Discussion Archive: March 2005

15 Mar 2005 - 9:35pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Reminder: LA IxDG F2F - March 16th

Hallo again,

Here's a friendly reminder for the March LA IxDG F2F! It's tomorrow, March
16th, starting at 7:30 pm, at Elixir Tonics & Teas, which is 8612 Melrose
Avenue in Los Angeles (actually probably West Hollywood).

Elixir is a nice establishment that serves tea & energy drinks. Look for us
in the lovely zen garden out back! Parking for me in the past has been
surprisingly easy around there.

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/6f5dc for further event info. Come one, come
RSVP (to me) not required, but always appreciated.


15 Mar 2005 - 8:44pm
11 years ago
34 replies
Peter Marquardt

what is the designer stereotype

Hello, if you detest and hate off-topic questions from deep inside
your heart please ignore this post. I promise this will be the only
time I do this.

First of all I'd like to introduce myself as a new member of the list.

I'm Peter Marquardt, a german graphic-design student in his second
semester soon.

15 Mar 2005 - 3:42pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Jim Leftwich

Interaction Design, Generalism, and the Missing Pieces

This general area of discussion has interested me for nearly a quarter
of a century, if not more. I graduated with a degree in design
(concentrating in product design) in 1983, and shortly thereafter my
experience with the Macintosh set my career's goal - to be a pioneer in
human interaction in products, software, and systems, and to approach
this as designers in my own tradition had always done.

15 Mar 2005 - 9:11am

learning IxD in school: is a master'sdegreenecessary?

I am going to disagree on this. While I don't think a Master's degree
is the end-all be-all in the field, I think a good program can teach
some good fundamentals on which to base your later work on. That being
said, yes, I would probably take a seasoned IxD vet over someone just
out of school, but when I am looking at similar years of experience, the
Master's degree is going to weigh heavily in your favor (even if you
have slightly less experience.)

I find programming to be similar.

15 Mar 2005 - 7:59am
11 years ago
4 replies

learning IxD in school: is a master's degreenecessary?

Interaction design is all about innovation and experience,=20
I don't think any formal education will help you on this.

Bangalore, India.

*** Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not =
smart enough to know they were impossible.

15 Mar 2005 - 6:34am
carl myhill

Resource: A Good User Research Report // Write-up: Visit to 'You Are Here - the design of information' Exhibition in Design Museum (London )

(Apologies for the outrageous cross posting - thought this might be of some
general interest)

Hi All,

I recently visited the Design Museum's 'You Are Here - the design of
information' Exhibition in London and have done a bit of a write up of that
on the cambridge UPA blog http://www.ukupa.org.uk/cambridge/

Whilst there, I picked up quite an interesting report entitled "Touching the
State" a document about what it means to be a British ci

15 Mar 2005 - 3:38am

Online/correspondence courses for IxD


I am working as a Interaction Designer in India. I cannot go to US or
UK for getting an MS. I wanted to know if there are any universities
which give online or correspondence master's degree courses for IxD.


14 Mar 2005 - 10:12pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Meredith Noble

learning IxD in school: is a master's degree necessary?

Hi everyone,

I am planning to pursue a career in interaction design and am looking for some
advice about how much master's degrees are valued in industry.

A few questions:

1) Do you look for a master's degree when selecting people for IxD- and
HCI-related jobs at your company?

2) Is a "professional" master's degree (just coursework) looked on just as
highly as a regular master's degree, which includes research?

3) How much does the name of the school matter out in industry?

I've received admission to a Canadian school where I would complete a research
master's in HCI, with cour

14 Mar 2005 - 4:13pm
11 years ago
2 replies
Dan Saffer

Other books

Has anyone read any of these? They sound interesting but the hefty
price tags have kept me from buying them without a recommendation:

User Interface Design for Electronic Appliances by Konrad Baumann
Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving: Getting the Work Right
by Barbara Mirel
Information Appliances and Beyond by Eric Bergman

Dan Saffer
M. Design Candidate, Interaction Design
Carnegie Mellon University

14 Mar 2005 - 1:27pm
11 years ago
5 replies
Peter Merholz