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9 Nov 2008 - 7:19am
6 years ago
2 replies

How do i get started?

Hello members,

Basically i am a visual designer working in a small team. We do detailed
prototype design on Inkjet printers using flash. Its basically to give a
complete understanding of the work flow like copy,print,scan etc for user
research and testing. In these recent days, my personal interest lies in
interaction designing and supporting that my boss wants me to take up some
task flows as exercize to start off. But i do not acquire any sort of
training or experience in Interaction design.

31 Oct 2005 - 1:22pm
9 years ago
1 reply



Anyone who wants to attend the DUXBash should contact me directly by 3pm on Tuesday of this week. Only 10 IxDA members can attend-in addition to those who are actually attending DUX-and their names must be on the guest list, which I must submit on Tuesday.

Here are the details about the event:

Friday, November 4-DUXBash: Members of IxDA are invited to get together at this event, regardless of whether you are attending the DUX conference. We look forward to seeing you there.

9 Oct 2009 - 11:27am
Megan Munro6

[JOB] Information Architect, Calgary AB Canada, Shaw Communications, Full time

Western Canada's leading entertainment and communications company is
looking to hire an Information Architect to head up the IA/UX division
of our Web Solutions team working out of our Calgary Corporate office.

Working on innovative sites, living in one of Canada's most beautiful
cities, close to the Rocky Mountains, great restaurants and cultural
night life - this role has excellent compensation and a premier benefits
package including extensive health & dental coverage, stock options (ft
only), Employee Share Purchase Plan, employer-paid pension plan, Shaw
products & services disco

23 Jun 2009 - 1:54pm
5 years ago
7 replies
Rob Tannen

Interfaces for Getting Attention of Infants

Does anyone have recommendations or references for how to design an
interface so that it draws the attention of infants and young
children (they just need to look at it, not interact).

1 Sep 2012 - 11:47am
IxDA Interactio...

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11 Jan 2008 - 9:28am
6 years ago
7 replies
Murli Nagasundaram

Tata Nano vs. OLPC/XO

On Jan 10, Ratan Tata, patriarch of the Tata conglomerate in India
unveiled what is billed as the least expensive car in the world, the
Nano. Not a very original name, but the story behind the car is quite
fascinating. Here is an interview with Ratan Tata about how the
project was initiated and how the design evolved.


I bring this up to compare and contrast with the XO project.

6 Apr 2007 - 3:17pm

JOB: Full Time IA / ID / UXD position at Orbitz.com in Chicago

Job title: Information Architect

Location: Chicago, IL

Company: Orbitz

Job type: Full time (staff & contract)

Orbitz.com is looking for experienced Information Architects,
Interaction Designers, Interface Designers or related User Experience
Design professionals who are interested in staff or contract employment

All qualified candidates:

1) Will be able to demonstrate direct involvement in the
definition and design of complex, dynamic, Web sites or applications.

2) Must have samples of common artifacts such as wireframes, site
maps, process flows,

11 Aug 2009 - 11:12pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Eric Reiss

Just Because You Can Innovate Doesn't Mean You Should

I'm tuning in a bit late here, so forgive me if someone also has made my

A couple of things about innovation. First, unlike invention, innovation
is planned and never happens by accident. This is an absolutely critical
distinction. Second, it always solves a problem; if it doesn't solve a
problem, it will invariably create one.

So, a new idea is not necessarily innovative. But as Jason points out,
it may have the potential for innovation if handled correctly.

1 Jun 2005 - 6:42am
Dan Brown

DC Area Event: IA Salon TONIGHT!

[Please forgive the cross-posting.]

For several years, the DC-area information architecture group DCIA ran
a reading group. We see an enormous opportunity to expand this regular
event. The IA Salon is the next stage of evolution. Think of the salon
as the reading group without all that pesky reading.

Meet up with friends and colleagues at 7pm at the Mayorga in Bethesda
for an informal discussion.

11 Feb 2008 - 9:44am
6 years ago
1 reply
Alex Kirtland

Interview with Gong Szeto of OptionsHouse

I just posted an interesting email interview with Gong Szeto of OptionsHouse. He talks about designing a retail options trading site, and the importance of good design as a differentiator.

If you're interested you can read it here: http://www.usablemarkets.com/?p=223

~alex kirtland (usablemarkets.com)

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