Interactin designers in China?

23 Dec 2008 - 2:07pm
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Joe Sokohl
2004

Wondering what the state of IxD/UX as an expertise or community is in
China...mature? Nascent? Nonexistent? I do know that there is a fast-
growing acceptance of WPF as a development environment/platform, with
its implications for interaction design. I'm just wondering though how
much of the UX is created by developers as opposed to by IxDs.

It would be helpful to know. Thanks in advance.

Joe Sokohl
joe at sokohl.com
www.sokohl.com/
IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
----------------------------
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23 Dec 2008 - 2:24pm
Pawson, Mark
2007

Hi Joe,

This might help. As for my own experience. Our Beijing team has
designers on staff who tend to be domain experts in the field. They
are not formerly trained in UX.

http://www.uigarden.net/

Cheers

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23 Dec 2008 - 7:30pm
Chan FoongYeen
2008

Hi Joe,
I wouldn't say there is none or no trained UX people in Shanghai. I might
not be the same case from Beijing. In fact, there quite a big community of
these professionals in Shanghai. A lot of big names companies like IDEO,
HFI, Autodesk, Microsoft, IBM, HP, SAP, etc has their own IxD and UCD
people. These teams has been years here.

You can contact IxDA - Shanghai focal Itamar for more information to
understand more. IxD Shanghai does organize regular meet-up and seminars.
Thanks to Itamar for his hard work.

regards,
CHAN.

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 4:24 AM, Mark Pawson <mark.pawson at geomodeling.com>wrote:
Hi Joe,

This might help. As for my own experience. Our Beijing team has
designers on staff who tend to be domain experts in the field. They
are not formerly trained in UX.

http://www.uigarden.net/

Cheers

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 4:07 AM, Joe Sokohl <joe at sokohl.com> wrote:

> Wondering what the state of IxD/UX as an expertise or community is in
> China...mature? Nascent? Nonexistent? I do know that there is a fast-growing
> acceptance of WPF as a development environment/platform, with its
> implications for interaction design. I'm just wondering though how much of
> the UX is created by developers as opposed to by IxDs.
>
>
> It would be helpful to know. Thanks in advance.
>
>
> Joe Sokohl
> joe at sokohl.com
> www.sokohl.com/
> IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
> ----------------------------
> +1-804-873-6964 (mobile)
>
>
>
>
>
>
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23 Dec 2008 - 8:54pm
Cissy
2008

We hold IxDA event in Shanghai regularly and post the information on
www.ixda.org.cn which you can have a look.

CC to IxDA Shanghai mailing list. ;)

Cheers,
Cissy

On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 9:30 AM, FoongYeen Chan <chan.foongyeen at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi Joe,
> I wouldn't say there is none or no trained UX people in Shanghai. I might
> not be the same case from Beijing. In fact, there quite a big community of
> these professionals in Shanghai. A lot of big names companies like IDEO,
> HFI, Autodesk, Microsoft, IBM, HP, SAP, etc has their own IxD and UCD
> people. These teams has been years here.
>
> You can contact IxDA - Shanghai focal Itamar for more information to
> understand more. IxD Shanghai does organize regular meet-up and seminars.
> Thanks to Itamar for his hard work.
>
>
> regards,
> CHAN.
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 4:24 AM, Mark Pawson <mark.pawson at geomodeling.com
> >wrote:
> Hi Joe,
>
> This might help. As for my own experience. Our Beijing team has
> designers on staff who tend to be domain experts in the field. They
> are not formerly trained in UX.
>
> http://www.uigarden.net/
>
> Cheers
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=36625
>
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 4:07 AM, Joe Sokohl <joe at sokohl.com> wrote:
>
> > Wondering what the state of IxD/UX as an expertise or community is in
> > China...mature? Nascent? Nonexistent? I do know that there is a
> fast-growing
> > acceptance of WPF as a development environment/platform, with its
> > implications for interaction design. I'm just wondering though how much
> of
> > the UX is created by developers as opposed to by IxDs.
> >
> >
> > It would be helpful to know. Thanks in advance.
> >
> >
> > Joe Sokohl
> > joe at sokohl.com
> > www.sokohl.com/
> > IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
> > ----------------------------
> > +1-804-873-6964 (mobile)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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24 Dec 2008 - 12:59pm
Joe Sokohl
2004

Thanks so much, Cissy!

Joe Sokohl

On Dec 23, 2008, at 9:54 PM, "C C" <cc.morningcc at gmail.com> wrote:

> We hold IxDA event in Shanghai regularly and post the information on www.ixda.org.cn
> which you can have a look.
>
> CC to IxDA Shanghai mailing list. ;)
>
> Cheers,
> Cissy
>
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 9:30 AM, FoongYeen Chan <chan.foongyeen at gmail.com
> > wrote:
> Hi Joe,
> I wouldn't say there is none or no trained UX people in Shanghai. I
> might
> not be the same case from Beijing. In fact, there quite a big
> community of
> these professionals in Shanghai. A lot of big names companies like
> IDEO,
> HFI, Autodesk, Microsoft, IBM, HP, SAP, etc has their own IxD and UCD
> people. These teams has been years here.
>
> You can contact IxDA - Shanghai focal Itamar for more information to
> understand more. IxD Shanghai does organize regular meet-up and
> seminars.
> Thanks to Itamar for his hard work.
>
>
> regards,
> CHAN.
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 4:24 AM, Mark Pawson <mark.pawson at geomodeling.com
> >wrote:
> Hi Joe,
>
> This might help. As for my own experience. Our Beijing team has
> designers on staff who tend to be domain experts in the field. They
> are not formerly trained in UX.
>
> http://www.uigarden.net/
>
> Cheers
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=36625
>
>
>
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 4:07 AM, Joe Sokohl <joe at sokohl.com> wrote:
>
> > Wondering what the state of IxD/UX as an expertise or community is
> in
> > China...mature? Nascent? Nonexistent? I do know that there is a
> fast-growing
> > acceptance of WPF as a development environment/platform, with its
> > implications for interaction design. I'm just wondering though how
> much of
> > the UX is created by developers as opposed to by IxDs.
> >
> >
> > It would be helpful to know. Thanks in advance.
> >
> >
> > Joe Sokohl
> > joe at sokohl.com
> > www.sokohl.com/
> > IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
> > ----------------------------
> > +1-804-873-6964 (mobile)
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________________________________________
> > Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> > To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> > Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> > List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> > List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
> >
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
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24 Dec 2008 - 1:00pm
Joe Sokohl
2004

