Discussion Archive

18 May 2005 - 1:09pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

RE: pictures of design labs/design rooms

I am looking for pictures of design rooms from creative design firm or design groups in software development companies. Examples would be the design room at Adobe, Peoplesoft, etc.

Basically I am looking for pictures of happy designers collaboratively brainstorming around tables with whiteboards, large sketchpads and hanging their sketches/ideas/brainstorming on corkboards.

Anybody have any? I am trying to build a business case for having a design room and need some pictures to illustrate.


16 May 2005 - 11:20am
Wendy Fischer

Interesting blurb on Adobe/Macromedia merger...

Get out our toolset migration plans....GoLive going away?

The proposed merger of Adobe and Macromedia has stirred some anxiety in the developer community, which a new report says is justified.

While Adobe is keeping mum on the fate of individual software titles, saying a product roadmap won't be drawn until (unless) the acquisition closes, one industry analyst published some prognostications on which product teams at both companies should be polishing their resumes, and what applications developers should consider learning to live without.

"Because the FTC will likely require that Adob

15 Apr 2013 - 11:18pm

Call for Interactive Art Installation Proposals

Sao Paulo - Co-located conference with SBGames
URL of this specific call:

3 Feb 2009 - 10:01pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Krystal Higgins

Tablet PC vs PC Wacom ?

I think the biggest factor is whether your team will be more
desk-centric (ie cubicles) or mobile when they do their design work.

I use a tablet pretty exclusively at work, because I mostly do design
when at my desk. The reasoning:

1) A separate tablet is easy to place in an ergonomic position.
I've tried tablet PCs and they're not unlike touchscreens, where
you have to extend your arms or crane your neck to use them for long
periods of time.

2) I get easier access to my keyboard (I'm also a shortcut hound).

23 Mar 2009 - 1:23pm
Adam Stout

Survey on Value of Usability Testing

We are looking to gather your thoughts on the value of usability
testing in your interfaces as well as what you currently use to
assess this and what you think of the current tools on the market.

If you have 10 minutes to spare to help out a team of graduate
students at Carnegie Mellon University, please take the survey at:


This research is an essential part of our teams Capstone Project. We
greatly appreciate your time and input.

30 Jan 2008 - 8:16pm
6 years ago
5 replies
John Vaughan - ...

Wii Would Like to Play... Minority Report

Just got this in off the wire from a longtime colleague:

"A penny and a couple of vodka seltzers for your thoughts.


21 Aug 2008 - 4:26pm
6 years ago
5 replies

[Iai-Members] Avatars in the Marketplace

Am I the only one seeing similarities between avatars and Philip
Pullman's concept of "daemons"? Especially in the context of how they
change as you get older...

-- Kim

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30 Jul 2009 - 8:43pm

Design with Intent - How designers can influence behavior

Stumbled across this great article talks about new approaches to UX
design that allows designers not only to understand users' tasks and
behaviour and make products that comply with them but also to change
these behaviours. Three practices described — Persuasion Design,
Catalyst Design and Performance Design


Sachendra Yadav

5 Mar 2010 - 4:41pm
4 years ago
9 replies
Rogert Münzberg
14 Oct 2009 - 8:15pm

Next Seattle UX book club: Tue Oct. 27th, at Cafe Vivace

When: Oct. 27, 2009, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Where: Cafe Vivace, 27 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109 (right behind

Cafe Vivace has a separate meeting room that works really well for

We'll be talking about the final chapters of Kim Goodwin's
Designing for the Digital Age (chapters 16 to end).