Discussion Archive

9 Apr 2009 - 8:42am
5 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Need to learn Graphic Design -- Do something about it!

@robfay posted this link on Twitter and I think this list of free tutorials
should be required for all y'all who feel you don't need Graphic Design
Stuff. YES! at the end they get into areas that you should probably already
know (well my point is you should prob already know all of it). But with
lessons on type, grids and color it is really great. I think what is missing
is more than grids in creating compositions, but grids is a great start!


5 Apr 2009 - 11:23pm
Jack L. Moffett

[Event] Recap: IxDA Pittsburgh April Event at the ETC

On Wednesday, April 1st, IxDA Pittsburgh was hosted by CMU's
Entertainment Technology Center (ETC). Betsy McIver, a second year
masters student, met us in the lobby and introduced us to Quasi, a
conversational robot who tried to convince us that he was a little
boy. Quasi was the result of a student project that has since spun off
as the company Interbots ( http://www.interbots.com/ ).

14 Nov 2011 - 3:15am
2 years ago
2 replies
Miha Feus

ISCED classification of Interaction design

Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone knows how to categorize and classify Interaction design in ISCED (International Standard Classification of Education)?

I was denied the possibility to get a scholarship for studying abroad, because they categorized Interaction design as art, and they don't give any art scholarships. But on the other hand they categorized Industrial design as Technical education. I have still 11 days left to appeal against their decision. 

I am really thankful for any nugget of information.

14 May 2007 - 9:19am
7 years ago
1 reply

Web Site Monitoring & Analytics

My apologies if this is a bit off-topic...

I'm looking for a single Web Site Measurement package (not hosted,
preferably) that will enable us to do four things:

1.) Basic Stats - number of visitors, time on site, pages per session,
browser version, etc.

2.) Monitoring - this would be able to tell things like response time, error
conditions, email notifications of static & dynamic thresholds (any page
that takes longer than 20 seconds to get a response to the person), etc.

3.) Click Data - what are people clicking on (Like Click Maps from
SiteCatalyst from

10 Feb 2010 - 6:31pm

A New Interaction Design Educational Program


I'm pleased to announce a new educational institution, focused on
interaction design and social entrepreneurship. We are presently
accepting applications for September, 2010.

Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design
and design education. This transformation occurs through the
development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social
and humanitarian problems.

30 Apr 2004 - 4:34pm
Dave Malouf

Visual aspects of interaction design -combative, dismissive, and hostile

Ok, I'll bit.
In the rsparch vs. hga competition. ;)
I didn't like RSParch either as a site or visually. I felt very silly trying
to figure out how to use it.
The HGA site however I liked much better. I think it had one major flaw
though in that some of the transitions felt unnecessarily slow, though I did
like what they led to. The basic structure was good and I never really felt
all that lost. OH! And it was clean and beautful. I doubt this was done by
an inhouse team.
-- dave

27 May 2011 - 7:10pm
30 Apr 2006 - 8:48am

iPragma announces xSort 1.5

iPragma announces xSort 1.5

iPragma announces the launch of xSort 1.5 (http://www.ipragma.com/
xsort), a card sorting tool for the Mac OS X.

xSort allows you to model and conduct a card sorting exercise in a
graphical view that simulates a table with physical cards that can be
dragged around. Also, xSort presents you the results of the exercise
based on statistical analysis and clustering algorithms. Finally, it
allows you to create printable reports.

Version 1.5 includes the most requested feature: subgroup support.

14 Apr 2009 - 3:32am
Gary Barber

[EVENT] Perth, Australia - Web Accessibility

Okay not strictly IxDAish, but still maybe of interest to some. AWIA
(Australian Web Industry Association) is having an event on Web
Accessibility in Perth, Western Australia.

Don't get any IxDA like events out here at the ends of the world. :) ..

*Understanding WCAG 2.0 & Preparing Websites with Improved Accessibility*

Roger Hudson and Andrew Downie chat about understanding WCAG 2.0 and
preparing websites for improved accessibility.

The Melbourne Hotel
942 Hay Street


30 Oct 2005 - 11:30am
Dan Saffer

One more call: IxDA DUX CxTAiLs

One more note about DUX Cocktails happening this Saturday, 6-8.

If you haven't RSVPed, please do so to:

DUX2005 at ixda.org

So far, we've got about 25 people attending. Let us know if you're
planning to come as well!


Dan Saffer
Sr. Interaction Designer, Adaptive Path