ANNOUNCE: Exciting Organizational Update

25 Jun 2005 - 5:53am
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Hello All

We're very pleased to report to you all the latest news from the Interaction
Design Group (IxDG).

Last weekend (June 17-19), a group of your peers met in Norwalk,
Connecticut, to discuss the future of IxDG. Specifically, we examined the
mission statement of the group and asked, "What's next?"

Until now, IxDG has been a loosely structured group of people who are
passionate about interaction design (IxD). With this informal approach,
we've been able to sustain our vibrant IxD Discussion mailing list, launch
IxDG Face to Face (F2F) meetings around the world, and build an IxD Resource
Library. But this success has come on the backs of just a few hard-working
volunteers. We realized we had come about as far as possible in our present
form.

And so, earlier this year, the Steering Committee invited list members to
apply to attend a retreat and address just these issues. A number of brave
souls volunteered their time and their money to spend the weekend in
Connecticut and examine the future of our group.

Our first accomplishment was a new, clear statement of purpose:

The purpose of the Interaction Design Group (IxDG) is to help improve the
human condition by enhancing the quality of the behavior of artifacts,
environments, and systems. To this end, it is the goal of IxDG to help
interaction design practitioners--whether they be user interface designers,
Web designers, user experience designers, information architects, industrial
designers, or others--grow and flourish professionally by

* helping practitioners understand how the design of behavior fits into
existing design and development processes
* helping practitioners provide the highest possible value to stakeholders
and users
* fostering a vibrant community and facilitating knowledge exchange between
members
* empowering and inspiring practitioners to discover, innovate, mentor, and
evangelize the process, attributes, and results of interaction design

Next, we put on our designer hats and envisioned a wide range of initiatives
to support this purpose. In the coming months, we'll be reaching out to you
to help us

* improve and integrate our Resource Library and IxD Discussion
* enhance our local F2F meetings and improve the connections between our
local groups and our online community
* make better use of our large, but largely untapped, pool of volunteers
* make it easier to contribute to the Resource Library
* show our strong support of the ideals of UXnet (http://uxnet.org/) by
coordinating our efforts with other user experience groups

Of course, this is only Phase I. Put twelve designers in a room, and you'll
get some pretty ambitious ideas. Phases II and III look pretty cool!

So, what's next? In the next few months, we'll incorporate IxDG as a
non-profit entity, expand and restructure our leadership, and reach out to
all of you who would like to get involved in some way. We'll keep you posted
along the way.

What do you think? Let us know either by replying to this email message or
by going to http://contact.ixdg.org and sending us a message.

Thanks for your interest in IxDG.

Sincerely,
The IxDG Steering Committee

Micah Alpern - eBay Inc.
Mauro Cavalletti - Organic
Lisa deBettencourt - Bose Corporation
Pabini Gabriel-Petit - Spirit Softworks
Lada Gorlenko - IBM
David Heller - IntraLinks
Kevin Narey - gedas (VW Group)
Greg Petroff - New York Stock Exchange
Frank Ramirez - Consultant: Yahoo & Walmart.com
Robert Reimann - Bose Corporation
Carrie Ritch - Fusion Productions
Dan Saffer - Adaptive Path
Josh Seiden - 36 Partners
Luke Wroblewski - LukeW Interface Designs & eBay Inc.

(Organization names are for purposes of identity only.)

Comments

25 Jun 2005 - 4:19pm
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Rock on! I'm very glad to hear of this IxDG forward progress. :) Let's all
keep helping each other...please count me in as a volunteer, especially for
editorial work and interaction design related to building our community.

Onwards & upwards,
Liz

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Subject: [ID Discuss] ANNOUNCE: Exciting Organizational Update

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Hello All

We're very pleased to report to you all the latest news from the Interaction
Design Group (IxDG).

Last weekend (June 17-19), a group of your peers met in Norwalk,
Connecticut, to discuss the future of IxDG. Specifically, we examined the
mission statement of the group and asked, "What's next?"

Until now, IxDG has been a loosely structured group of people who are
passionate about interaction design (IxD). With this informal approach,
we've been able to sustain our vibrant IxD Discussion mailing list, launch
IxDG Face to Face (F2F) meetings around the world, and build an IxD Resource
Library. But this success has come on the backs of just a few hard-working
volunteers. We realized we had come about as far as possible in our present
form.

And so, earlier this year, the Steering Committee invited list members to
apply to attend a retreat and address just these issues. A number of brave
souls volunteered their time and their money to spend the weekend in
Connecticut and examine the future of our group.

