IxDA discussion forums - why a linear feed and not categories?

Ever since I started using the IxDA website, I've been curious why the discussions are shown in a linear feed vs a more traditional category or sub-forum organizational structure. I have a terrible time trying to find anything here because the only search tools are keyword based (search box at the top of the page and word cloud on the side) which generally ignore the secondary information heirarchy of time, and thus seem to return extremely old, and generally no longer relevant posts. 

23 Jan 2009 - 11:29am
7 years ago
3 replies
paul turner

Design (graphic and interaction), budgets, waterfalls, minimalism, and bridges to software developers

1. Minimalistic UI design may suffice (I'm not convinced) for web content that are visited for a few minutes, but web applications that are stared at for hours need follow Gestalt principles. Graphic design is not about tossing comps over the transom and forcing downstream stakeholders to accept the consequences.

2. Will we return to waterfall approaches at companies that are eliminating or single-threading interaction design departments? That is say, will sneaky product managers go full bore, communicating all design ideas directly to software developers?

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