Discussion Archive

30 Mar 2009 - 3:47am
5 years ago
4 replies
Joshua Porter

Wood gatherers, boat architects, or sailing experience designers?

I quit the SIGIA list 4 years ago because I couldn't stand the

I'm now ready to quit the IxDA list for the same reason.

Not saying I'm special, just saying that here is *one* vote that the
current discourse sucks.

There is a saying that I particularly like:

"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gather
wood...Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea."

So...right now we're discussing what to call the people who are
gathering the f'ing wood.

7 Jul 2008 - 1:24pm
Stephanie McNee

Secondary Research Methods

First time post!

Recently I've been reading / hearing / conversing about how to
identify your target demographic and what constitutes secondary
research and the difference between that and marketing.

I have heard several different views from clients / contractors and
employers from basically - the company does user research for
everything including information serach into the broad scope to
identify demographics and revenue - to that of marketing who
identifies the demographic and user researchers "deep dive" into the
user types, tasks etc.

Does anyone have any views

3 Jul 2008 - 9:23am
6 years ago
4 replies

Remote card sort

Can anyone present any convincing arguments for *not* using a remote
card sorting technology - like websort.net? And instead insisting that
card sorting must be performed in person?

Tangent: what is your opinion on performing card sorting one-to-one
individually vs in a group? ...

Aaaaaaaand begin!

(and thanks)


19 May 2009 - 8:47am
5 years ago
11 replies
Dave Malouf

Undergraduate Curriculum in HCI

I'll bite.

I run the *MINOR* in interaction design here at Savannah College of
Art & Design.

Bill Moggridge recently came out and said that a major as an
undergrad in IxD is not valuable at this time. That the requirements
of the form giving design programs should include IxD in it. And I
can't agree more!

To this point, if you aren't at a design school you will not be
learning to design. You'll be learning how to research, how to
evaluate and how to engineer, but not design.

8 Aug 2013 - 3:18am
1 year ago
5 replies

which one's best school for ixd of undergraduate study ? how to prepare for portfolio?

Hello group!

Please tell me any imformation if you know.


23 May 2009 - 6:46pm

[EVENT] The Drawing Room, a new Bay Area event for designers, June 6

Hi all,

You are invited to join us on the afternoon of June 6 for the first
Drawing Room event at Hot Studio in San Francisco!

For those not familiar, The Drawing Room is a new monthly meetup for
Bay Area designers to share ideas, learn, and get things done in an
informal, community-oriented atmosphere. Check out our wiki to learn
more and get involved: http://drawingroom.pbworks.com/

Attendees are encouraged to give talks, hosts workshops, present their
portfolios and contribute anything beyond and between!

18 Mar 2009 - 6:24pm
5 years ago
4 replies

New Features for Clinical Research Website

Hi guys,

I am working as an Interaction Designer for a Clinical Research Website and
we are now ready to add some new features to it. While we are pretty happy
with the basic functionality that the website offers, we are looking to add
some social type of elements as well as media. I want to know what kinds of
methods people employ to gauge the features that could be added?

19 Oct 2010 - 4:17pm
david fiedler

JOBS: User Experience Jobs in Minneapolis or NYC

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25 Jan 2008 - 2:40am
7 years ago
1 reply
Joakim Isaksson

Using eye tracking to determine whether person needsmore information.

Hi Peter,

This sounds like a really interesting project. Are you planning to adapt the information being displayed on the screen based on the satisfaction of the user? I think that could be very risky unless you get a really high reliability in your analysis as automatically changing what is displayed can be frustrating if you don't want it to change.

I would probably not use pupil size data in this analysis as it depends on so many different factors like lighting conditions, the brightness of the stimulus and arousal (which in turn can be affected by numerous things).

4 Jan 2007 - 1:49pm
Dave Malouf

Interaction Design Primer (Vol. 1)


Mark Vander Beeken does a nice write up about this "book", Interaction
Design Primer (Vol 1.). It is a printed chapter and PDF combo. The total
book is 288pgs.