Discussion Archive: February 2008

17 Feb 2008 - 7:25am
thomas lissajoux

what are the effects of your organizational culture on you ?


I previously posted about that : we're investigating the effects of
culture on stress, burnout, etc. and wish to thank everyone who
already filled the
online survey.

The deadline for completing the survey is nearing, so thanks for filling it :

We're still looking for people to answer, whatever the job or field, specially
for those working in big companies and we need more women to answer.

16 Feb 2008 - 3:04pm
Dan Saffer

Second (and Final) Set of Interaction08 Videos

The remaining available videos from Interaction08 are now online:

Cinematic Interaction Design, Sarah Allen

Experience Design, Convergence + The Digital Agency, David Armano

The Design Ecosystem, Bill Buxton

16 Feb 2008 - 11:04am
Weston Thompson

Los Angeles IxDA Chapter - the ball is officiallyrolling


If you are interested, you can join up with the LA-UX Meetup. It's not
quite a year old, and we've been meeting once every 2 months.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:59am
8 years ago
1 reply
Dante Murphy

friday fun: what's the coolest thing you'vedesigned?


This is a social website that allows friends and family of breast cancer patients and survivors to show support in a touching, chraming, and sometimes humorous way. While it's not the most groundbreaking social media apps, it is one of the first (or maybe the first?) sponsored by a pharma company in the US and branded for a specific therapy. As such, it's gotten a lot of favorable press in the healthcare marketing trades.

Dante Murphy
Director of User Experience
Digitas Health

15 Feb 2008 - 11:31pm

EVENT REMINDER: NYC IxDA "The Interaction in Interactive TV" by David Lipkin, Feb 21

Just a friendly reminder that our February 21 event is coming up soon!

15 Feb 2008 - 10:30pm
Angel Anderson

Los Angeles IxDA Chapter - the ball is officially rolling

Attention Angelinos!
Feel like talking face-to-face with people who actually understand what you
do? Want to commiserate about the challenges you face and share ideas with
other IxDA members right in your own city?

There are some other groups representing in LA (UPA, AIGA, and others), but
for better or worse, these groups aren't targeting the IxD community.

15 Feb 2008 - 9:05pm
8 years ago
7 replies
oliver green

Agile methodologies for discovering user needs

Hi All,

We are in the discovery phase of the project, where we have absolutely no
idea what the user needs are. There is limited time and resources this we
cant conduct ethnographic studies. What would be the best set of "agile"
methodologies that can be used to start the process?


15 Feb 2008 - 5:44pm
Quyen T

Scrolling the global navigation?


I am working on the global navigation design for web applications for IT users. The current behavior of navigation structure is like Classic Yahoo Mail in which navigation, tools, buttons are scrolled with the content as the users scroll the browser's scrolling bar. I consider the design pattern like the New Mail Yahoo where users only scroll the content or workspace. Navigation, buttons and tools are in fix location. So it works more like desktop application.

Do you know books, research or any other resource that I can look into about this topic, pros and cons?

15 Feb 2008 - 5:26pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Portland, OR Local Group F2F - Feb 19th

Hello IxDA peeps!

This next Tuesday, February 19th at Ringler's Pub @ 6pm, the IxDA
Portland local group will be meeting to have our bi-monthly Face-to-
Face meeting. (Ringler's Pub is on Burnside between 13th & 14th

The gathering will involve discussing the Interaction 08 conference.
One of Portland's own, Bill DeRouchey, was a presenter and I myself
was one of the conference committee members so we'll have lots to
talk about. The meeting may involve watching some videos of
conference presentations, if people so desire.

15 Feb 2008 - 4:31pm
Zachary Sam Zaiss

[SPAM] Who does design engineering (Was: Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote)

Thanks for your ideas. A lot the activities you recommend we've
already put in place (such as a clear statement of responsibilities),
but I'm pondering what else I can apply to smooth out our process a
little bit.

To be clear, I wasn't advocating moderate usability or suggesting
anyone else should... *especially* if you're rationale is one of the
ignoble reasons you listed.