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30 Apr 2004 - 3:35pm
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Christian Simon
2003

Visual aspects of interaction design - combative,dismissive, and hostile

> on 4/30/04 12:01, Julie Stanford wrote:
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> <http://www.hga.com/> http://www.hga.com
> If you have been to the exhibit A site, then you'll know which one made
> it in. However, if you haven't been to the site, go to each of these
> sites and then decide which one you would put in.

30 Apr 2004 - 3:14pm
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10 years ago
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whitneyq
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30 Apr 2004 - 6:58am
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pabini
2004

Success Metrics (was: Visual aspects of interactiondesign...)

MessageHi Frank

Please see my responses below... ***

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

You wrote:
Yes, most of us are after better products from a usability and visual design perspective. However, don't you think that all designs should be evaluated based on unique, pre-identified success metrics?

***Certainly, this makes sense.

For example, an interactive design submitted to Comm Arts is probably going to have success metrics skewed toward innovation in the visual design realm. In that realm, text on gifs *could* be evaluated as good design if extensibility, download time, etc.

30 Apr 2004 - 1:12am
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10 years ago
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Frank Ramirez
2004

Success Metrics (was: Visual aspects of interaction design...)

> After all, aren't we all after better products? Better from both a
usable and visual perspective?

Yes, most of us are after better products from a usability and visual
design perspective. However, don't you think that all designs should be
evaluated based on unique, pre-identified success metrics?

For example, an interactive design submitted to Comm Arts is probably
going to have success metrics skewed toward innovation in the visual
design realm. In that realm, text on gifs *could* be evaluated as good
design if extensibility, download time, etc. are not a priority.

29 Apr 2004 - 6:02pm
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10 years ago
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Peter Merholz
2004

Visual aspects of interaction design - combative, dismissive, and hostile

[Caveat -- I've been offline all day, and am responding only to Bob
Baxley's email. Lord knows where this discussion has gone since
then...]

> You need to get out and meet some true designers. Some of the most
> creative, talented, and intelligent people in the world are working in
> the field of visual design and to say that they "favor style over
> substance" is an insult to one of the grand traditions of the modern
> age.

I've met, and worked with, many "true designers", as you call them.

28 Apr 2004 - 8:47pm
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pabini
2004

Content strategy - Written aspectsof interactiondesign

molly wright steenson wrote:

In the late late 90s, at the height of the boom, web app projects had
> multimillion dollar budgets (or multi ten million). An Internet
> consulting firm at that point might have 30-40 person teams (including
> user experience, business strategy, project management and technology)
> working on the project at various points.
> When the crash happened, teams like these greatly compressed.
> > So web apps are now not usually built by monster user experience teams
> ....

28 Apr 2004 - 8:10pm
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10 years ago
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pabini
2004

Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects ofinteraction design)

Molly wrote:
> I'll recommend Mike Kuniavsky's book, Observing the User Experience.

It's an excellent book, but it's not about interaction design, just
user-centered design methodologies.

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

28 Apr 2004 - 10:29am
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7 years ago
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NICK MEARA
2004

Books

Dan Saffer wrote:
> Where are the interaction design books?

Not necessarily interaction design nor usability specifically, but what
about

* Contextual Design, Beyer and Holtzblatt
* Field Methods Casebook for Software Design, Wixon and Ramey
(old but gold and actually about as expensive)

and my current favourite

* Design Research, Edited by Brenda Laurel

Cheers,

Nick.
........................................................
Nick Meara E-learning Experience Co-ordinator
ICT-IDSG, Aston University, Birmingham
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28 Apr 2004 - 9:46am
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7 years ago
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Salary survey?

Pabini Gabriel-Petit wrote:

According to the salary and consulting rates survey that Tania Lang and I
conducted recently, the overwhelming majority of people in our profession
have diverse skill sets and responsibilities in their work.

--Are you planning to publish the salary survey? You've referenced several
interesting tidbits....

Cheers,
Liz

28 Apr 2004 - 9:39am
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10 years ago
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pabini
2004

Content strategy - Written aspects of interactiondesign

Hi Molly

Molly Wright Steenson wrote:

> Content strategy isn't just a matter of writing. It's understanding all
> the content -- which could include different media, or interactive,
> user-generated content, or ways to manage it (content management
> systems, for example). It's about setting out for your client a set of
> clear decisions to make about content. Dynamic, or static? Who will
> update it? How frequently?

***In discussing content strategy, you've added an entirely new dimension to
this thread.

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