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22 Apr 2004 - 10:44am
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Dave Malouf
2005

FW: IDML Update: "Language!" (on behalf of CD Evans)

-------- Interaction Design Meeting London 01 ---- Late Event Notes
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MARK RETTIG
BBC CREATIVE SPACE
BUSH HOUSE
www.marcrettig.com
mrettig at well.com

(Ok, special Thanks to Kevin Cheng for the quotes form Mark and Edgar Aromin
for his linked sketches, both taken on the fly at the meeting.

22 Apr 2004 - 9:51am
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Dan Saffer
2003

Human-Centric (was The Umbrella)

On Apr 22, 2004, at 8:49 AM, Dave Collins wrote:
> If we don't only design for humans, who else do we design for? Other
> automated systems and animals are the only examples I can think of. (Or
> are you thinking of meta-entities such as groups of people?)
>

To say that we are human-centric or user-centric is to say that
individual humans are at the center of everything we design. This is a
good philosophy to have and certainly better than what came before. But
it isn't the only one and it's a little narcissistic :).

22 Apr 2004 - 8:17am
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10 years ago
9 replies
Jim Hoekema
2004

The Umbrella

Jim Hoekema wrote:
> But if "Usability" is the word that gets us our jobs or gets our work
> noticed, maybe we should promote the term "Usability Design" as distinct
> from Usability Evaluation and Usability Testing. It's a buzzword, but it
> conveys just as much about what we do as any other term -- maybe more,
since
> it focus on the goal of the activity.

We've already got user-centered design to cover that one.

21 Apr 2004 - 8:28pm
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Jim Hoekema
2004

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
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Beth Mazur
2003

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
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Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

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
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10 years ago
18 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

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
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Giorgio Venturi
2004

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.

http://www.decis.nl/UCD

Best regards,

Giorgio Venturi
_____

Marie Curie Research Fellow HCI & HF
giorgio.venturi a decis.nl
*** This is an Unclassified e-mail***

19 Apr 2004 - 4:49pm
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Jerry John
2004

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] ....

thanx

19 Apr 2004 - 8:40am
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Robert Reimann
2003

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

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