10 Feb 2010 - 6:31pm

A New Interaction Design Educational Program


I'm pleased to announce a new educational institution, focused on
interaction design and social entrepreneurship. We are presently
accepting applications for September, 2010.

Austin Center for Design exists to transform society through design
and design education. This transformation occurs through the
development of design knowledge directed towards all forms of social
and humanitarian problems.

27 Jan 2010 - 3:55am
6 years ago
5 replies
Astley Le Jasper

Building experience through reverse engineering

I'm pretty green in interface design. I've read quite a lot but
often sit down to start a design and have a complete block. I realise
that there are a lot design patterns on the web, but it can be
difficult to really get a deep appreciation of them.

I'd like to build up some experience. Of course, the best way is to
'just do something'. However, students and newbies, such as myself,
perhaps don't have any real projects or sometimes long gap between

I was thinking about reverse engineering a couple of sites.

3 Dec 2009 - 1:07pm
6 years ago
2 replies
cristine baumgarten

Getting familiar witih Adobe AIR

I have about a week to figure out if Adobe AIR is a potential tool for
a new web portal I'm developing. I'm hoping it is, I'm looking
forward to using it.

For those of you who are familiar with it, do you think the best way
to get to know it is to set it up (I have no project funding yet but
I could do this at home), to read some of the "bibles" or are there
any good urls you know of? Being that I don't have a lot of time to
figure it out and then sell it, I'm looking for a good overview type
understanding but one with some depth.

20 May 2007 - 4:00pm
9 years ago
12 replies
Alexander Baxevanis

Learning how to sketch?

Dear all,

I was wondering if anyone can offer some some suggestions on improving
sketching skills.

I'm mostly interested in using sketching for (1) illustrating physical
concepts (e.g. the form factor of a device) and (2) drawing
short-scenarios illustrating use of a product/service etc.

I'm currently comfortable at sketching basic block
diagrams/wireframes, i.e. mostly boxes & arrows.

Would appreciate any suggestions for websites, books, or your
experience with following any short courses in this area.

Thanks in advance,


16 Dec 2004 - 5:37pm
Dave Malouf

FW: foundation classes/topics for IxD education

I'm resubmitting this b/c not a soul responded and I think it's a goody!


-----Original Message-----
Whether formal or informal education is an important part of anyone pursuing
a career, especially one like interaction design that has so many elements
to it. In pursuing my own formal education I came across a book called "The
Elements of Design" by Gail Greet Hannah. The book is part chronicle and
part instructional text for anyone interested in abstract 3-D design, which
is a primary component of Industrial Design.

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