This is a notice to let you all know that there will be 15 - 30 minutes of downtime today in order to run some system updates. These updates will hopefully help the threading issues on the discussions, but we're not totally sure.
The site will be down from approximately 10AM MNT (12PM EST) to 10:30AM MNT.
I am a professional in the field looking for current, up-to-date, interaction design blog recommendations. I am an avid reader of ixd and user experience research, but some of the blogs in our field are out of date.
What some current, great, IXD blogs?
Current IXD health care focused blogs?
Lastly, many of my fellow IXDAer's get valuable user experience information from other types of technology blogs written with a user focused perspective. Know of anything like this?
I can appreciate many of the views shared here. My last post about Engineering IS Design IS Engineering was meant to prompt discussion. It did a little bit. My overall take on this subject is that we are in need of some serious stepping back and re-evaluation of all the disciplines. Take the Stanford site is an interesting case study. They don't help the world by having a design program named, of all things Design. What kind? What department? Graphic, Industrial, Product, ME.
I wanted to point out a feature that I think can really help people out and hopefully will get more people to explore the Web-interface as a better primary interface for writing and exploring the digital community.
When you "Create a Thread" from http://ixda.org/discussion and go to http://ixda.org/node/add/discussion you get a form to fill out w/ the usual fields of title, tags and body. you can even add attachments, make your text a bit richer using HTML or the WYSIWYG editor. But there is also another feature that I think might help limit a lot of the redundant traffic.
I have an early morning interview for an IxD position at a high-growth 2 year-old startup. The company produces a physical device, as well as the software that will function across multiple devices and platform (mobile and desktop). As fas as I know, i'll be reporting directly to the VP of User Experience and working closely with the other designers / developers. The culture is what you'd expect at a startup, small intimate groups.
This is a note from our moderation team to remind everybody of a few important things that will help keep the discussions active and interesting.
1. There is a separate Job Board on the site at http://www.ixda.org/jobs - Please use this section to post jobs, not the discussions. Starting now Jobs posted to discussions will be removed, and the poster reminded to re-post it in the Job Board
[I posted this originally on my blog, but had nice comments from people on Twitter and feel that w/ that acceptance it is OK to post here as well. It is more important to be here so a real conversation in the community can take place.]