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21 Apr 2004 - 8:28pm
Jim Hoekema

The Umbrella...

> >For me "Interaction Design" is almost there, although "Interactive
> Design"
> >sounds broader to my ears, and more parallel to Graphic Design or
> >Instructional Design or Industrial Design.
> Well...

21 Apr 2004 - 5:51pm
Beth Mazur

The Umbrella, Heller's comments on "A rose by any other name"

At 7:57 PM +0100 4/21/04, kjnarey wrote:
>I was under the impression that the 'umbrella' was decided collectively as
>'interaction design' - hence the gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse brood
>we communicate with on this list.

Not for me. This gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse IxD brood may be filling
in a hole that isn't served by an existing organization, but from my perspective
it is more on a par with AIfIA...a group that has both "big" and "little"
aspects to it.

21 Apr 2004 - 3:09pm
Andrei Herasimchuk

The Umbrella,Heller's comments on "A rose by any other name"

On Apr 21, 2004, at 11:57 AM, kjnarey wrote:

> I was under the impression that the 'umbrella' was decided
> collectively as
> 'interaction design' - hence the gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse
> brood
> we communicate with on this list.

That would be news to me. Interaction Design as far as I'm concerned
does not have the breadth of what it takes to do digital product
design. And let me be clear....

20 Apr 2004 - 3:08pm
10 years ago
18 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

The Umbrella, Heller's comments on "A rose by any other name"

Of all of the comments on B&A recently, I found this one to be spot on:

"To me what is missing is not a definition of IA. I'll stick w/ the one
that AIfIA put forth on their web site, but what is really missing is
what is the umbrella. There is no one working there. No one is working
to create a viable unconfusing umbrella for all of us. We are so stuck
in defining the particulars what we forgot is the first rule of
taxonomy (what's his name Lineus?) that you need to know your parents
before you build your children, right?

20 Apr 2004 - 8:44am
Giorgio Venturi

SURVEY about UCD: closing on the 10th May

I want to thank all of the people who already participated in the
"SURVEY about User-Centered Design in the industry", endorsed by
IOP-MMI and Decis Lab.

The survey is still running until the 10th of May. I would like
to encourage UCD practitioners to fill in the survey.

Best regards,

Giorgio Venturi

Marie Curie Research Fellow HCI & HF
giorgio.venturi a
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19 Apr 2004 - 4:49pm
Jerry John

wizards - again ....

hi this is jerry! well i once before wanted some feedback on designing a
frame-work for a wizard! so could you tell me where i could find some
inforamtion on different approches for designing a wizard![instructional
models] ....


19 Apr 2004 - 8:40am
Robert Reimann

Interaction design web design

Hi Ash,

I (and my colleague Jodi Forlizzi at CMU) like to describe
interaction design in this way:

Interaction Design is a design discipline dedicated to:

Defining the *behavior* of artifacts, environments, and systems;
and therefore also concerned with:

- Defining the form of these things as it relates to their
behavior and use
- Anticipating how the use of these things will mediate human
relationships and affect human understanding
- Exploring the dialogue between products, people, and contexts
(physical, cultural, historical)

Interaction design is also a perspective that

18 Apr 2004 - 7:40pm
Dave Malouf

April in May NYC IxD Salon

[Note: New Format // Be sure to RSVP as noted below]

Hello NYC IxD people,
New Yorkers may remember Crazy Eddie's Christmas in
July Sale. I'm not Crazy, just Disorganized, so I'm
announcing the April in May NYC IxD Salon.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 4 @ 6p - 8p
WHERE: the offices of vi[z]rt @
555 8th Ave. 10th Floor
(bet. W. 37th St. & W. 38th St.)
SUBJECT: The digital camera. You love it, you hate it.

Why are they so popular? What makes them so

17 Apr 2004 - 3:36pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Juhan Sonin

Government work does not mean that the work is public.

Government work does not mean that work is public. Regardless of data
sensitivity, the project belongs to the government agency.. and the IP
and client should be respected. Only with specific permission from the
agency should the results be published or housed on publically
available web space.


>If the US Government hires you to do the work, and if the spec is a
>deliverable part of the work, it is not *your* IP but the

16 Apr 2004 - 2:39pm
10 years ago
16 replies
Michael Bartlett

Interaction design == web design

Hello everyone,

Just wanted to introduce myself as this is my first posting to the list (I
have been subscribed for a few weeks now). We have been evolving our own
form of scenario- and persona-orientated design for the last year which has
been a big step-change in the way we build our software products. It's been
a fascinating process as we are strong practioners of eXtreme Programming
and our developers are very intelligent (and opinionated) C++ coders. It was
very much a case of "in-mates vs. wardens" prior and even during the
adoption of this process.

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