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7 Jun 2004 - 8:27pm
9 years ago
7 replies
David Liu

Nokia UI the "standard" for handheld devices?

Hi all:

I am an interaction designer for mobile phones. I've been asked this
question many times by people outside of our team: "why don't you copy

7 Jun 2004 - 3:07pm
9 years ago
18 replies
Carrie Ritch

interface standards

new jakob article on his frustration with remote controls. made me wonder if
we should work together to create consistent interfaces across like
applications? I don't want to say standards, but is there a less rigid way
to help the user while allowing for creativity and innovation?

7 Jun 2004 - 12:59pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Jim Hoekema

Humans & Technology Scrutinized (Wash. Post)

There's a nice article in the Washington Post today:

"Human Responses to Technology Scrutinized:
Emotional Interactions Draw Interest of Psychologists and Marketers"

Jim Hoekema
Hoekema Design & Editorial

27 May 2004 - 10:58am
Christina Li

Gathering requirements for a bilingual web site

[Apologise for the cross-posting]

Dear friends,

This is a Chinese interaction designer working in London. I'm doing a web
site with my friend in China now and would like to know more needs and
suggestions from our target audiences. Any comments and suggestions will be
very appreciated!

The site aims to provide a bilingual on-line magazine for Chinese and
western professionals who work in the user interface design (including user
experience, information architecture, GUI, and usability) field to publish
their thinking and exchange views with each other.

26 May 2004 - 4:09pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Tubman, Wahne

Dictionary of Interaction Design Terms

Can anyone recommend a dictionary for interaction design terms? I am
familiar with this online resource:
<> and I am interested in
discovering additional noteworthy dictionaries out there, especially any
printed versions.

25 May 2004 - 7:45am
kipp lynch

JOB: 4-5 week contract position for IDs, visual designer and UI developer

Company: Wipro
Location: US-Newton, MA
Status: Full Time, Contract
Total Work Experience: 2 to 5 Years

Job Description

Major Responsibilities: Participate in building a prototype of a portal
that integrates several business applications such as HR, payroll,
accounting, etc.

We have several positions available starting on June 7, 2004.

24 May 2004 - 10:31am
Dave Malouf

RE: 'interaction design'? (ADMIN Note; do not reply here)

This posting fell under the "what is IxD?" title which we said we would not
discuss here. However, there are some specific aspects to this question that
after some consultation with others feel is worth a more general discussion
among the open list.
I do however hold the right to decide if the discussion goes way off course
or not and then turn on moderation if necessary.

-- dave

-----Original Message-----

24 May 2004 - 8:46am
9 years ago
2 replies
id at ourbrisba...

What are the goals of IxD?

Hey all,

It's been mentioned on here that Interaction Design takes into account such
things as anthropology, environmental context, social psychology, cognitive
psychology, etc. Does anyone ever see IxD contributing to areas such as
Political, Organisational, or Business Process Re-design; or perhaps even areas
such as Crew Resource Management (considering that this area is involved in
enhancing "the quality of interaction that occurs between [a] person and other
members of the system")?

22 May 2004 - 5:56am
9 years ago
1 reply

'interaction design'?

im a student in the crossroads of turning into a professional ;)
i have few unanswered questions to discuss...

Part one:
Till some time back.. I was pretty clear of the word 'interaction design'.
till I saw some works loosely replacing this word with things done by HCI
professionals and UI designers.

Now...I am little confused abt this word 'interaction design'..What does
this word 'interaction design' mean to people in the profession?

Part two:
Interaction design deals with interaction, function, usage, aesthetics,
and culture.

21 May 2004 - 7:25pm
Dan Saffer

Re: Education: why "HCI"?

On May 21, 2004, at 4:57 PM, David Heller wrote:

> I was reading the last part of the Ph.D. thread and well it occurred
> to me
> that people were using "HCI" to mean interaction design. HCI is seldom
> a
> design degree (that's one piece), and it is not equal to Interaction
> Design.

Decidedly true, although I would posit that the PhD degrees in both
fields are (and probably should be) focused on research, on advancing
the knowledge base of both fields.

> I wonder if any of us really need a Ph.D.

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