Discussion Archive: August 2013

30 Aug 2013 - 8:01am

Submission deadline for Interaction14 is this Sunday (September 1st)

Hi IxDA member,
This is Gilles from the Interaction14 Program committee,

I want to give you an update on the Program Front and suggest ways for you to participate in the preparation of our – the IxDA community – event.

The pace of submissions is really intense so far, with very diverse topics. and we expect a lot more submissions in the following 2 (two!) days. We are very very excited to create the best Interaction conference from your submissions.

29 Aug 2013 - 10:38pm

Fluxible 2013: Canada's UX party disguised as a conference


If you missed Interaction13 -- or want another taste of the region -- join us at Fluxible on September 14-15. Located just an hour's drive west of Toronto, in happenin' Kitchener-Waterloo.

Enjoy talks and workshops from some of the most knowledgeable folks in our field. Spend some serious hang-out time with Steve Portigal, Leah Buley, Teresa Brazen, Steve Baty, Josh Seiden, and 9 other amazing folks from the IxDA and UX communities.

28 Aug 2013 - 9:37am

Masters in HCI

Hi. Im doing my final year of engineering (B.Tech, Information Technology) currently and im looking to do a masters degree in HCI in the US (Fall 2014). Ive shortlisted a few universities but im not too sure on how to go about choosing which ones to apply for. I would like to be a user interface designer / usability engineer.

27 Aug 2013 - 4:15am
2 years ago
1 reply


Can anybody please suggest good schools/universities for MS in HCI.

26 Aug 2013 - 1:26pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Visual Identity guidelines vs. Product design guidelines

I have been asked to (again) explain this difference at my work and am searching for a fresh perspective on this conversation. Has anyone else here ever had to explain this difference to others? What explanation did you use & did it work for you?

21 Aug 2013 - 5:57am

Copy is design, on Tumblr

Hey all, I'm the co-author of the "Translation is UX" manifesto and related article on ALA. I'm also member of IxDA Lyon (France).

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a new project: CopyIsDesign.com. This Tumblr is meant to illustrate the role copy plays in the user experience, through the sharing of examples of great/bad copy and translated copy.


IxDA discussion forums - why a linear feed and not categories?

Ever since I started using the IxDA website, I've been curious why the discussions are shown in a linear feed vs a more traditional category or sub-forum organizational structure. I have a terrible time trying to find anything here because the only search tools are keyword based (search box at the top of the page and word cloud on the side) which generally ignore the secondary information heirarchy of time, and thus seem to return extremely old, and generally no longer relevant posts. 

19 Aug 2013 - 2:00am

Interaction14 update -- Everyone loves deadlines!

Now there’s another reason to attend Interaction14. Gillian Crampton Smith has just agreed to be our third keynote speaker.

Welcome our third keynote speaker

Gillian Crampton Smith is an educator and pioneer in interaction design. She encourages design students to go beyond technical problem solving and to think innovatively about the human potential of digital technologies. She set up Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and started the Interaction Design graduate program at Iuav University of Venice.

16 Aug 2013 - 9:11am
3 years ago
2 replies

How did you convince people to use Notable?

If you're using Notable (or other comparable services) in your day to day work, what are the obstacles you encountered during the implementation of it and how did you manage to overcome them?

As a UX consultant, I've used Notable since 2010 but I found it difficult to persuade stakeholders to trade emails for Notable. Notable (https://notableapp.com/) lets you take any interface screenshot, sketch or wireframe and exchange notes on specific details with your team.

12 Aug 2013 - 1:58pm
3 years ago
4 replies
Charles Hannon

Pleasant Surprises

I am interested in collecting examples of pleasant surprises in interaction design--primarily screen-based, but not exclusively.

An example would be when I was trying to figure out how to increase font size on my daughter's Kindle touch. I tried pinch-out and it opened the font size controls.