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.]
IxDA Atlanta is hosting its Interaction 10 redux event on Wednesday, March 31st, at Macquarium in Atlanta. The fun starts at 7 p.m., when a host of local members who attended Interaction 10 are recapping favorite conference tasks and sharing their favorite moments. See the list and get more details at the IxDA Atlanta site:
I'm in the midst of a project and I'd appreciate it if I can get your contributions to help me. I am in the midst of writing about what makes IxDA special and I thought there is no better way to tell the tale then by collecting the stories from its members.