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David B. Rondeau

IxDA Boston October Event: Gamification and Ethics—just 1 week away

Whether you design apps that use gamification to influence behavior or you're just a user of these apps, have you stopped to consider the ethics of gamification? When should it be avoided? How is it affected by context? Can a design be too addictive? Do the needs of the business outweigh the needs of the user? What exactly are the responsibilities of the designer? 

7 Dec 2013 - 10:15am
Gopal T V

IEEE 2014 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century, Boston

Norbert Wiener made contributions across several disciplines during his lifetime. Many of these were immediately relevant, and influenced theories and production during his day. Others were long-term, and only in recent years has it been possible to test their relevance. Separately, Wiener predicted the social impact of robotic, cybernetic and other technologies on the future of society, and after several decades his writing retain their relevance.

26 Oct 2010 - 6:20pm
5 years ago
13 replies

Ethical? Job Posting on IxDA

// update 1:04 AM WED OCT 27 2010

Thank you to everyone who answered today. Seriously, I really appreciate your mentorship.

Good to hear from Elizabeth Bacon, whose Portland IxDA chapter events I've attended. Thank you also for your simpathy Yvonnia. CWS, Monkeyshine, Christian, Eduardo all raise good points, so here's some clarification in response :

19 Apr 2010 - 1:36pm
6 years ago
3 replies

Giving proper credit for design ideas

I'm new to user experience design. I do a lot of research. When presenting a formal design analysis, what is the best practice for incorporating ideas from other designers as suggestions? Should I include a written reference to sources?

6 Mar 2010 - 9:01pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Sachin Ghodke

Live Mesh? Does it heed well to put up personal and work data online?

I was researching on new technology and media for RIA and found Live Mesh. I found that it seamlessly connects your data through Windows PC, Mac, Mobile Phone, and other devices. It is an interesting concept and would we not want all our work to be seamlessly, updated wherever we are on the go?

19 Jun 2009 - 4:21pm
7 years ago
11 replies
alexis rachel

Interaction flow as subterfuge.

I recently ran into an issue on, wherein there is a discount
offer that may be obtained, but only by a series of not-so-obvious steps—all
done on the site, but not clearly documented. In fact I accidentally
activated the promotion only because I tend to be tenacious with these
things and clicked through a multitude of links. In fact, I hadn't realized
that the promotion had been added to my cart as a result of my actions until
I was already on the phone with customer support. He explained the overly
complex process I unwittingly had gone through.

30 Mar 2009 - 1:49am
7 years ago
1 reply
Jason Morrison

Interaction design and propaganda

I am periodic lurker on this list, but I thought this might prompt
some interesting discussion.

I just wrote a post on my blog
about an interactive Flash map created by the Sri Lanka Ministry of
Defence (

10 Oct 2008 - 8:55am
7 years ago
4 replies
Kevin Silver1

Standards of Professional Practice


Does anyone know of or use (abide by) Standards of Professional Practice other than the one AIGA has outlined? I'm interested to see if there are any alternatives.



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