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12 Feb 2004 - 5:28pm
10 years ago
1 reply

en français -A problem?

RE: "start up a french-only discussion somewhere else" (see message received down below)

I understand what you mean but...

1) the web site here: (which makes THIS particular address important) gathers all the people that agrees on a single term (interaction designer). And I'm interested in exchanging with those professionals.

2) This web site also proposes to define and emplement the meaning and definition of the profession by the help of all.

11 Feb 2004 - 6:02pm
Robert Reimann

Personas, scenarios, and breadth vs. depth thinking in design ide ation


That's an interesting and useful way of characterizing the
design process.

The problem with brainstorming alone is that it leaves
you with many creative ideas, but not necessarily a
direction or organizing principle to prioritize or
refine them.

Personas, together with scenarios (in the earlier persona
discussion, nobody mentioned these in the same breath; the
former without the latter is of fairly limited use), can help
to curtail the breadth first thinking to a "relevant"
decision space, i.e., exploring a solution set that would
be acceptable to the target personas.

11 Feb 2004 - 5:42am
10 years ago
2 replies
Guy-Philippe UBEROS

Re: en français

Oui, il y a des utilisateurs français.

Lien en francais qui référence d'autres liens.


Yes, there are French users.

French link who reference other links.

Guy-Philippe UBEROS

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10 Feb 2004 - 9:56pm
Eddie Hodad

No mouse, no touchscreen, high pressure!

Hi there,

I'm looking for resources, guidelines, books etc that could
help with my current ID challenge. Here are the parameters...

* High pressure "factory floor" style environment

* Keyboard only terminals running Windows XP

* No touchscreen or custom input hardware available

* Users have 8 seconds to read and act on screen contents

* May have to fill in values for 1 or 2 fields somehow

Any pointers to existing literature covering this type of
situation would be VERY much appreciated. I dont mind buying a
book or two...


10 Feb 2004 - 2:47am
Christian Simon

Re: Digest, Vol 5, Issue 8

> Andrei wrote:
> Since it seems now to be a new vogue - to publish someone's solutions to the
> famous Cooper Interaction Designer Test, I cannot resist to post my one, too.

Those sketches were really rough. I'm surprised to see them in your answer.
I appreciate the use of sketches in graphics because a gesture can
communicate a sense of emotion that digital art can reflect only after
rounds of development. Why not use Adobe Illustrator and create a wire
frame? Or use graph paper.

9 Feb 2004 - 4:34am
Andrei Sedelnikov

Cooper Test strikes again

Since it seems now to be a new vogue - to publish someone's solutions to the famous Cooper Interaction Designer Test, I cannot resist to post my one, too.

Though I did not try to get a job at Cooper at all, the task seemed to me to interesting to skip it.
Here is my variant (but only the first part - "MS Tables"):

Andrei Sedelnikov


6 Feb 2004 - 8:01pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
6 Feb 2004 - 2:58pm
10 years ago
9 replies
Christian Simon

Crit my cooper test, ehehe

Interaction designers in the sf bay area may remember a job post
(11/25/2003) for interaction designer at the sf office of cooper. <D Notice
2003 11 25.pdf>

Their application invites applicants to take their optional "interaction
test" with your application. As I discussed in this forum my background is
in graphic design and my work history in interaction is largely self taught.
I read the test and thought it could help my application. I have been asked
before by prospective employers to take tests.

6 Feb 2004 - 12:20pm
Dave Malouf

ANNOUNCE: NYC Face 2 Face for IxDers

Hi folks,

If you live in New York City and are interested, please come to a face
to face meeting for Interaction Designers.

When: Feb. 10th @ 6:30p (duration: ~ 2hrs)
Where: BAR JAMÓN (212) 253-2773; 125 East 17th Street (near Irving Place)
Socialize, network, eat, drink, be merry

Face to face with people who are on the workgroup and steering
committee sponsoring this e-mail list
and working towards the creation of a group for the discipline of
interaction design.

6 Feb 2004 - 3:29am
10 years ago
4 replies
kaushikg at

Challenge of analyzing qualitative data

Does anyone have good resources on tools/methods/techniques of how to use the data generated out of qualitative ethnographic studies to construct appropriate formative assessment framework useful for design at the final stages of the process. I have been having some issues with this.

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