39% in favor of creating a new org, 61% not in favor of creating a new
org. That is not exactly conclusive, is it? Or am I missing something?
My (quick) reading of the free-form comments suggests more than anything
else that the list participants who chose to elaborate on their answer
do not form a homogeneous group or a unified opinion. There is huge
variability in assessments of existing organizations, in the value of
practical tips vs. foundational debate, in expectations on the list and
the possibly new organization, etc.., etc., and, of course, on the
meaning of 'interaction design' (or whatever we choose to call the
interest that we seem to think we share to some extent).
Quoting Brad Lauster:
> The amount of spelling errors in the comments was a bit disturbing, > but at least the vote went the way I hoped it would. It's time for an > organization of our own. > > It seemed like there were two themes for the argument against creating > our own organization: > > 1. Interaction Design isn't significantly different from existing > disciplines to warrant its own organization. (I completely disagree. > I'd be interested to know if anyone who made this argument also > considers themselves an Interaction Designer. I doubt it.) > > 2. There are already too many organizations; we shouldn't create > another one. (Perhaps they feel this way because the existing orgs. > don't address their needs, so they've joined a bunch, hoping to find a > home? Or maybe they don't understand the differences between the > existing orgs, which is a problem with the existing orgs, not with us.) > > Thoughts? Other themes? > > Cheers!