Thanks, Jeff, and everyone else. Definitely helpful!

Joe Sokohl

On Dec 23, 2008, at 8:35 PM, Jeff Parks <jeff.parks at iaconsultants.ca>
wrote:

> Hi Joe,
>
> Not sure if this will answer all of your questions, but I had the
> pleasure of talking with Daniel Szuc from Apogee in Hong Kong about
> UX in China. You can find the show notes and our discussion here: http://www.iaconsultants.ca/index.php/2008/11/03/daniel-szuc-on-ux-in-china/
>
> Happy Holidays all... :)
>
> Jeff
>
> Joe Sokohl wrote:
>> Wondering what the state of IxD/UX as an expertise or community is
>> in China...mature? Nascent? Nonexistent? I do know that there is a
>> fast-growing acceptance of WPF as a development environment/
>> platform, with its implications for interaction design. I'm just
>> wondering though how much of the UX is created by developers as
>> opposed to by IxDs.
>>
>>
>> It would be helpful to know. Thanks in advance.
>>
>>
>> Joe Sokohl
>> joe at sokohl.com
>> www.sokohl.com/
>> IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
>> ----------------------------
>> +1-804-873-6964 (mobile)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> ________________________________________________________________
>> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
>> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
>> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
>> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
>> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
>>
>

24 Dec 2008 - 1:02pm
dszuc
2005

Hi Joe:

Here are some links that may interest:

* UPA Hong Kong -- www.usability.com.hk
* User Friendly 2007 -
http://www.upachina.org/userfriendly2007/default_en.htm
* User Friendly 2008 -
http://www.upachina.org/userfriendly2008/en/index.html
* Usability in Hong Kong - http://webword.com/interviews/szuc.html
* Usability in China: Encore -
http://www.uxmatters.com/MT/archives/000159.php
* Design in China - taking a great leap forward -
http://www.apogeehk.com/articles/Design_in_China_takes_a_great_leap_forward.html

Please to provide further insights as we have watched the UX
community grow over the last 10 or so years.

rgds,
Dan - www.apogeehk.com

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23 Dec 2008 - 7:35pm
Jeff Parks
2008

Hi Joe,

Not sure if this will answer all of your questions, but I had the
pleasure of talking with Daniel Szuc from Apogee in Hong Kong about UX
in China. You can find the show notes and our discussion here:
http://www.iaconsultants.ca/index.php/2008/11/03/daniel-szuc-on-ux-in-china/

Happy Holidays all... :)

Jeff

Joe Sokohl wrote:
> Wondering what the state of IxD/UX as an expertise or community is in
> China...mature? Nascent? Nonexistent? I do know that there is a
> fast-growing acceptance of WPF as a development environment/platform,
> with its implications for interaction design. I'm just wondering
> though how much of the UX is created by developers as opposed to by IxDs.
>
>
> It would be helpful to know. Thanks in advance.
>
>
> Joe Sokohl
> joe at sokohl.com
> www.sokohl.com/
> IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
> ----------------------------
> +1-804-873-6964 (mobile)
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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26 Dec 2008 - 4:58am
tony
2008

I'm working in Beijing China as a UX / Interaction Designer.
1. Company
In Beijing, there are a lot of local internet companies such as Sina, Baidu,
Yahoo China or more. That companies have UX or UX related organization
inside.

Join ventures or foreign companies such as Google, MS, Siemens or more also
have.

2. Agency
Additionally there are several agencies which available to conduct user
researches.
- ISAR http://www.isaruid.com/ (Beijing - also has a office in Shanghai)
- Hyperlink http://www.hyperlink-china.com/ (Shanghai - also has a office in
Beijing)
- Apogee http://www.apogeehk.com / (Hongkong)

3. Schools
Several university has related education programs but almost seems not to be
mature and deep-enough.
However Tsinghua university's Industrial Design / Industrial Engineering
major's education programs are good.

And Hongkong Polytechnic University has a Interaction Design as a major. I
think it is also good.

4. Blogs
There are some blogs caring UX / IxD. But many blogs are fulfilled with
translated posts.

I think there are already UX / IxD concept exist in China, but it seems
very beginning. ^^;

2008/12/24 Joe Sokohl <joe at sokohl.com>

> Wondering what the state of IxD/UX as an expertise or community is in
> China...mature? Nascent? Nonexistent? I do know that there is a fast-growing
> acceptance of WPF as a development environment/platform, with its
> implications for interaction design. I'm just wondering though how much of
> the UX is created by developers as opposed to by IxDs.
>
>
> It would be helpful to know. Thanks in advance.
>
>
> Joe Sokohl
> joe at sokohl.com
> www.sokohl.com/
> IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
> ----------------------------
> +1-804-873-6964 (mobile)
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
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