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27 Oct 2003 - 11:00am
Dave Malouf

Test Topic

Well it is time to say goodbye to our Yahoo Group and move to our new
domain, discuss at interactiondesigners.com.

Moving forward the members of this list should now send their messages to
discuss at interactiondesigners.com. You have all been subscribed to this new
list. NO ACTION IS REQUIRED. However your options for digests and "no email"
settings were lost in the transfer.

15 Jan 2009 - 8:08am
7 years ago
4 replies
Maria De Monte

researching researchers

Hello folks,

I've been targeting researchers for the development of an online cooperative tool lately, and discovered how hard it is to find informations on researchers as users.

It seems like "the sacred world of science and research" is out of any schema, any sort of question, anything...

Do anyone of you have any info about researcher as web tools users?

Thank you,


12 Dec 2008 - 3:41pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Eva Kaniasty

Paperback swamp?

Does anyone have an account on this, or a similar site? If a bunch of us
joined, I bet we could do pretty well circulating some very relevant titles.



Eva Kaniasty

17 Jul 2006 - 12:14pm
leo.frishberg a...

Subzero / Wolf Appliance UXD / IxD team members present?

I'd be interested in chatting with anyone from the Subzero / Wolf
Appliance user experience team if you are listening.


22 Feb 2006 - 3:08am
10 years ago
5 replies
Fredrik Ampler

Sketching with PowerPoint? Was: How is MS doing Prototyping?

As many others on the list we use ppt for demos/prototypes, often building
the screens by combining photoshop images with ppt's own text elements &
But we would like to use ppt for concept sketches too: can anybody recommend
a way to get that sketchty appearance without having to use Illustrator etc?
Is there any "plugin" that would enable the regular boxes in ppt to look
hand drawn? Is the inking feature of tabletPC's a way to go?


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13 Mar 2007 - 5:25am
6 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

The role of IxDA in career and practice building??? (was More interactive jobs / less interactive talent ?)

Someone in this recent thread about jobs acknowledged with me that the
current space for career development for interaction designers is not
there and that doing something about it is what this community is all
about. Total paraphrase.

So ... the short question is What can IxDA be doing to more
pro-actively change the situation?

17 Nov 2003 - 12:07pm
Bennett, Louise

To hide or not to hide - resolution

Hi everyone

Thanks for all of the notes and suggestions. Its great to be able to put these questions out there and get such thoughtful responses! I thought I'd let you know the outcome of this one.

We're at the stage now where final decisions are being made on how to proceed with this, and we're going to go with a fairly informative and interactive approach. We'll have information about the advanced product available via splash screens during the standard installation process, and we'll have a link to upgrade information and purchase procedure (via a HTML page) under the help menu.

19 Oct 2004 - 7:21pm
Caryn Josephson

UPA 2005 Submission deadline reminder

Dear Colleagues:

We are extending the submission deadline for presentations, panels,
advanced topics, peer-reviewed papers, workshops and tutorials to
October 22, 2004. We have also posted a list of topics suggested by
attendees of the 2004 UPA conference. There are some quite interesting
ideas out there!

8 Apr 2012 - 3:52pm
4 years ago
6 replies

To hide or to disable?

There is ongoing discussion in my team about what is better behaviour for UI, when certain areas of the application are guarded by permission system. There are two main options:

  1. Hide it, so the user won't be distracted by elements they cannot use.
  2. Disable it, so they can see there is a function in the app they could use with the right permissions.


I won't say which side I took because i don't want to bias this thread.

I'll be grateful for your opinions?

30 Apr 2010 - 9:32pm
Chris McLay

Re: [IxDA] UX résumés- what does yours look like?

Wow. This is a timely discussion as I spent most of the week considering how to sell myself and how to re-write my resume to make it easier to read and make it more appealing.

I’ve done a reasonable amount of hiring in the last few years and I used this experience as a driver for my reworking. When you receive a stack of 20+ resumés you have to sort through them quickly, and for me if I couldn’t quickly see that someone “gets” UX then it was quickly in the out pile. Then I looked for a balance of skills that I/we needed, e.g.