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24 May 2004 - 9:31am
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Dave Malouf
2005

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

<admin>
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.
</admin>

-- dave

-----Original Message-----
From: RAM BRIJESH J.

24 May 2004 - 7:46am
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10 years ago
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id at ourbrisba...
2004

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 - 4:56am
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10 years ago
1 reply
RAM BRIJESH J.
2004

'interaction design'?

hi
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 - 6:25pm
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Dan Saffer
2003

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.

21 May 2004 - 2:57pm
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10 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

Education: why "HCI"? (was RE: Ph.D. in HCI)

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.

Maybe it is that HCI is a research degree and SHOULD be done the way it
currently is, but a design degree is more like a professional degree and
should probably be done in a very different department than an HCI degree.

I wonder if any of us really need a Ph.D. to do our jobs.

21 May 2004 - 1:01pm
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

JOB SPAM: Human Factors Specialists, St. Jude Medical, Los Angeles, USA

Hello fellow professionals,
Apologies in advance for cross-posting these open job positions, but we're
eager to hire!
St. Jude Medical is a great place to work, with tons of growth potential and
never a dull moment. We'd like stellar interaction designers and/or
experience designers and/or user-centered designers to come on board. Don't
think twice about the job title.

20 May 2004 - 10:25pm
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10 years ago
16 replies
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Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

Ph.D. in HCI

On May 20, 2004, at 8:56 PM, Jim Hoekema wrote:

> I would expect someone with a Ph.D. in HCI to have excellent research
> skills, extensive knowledge of methodologies and theories, and the
> ability
> to write papers, but I would never assume or expect any more
> interactive
> design skill than someone without a degree.

That just seems wrong to me. I realize this may be the reality, but it
still seems wrong to me.

Why spend all that time getting a PhD if you end up only being an
academic? How useful is that? I mean...

20 May 2004 - 9:56pm
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Jim Hoekema
2004

Ph.D. in HCI (was: JOB: Opsware)

I would expect someone with a Ph.D. in HCI to have excellent research
skills, extensive knowledge of methodologies and theories, and the ability
to write papers, but I would never assume or expect any more interactive
design skill than someone without a degree.

- Jim Hoekema

20 May 2004 - 6:58pm
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Kevin Cheng
2004

Further Education in HCI (was: JOB: Opsware)

I think that brings up some really interesting discussion points.

1) Should a person be doing a Masters or PhD in HCI or related field without
experience in industry?

I think it's always valuable to have experience to give you real world
perspective and think about how to apply things as you're going through a
program.

20 May 2004 - 4:50pm
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10 years ago
5 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

JOB: Opsware

On May 20, 2004, at 3:08 PM, David Heller wrote:

> Responsibilities:
> *Work directly for Director of Product Design

> Requirements:
> *A Masters or Ph.D degree in HF, HCI, IE or another related field and
> knowledge of industry practices and tools.

Anyone who has a masters or PhD here should have the Director of
Product reporting to them.

> *A minimum of two years experience creating true web applications.

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