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10 Jul 2007 - 10:22am

(JOB) Project work, Interactive Info Graphics for McKinsey , base-location flexible

Looking for a small, interactive agency with advanced Flash technical
abilities and the creative abilities to tell stories with data: someone(s)
with the mind of an information designer and the abilities of an
interaction designer, for potentially on-going project work.
Here are some examples of ?interactives?

21 Jan 2005 - 8:34am
9 years ago
11 replies

OT - Message threads and replies

If I am steeping on anyone's toes here, I apologize in advance, but this
specific topic does not appear to be covered in the list guidelines..

If I could, I would like to make a request that people to not use the "Reply"
button to post a new message with a different subject inside an existing
threads inside a new thread. For those of us who use threaded mail readers
that support the "In-Reply-To" header, it makes browsing this list a real

18 Aug 2007 - 3:06pm
6 years ago
10 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

The "interaction" part of interaction design

I've noticed something over the years, and I'm curious about others'

Some of us refer to ourselves as "interaction designers", but very often, I
see deliverables for app designs that forget all about the "interaction".

For example, I recently saw design deliverables from a well-known firm in
which the designer figured out what needed to go into the app (and what
didn't), worked out the sitemap, and then laid everything out in a sequence
of wireframes.

29 May 2007 - 12:15pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Bob Goodman

Thoughts on OLPC/XO Laptop User Experience?

I'm curious whether members of this list have been following
developments with Nicholas Negroponte's OLPC (One Laptop Per Child)
project and its effort to put its XO Laptop, and open-source Sugar
operating system/environment into children's hands in developing
countries. The project seems potentially important to interaction design
at a number of levels in terms of both in terms of its innovative
hardware and the unique user experience.

12 Oct 2007 - 11:44pm
Itamar Medeiros

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Survey

Hello, everyone! I need some help with my dissertation, and I wish I
took take a minute of your time to help me collect some information
about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), specially regarding the
INTERACTION DESIGN PROCESS in different countries:

1- Does your company/office have any specific practice to protect
(IPR), including Copyright, Design Right, Design Registration,

2- If YES, how does your company/office disseminate such practices?
(eg. Training? Employee Hand Book?)

3- Are you familiar with how such practices are regulated in your
country? (eg. Legislation?

19 Aug 2004 - 11:11am
Jef Raskin

Re: Morality and Windows UI Compliance


The Mac interface is hardly better than Windows. The differences are
mostly trivial. I have written a number of critiques of it.

You ask for alternative guidelines: Have you seen my book?

"Also, we're in business, our customers demand
> windows compliant stuff - and yes, this is exactly what they do demand
> however unfortunate that is."

I am in business, too.

31 Jan 2005 - 9:29am
9 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Looking for review/recommendation on book

Does anyone have any feedback regarding this book?

Web Application Design Handbook : Best Practices for Web-Based Software
(Morgan Kaufmann Series in Interactive Technologies)
by Susan Fowler, Victor Stanwick

I'd be most appreciative.

-- dave

22 Nov 2010 - 7:32am
IxDA Board of D...

Reviewing nominations for the 2011-2013 IxDA Board of Directors

I'm happy to let the community know that 15 people (which includes two current board members) have put their names forth for consideration for the IxDA Board of Directors for four open positions.

IxDA relies on the leadership that emerges from the community, so we are very thankful for this show of support.

Next steps:

28 Apr 2010 - 5:12pm
4 years ago
11 replies
Christopher Rider

do users understand the terms "ascending" and "descending"?


My team have been discussing how to word the labels presented to non-sighted users for sortable table headers.

The terms "ascending" and "descending" are popping up like gophers. My instinct is that parsing these terms requires a lot of work on the users' part, so I'd prefer to use labels like  "A-Z", "0-9" and "newest first". Naturally, I'm getting some pushback from my development team, since this requires a different label depending on the data type of the column.

24 Nov 2005 - 1:29pm

First IxDA F2F in Stockholm

We had our first face to face meet in Stockholm on the 17th and it
turned out to be quite successful. About 20 people turned up and we
had a great exchange of ideas and experiences.

The place (http://ag925.se) was just right for the event with a nice
atmosphere so we'll continue to go there.