Discussion Archive

29 May 2007 - 9:45pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Reminder: IxDA Portland F2F May 30 (+ IDSA social)

Hey folks,

Just a quick reminder -- if you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, USA
tomorrow, Wednesday May 30th -- to come mingle and network with Industrial
Designers & Interaction Designers at this month's IxDA Portland Face-2-Face.
Oh yes, we're crashing the IDSA Social! ;)

When: Wednesday, May 30th, 6 - 8:30 pm

Where: Vendetta, 4306 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217, (503) 288-1085

For more info: contact Liz at (503) 347-4931 or visit the IDSA website at

Hope to see you there!

11 Jan 2009 - 11:37pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Jarod Tang

Interesting article, Design Anthropology: Response to Yoko Akama


As we know, guys in the list hold different opinions on user research.
As one of the potential user research enhancement, Design
Anthropology, there's a debate between Dori and Yoko Akama, which
stimulate my curiosity.

Some recently case on this,
1. nokia pull out from japan silently

9 Feb 2009 - 12:55pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Password reset / retrieval Best Practices?

Hi all,
Can anyone point me to a resource on best practices for password
reset/retrieval? Does anyone have any good information to share?

Susan Patrick
User Interface Designer III
The Midland Company

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25 Jan 2005 - 7:23pm
Marijke Rijsberman

Re: Beyond big personas and power points

1. Personas are a heavily culture-loaded technique and should be
treated as such;
2. With all their benefits in mind, personas may not work universally,
because in some cultures seemingly complex things may be preferred
over seemingly simple things;
3. All tools of our trade (especially those working with qualitative
information) have to be considered for their cultural applicability,
before being preached as universal.

I think it's a sure bet that personas are culturally loaded.

7 Feb 2008 - 6:15pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Emily Anderson

When to go backwards

been an IA on the web for more than10 years. Back in the old days I was
considered a thought leader. We were making it up as we went along. We
were trailblazers. Well, time has passed and my ways are now old
school. I admit I haven't been developing at the same pace as the
industry has. I woke up recently and decided I have a lot to learn and
that I need to invest in my long term career development by both
brushing up on the fundamentals and keeping up with what's new. I
believe I am over-employed at the moment and I'm starting to struggle.
I think it's time to make a change.

22 Feb 2010 - 8:21am
Alexis Brion

[EVENT] 4th IxDA Munich Meeting on 22.02.2010

Dear all,

On Monday 22.02.2010 the 4th meeting of the local group of the IxDA
is going to take place at the IDEO offices (Hochbrückenstraße 6,
80331 Munich).

Find more information about it here:



19 Oct 2010 - 10:56am
4 years ago
4 replies
Robert Skrobe

Remote Working - Is there a 'tipping point'?

Hi all,

I've been doing remote work as a usability / IA professional consultant on and off for about four years now.  I have a home office here in Dallas, and have clients all over North America.  At the moment, business is pretty good.

12 Nov 2003 - 2:44am
11 years ago
8 replies
Jonas Löwgren

Survey result interpretation

39% in favor of creating a new org, 61% not in favor of creating a new
org. That is not exactly conclusive, is it? Or am I missing something?

My (quick) reading of the free-form comments suggests more than anything
else that the list participants who chose to elaborate on their answer
do not form a homogeneous group or a unified opinion. There is huge
variability in assessments of existing organizations, in the value of
practical tips vs.

13 Aug 2007 - 9:09pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Markus Grupp-TM

Top firms take on the impossible. Re-designing theBloomberg interface

Interesting makeovers... aesthetically, at least.

Functionally, however, I would expect it to be a different story.

It is difficult to tell who these designs are actually targetted at. The functionality displayed in these design concepts, and how they are visually executed, appear targeted at first-time or ocassional users of Bloomberg terminals, as well as individual investors (who would not be paying the $1800
per month subscription fee). For new or ocassional users, these interfaces would definitely seem more intuitive, less uncluttered and easier to learn.

2 Mar 2010 - 11:32pm
4 years ago
19 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Known issues with IxDA Discussion

Hi folks,

We are indeed experiencing some major bumps in the transition to our new website, mainly around Discussion/email integration. Primarily, many people who had previously unsubscribed from emails were inadvertently given a subscription that delivers emails. Additionally, the "Daily" send interval that we thought would behave like the former website's "digest" option is not behaving as expected.