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16 Jan 2012 - 8:05pm
3 years ago
5 replies
Mathew Sanders

What is your dream IxD software setup?

I'm joining a new startup in 2 weeks (yay!) and have been asked to choose (within limits) what software I want to use, what would you choose and why?

I'm used to sketching in pen+paper then moving to hig- fidelity wireframes with omnigraffle but I'm thinking of adding Adobe Catalyst to the mix (to prototype rich interactions & transitions) and Fireworks for production graphics (buttons etc) which since it's a start up I will also be responsible.

What would you choose, and why?

3 Apr 2009 - 12:52pm
Boston IxDA

[EVENT] IxDA Boston UX Bookswap. Josh Porter discuss his book, April 23rd 7pm

Joshua Porter will be discussing his book Designing for the Social Web
http://tinyurl.com/5hvqur followed by Q&A and discussion - send us your
question in advance if you cant make it.

There will be a raffle for some books from Morgan Kaufmann.

6 May 2013 - 10:33am

How to define heuristics specific to a system ?



We are currently working on complex systems unificating various interfaces. Various modules (physical and interfaces) are interacting together, like in a train, car or plane.

Each module thus have its own goals and dedicated tasks.

To reproduce our analysis and communicate comparable results we would like to develop heuristics grids specific to each sub system, based on Nielsen's and Bastien&Scapin's ones, but including task oriented criterias.

29 May 2005 - 11:29am
9 years ago
2 replies

Design education

An interesting Design Council (UK) article on Michael Beirut

"Much of [design] is still down to natural ability. 'There's a dirty secret:
much of it is a God-given talent. As an instructor of design I come across
students that don't need help and others who can't be helped. It's an
that kicks in at conception."



5 Aug 2009 - 10:07am
Dan Brown

[PLUG] Workshop • Wireframes with EightShapes Unify • August 21, 2009 • Washington, DC

[Please forgive the cross-posting!]

The holy grail of design documentation is efficiency. You want to spend your
time solving design problems, not fiddling with annotations or getting your
wireframes to line up just so.

EightShapes Unify, a collection of templates, stencils, and components can
help you get there.

5 Oct 2006 - 11:47pm
Michelle DeChen...

Seeking Senior Art Director for Microsoft Redmond, Washington Customer Design Center

: seeking Senior Art Director for a Regular, Full-Time Opportunity for
Microsoft Customer Design Center in Redmond, Washington :

The Microsoft Customer Design Center is searching for a Senior Art

The Art Director for the Customer Design Center (CDC) will be
responsible for leading a talented team of visual designers to
successfully deliver compelling art direction, comprehensive visual
identity, and overall design thought-leadership in an area of strategic
importance to Microsoft, the Windows Live suite of online services.

20 Oct 2004 - 4:27pm
10 years ago
1 reply
bill pawlak

IxD - Denver/Boulder Area?

Maybe the close proximity to mountain fun is too much of a distraction
for people, but there seems to be a disconnect between the size of the
Denver/Boulder area and the number of people actively involved in
IxD-related activities.

No HFES, no UPA... there used to be an AIGA local chapter, but that's
gone, as far as I can tell.

Anyone here from the Front Range area? I have a few ideas I'd like to
discuss with you.


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8 Feb 2008 - 10:04am
7 years ago
2 replies
Alexey Kopylov

Additional Reception Ticket on SIGCHI

Hello all IXDers!

Can anybody tell me what rights give the "Additional Reception Ticket" which
I can buy with my CHI-2008 registration procedure? What is the purpose of
this ticket?
I cannot find any words about this one on the official site (

Regards, Alexey Kopylov

15 Aug 2007 - 7:05pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Shaun Bergmann

Building an iPod remote, navigation limitations

I've got the rather enjoyable task of designing a new interface for remote
control of the iPod.

The hand held remote has the capability for 2 way communication, a full
colour 240 x 320 LCD touchscreen, and the typical up/down/left/right/enter
navigation pad found on just about every remote.

The ability presented to us from the communication protocol gives us the
exact same level of control as one is used to with their actual iPod, so I
originally planned to emulate the exact same functionality the user is used
to, but the hardware of this remote doesn't have a scroll wheel.
The user is there

3 Jan 2006 - 6:37pm
9 years ago
7 replies
Dan Saffer

Computers in Things

On Jan 3, 2006, at 10:51 AM, Josh Seiden wrote:

>His claim is that *in the absence of interaction
>design* the nature of microprocessors combined with
>the nature of engineering-centric approaches will
>always produce a system in which the computer-like
>properties dominate.

I'm not sure I'd agree entirely with that. As a simple example, those
birthday cards that sing have a microprocessor and a sensor in them, to make
it play when it opens.