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18 Dec 2003 - 11:44pm

Interaction Design and other fields

Regarding whether IxD is limited to systems which have a software
component. I disagree, I mean people do interact with objects/systems in
the real world which don't have any software components, I think any
system that interacts with people can be worked upon/improved. It's true
the field of Interaction Design evolved out of the need to improve
software systems, but look at something like the telephone. Most
telephones now have software (somewhere down the line), we can apply
interaction design to telephone systems at various levels.

15 Dec 2003 - 6:11pm
10 weeks ago
1 reply
Harriman, Jeanine

Interaction Design positions at Informatica

Hi everybody,

We have a couple of open interaction design positions at Informatica.
We're looking for relatively senior people who have experience designing
the behavior of complex enterprise software.

15 Dec 2003 - 2:10pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Preparing for the Holidays (set to vacation mode)

Hi everyone,

As the holiday season in the Judeo-Christian world is fast approaching I
realize that many people will be going on wonderful vacations between now
through the new year.

Some people who are using their business addresses for their subscription to
this list, will need to create an auto-responder notifying everyone who
sends a message to them that they are out, and who to contact in their

15 Dec 2003 - 1:07pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: test-please ignore

test-please ignore
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13 Dec 2003 - 4:29pm
Challis Hodge

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12 Dec 2003 - 9:10pm
Todd Warfel

Nielson and the usability 404 error

For those who are in need of a little comic relief...


Todd R.

10 Dec 2003 - 5:20pm
Christian Simon

re: beauty in design

A good discussion.

Beautiful and good are not easily used together. Beauty is found in
solutions that we connect with. I find beauty in designs that are similar to
ones I have already done, or would like to do. In this way I see the value
of a solution as a reflection of knowing what goes into it. In this way the
beauty of a solution can be seen only by others who appreciate the problems
of creating it.

10 Dec 2003 - 1:55pm
Challis Hodge

FYI: Comic Strip


About OK/Cancel

OK/Cancel is a comic strip written for a very specific audience, but much of
what we talk about is quite universal. Most everybody can relate to things
in the world which don't work like they should -- and you needn't be a
usability specialist, interaction designer, industrial designer or any sort
of designer to appreciate that frustration.

10 Dec 2003 - 10:40am
Challis Hodge

Job: User Interface Designer

> I am looking for a User Interface Designer for an excellent company
> with
> wonderful benefits. It is a full time position based in San Antonio,
> Tx.
> Person should have atleast 3-4 yrs experience with user interfaces and
> excellent communication skills both written and verbal. He should be
> very
> clear in thoughts and very creative in approach.

10 Dec 2003 - 3:20am
10 years ago
4 replies

Open Source Interaction Design

Long email. A quick read.

Is there an Open Source Interaction Design forum? Will it thrive?

Most practical UI books seem very basic, nearly condescending, and give
guidelines for very basic, obvious scenarios. GUI Bloopers is one
example of such a book. Helpful, but mostly, obvious.

I am looking for a website or discussion group where the activity can to
refresh my background in cognitive, psychological, phenomenological and
persuasive principles that help cull brainstormed ideas, beyond the
hints from user study, ethnography etc.

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