Our first accomplishment was a new, clear statement of purpose:

The purpose of the Interaction Design Group (IxDG) is to help improve the
human condition by enhancing the quality of the behavior of artifacts,
environments, and systems. To this end, it is the goal of IxDG to help
interaction design practitioners--whether they be user interface designers,
Web designers, user experience designers, information architects, industrial
designers, or others--grow and flourish professionally by

* helping practitioners understand how the design of behavior fits into
existing design and development processes
* helping practitioners provide the highest possible value to stakeholders
and users
* fostering a vibrant community and facilitating knowledge exchange between
members
* empowering and inspiring practitioners to discover, innovate, mentor, and
evangelize the process, attributes, and results of interaction design

Next, we put on our designer hats and envisioned a wide range of initiatives
to support this purpose. In the coming months, we'll be reaching out to you
to help us

* improve and integrate our Resource Library and IxD Discussion
* enhance our local F2F meetings and improve the connections between our
local groups and our online community
* make better use of our large, but largely untapped, pool of volunteers
* make it easier to contribute to the Resource Library
* show our strong support of the ideals of UXnet (http://uxnet.org/) by
coordinating our efforts with other user experience groups

Of course, this is only Phase I. Put twelve designers in a room, and you'll
get some pretty ambitious ideas. Phases II and III look pretty cool!

So, what's next? In the next few months, we'll incorporate IxDG as a
non-profit entity, expand and restructure our leadership, and reach out to
all of you who would like to get involved in some way. We'll keep you posted
along the way.

What do you think? Let us know either by replying to this email message or
by going to http://contact.ixdg.org and sending us a message.

Thanks for your interest in IxDG.

Sincerely,
The IxDG Steering Committee

Micah Alpern - eBay Inc.
Mauro Cavalletti - Organic
Lisa deBettencourt - Bose Corporation
Pabini Gabriel-Petit - Spirit Softworks
Lada Gorlenko - IBM
David Heller - IntraLinks
Kevin Narey - gedas (VW Group)
Greg Petroff - New York Stock Exchange
Frank Ramirez - Consultant: Yahoo & Walmart.com
Robert Reimann - Bose Corporation
Carrie Ritch - Fusion Productions
Dan Saffer - Adaptive Path
Josh Seiden - 36 Partners
Luke Wroblewski - LukeW Interface Designs & eBay Inc.

(Organization names are for purposes of identity only.)

_______________________________________________
Welcome to the Interaction Design Group!
To post to this list ....... discuss at ixdg.org
(Un)Subscription Options ... http://discuss.ixdg.org/
Announcements List ......... http://subscribe-announce.ixdg.org/
Questions .................. lists at ixdg.org
Home ....................... http://ixdg.org/

26 Jun 2005 - 2:10am
nuritps
2010

Good for us!! I'm really looking forward for the next steps.
The statement is good but I would add something about promoting awareness to
Interaction Design, wouldn't you?
David, let me know if there is anything I can do to help...

Thanks,
Nurit

-----Original Message-----
From:
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com] On Behalf Of IxDG - Interaction Design Group
Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 1:53 PM
To: 'ixd-discussion'
Subject: [ID Discuss] ANNOUNCE: Exciting Organizational Update

[Please voluntarily trim replies to include only relevant quoted material.]

Hello All

We're very pleased to report to you all the latest news from the Interaction
Design Group (IxDG).

Last weekend (June 17-19), a group of your peers met in Norwalk,
Connecticut, to discuss the future of IxDG. Specifically, we examined the
mission statement of the group and asked, "What's next?"

Until now, IxDG has been a loosely structured group of people who are
passionate about interaction design (IxD). With this informal approach,
we've been able to sustain our vibrant IxD Discussion mailing list, launch
IxDG Face to Face (F2F) meetings around the world, and build an IxD Resource
Library. But this success has come on the backs of just a few hard-working
volunteers. We realized we had come about as far as possible in our present
form.

And so, earlier this year, the Steering Committee invited list members to
apply to attend a retreat and address just these issues. A number of brave
souls volunteered their time and their money to spend the weekend in
Connecticut and examine the future of our group.

Our first accomplishment was a new, clear statement of purpose:

The purpose of the Interaction Design Group (IxDG) is to help improve the
human condition by enhancing the quality of the behavior of artifacts,
environments, and systems. To this end, it is the goal of IxDG to help
interaction design practitioners--whether they be user interface designers,
Web designers, user experience designers, information architects, industrial
designers, or others--grow and flourish professionally by

* helping practitioners understand how the design of behavior fits into
existing design and development processes
* helping practitioners provide the highest possible value to stakeholders
and users
* fostering a vibrant community and facilitating knowledge exchange between
members
* empowering and inspiring practitioners to discover, innovate, mentor, and
evangelize the process, attributes, and results of interaction design

Next, we put on our designer hats and envisioned a wide range of initiatives
to support this purpose. In the coming months, we'll be reaching out to you
to help us

* improve and integrate our Resource Library and IxD Discussion
* enhance our local F2F meetings and improve the connections between our
local groups and our online community
* make better use of our large, but largely untapped, pool of volunteers
* make it easier to contribute to the Resource Library
* show our strong support of the ideals of UXnet (http://uxnet.org/) by
coordinating our efforts with other user experience groups

Of course, this is only Phase I. Put twelve designers in a room, and you'll
get some pretty ambitious ideas. Phases II and III look pretty cool!

So, what's next? In the next few months, we'll incorporate IxDG as a
non-profit entity, expand and restructure our leadership, and reach out to
all of you who would like to get involved in some way. We'll keep you posted
along the way.

