Discussion Archive

21 Aug 2007 - 3:41pm
dani malik

[SF EVENT] Reminder: Communicating Concepts with Comics

Just a reminder that we'll be hosting Kevin Cheng for the official
kick-off of IxDA SF! We'll be meeting at Cooper tomorrow (Wednesday)
evening and details are below.

4 Dec 2008 - 10:01am
6 years ago
13 replies
Ali Naqvi

iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

I have recently come across a book written by Gary Small called "iBrain:
Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind".
The book is about the technologies that have become part of our daily
lives are changing the way we think. According to a local newspaper the
book tells us that ggogle and youtube actually makes us dumber.

Key concepts of the book:
*The brain’s plasticity—its ability to change in response to stimuli from
the environment—is well known.

5 Feb 2006 - 12:44pm
gleija at comca...

Web Application Functionality: Rich Text Editors

Does anyone here have experience with rich text editors for web applications?

I am the information architect and interaction designer at a non-profit foundation. I have designed a web application that my organization uses to intake, review and award applications for research grants. This year over 1000 applications were submitted online and we are awarding about $50 million dollars to scientific researchers at institutions across the US and abroad.

In previous years, applications for research grants were uploaded as .pdf files.

27 Apr 2009 - 9:11am
5 years ago
5 replies

Any NYC'ers see the planes flying low in Manhattan now?

Any NYC'ers see the planes flying low in Manhattan now?

Looking for something on the news and there's nothing.

28 Feb 2007 - 8:16am
8 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Connecting07 submiting (was Re: Design-oriented Conferences for 2007)

> So, I'll be holding out for a bit before I decide to go to DUX again. Now,
> Connecting '07, that's a different story.

Hey! I'm curious ... Has anyone else in this community submitted
proposals for speaking at Connecting '07?

10 Mar 2010 - 12:48am
5 years ago
3 replies
Adrian Severynen

Best Indesign book for wireframing

So I've decided to switch from Omnigraffle to Indesign, mainly to use Eight Shapes Unify and become more productive.

Any ideas on the best books to get me up to speed?



9 Mar 2005 - 8:25am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

How much can humans process?

Of some interest to interaction designers:

In a new study, cognitive scientists show that humans can usually track
just four mental variables when trying to solve a problem. In the
journal Psychological Science, cognitive scientists from the University
of Queensland and Griffith University report on a study where they
tested these limits of processing capacity.

18 Jul 2007 - 6:28pm
David Polinchock

Breaking News from the Onion News Network

A friend of mine sent me this link and I'd thought you'd all get a kick out
of it! Love the part about bloggers and Nigeria! http://tinyurl.com/2jsod4

David B.

29 Dec 2008 - 3:05pm
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA--Campaign learnings of America for make benefit glorious movement of progress

During the last few months of the presidential campaign, Billy Belchev and
Paul Baker of Webitects traveled to Obama for America offices in swing
states studying the campaign's ground game.

Using design research methods, they recorded screens, mouse movements, and
voices as organizers "cut turf," pulled walking and calling lists, entered
volunteer information, etc. They also photographed and collected artifacts,
took videos of strategy meetings, and interviewed organizers.

25 Jan 2012 - 8:14pm

Good examples of business goals

Hi All,


I need some good examples of distinct and measurable business goals.  I'm trying to make a case to my team what a real businesss goal is and how it positvely impacts the design process.  thanks.