some week ago I attend a wonderful BayCHI session with Bill Verplank. He talked about metaphors and actually sketched them live in front of the audience. He also provided a framework for different computer paradigms - that's BTW the cover of Bill Moggridge' book on Designing Interactions.
In the discipline of IxD, the word has been used to define a possible
action perceived by a user within some environment (Norman 1988). In the
classic example, the affordance of a door with a flat metal plate is
"push." The affordance resolves to a verb, an action to be performed.
However, of late, I've seen the word used loosely to describe the clues
that suggest an object's possible actions.
Just a quick question: Where are all the interface and software
designers in Silicon Valley? Has everyone just packed up and left or
what? I see more job listings, postings and calls for resumes and yet
there seem to be even fewer people to fill the jobs than ever before.
I used to have trouble hiring at Adobe back in the late 1990s mostly
due to the high experience and training requirements needed to work
on software at that level, but that was before there was an influx of
people and talent into software related products, especially from the
Just curious how some of you would differentiate an interaction designer
from a user interface designer? Apologies if it's been discussed to
death before. Looked quickly on the discussion archive and didn't see