Discussion Archive: August 2007

19 Aug 2007 - 12:46pm
Michele Marut

Pittsburgh - joint IXDA and IDSA happy hour Aug 24

Joint Happy Hour

with the IDSA and IXDA

Friday, August 24th

6:30 - 8:30pm

D's Six Pack and Dogz

1118 S Braddock Ave
Swissvale, PA 15218
(412) 241-4666

19 Aug 2007 - 12:36pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Mark Schraad

IxD | architect | experience design

Maybe it is just me, but I never viewed 'experience design' as
exclusive to the domain of the net or software development. The
consumer experience is much broader. I designed software and web site
interactions, but I have also design trade show and retail
environments, and even help in the modeling entire value chains. The
transition from marketing to sales from the purchaser's perspective
is an incredibly complex and important design project for most

18 Aug 2007 - 9:09pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

New site for IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah

Hey there, I just wanted to send out the new site URL for the
inaugural conference for the Interaction Design Association.

Just point your browser to http://interaciton08.ixda.org/.

A great lineup of invited speakers has been curated by the conference
committee chaired by Dan Saffer - IxDA Board Member and Interaction
Design @ Adaptive Path.

To learn all about it, head to the site and also consider submitting a
proposal to speak at as part of our lightning round of presentations.
We'd love to hear what you are thinking, doing, teaching, learning

18 Aug 2007 - 3:06pm
9 years ago
10 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

The "interaction" part of interaction design

I've noticed something over the years, and I'm curious about others'

Some of us refer to ourselves as "interaction designers", but very often, I
see deliverables for app designs that forget all about the "interaction".

For example, I recently saw design deliverables from a well-known firm in
which the designer figured out what needed to go into the app (and what
didn't), worked out the sitemap, and then laid everything out in a sequence
of wireframes.

18 Aug 2007 - 2:21pm
9 years ago
15 replies

IxD as architect (was UCD a process?)

I agree that it seems ridiculous. To me, an interaction designer is
analogous to an architect, the difference being that whereas
architects are expected to know a lot about engineering, a lot of
interaction designers do not necessarily.

17 Aug 2007 - 6:40pm
Chris Pallé

UCD a process?/custom tangents

Oh man, you're early wireframes would drive me up a wall. ;-)

As Leisa was saying, UCD is about involving the user every step of
the way. Just thinking about them is not enough. Personas are
helpful, but largely their just figments of imagination. Educated
imagination, but imaginative nonetheless. Bringing folks in at
different iterations of the process is where there is genuine value.
As someone had indicated, resource limitations are always a concern.
So, how do we involve our audience in the iterations of our projects?

17 Aug 2007 - 5:24pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Christian Crumlish

custom tangent

On Aug 17, 2007, at 3:07 PM, Christopher Fahey wrote:

> It reminds me of the perpetual argument between "customization" and
> "personalization". I've been lectured a million times on the
> distinction, and every time the difference is the opposite of the
> previous time.

17 Aug 2007 - 5:23pm
Ryan Lum

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17 Aug 2007 - 1:39pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Wendy Fischer

[spam] the newest interaction designer accessory...


this ponders the question, can I and how do I stick a baby seat in it?

17 Aug 2007 - 12:28pm
9 years ago
32 replies
Vishal Subraman...

UCD a process?

I was at Leisa Reicheit's talk at the Adaptive Path conference
(http://tinyurl.com/28mfmh) and she spoke of User Centered Design as a
process. This is not the first time I've heard it and I'm puzzled
because I've always thought of it as a Design philosophy. Am I missing
something here?