Discussion Archive: August 2009

21 Aug 2009 - 1:29am
7 years ago
2 replies

IXDA at Burning Man?

Anyone on this list going to Burning Man this year? If so, email me and
maybe we can set up a IXDA event at Black Rock city if enough of us are
there. I will be at Camp HiLuxury at 4:30 Portal so drop by and say hello
even if we don't end up setting anything up.



Julie Stanford
Principal, Sliced Bread Design

www.slicedbreaddesign.com | 650-969-0400 x706


20 Aug 2009 - 5:46pm
7 years ago
16 replies

Designers, Build your iPhone Apps with Corona

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20 Aug 2009 - 10:34am
james horgan

Designing for Microsoft Surface to tell a Story SxSW panel topic

Hi everyone, i will be hosting a panel discussion at SxSW,
if anyone is interested, please vote for me at:

Thanks in advance!
James Horgan

20 Aug 2009 - 10:04am
Benjamin Ho

[EVENT] Maine IxDA - Wed. August 26 - Interaction Design and Agile Development (& Kevin Silver meet \'n\' greet!)

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Fab Lab - Pemaquid Communications
Street: 28 Maple Street, 2nd floor
City/Town: Portland, ME


Chow & chat -- pizza, beer, sody pop -- Portland Pie is donating free
pizza to all Maine IxDA soiree participants (normal charge for
hooooraaay & thanks to Portland Pie and generous host, Pemaquid

Jist of talk -- Over the last few years the various flavors of agile
have taken a greater foothold as the development process de jour and
this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

20 Aug 2009 - 5:27am
7 years ago
3 replies
Fredrik Matheson

A suggestion to this mailing list

I'm glad to see that you're interested in improving the IXDA list. I
believe there a project underway to improve some sections of IXDA.

Tagging topics certainly seems like a good idea, but good subject titles
are important, too.

I think it's important to remember that the simplicity of this mailing
list (which is what this is, a plain ol' listserv) has been a key
success factor for growing IXDA.

I think services such as GetSatisfaction do a very good job of managing

20 Aug 2009 - 12:52am
7 years ago
14 replies
Brian Mila

Persuasiveness of showing goals and rewards


I'm looking for examples or research that either proves or disproves
my theory that showing a person goals and the rewards persuades them
to reach those goals.

What I have is an application where a user will have predefined
goals, from 0-100%, and at certain milestones they get rewards. For
example they may get rewarded at the 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%
milestones. I'm thinking that showing all the milestones and their
rewards would be better than just showing the very next milestone
(and its reward) alone.

I'm really looking for any research or books that cite research done
on this.

19 Aug 2009 - 10:08pm
7 years ago
10 replies
Jack L. Moffett

UX Presentation to the CEO?

Hi Navid,

I designed and gave just such a presentation recently to one of our
customers. I can't share the deck, as it is full of examples of
customer work, but I could probably share the outline that includes
all of my talking points if you would find that useful.


On Aug 19, 2009, at 3:41 PM, Navid Sadikali wrote:

> Does anyone have any good slide-decks or talks that you would
> reference in
> creating a presentation to the CEO?

Jack L.

19 Aug 2009 - 6:59pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Kim Burgess

Interface Prototyping and Usability Testing

I'm currently in the process of developing a touch based interface
for AV system control. When deployed, the interface will be operating
on proprietry touch input hardware however I'm looking into
technologies I can utilize during the development and user testing

Users involved in the testing are geographically distributed so I'm
looking for tools I can use to quickly push out interface concepts
for feedback.

19 Aug 2009 - 4:57pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Boston IxDA

IxDA Boston Event September 24th: Designing for Life: A Lecture and Design Workshop.

Let's face it: The world is a pretty complicated place. As designers, we
play an increasingly important role in how that complicated world is shaped,
understood, and experienced by millions of individuals every day. The
software interfaces, web sites, physical products, and intangible services
we create have a huge impact on the way people live their lives.

19 Aug 2009 - 1:38pm
Chicago IxDA4

[Event Recap] Summer Social - August 12th

On Wednesday, Aug 12th, we met up at the Park Grill for drinks,
conversation, and bar-side prototyping! Thanks everybody for coming out and
making this a fun annual tradition.