Recent Discussions

24 Sep 2013 - 5:25pm

Designing in the Open

This started out as a discussion with some friends, and turned into a talk I gave at BlendConf.

I'm curious if we are capable of designing in the open, open sourcing our work (some of it), and/or collaborating as a group of designers on a project.

So a few of us from the conference started a new site to begin the discussion. We are also trying to see if we can collaborate on the design as an open community.

Here are the two design discussions we just started:


Are you designing amazing stuff? Want to show it off?

IxDA Boston is organizing a hands-on experience playground area at the Design Management Institute's Experience Innovation conference for people to use, touch, smell, and taste interesting products, services, and ideas that cultivate exceptional user experiences. This is their annual conference and it is being held in Boston this year at the Liberty Hotel on November 5th and 6th.

24 Sep 2013 - 1:31am
Tom Coombs

App design concept - opinions sought (maybe win an iPad)

Our client has gone open with our recent design work, so as to get feedback on which route to choose.

If you're interested in seeing the App design concepts & commenting, your opinions would be welcomed.

Thank you.



23 Sep 2013 - 1:01pm
Katrina Tempero

Improving UX/UI in Advertising

Improving UX/UI in advertising has been a challenge for many folks for a long time, and I wanted to see if anyone could provide good resources on the subject. In addition, I'd love to hear what people think about this topic.

Here are a couple articles I found interesting thus far:

23 Sep 2013 - 10:08am
43 weeks ago
2 replies

Maximum permissible delay between user action and feedback from Television


I am working on television EPGs. I was wondering about the maximum permissible delay between a user action and the feedback from Television.

Eg: User presses ChannelUP button on the remote control. TV responds to the action by changing channel. What should be the maximum allowed delay between this for a good user experience?

Jakob Nielsen talks about 3 response times -

I am not sure whether it is applicable for TV watching scenario too.

20 Sep 2013 - 12:57pm
43 weeks ago
1 reply

Universities offering Interaction Design masters program

Hello everyone,

I'm Adil Bawany, from Karachi, Pakistan, a CS undergraduate, serving the local IT industry for the last 2 years, with some experience as a 2D graphic design freelancer and owner of a small portfolio

I wish to pursue further studies in the Interaction Design field. Ideal would be a masters program that is a cross/mixture of my creative/aesthetic side, and my technical skill. 

18 Sep 2013 - 9:53am

Meeting Real–World Needs with Pixel-Scale Systems

Aside from random rantings about philosophy, I have been making some articles on tactics. Lately, I've started a sort of series on tools. The overview: with all the usual suspects like whiteboards, Post-Its, paper and html. 

16 Sep 2013 - 10:16am
Janna DeVylder

Only 14 days left to submit to the 2014 Interaction Awards!

Submissions close on 30 September, 2013 for the Interaction Awards - that gives you 14 days to pull together your amazing submission and share your story!

Enter now!  Choose a category and tell us why your project has made an impact for the people you've designed for.

16 Sep 2013 - 3:30am

Interaction14 update -- Three more inspiring keynotes

We are honored to announce that Peter Greenaway, Daniel Rosenberg and Irene Au will be keynote speakers at Interaction14. Their insights, stories and experiences will entertain and inspire you.

Three more inspiring keynotes

Peter Greenaway - Peter has made 12 feature films and 50 short-films and documentaries, published books, written opera librettos and made exhibitions for several renowned art museums in Europe. His storytelling experience will highlight issues similar to those that keep interaction designers busy.

10 Sep 2013 - 11:50am
45 weeks ago
4 replies

What are the details on contract IxD/UX work? (does it even exist)

While I was at an internship over the summer, a client recommended that I start seeking contract work while I finish up my MFA. (as opposed to my previous plan of taking a bunch of internships to learn different skills.. I'm told more than one internship can make it look like you didn't learn anything or your skills aren't up to par for a real position)

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