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4 May 2006 - 7:20pm
Robert Cornejo

Reminder IXDA F2F Tonight - Los Angeles

Shorter link for those with email services that broke
the original link:

http://tinyurl.com/n5cw2 (Yahoo Maps)

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20 Mar 2008 - 5:50pm
7 years ago
4 replies

Why Import/Export - A broken metaphor. More Semantic thoughts from the underground.

First - regarding upload and download - the use of these terms within this
community is so self-evident as to be tautological. Upload and downlode make
use of the spatial metaphors that here is down and there is up. Why there is
up is up for debate - but thats the way it is. For more on metaphor - see
Saffer's master's thesis and Lakoff/Johnson's "Metaphors We Live By."

More interesting is import/export. Before file formats, different OSes, and
networked computers - import/export had a commonly understood meaning.
Import was to bring goods into a country from somewhere outside.

28 Nov 2007 - 6:54pm
Susan Johnson

# JOB # Senior Usability Engineer # Boston, MA # CSC Consulting # Full Time"

I have recently joined the iXDA list distribution and appreciate the
intensity of UX discussion exhibited in message postings. I am hoping
to add people to my group that share our passion for UX design and

20 Aug 2009 - 5:46pm
5 years ago
16 replies

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11 Jan 2006 - 3:27pm
Michele Marut

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4 Aug 2005 - 12:20pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Josephine Choi

Design professional getting an MBA?

Hi all,

Since getting out of college a couple years ago, I have been employed as
an interaction designer at a software company. I really love the work,
it's what I want to be doing for years to come, however I have noticed
(as many people have discussed on this board numerous times) a
disconnect between the business, development and design. Lately, I have
been thinking about applying to business school, hopefully to gain
perspective and help address this gap between all parties.

I would like to get any of your opinions on whether this move would be
successful or not.

12 Jan 2006 - 1:36pm
9 years ago
8 replies
Susan Farrell

New shopping interaction

drag and drop shopping
one page checkout

I'd like to tweak the checkout some (e.g.: "ship to different
address?") etc., but I think this is a big leap forward because it's
all visible all the time, and it looks easy and fun to use.

Kudos to Panic.com. They make good OS X software too, in Portland OR.


12 Apr 2006 - 12:50pm
9 years ago
2 replies

Usability vs. Marketing (was 'R&D' vs. 'mainline')

I've thought about this some more, and this really comes down to the 'usability
/ marketability' issue. What have others' experiences been with this issue? My
company is almost exclusvely marketing-focused. Getting to end-users for
'real-world' usage info has not been easy. We rely almost entirely on our sales
organization as surrogates for them.

What arguments can I use to challenge this mindset?


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31 Jul 2004 - 4:12pm
Andrew Otwell

"Designing Everyday Computational Things", Johan Redstr&#246;m

Hans didn't post the URL for this diss. It's at
http://www.viktoria.se/~johan/thesis/ and is exceptionally good. If
anyone's read Malcolm McCullough's recent "Digital Ground", Redström's
project covers pretty much the same topic, but is written as a series
of design case studies, which I find more interesting reading.

> For example, I have been interested in the work of Redstrom :
> Jonas Redstrom, Designing Everyday Computational Things
> Ph. D. Thesis. Gothenburg Studies in Informatics, No.