Discussion Archive

13 Sep 2006 - 5:16pm
Josh Seiden

Interaction Design as aworldwide-accepted profession

One of the founding propositions of IxDA is that IxD is a discipline that
can be practiced within many professional contexts. People who practice IxD
have many titles, including "Interaction Designer", "Usability Engineer",
"Information Architect" Cat Wrangler, Butterfly Herder, etc.

We decided to focus IxDA on the development of the discipline, and to
support anyone else who was interested in doing so, regardless of title.

2 Jun 2008 - 5:01pm
Erin Walsh

Mindset and SmartSort

Does anyone know where I can find information concerning the apparent
discontinuation of Yahoo's Mindset and SmartSort features?

We've referenced them in the past concerning the use of sliders,
but SmartSort appears to have switched to radio buttons (http://
tinyurl.com/6fyypk) and Mindset (http://mindset.research.yahoo.com/)
appears to be down.


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2 May 2009 - 7:39am
IxDA Board of D...

Last call: Call for applications for IxDA Board of Directors vacancy

Applications for our IxDA Board of Directors vacancy are due in no later
than Sunday, May 3rd, at 11:59 pm EDT.


See the original call for participation below:


The invitation is now open for inspired, creative and active leaders in our
community to apply for an open position on our IxDA Board of Directors. With
much regret, one of our current IxDA Board members, Jim Leftwich, has
decided to step down.

29 Sep 2007 - 7:06pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

Neonode N2 and gesture-based UI

Check out the user manual of Neonode's new phone. The power of
gestures and interaction design has been put into good use. The phone
has already been sold out, more arriving in a week or two.

4 Feb 2007 - 8:10pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Pre-Beta (was What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?)

On Feb 4, 2007, at 11:56 AM, Jared M. Spool wrote:

> On Feb 4, 2007, at 12:42 PM, David Malouf wrote:
>> The future is a project being work on now in a closed beta
> Serious question: What's the difference between a "closed beta" and
> an "alpha"?

Probably only a mental separation, I would think.

Myself, I despise "alpha" releases to select customers.

11 Jan 2013 - 9:59am
paul turner

Wiki - "How-To Instructions" category in secondary navigation

Hi all,
I am reviewing a Wiki that has a grand set of information topics that fall into at least three categories: conceptual, procedural, and reference. The Wiki's secondary navigation is a vertical pane that includes the link text "How-To-Instructions".

If you click "How-To Instructions," you reach "How-To (noun phrase)" topics.
Visitors probably start their info quest by using the Wiki's search box or browsing by noun phrases in the primary menus to find procedural (how-to) information. I haven't examined web analytics yet.

8 Feb 2011 - 6:24am
Mads Soegaard

New encyclopedia on Interactive Design, Usability and User Experience

[Resending, as the first one didn't go through]

Dear ixd'ers,

We are proud to introduce a new type of top-quality and free encyclopedia dealing with Interactive Design, Usability, and User Experience.

21 May 2008 - 8:32am
7 years ago
7 replies

Is a Flash-intro to a personal portfolio still good/relevant?

Let's assume that you've done the proper work to provide a "Skip
Intro" button. Let's further assume that you've done at least the
minimum to make your content accessible to people without the Flash

The question I ask, then, is: does having a Flash intro to a personal
site, which may include one's portfolio or resume, make sense in
today's job market and design environment?

3 Jun 2009 - 4:01pm
Carolyn Chandler

Cultural Differences in Discussion Board Usage

I was talking to someone recently who had heard that there are cultural
differences in the amount of usage of discussion boards. In particular,
she heard that discussion boards are not as frequently used in Europe as
they are in the US, in general.

22 Oct 2009 - 2:37pm
5 years ago
10 replies
Rob Tannen

Core77 equivalent for interaction design?

In the industrial design world, http://www.core77.com/ is the 800-lb gorilla of industry news, information and cool stuff. In interaction design, it's obviously the IxDA list, but its not quite the same since it's user-generated content, versus more of a news bureau approach.