Discussion Archive: December 2009

11 Dec 2009 - 7:41am
6 years ago
1 reply
Gino Rodrigues

[anthrodesign] Don Norman: Technology First, Needs Last

Great reflexions, but I strongly disagree with the basic assertion.
What gave birth to that "Technology first"? Airplane for what? Radio
for what?

A miracle? Or an accident? Well, accidents did give rise to
technologies in the past, but none of those mentioned in the article.
The biggest missing thing here is that no technology comes up in a

10 Dec 2009 - 7:18pm
Bruno Figueiredo

[Event] UX Lx: User Experience Lisbon

Just wanted to tell everyone that the UX Lx website is now live and
tickets are on sale. User Experience Lisbon is a 3 day event on May
12 to 14 2010, filled with thought-provoking talks and hands-on

We signed up top speakers in the industry like Jared Spool, Peter
Merholz, Luke Wroblewski, Dan Saffer, Donna Spencer, Dana Chisnell,
Brian Fling and Bill Scott and we still have more to come.

10 Dec 2009 - 12:27pm
Loi, Daria A

CfP :: PDC 2010: The 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference -- Participation :: the challenge


PDC 2010: The 11th Biennial Participatory Design Conference -- Participation :: the challenge

November 29 - December 3, 2010
Sydney, NSW, Australia
twitter: @PDCSydney

Join us to celebrate the first PDC to be held in the southern hemisphere! The conference theme for this Participatory Design Conference, PDC 2010, is: Participation :: the challenge. Participation is the complex, contested, changing, creative and celebratory core of participatory design.

10 Dec 2009 - 10:04am
Yeh IDeology

JOB: Lead UI/UX Washington DC Confidential Fulltime

Yeh IDeology is a recruiting firm specializing in design and strategy.
Our client is looking for a talented, intelligent, designer with a
passion for interfaces and sustainability.

About you:

Passionate about User Centered design with in depth understanding of
usability principals with a history in consumer focused interfaces
(web). Ability to be Task Driven, with an eye for detail. Synthesize
complex information and distill it in an engaging manner.

The Senior Visual Interaction Designer works closely with the VP of
products to interpret the company’s objectives and requirements.

10 Dec 2009 - 9:33am
Rutger van Dijk

Response times for panning and zooming in geographical maps ?


I'm looking for some guidance on response times for basis GIS
functions like panning and zooming.

We're developing a new GIS viewer for our information system but we
are not sure about the responsiveness to the end user.

I already found the web response time overview of the Jakob Nielsen,
but that is a bit to general.

Anyone has some suggestions or material ?

With regards,

Rutger van Dijk

10 Dec 2009 - 6:36am
Jamie Collinsworth

JOB: Creative Director Ix in Munich @ frog design (full-time)

* frog design's Munich studio will be opening in March 2010.
Location for this position will be in Munich.*

Creative Director, Interaction - Munich

Job Duties:
* Team leadership and vision articulation
* Ensuring the teams¹ utilization is at peak capacity in a creative
consultancy business model
* Refined and confident client contact; frequent high-level presentations
* Business planning for creative teams and studio
* Alongside sales team, developing and closing new business relationships
with clients
* Apply and develop state of the art design methodologies and
cross-disciplinary lea

10 Dec 2009 - 6:36am
Jamie Collinsworth

JOB: Senior IxD in Munich @ frog design (full-time)

* frog design's Munich studio will be opening in March 2010.
Location for this position will be in Munich.*

Senior Interaction Designer - Munich

Job Duties:
* Plan, prioritize, coordinate, and conduct user requirements analysis, task
analysis, conceptual modeling, information architecture design, interaction
design, and usability testing.
* Design and specify user interfaces and information architecture using
participatory and iterative design techniques, including observational
studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of
requirements discovery.
* Develop conceptual i

10 Dec 2009 - 12:40am
Suzanne Ginsburg

Seeking 2x2 diagram featuring iPhone app

Hello IXDA folks,

I'm looking for an example of a 2x2 diagram that features an iPhone
app. For those of you unfamiliar with 2x2 diagrams, they are often
used to to illustrate the competitive landscape and identify high
level opportunities.

9 Dec 2009 - 10:52pm

Does anyone know anybody who has worked or currently works for Second Story, Portland, Oregon?

Thanks! Curious to know.

Please contact me off the list: timstutts at gmail.com

Tim Stutts, ITP '08
mainstream: www.pushpopdesign.com
experimental: www.timstutts.com

9 Dec 2009 - 10:31pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Jarod Tang

[anthrodesign] Don Norman: Technology First, Needs Last

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Mitchell Gass <mitchell at participatorydesign.com>
Date: Thu, Dec 10, 2009 at 1:44 AM
Subject: [anthrodesign] Don Norman: Technology First, Needs Last
To: anthrodesign at yahoogroups.com

I'd be interested in getting the list's take on Don Norman's latest essay