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26 Jan 2014 - 1:08pm

Designer As Founder Class

I just started teaching a new class at CCA called Designer as Founder. Some notes on ithere

I'd love oto hear opinions on this class. I'm teachign it based on lean Launchpad; i.e. the same class engineers and business folks get. wondering if you folks have opinions on that? 

As well, if you are a designer who joined an early-stage startup or started your own, what do you wish you'd know beforehand? 

25 Jan 2014 - 12:50pm

Looking for Interaction14 ticket

I am wondering if anyone has a last minue change of plans and would wish to sell their ticket for the IxDA 2014 conference! 

Just 1 ticket will do!

Thank you so much!

Feel free to email 


23 Jan 2014 - 1:05pm

MX 2014 Hosted by Adaptive Path

Where:55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, Cal
22 Jan 2014 - 5:56pm

Relocating from London to the US

I've been working as an experience/interaction designer in London for the past five years, but am considering the feasibility of a move to the west coast of the US with my young family.

Does anyone have any recent experience of relocating from the UK to the US for a UX job? How easy is it to find UX jobs in the States that offer sponsorship/relocation support? Is it a total pipe dream?

Any advice much appreciated.

22 Jan 2014 - 5:55pm
2 years ago
1 reply

5+ Years required

I mentor someone who has the less than the 5 plus years of experience that most user experience jobs require.  I know there is much debate about this requirement, but I was wondering if it is more of a geographic requirement?  Also, is it really a  requirement at all?  I remember reading a job posting in 2006 requiring 10 years of experience in information architecture and most if not all of the common deliverables, but no portfolio requirement.

22 Jan 2014 - 4:46pm
Louis Rosenfeld

2 new UX books

Hi all; just a note that we've recently published two new user experience books that you might find of interest:

22 Jan 2014 - 3:02pm
Jonathan Barker

Where Does Someone New to the UX/UI Industry Learn?

Hello IXDA Forums I am a recent graduate of Illustration at Sheridan College in Ontario Canada. I am interested in the field of user experience and user interface design. It seems to combine art and technology really well. I am not sure where to begin my journey though. Where does one learn the software, theory and get the experience necessary to start a career? Specifically in Ontario, but Distance Education could work as well. Thanks everyone! Jonathan Barker
shankar raman

How good a University is IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) for a Masters degree in HCI

I am a UI designer currently working in India. I am looking to pursue a masters degree in HCI in the US this year. I have already applied to CMU, UMich, Indiana Bloomington and Univ of washington. As per my understanding, these universities have robust programs in HCI. I would like to know if Indiana University in Indianapolis is a good choice for MS-HCI. Any inputs will be helpful. Thanks.

17 Jan 2014 - 1:21am

Data visualization: Playing everything vs. Making user interact

In the context of data visualization what kind of interface is better, one that plays the data upfront or the one that reveals the details progressively as the user interacts with the interface?

Say, in the absence of anything better, we want to show a trend of how certain data changes over time. There are multiple data points, each varying over time. Is it better that when the user reaches the interface we play all the data at once or we just show one trend and then provide a way for the user to see how each data point varies over time.

15 Jan 2014 - 4:33pm
2 years ago
1 reply

Need advice for web designer coming after 10 years break.

I used to be quite a successful web-designer 10 years ago (before we I got children and moved to another country). Now I plan to restart my professional experienced, whilst still working mainly from home as a freelancer. I used to work mainly in Photoshop, but also with HTML, CSS, JavaScript etc. So in general my task was to make the site look nice and practical, whilst leaving to others to make it work. As I said, I did know html coding, but this was not exactly my favourite thing.

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