Discussion Archive

29 Apr 2005 - 3:14pm
11 years ago
2 replies
aelman.861302 a...

Usability analytics tools?

So my role on our design team has recently been tending towards data-mining
and analytics. I've been able to get a *lot* of interesting answers to questions
using a combination of direct SQL queries, Perl, and Excel.

19 Oct 2010 - 4:13pm
5 years ago
7 replies

how do I become employable?

HI all:  I tried posting this question some time ago but got very few responses.  Hopefully this title is catchier!

I'm transitioning from many years of no career in particular, to a developing interest in Interaction Design and Information Architecture.  I'm currently pursing a masters in Library and Information Science. 

Most job postings I've read want at least 3-5 years of experience.  HOW DO I GET THAT??  How do I start to get the experience I need so that eventually I will be attractive to employers?

16 Nov 2004 - 5:11pm
Frank Ramirez

web app or internet app (was: The End of UsabilityCulture?)

Andrei wrote:
> So if a link is used as an action like posting financial
> information or
> credit card, as is the case with nearly all browser based app
> out there
> like Amazon.com and eBay, are we saying those aren't "web
> apps."

No, we're not. If we're to agree with MW - Amazon and eBay as a *whole*
are web apps since they use HTTP/HTML. Their payment processing engines
in particular are not necessarily web apps.

> I think the MW definition is a bit off.

I would agree that it's problematic.

25 Sep 2012 - 2:37pm
Steve Portigal

Announcing the Interaction13 Student Design Challenge

After a successful experience with the 2012 challenge, Jeremy Yuille and I are the co-chairs for the IxD13 2013 Student Design Challenge, sponsored by Intel Labs.

Entries are open now, and close on December 1, 2012. Be in the running to win a scholarship to Interaction 13 in Toronto, and take part in an exciting master class around the design challenge.

The challenge theme for 2013 is Playful Technology

18 Jun 2009 - 9:02pm
Joel Flom

[EVENT] IxDA Brisbane: Donna Spencer's Queensland book launch, 7 July, 6:00pm

IxDA Brisbane and UX Book Club Brisbane present...


Donna Spencer will be in Brisbane on Tuesday, 7 July 2009, to talk about her
new book, Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories. Come hear Donna speak
about her experiences with card sorting and learn how you'll gain more
confidence in your designs by including card sorting in your projects.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Card sorting helps us understand how people think about
content and categories. Armed with this knowledge, we can group information
so that people can better find and understand it.

11 Sep 2007 - 3:40am
8 years ago
15 replies
Henrik Olsen

Examples of fun digital tools wanted

I'm working on an article about produtainment in interactive design,
that is, products that are designed to be useful and playful at the
same time.

Do you know any digital products that combine tool and toy in the very
same product? Please let me know.

I've managed to find these two examples:

- Dabbler (a discontinued drawing application).

27 Oct 2005 - 4:09pm

Job--Contract :: Interaction Designer :: TEAGUE :: Seattle, USA

TITLE:: Interaction Design Contractor


TEAGUE's Product Studio is looking for contract interaction designers,
who will work with our Product Studio team in Seattle for short and
medium-term (2-12 week) projects.

25 Jan 2005 - 7:03pm
Tal Herman

JOB: Interaction Designer, San Francisco, Bank of America, Contract

Company: Bank of America

Location: San Francisco, CA

Position Title: Interaction Designer

Position Duration: Contract, 3 mos.

12 Mar 2009 - 4:46am
Joel Flom

[EVENT] IxDA Brisbane's next Face To Face, 31 March

The next IxDA Brisbane Face to Face event will be Tuesday, 31 March, 5:45

Our topic for the event is "Sustainability in Design", which will consist of
two short presentations followed by an open-table discussion.

11 May 2006 - 5:21pm
Scott Weiss

Mobile ESPN Usability Study Launched

Mobile ESPN is a US-based MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) built on
Sprint's network. It's all about a cool phone with a radically different UI,
built for sports nuts.

We've just launched our single-product usability study of Mobile ESPN at
http://www.usableproducts.com/publications/espnstudy.shtml. This study is
for sale.