Discussion Archive

11 Jan 2008 - 10:28am
7 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.

24 Jul 2009 - 2:45pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Phillip Hunter

Usability of pre-filled versus empty in content capture software

(No semantic or grammar debates, I promise)

I'm researching a number of health care software packages. Many of
them have some way of short-cutting data entry, such as pre-selection
indicating the absence of unlikely conditions.

One tool, however, leans heavily on progressively, and supposedly
intelligently, filling in data based on answers given as the user
moves through the queries for content.

17 May 2010 - 6:05pm
5 years ago
4 replies
Janna DeVylder

Representing IxDA at UPA 2010 in Munich

Hi all,

Next week I will be flying to Munich to represent IxDA on a panel at UPA’s annual conference.  The title of the panel is “The future of the UX field and how leading UX organizations interact”. Steve Baty, IxDA's VP, will also be on the panel, representing the UX Book Club. Here’s the list of confirmed panelists:

10 Dec 2004 - 10:37am

Event Report :: The Future of Digital Product Design

Dirk Knemeyer is an excellent speaker with a flare for the dramatic and put
together a great presentation on "The Future of Digital Product Design."
Showing a very interesting diagram that illustrated all of the forces at
work in product design--marketing/engineering, the business vision/the
product's functionality and its enabling technology/people and their
experience of a product--Dirk discussed the anatomy of product design. His
talk then touched on the evolution of digital products--including digital
convergence and next-gen digital products.

17 Jan 2005 - 8:16am

Fwd: The non-Americans

I'm Panamanian. I can assure you there's interesting stuff happening
beyond the borders of the US. Like that Pink Floyd song says, "All we
need to do is make sure we keep talking." As someone else pointed out,
the conversation is inevitably going to happen in English, at least
until a real working babelfish is produced.

The questions I asked in my blog (and one of the Spanish lists) yesterday:

- Do I lose my identity as an "hispanic" IA because I write / research
in English?
- What exactly does it mean to be an "hispanic" IA anyways?

2 Apr 2009 - 12:43am
6 years ago
2 replies
Nasir Barday

IA for the IxDA Media Library

HA. Didn't think you'd see a subject line like that one, didja? Figured that
would get your attention.

Seriously, though, I'm looking at the list of remaining Interaction '09
videos coming down the pike, and I'm excited to share them with the
community. But combine this with the list of Interaction '08 video, and the
body of videos is going to get unwieldy. Fast.

So here's an attempt at categorizing the video from both conferences. Don't
worry too much about how the navigation will be implemented; that's another
post entirely :-).

23 Jul 2010 - 9:05am
MJ Broadbent

[Event Recap] IxDA NYC June 22 "iPad Confidential"

And now for this report...in the better-late-than-never category:

IxDA NYC assembled over 175 interaction professionals for our June 22
event, Jennifer Brook presenting “iPad Confidential: An Interaction
Design Case Study” Our host for the evening was Martha Stewart Living
Omnimedia, generously providing us with a huge space and fabulous

5 Nov 2008 - 2:35am
Jonas Löwgren

Nordes 2009 conference, Oslo, Norway, Aug30 - Sep01 2009

Apologies for duplicate postings, but I thought some IXDA members
might be interested in this conference.

Jonas Löwgren


Announcement and call for submissions:
Nordic Design Research Conference

NORDES ´09 Engaging Artefacts

Oslo, Norway, 30 August -1 September 2009

Design research aims to provide new insights to the ways in which we
understand – and do – design.

16 May 2008 - 2:26am
Joanne Weaver

JOB :: IA :: NYC :: UX-focused recruiter (JWG) :: Fulltime

Hey party people. Got a new gig in for ya..nice opportunity for a mid/senior
IA (5 years experience) to be a big fish in a growing pond and serve as the
Founding Mother/Father of this co's official UX practice as called by name;
the Product folks already do quite a bit of high-level UX work, fyi.

Email me at joanne at joanneweavergroup.com if you're interested or can refer
someone great.

At a client-side search/subscription service company in Tribeca.

21 Oct 2008 - 3:20pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Bruno Latour on Design

Hi Everybody,

Since there was a little talk of bringing some more academic
discussion to the list I thought I'd share a great article by Bruno
Latour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Latour)

http://tinyurl.com/6qr477 (warning, PDF)

It is a keynote that he delivered at the Network of Design conference.
I haven't even finished reading it entirely, but already it's really
interesting stuff..

Also, in doing some background reading on Latour I found out a little
about his Actor-Network Theory