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3 Dec 2003 - 9:11am
10 years ago
35 replies
Dave Malouf

what makes for a "good" interaction?

Since we are here to discuss interaction design as its own discipline, i was
wondering "what makes for a 'good' interaction?"

Yes, the term "good" is vague on purpose, as I really don't even know the
I know what is usable or findable, but I don't know what is a 'good'

3 Dec 2003 - 8:32am
10 years ago
1 reply
TLWilkens at

YADQ (Yet Another Design quote)...

...this time, from Tom Peters:

"The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the
process to 'tidy up' the mess, as opposed to understanding it's a 'day one'
issue and part of everything."

This was on a throwaway received by a friend of mine; I lookes through my
collection of Peters's works, and had a look on the Internet, but could not find
the quote or its source.

2 Dec 2003 - 1:31pm
Stacy Surla

US Department of Labor Occupational Outlook

In the "Designers" category - which I think describes the process pretty
well - I think IxD is Industrial Design much more than it is Graphic Design.
Or, alternately, over in the "Computer Software Engineers" category, it would fit under Computer Applications
Software Engineers.

1 Dec 2003 - 5:44pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Bob Baxley

S. Jobs on Design

To follow up on Hal's earlier post, I thought this quote particularly
relevant to the discussions here:

"Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like.
People think it's this veneer -- that the designers are handed this box
and told, 'Make it look good!' That's not what we think design is. It's
not just what it looks like and feels like.

1 Dec 2003 - 5:25pm
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: ignore this

sorry ... testing the system
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1 Dec 2003 - 1:45pm
Josh Seiden

Contract opening, NYC

FYI. This is an immediate opening (this week!) to work
with some colleagues of mine. The project runs into
Jan, or perhaps Feb.

They need an Interaction Designer to take their field
research (a nice job of contextual inquiry) and move
forward to detailed wireframes. The product (service?
system?)is a portion of a process-oriented web site for
a pharma client.

-----Original Message-----

Carbon is seeking an Interaction Designer to join
Carbon's UI Team on a project for a large client.

1 Dec 2003 - 11:10am
10 years ago
4 replies
Challis Hodge
1 Dec 2003 - 9:32am
Hal Shubin

New York Times Annual Design Issue

To: various lists and friends (sorry if you get this twice)

Yesterday's New York Times Magazine was the Annual Design Issue. See it
online, or at your public library.
(Requires free registration, link is probably only good until next Sunday's
magazine comes out.)

While it wasn't about UI design or the Web, I enjoyed reading it more than
most design magazines I read.

29 Nov 2003 - 8:28am
Chris Peters

Internationalization Issues at Interaction Designers

As some of you may know, some of our international list participants
have been working together on the i18n list. Until recently the work has
mainly consisted of translating the pages of the web site. In the
future, as Interaction Designer moves into the international arena, the
role of this group will become prominent. Below is the working draft for
the goals of this group and a list of planned short term achievements.

28 Nov 2003 - 8:55am
Dave Malouf

ADMIN: Yahoo, Hotmail and other webmail users

I have noticed a trend especially of Yahoo e-mail address users that many
people are ending up with bounce-backs to the system and then your
subscriptions being disabled and eventually removed. I have re-enabled all
previously "banned" addresses due to bounce-backs so they can hopefully
receive this message. And I have increased the bounce-back tolerance levels
for the list.

I suggest one of the following course of actions:
1. use a different account entirely
2. check your accounts more often and remove uneeded e-mail.

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