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10 Sep 2013 - 10:50am
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1 year ago
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jcharles00
2013

What are the details on contract IxD/UX work? (does it even exist)

While I was at an internship over the summer, a client recommended that I start seeking contract work while I finish up my MFA. (as opposed to my previous plan of taking a bunch of internships to learn different skills.. I'm told more than one internship can make it look like you didn't learn anything or your skills aren't up to par for a real position)

12 Oct 2011 - 3:22am
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3 years ago
21 replies
ptamzz
2010

Why do designers prefer Mac instead of Windows

Why do designers prefer a Mac instead of the Windows platform?

Probably it is an old topic but I still need to know. I've read substantial amount of blogs, comparisions and write ups on this topic and most of them says there are no big differences between working on a Mac and working on a Windows based PC. However, as I look for universities and colleges across the US which offers Design degrees, especially Interaction Design and Media Arts, almost all of them ask the student to get their own Mac systems.

So please share your views on this.

 

16 Jun 2009 - 3:39am
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21 weeks ago
16 replies
Debug Design
2009

Music to Design to - What gets your creative juices flowing?

Its over a year since the last post like this...

Music is important to me when designing as it helps inspire, keeps me
creative and helps me stay in the zone.

27 Mar 2009 - 2:17pm
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5 years ago
55 replies
Nasir Barday
2006

JJG's IA Summit 2009 Keynote

The longer that thread gets, the crankier I get, so I'm starting a new one
specifically to talk about Jesse James Garrett's talk at the IA Summit last
weekend. It's what he wanted us to do, anyway.

Todd wrote

> If you truly believe that, then I don't understand how you could have a
> million problems with JJG's closing keynote.

29 Aug 2013 - 9:38pm
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Becubed
2004

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.

7 Dec 2010 - 2:21pm
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3 years ago
7 replies
MattSoave
2010

Robust Flowcharts in Adobe CS?

I've been working as an interaction designer for less than a year (student, interning) and have struggled with finding a good tool to use for creating product flows.  Programs like Fireworks and Flash Catalyst are great for making clickable prototypes.  And programs like Visio are decent for creating flowcharts showing the overall organization of an application.  But the two remain largely separated.

6 Nov 2008 - 12:02pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
Veena
2008
4 Jan 2005 - 4:25pm
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ldebett
2004

Automotive design standards/guidelines

Suresh,

There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

15 Jan 2008 - 11:14am
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Becubed
2004

[Event] Waterloo F2F January 17: Eye Tracking Forum

The Waterloo, Ontario face-to-face meets in two days for a chance to discuss
and get hands-on with the latest eye-tracking equipment. We're hosted this
month by Quarry Integrated Communications in their usability lab.

6 Jun 2011 - 1:16pm
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3 years ago
25 replies
David B. Rondeau
2003

Do we need to understand the history of Interaction Design?

I recently attended the CHI2011 conference and one thing stood out for me. It was Bill Buxton's talk on "Creativity and History" and the Buxton Collection. For anyone who doesn't know, the Buxton Collection is Bill Buxton's personal collection of digital technology, collected over the past 30 years, which was on display at the conference.