo!, Sunnyvale
Directions: http://www.baychi.org/calendar/20070321a/directions/

Some years ago, Paul Dourish introduced the concept of embodiment, which
describes the distance between bytes and atoms.

9 Dec 2005 - 2:46pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Robert Cornejo

Nikkei Shaken By HCI Errors


"The trouble began Thursday morning, when a trader at
Mizuho Securities tried to sell 610,000 shares at 1
yen (less than a penny) apiece of a job recruiting
firm called J-Com Co., which was having its public
debut on the exchange.

It had actually intended to sell 1 share at 610,000
yen ($5,041).

Worse still, the number of shares in Mizuho's order
was 41 times the number of J-Com's outstanding shares,
but the Tokyo Stock Exchange processed the order

Mizuho says another trader tried to cancel the order
three times,

7 Jan 2010 - 10:08am
4 years ago
1 reply
Lori Baker

2010 IA Summit call for poster submissions

The 2010 IA Summit is calling for poster submissions by February 1st. Bring
a unique project you have worked on, a process you have improved or a new
way to classify our profession.
Our tracks are:

*Business Strategy & Management*
We’re looking for case studies, tools, and techniques that help UX managers
and practitioners work better with their teams and their organizations. Tell
us your war stories, lessons learned, tips and tricks.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:35pm
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UPA Holiday Party - 12/17 - RSVP REQUIRED!

2008 is coming to an end and NH UPA has had an amazing first year as
an official UPA chapter. As a thank you to all our members who have
supported us by attending meetings, volunteering and presenting we
want to invite you to the annual NH UPA Holiday Party!

We have a terrific night planned with good food, drinks and surprises!
This will be a great opportunity to combine celebrating the holiday
season with getting to know your fellow NH UPA members better.

This year's Holiday Party will be held at the beautifully renovated
Beaux Arts Lobby in The Music Hall in Portsmouth.