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12 Jun 2008 - 7:34am
8 years ago
1 reply
Mitchell Gass

A Comprehensive Design Scientist

There's an entertaining article about Buckminster Fuller, who thought
of himself as a "comprehensive, anticipatory design scientist" rather
than an inventor, in this week's New Yorker magazine:


Mitchell Gass
uLab | PDA: Learning from Users | Designing with Users
Berkeley, CA 94707 USA
+1 510 525-6864 office
+1 415 637-6552 mobile
+1 510 525-4246 fax

1 Apr 2009 - 12:08am
7 years ago
1 reply
Nasir Barday

Interaction '09 Keynote - Dan Saffer - Attention Awareness for Interaction Designers 2009

Timing this release after the storm of, ahem, activity, on the list. In this
keynote from Interaction '09, Dan Saffer calls out the Interaction Design
community for allowing distracting topics to consume our attention, and for
paying too little attention to "moonwalking bears," the opportunities
interaction designers can take advantage of in the near future.

On the discussions on definitions, titles, and similar topics,"where is this
getting us?" Dan says, "The work is still there for us to do. Having
religious wars about how we approach design is pointless.

29 Aug 2010 - 1:46pm

UI Lessons from the New Digg

New article posted about Digg's new interface. The article points out a couple flaws and how to appropriately solve them.

User Interface Lessons from the New Digg

6 Jul 2009 - 7:33pm
Jeanne Turner

[Event] Portland, OR - Reading and Collaborating in a Digital Age - Wednesday July 8 at 7pm (CHIFOO: Computer-Human Interaction Forum of Oregon)

Reading is an inherently social experience: what we read and how we
read it is shaped by who we know and the broader communities we
belong to. With that in mind, Cathy will take a fresh look at the
future of eBooks and how we get there from here.

25 Apr 2006 - 6:43pm
Michelle DeChen...

Microsoft Senior Interaction Designer-Redmond, WA-Regular, FT Opportunity

Hello. My name is Michelle DeChene. I am a Research Manager at the
Windows Live Customer Design Center at Microsoft. Could you please post
our opportunity?

Are you interested in working with the world's most influential brands?
Do you believe that it is possible to have an entertaining and immersive
consumer experiences combined with a layer of brand advertising?

4 Apr 2006 - 4:32pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Bailey, Jack

How Many Users Suffer In Silence?

Does anybody have a reliable stat on the ratio of the number of users who complain about something to the number who just suffer in silence?

I'm looking for some way to say "for these 5 complaints there are probably xx many more people out there annoyed but not bothering to complain."

Thanks in advance.

9 Apr 2005 - 11:44am
Caryn Josephson

UPA 2005 Conference June 27-July 1 in Montreal

The 2005 UPA Annual Conference - BridgingCultures will be held at the
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada from June 27 - July 1,

UPA 2005 will begin with a Plenary address from Farès Chmait entitled,
Building Bridges and Reducing Misconceptions and will end with a Plenary
address from Aaron Marcus entitled, Cross-Cultural User-Experience
Design. Between these two addresses, UPA 2005 will offer 32 Tutorials &
Workshops, 48 Presentations, 8 Invited Speakers, Idea Markets, a French
Track and much more.

24 May 2013 - 11:22am

Call for participation: SIGDOC 2013 (new deadline: June 1)

Website: http://sigdoc.acm.org/2013/?page_id=34 

SIGDOC conferences address issues in interaction design, content strategy, information architecture, user experience, and technical communication.

The conference theme is “simplifying complexity.” Here are some theme-inspired suggestions for topics:

16 Oct 2009 - 3:06am
6 years ago
5 replies

Participant Discussion Guide


User researcher is the segment where i would like have gain more
knowledge. As a Recruiter, i found that the Indian Market are getting
attracted for UI people from Designer to researcher.

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9 Nov 2010 - 3:08pm
5 years ago
9 replies

Looking for good examples of RIA wireframe documentation

Good Afternoon,

I've been working on a RIA for some time. I've essentially built medium-fidelity wireframes, then put them together in InDesign with callouts and some basic information. I have to say I'm pretty unhappy with how they look and inform. I think the problem is I'm not happy with how they lay out, and I'm not sure I'm giving the right level of information.

Right now the pages are landscape, legal sized. The way I have them laid out, it just doesn't flow very well, but the screens need to be big enough to see.