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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.
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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.

28 Apr 2004 - 9:21am
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10 years ago
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Dan Saffer
2003

Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects of interaction design)

On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:33 AM, Carrie Ritch wrote:
>
> Good writing skills are also needed for writing requirements, specs,
> annotating wireframes and anything else used to communicate a solution.
>

Not to mention books! Where are the interaction design books? Part of
getting our discipline out there is educating new practitioners and
non-designers about what we do and how to do it.

28 Apr 2004 - 2:46am
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10 years ago
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Olly Wright
2007

Content strategy - Written aspects of interaction design

When I was working with the web as the focus of my career, one of the
things I did was develop the field of content strategy. I started
calling it content strategy in 1997 or so, when it became clear that
there needed to be another side of the coin to site maps or screen UI
diagrams. It took a while, but in 1999, I landed at Scient and had the
good fortune to work with people like Mark McCormick, who had been
developing an entire approach and methodology to content strategy.

Content strategy isn't just a matter of writing.

27 Apr 2004 - 5:37pm
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10 years ago
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Cindy Alvarez
2004

Written aspects of interaction design

Andrei writes:
bloggers/designers themselves doing not only their
> own visual work, but the IA work *and* the coding behind their blogs.
> (I'm still catching up myself in this whole blog thing, having only
> gotten started in late December of 2003.) For these designers to learn
> the interaction piece as it applies to more robust applications is not
> a far stretch, imho. Once they do, they'll have the skills in visual,
> IA, interaction and base level coding.

27 Apr 2004 - 4:27pm
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10 years ago
10 replies
Elizabeth Buie
2004

Visual design = aesthetics??

Todd Warfel writes:

"Personally, while some usability professionals don't see visual design
(aesthetics) to be important, or as important, I think it most definitely
is."

Todd, are you equating visual design with aesthetics, are you saying that
some usability professionals equate them, or are you saying that aesthetics
is a component of visual design.

I would agree that it is a component. I see visual design as much more
than aesthetics, however.

27 Apr 2004 - 3:41pm
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10 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

Visual aspects of interaction design

http://www.lukew.com/ff/index.asp

This is a blog that I found by way of Andrei's Design by Fire blog
(www.designbyfire.com).

What I found interesting here is mix of visual design with interface design.
As a non-visual designer I often lack the sophistication necessary bring my
interfaces alive both in craft and in theory.

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