Discussion Archive

13 Sep 2011 - 8:14am
William Hudson

CHI 2012 Facebook Event


Publicity isn’t really my role for the CHI 2012 conference in Austin next May, but we’ve set up a Facebook event for the first time and I thought IxDAers might like to know about it. You can see who’s said they’re coming, invite your friends, and as soon as a minor technical hitch is sorted out, you’ll be able to see a geographical breakdown of attendees on the CHI 2012 web site.

27 Oct 2008 - 10:19am
Jason Nawyn

Would you use shared home activity data? (CHI Workshop CFP)

Hi all,

We are organizing a one-day workshop at CHI'09 (April 4, in Boston)
focusing on the development of free, publicly accessible multimodal
datasets recorded in the homes of volunteer participants. Although
this work was initially motivated by the lack of high quality sensor
data on which to test activity recognition algorithms, we would like
to extend the usefulness of such resources to other disciplines such
as design and home ethnography.

Our lab is currently funded by the NSF to produce continuous (24/7)
data recordings from at least four homes for six months each.

29 Jan 2004 - 12:30pm
12 years ago
3 replies
Ted Booth

Re: Education formal or informal or both

On the other hand, the benefits of 'going the academic' path as a way
to get into interaction design:
1) you get structured exposure to a wide range of concepts, techniques
and principles in a very short amount of time
2) you are challenged to learn, produce and explore in a much more wide
ranging and rigorous manner than in the commercial world
3) and, depending on your institution of choice, it can be *very*based
in practice, in the doing of the work, as well as knowing the theory
behind it
4) plus, you leave with a formal degree which generally gives you a leg
up over other job-seeker

21 Feb 2010 - 6:17pm
karen finckenor

[JOB] Freelance Sr. UX Designer - Washington DC / On or Offsite - Recruiter

*Freelance SENIOR USER EXPERIENCE DESIGNER - On or Offsite ok*

My client has earned a reputation as the nation’s premier issues and
advocacy communications agency. They tackle the pressing issues of the day,
including health care and health policy, the environment, volunteer service,
public safety and welfare, education and many others.

17 Jul 2008 - 7:49am
7 years ago
9 replies
Ben Woods

Opening PDFs

Does anyone know of a best practice or have thoughts on opening PDFs from
a hyperlink? There seem to be 2 major methods for opening PDFs:

1) User clicks on hyperlink, PDF automatically opens in new browser
window, via Plugin. Ref:

2) User clicks on hyperlink, browser dialog asks user whether they want to
'open', 'save', or 'cancel' the action.

5 May 2009 - 4:27pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Nina Alter

Great Examples: IxD and WebDev Portfolios?

Hey Folks:

Still on my quest to improve my own portfolio, design a site for a
friend who's a webdev, and one for a friend who's a photographer (3
'similar' sites, radically different content & audiences), I'd love
feedback on the following:

What do you think are great examples of an individual's (not an
agency's) portfolio site?

• A WebDev's portfolio site
- specific question: how to represent coding skills, if all the code
is 'gone,' the site defunct?

• An Interaction Designer's portfolio site
- how to present past work that demonstrates a savvy with interactiv

28 Oct 2009 - 10:33am
Shilpi Joshi

Job: Sr. Interaction Designer, Bestica, Fulltime

Bestica is looking for a highly talented Senior Interaction Designer
for our client, a leader in mobile communication. This is very
interesting opportunity for Sr.

9 Dec 2009 - 12:36pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Rob Hatch

Impossible data entry control

In early interaction design sessions, my business partners are asking
for the following: I don't believe it exists.

1. Web Page with simple template allowing data entry.
2. Data must be able to be "pasted" in from other sources (most
likely from a spreadsheet)
3. Data will be variable (1 - N rows)
4. Data format will need to be validated on submission. (Two columns
of data will be allowed, one an identifier and the second a currency

I'm thinking of GDocs spreadsheet type functionality - but am not
aware of that type of control being commonly available.

1 Jul 2011 - 3:22pm
4 years ago
2 replies

UX Intensive Heads to Chicago Oct. 24 - 26th

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that registration for UX Intensive Chicago is now open, and IxDA members get a 15% discount. Use code IxDA when you register.