What do you think? Let us know either by replying to this email message or
by going to http://contact.ixdg.org and sending us a message.

Thanks for your interest in IxDG.

Sincerely,
The IxDG Steering Committee

Micah Alpern - eBay Inc.
Mauro Cavalletti - Organic
Lisa deBettencourt - Bose Corporation
Pabini Gabriel-Petit - Spirit Softworks
Lada Gorlenko - IBM
David Heller - IntraLinks
Kevin Narey - gedas (VW Group)
Greg Petroff - New York Stock Exchange
Frank Ramirez - Consultant: Yahoo & Walmart.com Robert Reimann - Bose
Corporation Carrie Ritch - Fusion Productions Dan Saffer - Adaptive Path
Josh Seiden - 36 Partners Luke Wroblewski - LukeW Interface Designs & eBay
Inc.

(Organization names are for purposes of identity only.)

_______________________________________________
Welcome to the Interaction Design Group!
To post to this list ....... discuss at ixdg.org (Un)Subscription Options ...
http://discuss.ixdg.org/ Announcements List .........
http://subscribe-announce.ixdg.org/
Questions .................. lists at ixdg.org Home .......................
http://ixdg.org/

26 Jun 2005 - 3:14am
sudhindra
2004

Wonderful initiative !!! Pretty exciting !! Please count me in as
volunteer.. I am in Dubai, in UAE, Middle East and the awareness is slowly
building up here.. Please let me know if there is anything I can do....

Best Regards
Sudhindra

27 Jun 2005 - 8:35am
Challis Hodge
2003

Congratulations folks. This is a very big and exciting step! Thanks to all
of you on the steering committee for your hard work. A big thanks to all of
you in this flourishing community. You are what this is all about.

-challis

> Hello All
>
> We're very pleased to report to you all the latest news from
> the Interaction Design Group (IxDG).
>
> Last weekend (June 17-19), a group of your peers met in
> Norwalk, Connecticut, to discuss the future of IxDG.
> Specifically, we examined the mission statement of the group
> and asked, "What's next?"
>
> Until now, IxDG has been a loosely structured group of people
> who are passionate about interaction design (IxD). With this
> informal approach, we've been able to sustain our vibrant IxD
> Discussion mailing list, launch IxDG Face to Face (F2F)
> meetings around the world, and build an IxD Resource Library.
> But this success has come on the backs of just a few
> hard-working volunteers. We realized we had come about as far
> as possible in our present form.
>
> And so, earlier this year, the Steering Committee invited
> list members to apply to attend a retreat and address just
> these issues. A number of brave souls volunteered their time
> and their money to spend the weekend in Connecticut and
> examine the future of our group.
>
> Our first accomplishment was a new, clear statement of purpose:
>
> The purpose of the Interaction Design Group (IxDG) is to help
> improve the human condition by enhancing the quality of the
> behavior of artifacts, environments, and systems. To this
> end, it is the goal of IxDG to help interaction design
> practitioners--whether they be user interface designers, Web
> designers, user experience designers, information architects,
> industrial designers, or others--grow and flourish professionally by
>
> * helping practitioners understand how the design of behavior
> fits into existing design and development processes
> * helping practitioners provide the highest possible value to
> stakeholders and users
> * fostering a vibrant community and facilitating knowledge
> exchange between members
> * empowering and inspiring practitioners to discover,
> innovate, mentor, and evangelize the process, attributes, and
> results of interaction design
>
> Next, we put on our designer hats and envisioned a wide range
> of initiatives to support this purpose. In the coming months,
> we'll be reaching out to you to help us
>
> * improve and integrate our Resource Library and IxD Discussion
> * enhance our local F2F meetings and improve the connections
> between our local groups and our online community
> * make better use of our large, but largely untapped, pool of
> volunteers
> * make it easier to contribute to the Resource Library
> * show our strong support of the ideals of UXnet
(http://uxnet.org/) by coordinating our efforts with other user experience
groups

Of course, this is only Phase I. Put twelve designers in a room, and you'll
get some pretty ambitious ideas. Phases II and III look pretty cool!

So, what's next? In the next few months, we'll incorporate IxDG as a
non-profit entity, expand and restructure our leadership, and reach out to
all of you who would like to get involved in some way. We'll keep you posted
along the way.

What do you think? Let us know either by replying to this email message or
by going to http://contact.ixdg.org and sending us a message.

Thanks for your interest in IxDG.

Sincerely,
The IxDG Steering Committee

Micah Alpern - eBay Inc.
Mauro Cavalletti - Organic
Lisa deBettencourt - Bose Corporation
Pabini Gabriel-Petit - Spirit Softworks
Lada Gorlenko - IBM
David Heller - IntraLinks
Kevin Narey - gedas (VW Group)
Greg Petroff - New York Stock Exchange
Frank Ramirez - Consultant: Yahoo & Walmart.com
Robert Reimann - Bose Corporation
Carrie Ritch - Fusion Productions
Dan Saffer - Adaptive Path
Josh Seiden - 36 Partners
Luke Wroblewski - LukeW Interface Designs & eBay Inc.

(Organization names are for purposes of identity only.)

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