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29 Jan 2004 - 11:03am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Education formal or informal or both (was RE: RE: How to Get Into Interaction Design?)

I was wondering what peoople felt about academic vs. non-academic based
career approaches. Not is one better than the others, but it is so easy to
say "go to this school", but for those who are less academically oriented
what are the suggestions? And if the suggestions aren't as strong what could
we be doing as an organization to make such options more viable?

If I wanted to learn how to make/design a watch I don't think the first path
would be to go to school.

29 Jan 2004 - 10:42am
Todd Warfel

Mutli-Inter-Disciplinary [was: How to Get Into ... Best Job Title]

To summarize so far:

1) (insert your favorite adjective here) Designers should have a
knowledge and appreciation for visual/graphical design, interaction
design, and information architecture
2) They should not favor one over the other, as that could bias the
product, which in turn would become flawed
3) There are individuals capable of great visual, interaction, and
information architecture, or any combination of these.

29 Jan 2004 - 1:25am
10 years ago
4 replies
Greg Petroff

About using Architecture as a model

I read this list religously. Love the discussion even
if I almost never post.

The practice of Architecture seems to be popular model
to try and use to distinguish the emerging disciplines
in interaction design/ia/ucd etc.

There are some things to note when using architectural
practice as a model.

First it is mush more complex then most people
characterize. Most architects can produce structural
calcualtions at some level. Do they?

28 Jan 2004 - 6:37pm
10 years ago
36 replies
Jim Hoekema

: How to Get Into ... Best Job Title

++ Andrei Herasimchuk wrote:

On Jan 27, 2004, at 5:59 PM, Jim Hoekema wrote:

> Keep in mind that IxD did not exist a few short years ago. That means,
> by
> definition, that everyone in the field came here from some "other"
> background!

I have to take exception to the first part of this statement. I've been
working in interface design for some 14 years now, and interaction was
always a component of it.

28 Jan 2004 - 11:04am
Peter Merholz

IA Summit Early Reg Deadline Extended

ID-ers --

Infomation Architecture Summit 2004
Breaking New Ground
February 27-29, Austin TX

The early registration deadline for the IA summit has been extended to=20=


About the Summit:

Things kick off with Brenda Laurel, HCI visionary and editor of the=20
recently published "Design Research: Methods and Perspectives," who=20
brings her unique perspective to information architecture in her=20
conference keynote, "Achieving a State of Trans".

28 Jan 2004 - 10:39am
10 years ago
4 replies

Menu caption design

I have a map application, where a user can
add/modify/delete geometric zones. Zones have names
(A, B, C etc).

I am adding the Undo functionality, and need to decide
the right design for the Undo menu item, under Edit.

If I delete a zone, should the Edit->undo menu say:
"Undo Move Zone A" or just "Undo Move"

If I delete multiple zones, should the Undo menu say:
"Undo Move Zone A, Zone B, Zone C", or just "Undo


27 Jan 2004 - 8:59pm
10 years ago
10 replies
Jim Hoekema

: How to Get Into Interaction Design?

Christian asked about getting into interactive design...

David Heller wrote:
"I hope others share in their path's to the glory of IxD w/ the rest of
us. I think sometimes we oft feel we are under credentialed b/c many of
us came from related fields or are grassroots such as myself."

I can't resist joining in on this thread.

Keep in mind that IxD did not exist a few short years ago.

27 Jan 2004 - 7:02pm
Brad Lauster

The cocktail hour lives!

Hello Everyone,
Those of you in the San Francisco Bay Area may be interested to know
about the rebirth of the User Experience Cocktail Hour list.

We're bringin' it back to the turn of the century!

Ahhh, how you long for the days when the best place to learn
Interaction Design was over a beer at a friend's firm.

The list, hosted by the fine folks at Boxes and Arrows, will be used
for announcements about Bay Area User Experience events.

27 Jan 2004 - 1:14pm
10 years ago
11 replies
Ashu Thakur

Study of Mobile Interfaces

I am a student speciallizing in the field of User Interface Design. I am doing a user study on mobile interface. Can someone guide me on some matter on the above topic or works that have already been done in the above area, which will help me in doing the above user study.

I haven't been able to find much information on how these studies have been done, case studies etc. I would like to know about any papers that have been publised in this field.

27 Jan 2004 - 1:09pm
10 years ago
14 replies
Christian Simon

RE: How to Get Into Interaction Design?

Or, How DID u get into interaction design?
For many programmers HCI is a relevant career move. My background is in
graphic design. I¹ve worked print graphics and corporate communication
design. I believe there are relevant comparisons between this and HCI. I¹m
self-taught in HCI principals and have applied these to an assortment of
related projects.

I started with print layout and in the corporate setting. So, I was doing
brochures, trade show signage, logos or posters.

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