Discussion Archive: January 2005

27 Jan 2005 - 9:11am
11 years ago
1 reply
Suresh JV

Communication among Designers & Engineers

dave: from [buy-in, consensus,etc]
> That's another interesting point ... How do DESIGNERS communicate among
> other? I know Andrei you worked at Adobe, which has a host of designers.
> did communication between designers on the same project, on related but
> separate projects communicate their research findings?

Oh! this is something I'd love to hear from other over here. How do we all
across our points to other teams in general.

27 Jan 2005 - 7:09am
Dave Malouf

buy-in, consensus, etc. (was RE: Powerpoint vs. "regular" slides)

> I'll be honest and say that I tend to dislike deliverables whose
> purpose seem to be "driving consensus." I find very little innovation
> or creativity in team exercises aimed at creating consensus
> for design
> decisions.

26 Jan 2005 - 7:11pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Jess McMullin


Thanks for raising the topic - it's something we're spending a lot of time
on lately at nForm.

Right now, Rotman Business School in Toronto is pursuing big D design

26 Jan 2005 - 4:49pm
Joan Linskey

JOB Posting: UI Architect in Toronto

My company is looking of a UI Architect (UI Developer / Interaction Designer). Here is the posting from Monster, Canada.

26 Jan 2005 - 4:49pm
Tom Hobbs

Personas (was Re: Powerpoint vs. "regular"

> Now you've just nuked 99% of the design possibilities as I will focus
> on a specific person, even if that person I hand picked for my own
> personal research.

"Paradoxically, when analyzed, the most ubiquitous designs in history
tend to have been designed with a specific individual in mind"
Shiro Nakamura

Personas should be produced by designers to show they visually
understand the research and what that means in to the visual context of
the user.

26 Jan 2005 - 4:21pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

Memories for life? suggestions for reading

I am intrigued by this topic and was wondering if anybody has come across any books regarding this topic or can suggest any current research that is going on.

Memories for life: As we all accumulate personal digital memories such as e-mail and photos, it will become necessary to manage the information gathered over a human lifetime. The challenge is to allow people to gain maximum benefit from these auxiliary memories, while maintaining their privacy;

26 Jan 2005 - 12:49pm
11 years ago
23 replies
Pradyot Rai

Getting Schooled in Innovation!

I thought this was good article to bring up for discussion on this forum --

Getting Schooled in Innovation --

"How do you generate profitable innovation? Business schools and
executive education programs have been hard at work for decades
churning out numbers-oriented, metric-measuring, linear-focused
executives who are much better at managing costs than managing

26 Jan 2005 - 11:23am
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Hot off the presses: DUX has dates (according to AIGA)

I got the following as part of the AIGA Communique ...

DUX (Designing for User Experience), November 3­5
In collaboration with the ACM¹s SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH, the AIGA Experience
Design community will offer a conference in San Francisco on Designing for
User Experience in which design practitioners from multiple disciplines and
domain share case studies of their work which help illuminate the question,
What is good experience design and what factors contribute to the creation
of a success or failure?

I know a few people were waiting for some sort of official announcement

25 Jan 2005 - 11:02pm
Greg Petroff

Re: IxD in the olden Days

Hi Suresh,

It's my Northern California Surfer upbringing. As a
child we used "OK" to mean all of the following,

I understand
I agree
Lets start something

In this context it is sort of a very lazy way to say a
greeting and start a new conversation thread, but I am
not sure I even know what it means but here is a try
at what I was feeling when I wrote it.. "Hello all
good friends who understand things"

Aplogies for not being clearer and using fuzzy

25 Jan 2005 - 8:23pm
Marijke Rijsberman

Re: Beyond big personas and power points

1. Personas are a heavily culture-loaded technique and should be
treated as such;
2. With all their benefits in mind, personas may not work universally,
because in some cultures seemingly complex things may be preferred
over seemingly simple things;
3. All tools of our trade (especially those working with qualitative
information) have to be considered for their cultural applicability,
before being preached as universal.

I think it's a sure bet that personas are culturally loaded.