Discussion Archive

5 Apr 2008 - 12:50pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Ali Naqvi

Material for my thesis

Dear respected members,
I´m currently writing my thesis with NOKIA about "Low involvement
situations with mobile phones", and would like some guidance.
Does any of you know of articles that cover "mobile interruptions"?
Í have read several articles and would love to read more. If you do have
any references please let me know.


13 Apr 2009 - 4:54am

Interactive design business prospects?

Hi all!

I am new to this conference, so I can write something, that you are
not interested. In that case simply say me, that it is not a proper
theme for this conference.

So, going for a theme of this discussion. I am from Ukraine and own
my graphics design company, called "JAR Studio"
(www.design.jarstudio.com.ua, but sorry - only in russian), we are
specialized on Flash interactive graphics and informational design.

And i want to say you, that here, in Ukraine, Interactive Design
can't be viewed as separate business.This is connected with current
economic and politic situation.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:14pm
Dave Wood

Interaction Design from a visual communication perspective

I have recently joined the IxDA Basecamp and made the following
announcement. Jeremy Yuille has convinced me to post it in the main
discussion list too for a wider input from the IxD community:

"Hi IxD community,

I’m Dave Wood a lecturer in Interaction Design from the UK. I’m based
in Liverpool and I’m engaged in part-time doctoral study at Edinburgh
College of Art on a practice-based PhD.

Between now and 2013 I will be researching interaction design from a
visual communication perspective.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:11pm
3 years ago
3 replies

Interviewing people who interviewed you in the past

Hi all,

Has anyone had the pleasure of interviewing someone who interviewed you in the past?
Maybe you didn't get the job, maybe they thought you didn't qualify, or too much/too little experience?
I must say...very interesting turn of events can occur in life can't they?. True?

As I have recognized over the years.
"The design community is a connected one. Don't burn bridges and always be respectful. Things do change"

Just wanted to hear some of your personal experiences and how you handled it.

16 Oct 2005 - 3:29pm
Dan Saffer

NYT Magazine Article on Interruption Science

"A picture of 21st-century office work emerged that was, [Gloria
Mark, an HCI researcher] says, "far worse than I could ever have
imagined." Each employee spent only 11 minutes on any given project
before being interrupted and whisked off to do something else. What's
more, each 11-minute project was itself fragmented into even shorter
three-minute tasks, like answering e-mail messages, reading a Web
page or working on a spreadsheet. And each time a worker was
distracted from a task, it would take, on average, 25 minutes to
return to that task.

12 Jul 2007 - 11:42pm
Nasir Barday

NYC IxDA Event: Design Style and IxD, Thursday, July 26th

Hi Everyone,

This month's NYC IxDA event will feature Chris Fahey, who will talk about
how style whether we like it or not, is a core aspect of our work. If you'd
like to attend, please send your RSVP to nyc-rsvp at ixda.org.

**Interaction Design Style**

IAs and UX designers are often exceedingly careful to draw a sharp
distinction between style and substance.

9 Sep 2010 - 2:02pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Re: [IxDA] Thoughts on Google Instant Search?

I think Pauric hits on a very important point, which is that Google appears to be trying to optimize the overall process that starts with entering the first search term and ends with (one hopes) finding the right page link to click on.

The current interaction pattern often involves people firing one or a few ill-thought-out keywords at the search engine and being largely disappointed with what they get back.

16 Nov 2007 - 2:46pm
7 years ago
5 replies
beril guvendik

How to help a new employee to get started

I am looking for insight and best practices to how to help a new designer
get started with the team, company and the product. I haven't been in a
situation where I was responsible for this so I am slightly at a loss.

How do you approach getting a new designer familiar with everything. What is
a good way to spend the first day? What is a good day to spend the first
week? Is there anything you ask them to do specifically to benefit from
their fresh status?

20 Mar 2011 - 7:16pm
Elana Glazer

Mobile app with Video?

Can anyone suggest good iPhone (or iPad or any mobile) apps with video - ideally instructional video.

Jamie Oliver's 20 Minute Meals is a good example, or Nike Women Training Club.



7 Jan 2010 - 9:08am
4 years ago
1 reply
Lori Baker

2010 IA Summit call for poster submissions

The 2010 IA Summit is calling for poster submissions by February 1st. Bring
a unique project you have worked on, a process you have improved or a new
way to classify our profession.
Our tracks are:

*Business Strategy & Management*
We’re looking for case studies, tools, and techniques that help UX managers
and practitioners work better with their teams and their organizations. Tell
us your war stories, lessons learned, tips and tricks.