Discussion Archive: September 2007

13 Sep 2007 - 6:25am
9 years ago
2 replies
Joe Lanman

Telecommuting via robot

Interesting Guardian article:

'The worker you have to plug in'

IvanAnywhere doesn't look like much, but the robot devised by Ivan Bowman
makes remote working and interacting with his colleagues much easier, says
Matt Walcoff



12 Sep 2007 - 9:54pm
9 years ago
23 replies
Jack L. Moffett

IxD definition WAS Interaction Design for ESLTextbooks?

On Sep 12, 2007, at 9:54 PM, Jeff White wrote:

> But really the skills needed to redesign things like how the
> postal service interacts with it's customers, being more human
> centered, etc
> could be totally exclusive from the skills needed by an interaction
> designer.

Sure, it could be. But I can't believe that the end result would have
been as effective as the solution that the team at CMU arrived at.
It's more than just UCD—there are methods, tools, artifacts, ways of
thinking, etc.

12 Sep 2007 - 7:36pm
9 years ago
35 replies
White, Jeff

IxD definition WAS Interaction Design for ESL Textbooks?

"I don't want to delve too deeply into semantic debate about the meaning of
"interaction," but when a customer is making choices (input) and a company
is responding (feedback), that seems to quack like the proverbial duck of a
designed interaction. "

That's an excellent point, and you're right of course. It is most definitely
an interaction. But this is plain vanilla business stuff to me.

12 Sep 2007 - 7:16pm
9 years ago
2 replies

Top design title in your organization?

I was wondering if IxDA'ers would share their views on promotion
paths in software design.

(I believe this has been discussed to some degree before)

I see two:

1) Chief of Design or Chief Designer or ??
2) VP of Product Design and possibly Chief Design Officer

The first seems more along the creative, individual contributor
track -- similar to Chief Architect.

12 Sep 2007 - 4:26pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Susan McGaha

BLACKBAUD Job: User Interface Designer: Charleston, SC: Full Time



Mid level, non-supervisory


A great reputation is a result of great products. Great products are a
result of innovative thinking. Our leading-edge Product Development team
is a big reason why Blackbaud is the world-leading provider of software
solutions for nonprofit organizations. The User Interface Designer will
help define the web interface for some of Blackbaud's most high-profile
products and provide design guidance for other key initiatives.

12 Sep 2007 - 3:18pm
Nasir Barday

NYC IxDA Event: Alex Wright, NY Times, Sept. 27th

NYC IxDers,

It's time for another NYC IxDA event, hot on the heels of event
announcements in Philly, Waterloo, San Francisco, and Boston. This month in
New York, Alex Wright, an Information Architect at the New York Times, will
talk about the technological limitations we face on the web, and about the
Interaction Design lessons that we can learn from the precursors to the web
to help get around them.

12 Sep 2007 - 2:44pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA 9/25 Event: Playfulness in Interaction Design

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

>>Playfulness in Interaction Design

Some of the best examples of user experience are those that have elements of
playfulness. What is meant by playful? How can user experience designers
introduce the concept of play in their solutions?

12 Sep 2007 - 12:15pm
9 years ago
1 reply

Anyone going to Cooper Visual Design Training Next Week

If you're going to Cooper's Visual Design class next Monday and Tuesday, let me know. Or are there any IxDa group discussions scheduled for next week in San Francisco?

Virginia Cagwin
Virginia.cagwin at turner.com

12 Sep 2007 - 11:12am
Janna DeVylder
12 Sep 2007 - 10:53am
9 years ago
25 replies
Daniela Califano

Interaction Design for ESL Textbooks?

Do any Interaction Designers here think textbook design could benefit from ID input?

I work for the design department at an educational publishing house. I'm not an ID, but I'm familiar with the discipline. I believe using ID techniques in the design would convey the lessons in a more engaging and useful way.

Of course, there are components such as CD-ROMs to accompany the textbooks, but I want to focus on the content of the physical book itself.