Courses in IxD - not research ... But design

8 Feb 2005 - 8:47am
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Dave Malouf
2005

Ok, I don't want this to be a thread about design vs. research. Yes, you
have to do research to do good design, that isn't my point.

What I am looking for are classes that teach application GUI theory with a
workshop type feel.

topics I'm looking for include:
1. designing widgets
2. layout
3. metaphor
4. web vs. desktop
5. labeling
6. characteristics of targets (what is grabable? Where to drop?)
7. applying richness

Most of the seminars and classes I see out there are either research
oriented or usability (just another type of research) or present at too high
a level.

So much of what it seems we do is inherit from the existing metaphors and
conventions and at best evolve off of them. What can I do to get a team to
more quickly ramp up and learn core skills in GUI design?

-- dave

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8 Feb 2005 - 9:08am
Schlatzer, Kurt
2004

David Heller wrote:
> So much of what it seems we do is inherit from the existing
metaphors
> and conventions and at best evolve off of them. What can I do to get
> a team to more quickly ramp up and learn core skills in GUI design?

Threaten to outsource their jobs ;-)

Kurt

8 Feb 2005 - 12:00pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

On Feb 8, 2005, at 6:47 AM, David Heller wrote:

> What I am looking for are classes that teach application GUI theory
> with a
> workshop type feel.

Dirk Knemeyer and myself are putting together such a course as part of
Involution Studios. Hopefully, we'll have it ready come this summer,
and when we do, I'll be sure to let folks know who have an interest in
that kind of course.

Andrei

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