IxDA in flyover territory?

27 Feb 2008 - 9:17am
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Billy Cox
2007

I'm curious as to whether people doing interaction design live in places
other than Chicago or the coasts? Is this profession like music or theatre,
in which living in flyover territory is a career-limiting factor.

Billy Cox
Old World Spices
billy at oldworldspices.com

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27 Feb 2008 - 10:37am
Barbara Ballard
2005

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:17 AM, Billy Cox <billy at oldworldspices.com> wrote:
> I'm curious as to whether people doing interaction design live in places
> other than Chicago or the coasts? Is this profession like music or theatre,
> in which living in flyover territory is a career-limiting factor.
>

Kansas City has a few resources:
VML (interactive agency)
Hallmark
Handmark
Sprint, and some local offices for Sprint suppliers
Kansas City Art Institute (some good designers have come from there)
University of Kansas interaction design program
Little Springs Design
Other web shops & agencies

And, apparently, you.

--
Barbara Ballard
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com 1-785-838-3003

27 Feb 2008 - 10:52am
Dave Malouf
2005

While this topic is incredibly US-centric, I guess I'll answer it:
The short answer is that if you want a midwestern lifestyle, your
options decrease. But here are cities that I'm pretty sure have some
good stuff going on:

Cincinnati
Austin
Dallas
St. Louis
Minneapolis
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Salt Lake City
Denver/Boulder

I'm sure there are more centers in the Central & Mountain Timezones
(Yes, I realize that Detroit and Pittsburgh are EST).

-- dave

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27 Feb 2008 - 11:33am
Billy Cox
2007

Yes, my apologies for the US-centric topic. I suppose that the more
inclusive question would be to identify cities that are not A-list, but
which have a viable usability community.

Anyone in Mainz Germany? I'm going there in July. :)

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While this topic is incredibly US-centric, I guess I'll answer it: The short
answer is that if you want a midwestern lifestyle, your options decrease.
But here are cities that I'm pretty sure have some good stuff going on:

Cincinnati
Austin
Dallas
St. Louis
Minneapolis
Detroit
Pittsburgh
Salt Lake City
Denver/Boulder

I'm sure there are more centers in the Central & Mountain Timezones (Yes, I
realize that Detroit and Pittsburgh are EST).

-- dave

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27 Feb 2008 - 11:13am
Anonymous

I used to live in Columbus. There is enough going on in that city
that I would add it to this list.

On Feb 27, 2008, at 7:52 AM, dave malouf wrote:

> While this topic is incredibly US-centric, I guess I'll answer it:
> The short answer is that if you want a midwestern lifestyle, your
> options decrease. But here are cities that I'm pretty sure have some
> good stuff going on:
>
> Cincinnati
> Austin
> Dallas
> St. Louis
> Minneapolis
> Detroit
> Pittsburgh
> Salt Lake City
> Denver/Boulder

28 Feb 2008 - 2:00am
Fred Beecher
2006

I live in Minneapolis, and I can confirm that we do indeed have a thriving
interactive community here. We have a few product/industrial design firms,
which is probably as close as you'll get to doing pure IxD here. But we do
have a number of interactive agencies & consultancies doing the whole range
of UX research & design activities. These places are almost always looking
for people to fill additional roles.
Minneapolis is also a Northwest Airlines hub, so we're actually more
fly-through territory than fly-over, really. : )

F.

On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 07:52:59, dave malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> While this topic is incredibly US-centric, I guess I'll answer it:
> The short answer is that if you want a midwestern lifestyle, your
> options decrease. But here are cities that I'm pretty sure have some
> good stuff going on:
>
> Cincinnati
> Austin
> Dallas
> St. Louis
> Minneapolis
> Detroit
> Pittsburgh
> Salt Lake City
> Denver/Boulder
>
> I'm sure there are more centers in the Central & Mountain Timezones
> (Yes, I realize that Detroit and Pittsburgh are EST).
>
> -- dave
>
>
>
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18 Mar 2008 - 12:20pm
Bill Fernandez
2007

Ten years ago I escaped from Silicon Valley and relocated to
Albuquerque, New Mexico, from which I've successfully been practicing
as a Consulting User Interface Architect. Ironically, the vast
majority of my clients have been based in Silicon Valley...

--Bill

At 8:17 AM -0600 2/27/08, Billy Cox wrote:
>I'm curious as to whether people doing interaction design live in places
>other than Chicago or the coasts? Is this profession like music or theatre,
>in which living in flyover territory is a career-limiting factor.

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