Discussion Archive

14 Mar 2008 - 11:39am
Pankaj Chawla

[Book Review] The Design of Everyday Things - Dan Norman


I know this review is coming 20 years late but it was an interesting
revelation that happened yesterday
and the book review is really a narration of what happened yesterday.


Me: (*Smiles again*) Dad, this book was written in 1988!

Dad: What ???

25 Oct 2008 - 2:02pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Genevieve Bell (Interaction09 Keynote) @ U of Indiana

Mark Vander Beeken reports on Genevieve Bell's recent talk at the Univ. of

She is just one of the amazing Keynotes who are going to be speaking at
Interaction 09 | Vancouver this year!
http://interaction09.ixda.org/ ...

31 Jul 2004 - 4:12pm
Andrew Otwell

"Designing Everyday Computational Things", Johan Redström

Hans didn't post the URL for this diss. It's at
http://www.viktoria.se/~johan/thesis/ and is exceptionally good. If
anyone's read Malcolm McCullough's recent "Digital Ground", Redström's
project covers pretty much the same topic, but is written as a series
of design case studies, which I find more interesting reading.

> For example, I have been interested in the work of Redstrom :
> Jonas Redstrom, Designing Everyday Computational Things
> Ph. D. Thesis. Gothenburg Studies in Informatics, No.

4 Jan 2010 - 1:56pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Maria Cordell

IxDA Atlanta - 01/13 - Featured Speaker Carl DiSalvo

IxDA Atlanta's new year starts on January 13th with a great talk by
Georgia Tech's Carl DiSalvo! Details below and on the event page:


Public and Participatory Interaction Design

Socially responsible design has become a catch-phrase in the design
community. But what is the role of interaction design in working
towards "socially responsible" ends such as advocacy, technology
literacy, and sustainability?

5 Nov 2010 - 8:41am
5 years ago
2 replies
Brett Christenson

User Survey to get feedback

I was thinking about using our customer survey to get information on UX issues and possibly identify where applications are stronger or weaker than competitors. I have taken a number of surveys but never created any so if anyone has any advice I greatly appreciate it.

24 Apr 2008 - 3:53pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Rob Nero

Animotion Sickness?

(no, that isn't a typo)

Has anyone encountered motion sickness on a website or webapp that animates
the interaction too much?

I am in the middle of designing a new navigational paradigm for enterprise
webapps that would heavily use the scriptaculous animation framework. The
idea is that each click of diving deeper into the application and content,
each layer deeper would animate onto the screen to show the relationship of

While watching a coworker demonstrate a prototype he developed, I started
getting concerned that too much animation might be a bad thing.

21 Sep 2009 - 8:59pm
Jamie Peil

[JOB]: Senior UI Designer - CA Inc., Wily Division - South San Francisco - Full Time

The Wily business unit is one of the last remaining hyper growth
opportunities in Silicon Valley. People who know the Application
Performance Management market know the leading product is Wily
Introscope. We are seeking a qualified Senior User Interface
Designer to join the CA Wily Engineering team at our office in South
San Francisco, CA.

This is a critical position! This position will contribute to the
future design of CA Wily’s APM product.

31 Jul 2007 - 1:34pm

JOB: Web application developer/prototyper (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Great opportunity for a developer who's jazzed about design/usability/UX and
has the chops to quickly prototype and iterate web apps in a startup

We subscribe to the ³fail early, fail often² and ³serious play² philosophies
here, meaning we like to iterate quickly and burn through design concepts.
In order to do this properly, we need someone who can whip together working
prototypes of our favorite ideas for usability and concept testing, then
help usher the very best to market.

I¹m happy to answer questions.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:58pm
7 years ago
11 replies
Mary Deaton

Anyone familiar with Balsamicq Mockups?

I actually clicked a Google ad and found this Adobe AIR application designed
for doing quick mockups. It played with it a bit and find it most
intriguing. Does anyone have experience with this product who would like to
share their thoughts?

Mary Deaton
Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we will