Discussion Archive

19 Oct 2006 - 3:50pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Designing the Obvious, coming to a bookshelf near you

If you're interested in finding new sources of debate and lively
conversation, you might pick up a copy of my new book, released today,
called Designing the Obvious. It discusses guiding principles of web
application design, but does so by pointing out concrete examples and
talking about how to reproduce the qualities that make web apps great.

The term "interaction design" is mentioned exactly once, on the second to
last page of the book ... I think.

1 Nov 2010 - 6:41pm
IxDA Board of D...

IxDA's new job board is live

We're happy to announce that IxDA's new job board, powered by Coroflot, is live:  http://ixda.coroflot.com

24 Apr 2007 - 5:35pm
Paula Bach

Open Source Usability at CHI

I want to announce a special interest group at CHI for those
interested in open source usability.

When: Monday at 2:30
Where: Room C4

The purpose of this SIG is to bring together HCI professionals and
researchers to discuss current issues in Free/Libre/Open Source
Software. Specifically, this SIG looks at usability, the role of HCI
expertise, and design rationale in these projects.

Hope to see you there!


20 Dec 2006 - 2:05pm
bcopello at ari...

Job: Information Architect /NYC /Ariel Partners/ Fulltime/ or long term contract

Ariel Partners LLC; has an immediate opening in NYC for a Sr.
Information Architect. This can be a full time position with Ariel
Partners; but long term consulting will be equally considered.


The focus is designing for leading edge interactive *Ajax* web (thin
client, rich GUI or RIA), developing screens to help a large client and
its sub-agencies manage critical resources - The IA will work closely
with business analysts, clients, and the UI development team.

1 Jan 2010 - 6:35am

Creative Thinking for Interactive Media Design is now in Amazon Book Store

Dear Member,

Paper back version of "CreativeThinking for Interactive Media
Design" is now on the stock of the Amazon Site


Ebook version is still available by Lulu Inch.

8 Nov 2012 - 7:50pm

Program scheduling

Interaction13 takes place over 4 days. All workshops are being held on January 27 and you can choose from full day or half day sessions. The conference days from January 28-31 includes keynotes, 45 min presentations, 10 min talks and - new this year - a Pecha Kucha session, Idea Markets and Posters.

Look for full program scheduling later in November. Bookmark the Interaction13 program page for content and stay connected by following @ixdconf for updates!

24 Jul 2010 - 11:19am
4 years ago
4 replies
Jared M. Spool

Actually, You Might Be Your User

Hello everyone,

One tension that frequently arises in trying to design usable systems is this idea that we're not our user and therefore we can't see the design the way they do. That's why we employ techniques such as usability testing, field studies, and personas.

But, what happens when we are the users? When we are designing for ourselves?

I wrote about this in a little piece I call "Actually, You Might Be Your User"

What do you think?


19 Dec 2007 - 10:23am

[EVENT] IxDA Waterloo F2F December 19: Roger Martin on Design Thinking

It's tomorrow, folks! The Waterloo F2F is hosting Roger Martin who'll be
giving a repeat performance of a talk he delivered at Yahoo in November.
Details to be had on our blog at:


5:00 to 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 19
Accelerator Centre
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Design Thinking: The Next Competitive Advantage

Two fundamental kinds of thinking co-exist and often collide in business
organizations: analytical thinking and design thinking.

1 Dec 2006 - 9:34am
7 years ago
1 reply
Soo Basu

categorising tags?

Is it a good practice to categorise tags?

as far as i know, tags are meant to be non-linear. del.icio.us has 2 ways to
organize tags - alphabetically and by frequency.
I was surprised to see MSN organizing tags by grouping them under

doesn't that totally go against the whole concept of tags?


16 Apr 2008 - 7:31pm

[EVENT] IxDA DC Social: Monday April 28

IxDA D.C. Face-2-Face Social: April 28, Cafe Citron, Dupont Circle

IxDA D.C. is throwing a Face-2-Face Social so we can meet in person for
drinks, socializing, and planning upcoming events based on user (you--the
community) research. As such, we will be gathering both qualitative and
quantitative data on the interests of the local IxDA & IA communities. We
might even craft some personas (using pictures from later in the evening) to
bring our archetypes to life.

So -- come one, come all to this April IxDA D.C. social event.