24 Sep 2013 - 5:25pm

Designing in the Open

This started out as a discussion with some friends, and turned into a talk I gave at BlendConf.

I'm curious if we are capable of designing in the open, open sourcing our work (some of it), and/or collaborating as a group of designers on a project.

So a few of us from the conference started a new site to begin the discussion. We are also trying to see if we can collaborate on the design as an open community.

Here are the two design discussions we just started:


Comprehensive research on a local community, for local communities

If you're a local leader, and you've ever felt like you see the same people at every meeting, or you only see different people at every meeting and they've never heard of IxDA, or you're tired of running meetings but there's no-one to take over, this is for you.

If you attend local meetings, and you've ever felt like your local group doesn't meet enough, or the topics aren't relevant enough, or it's hard to find a job in town, or you don't know enough people, or you're the smartest person in the room all the time, or everything is always over your head, this is for you.

16 Apr 2011 - 6:00pm
5 years ago
1 reply
MJ Broadbent

AIGA's One Day for Design "Conversation"

This past Wednesday, April 13, 2011, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) -- a professional membership organization founded in 1914 -- held an ambitious online event entitled One Day for Design. It was ositioned as "an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field." While it took place primarily on Twitter, participation was also available on the project website.

30 Jun 2010 - 10:40am
6 years ago
6 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

An apology, and hopefully looking forward for IxDA

Dear fellow IxDA members,

I'm heartsick about how the state of the new IxDA infrastructure has caused problems for our community. Firstly, I want to personally apologize to you, my fellow members, for any technical problems and unpleasant experiences with the new mailing list and/or website that you might have had. At the same time, I also want to reset people’s expectations about what was delivered, and provide my own perspective on the situation looking forward.

30 Mar 2010 - 11:43am
6 years ago
13 replies

UPA: The Usability Professionals' Association


Does anyone know this site and the quality of their work: they charge $100 / year for membership an I wondered if this be a nice addition to the IxDA membership.

Their site doesn't look that userfriendly, but they have a lot of activities and a printed magazine.

Feedback appreciated.


16 Mar 2010 - 4:23pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Alex ONeal

Interaction design that saves lives

Recently, Scientific American pointed out the power of interaction design to save lives, specifically, by increasing organ donations. (Boldface added.)

25 Nov 2009 - 1:01pm

[Event] NYC UX Community Holiday Party December 8, 2009

Please join us for an evening of merriment at the Fifth Annual UX Community
Holiday Party!

This is a great time to toast the holidays, reconnect with old colleagues,
friends and associates, and make new ones!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
7:00 - 9:00 PM

White Rabbit
145 E.

31 Jul 2009 - 11:33pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Elizabeth Buie

UX/Usability folks on Twitter


Today I started making a list of the UX/usability folks on Twitter.
The list is here:

If you're not on it and you'd like to be, or if you're on it and you'd like
to be removed, please let me know. Or if you know someone I've missed.

Elizabeth Buie
Luminanze Consulting, LLC
twt: @ebuie

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