2 Apr 2013 - 11:58am

(Event) TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs - 2 Day Bootcamp - Phoenix, Silicon Valley, New York

Hello IXDA Community,

I want to invite the IXDA community to attend the TechSpeak for Entrpereneurs bootcamps that I will be teaching in 3 cities:

25 Jan 2013 - 1:55am
3 years ago
2 replies

Education Survey

I'd appreciate it if you could please take 5 minutes to complete this survey on continuing education. Please feel free to forward the survey link (below) to others you think might be interested in continuing education and graduate studies.

Jeff Ritchie

CFP: The Ninth Annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, October 13-15, 2011 (Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, Georgia)

Design. Innovation. Story: an Odyssey of Confluence

Leading academics, designers, professionals and artists will gather at Savannah College of Art and Design for the International Digital Media and Art Association's ninth annual conference, to explore how digital media and art is a confluence of creative innovations.

10 Jan 2011 - 12:03pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Qs about the business of being a consultant

With the new year, I'm thinking a need to get some better systems in place with regards to running my own interaction design business. Some questions for those who are consultants/freelance/solo practitioners:

- assuming you are on a long-term job, what percentage of your available working hours are billable? What is a good target? (I work from home and I always seem to spend some of my working hours doing laundry, etc.)

- what software do you use to track your hours?

- what software do you use to bill your clients and keep track of paid and unpaid bills?


JOB: Hot Studio New York is hiring a Principal of Strategy!

Please visit for more information.

7 Apr 2010 - 1:12pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Yvonnia Martin

Leading a horse to water

Hi All:

Just curious: How do you work to convince the client that your solution should be implemented? I know this involves a great deal of "sales" skill, but what about those clients who make you really feel like you are trying to "lead a horse to water but he just won't drink"! There are some clients who will spend so much money on a consultant and never take a step toward implementing.

What are some of your tactics and advise?


3 Jul 2009 - 11:00am

[EVENT] IxDA NYC - Thu July 16 - IDEO “Business Design Meets Interaction Design”

DUANE BRAY, interaction designer and head of Digital Media for IDEO, and
RYAN JACOBY, who leads IDEO’s Business Design discipline, will co-lead a
discussion about the intersection of interaction and business design.
Drawing on examples from IDEO’s past work as well as inspirational stories
elsewhere in the world, the two will consider the question of how
interaction and business designers approach problems, how the relationship
between the two disciplines has changed, and how collaboration can lead to
rich user experiences and business solutions.


1 Jul 2009 - 12:54pm

[EVENT] Save the Date: IxDA NYC - Thu July 16 - IDEO

IxDA NYC is pleased to announce that Duane Bray and Ryan Jacoby of IDEO will
be co-presenting “Business Design Meets Interaction Design” at our July
event. You won't want to miss this one so SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday evening, July 16, 2009
6:00 - 7:00 Networking and refreshments
7:00 - 7:15 Welcome and announcements
7:15 - 8:30 Presentation and Q&A

Full details and registration coming very soon!

-- The IxDA NYC local leaders

18 Jun 2009 - 10:53am
7 years ago
5 replies
Peter Merholz

Biz models and design Shaun Inman's Fever

On Jun 18, 2009, at 1:19 PM, Vishal Iyer wrote:

> Business model is most definitely *not* a part of design

Wow. This statement made me choke on my ale (I'm in London).

Business model is definitely part of the customer experience, as Jeff
Bezos so admirably pointed out:
""Internally, customer service is a component of customer experience,"
he says.

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