I've been doing remote work as a usability / IA professional consultant on and off for about four years now. I have a home office here in Dallas, and have clients all over North America. At the moment, business is pretty good.
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Hi everyone, I'm looking for some feedback on a model I'm building to explain the complexity of experience design. My theory is that in the communication business, we're all experience designers and that we come at that from different disciplines. To build the best experiences, we have to have time and space for collaboration. Nothing groundbreaking, but I'd like to bring some different teams together around a common goal.
I've got some feedback from people outside the field, but I'd really like to know what you think. The diagram and comments I've recieved so far are here:
Local groups are great. There are a lot of people who are working hard
to bring interaction designers and other interested folks together
locally on a regular basis.
Wouldn't it be great if local groups had a dedicated space that
brought events, discussions, and jobs into a local-centric space?
Wouldn't it be great if ixda.org could expand the ability of local
groups to communicate & collaborate?
I'm looking to take our UX team on a few "field trips" this year
in Northeast Ohio to visit other organization's UX teams and share
methods, deliverables and anything else related to UX in a half day
*IxDA NYC is pleased to present an interactive evening with Steve Portigal
*"Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration"*
Improv is not "stand-up comedy." It's a series of games with rules that
offer huge degrees of freedom within a set of constraints. In these games we
bring out a lot of basic, quickly understood and communicated rules of
culture that are implicit, not explicit.
My associate and I are planning to submit a proposal on Collaboration
& Distributed Design Teams for the Interaction10 conference in
Savannah. We think we have enough material for a Presentation-style
of session, but we wonder if there is sufficient interest in a Group
Discussion-style session instead.
Do you work in a geographically dispersed design organization? Is
part of your team composed of external contractors? Are you
separated by more than just time zones and telephones? How do
language, culture, and technology affect our ability to collaborate?