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30 Sep 2009 - 5:58am
6 years ago
1 reply
James Chudley

Looking for Ethnographic Researcher in Japan

Hi Guys,

We have a client who is looking to do some ethno research in Japan
that is likely to involve some diary studies and interviews.

Im looking for either independent researchers or research agencies to
partner with.

Please reply off list if you can help.

Best, James

19 Nov 2003 - 8:29am
12 years ago
3 replies
Narey, Kevin

Design Council description of ID (Round II)

Thanks to Danny Bluestone for pointing it out, but the link didn't work,
probably as a result of the link auto wrapping in a plain text email. Now
sent as an HTML email instead which will hopefully make this email more

If you only receive plain text and the link does wrap, then copy the first
line of the link and paste it into the address bar of your browser, then
copy the second line of the link and paste it into the address bar,
appending the second to the end of the first to make one long URL.

9 Feb 2011 - 11:56am
Amanda Nance

how to design collaboratively in an interview

This is an off-shoot of the earlier topic on giving a design exercise in an interview. Several people mentioned making this as realistic as possible; for example, if the design process is collaborative on the hiring team, it should be collaborative during the interview.

That makes sense, but I'm not sure how to go about it. (Maybe this is why Jared said it is hard to do this effectively.) Let's say that I am interviewing the candidate. It might be hard for me to be a collaborator on the design exercise since I'm trying to evaluate the candidate.

15 Sep 2009 - 6:55am
William Hudson

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19 Sep 2010 - 4:16pm
Brian Forte

[IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Capitalization in username


>>We're currently having a debate around capitalization in usernames (not >>display names). > >I think the best policy is the one originally prescribed for browsers >in dealing with HTML: Be generous in what you accept; be strict in >what you emit.

Although Berners-Lee did include this notion in his [Axioms of Web architecture][0], the Robustness Principle is a lot older than HTML.

It's commonly credited to [Jon Postel's][1] 1980 RFC on the Transmission Control Protocol: [RFC 761][2].

23 Jun 2009 - 11:13pm
Dave Malouf

Imagine a new IxDA - Maybe not 1.0, but can't happen at all w/o you!


I took the liberty to tell a story. As a big believer in the power of
storytelling I wanted to tell a story about what conan (our project for IxDA
could be). the current plan has the necessary infrastructure to achieve that
linked story, and will have many of the other design considerations
necessary to get there.

I hope you will join me in supporting this effort and making Conan (our new
IxDA web site) come into being!

BTW, what's your story? What do YOU want to see? What do you hope for?

13 Sep 2010 - 1:43pm
5 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

Design Usability Heuristics (DUH) Accreditation: A Modest Proposal

Are you a crappy but ambitious designer? Career going nowhere? Tired of spending time at conferences learning things but have nothing to show for it except knowledge? Don't want the hassle of getting an actual degree at an accredited university in design or HCI, but don't want to pay some company money for their fake accreditation?

10 Jul 2009 - 12:24am
7 years ago
1 reply

Need Help on Web Portal Logins

<discuss at lists.interactiondesigners.com>Hi Guys,

As a part of a startup we are launching a web portal in the domain of
student careers.
During our experience strategy there is an issue that seems to be nudging us

It is observed that logins and sign ups are majorly irritating for users as
it takes their time and needs them to fill up forms etc.
In our application we have some information content and some playful and
functional spaces.....Both are critical to the application as a whole.

26 May 2006 - 11:29pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Information Architect, NYC | 70-80k

Information Architect, NYC | 70-80k

The ideal candidate for the position of information architect is a
creative and/or analytical thinker; this person should be able to
contribute to the creation of imaginative interface designs that are
intuitive, aesthetically pleasing and technically feasible. Excellent
written and oral communication skills are a must. Ideal candidates will
have experience in user research, interaction design/prototyping and/or

5 Jan 2010 - 12:17pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Audrey Crane

Indexing / storing usability study results

I am working in an organization that is focused on doing quick,
lightweight usability research, especially once the work has a good
foundation: bringing a design into a coffee shop, for example,
running 5 quick (15 minute) studies, making changes, showing 3 more
people the next day, etc.

In this model, I've seen things get revised and re-tested 10 or more

At the same time, there is a formal research organization that would
like to have all the results organized and indexed so they can find
them later.