Re: Programming and IxD (was- Help: Looking for another me)

7 Sep 2004 - 5:18pm
12 years ago
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Christian Simon

> on 9/7/04 12:00, wrote:
> Heck, I started designing *hardware*. Then moving to programming, then
> manual writing, and then to interfaction design.

Jef, You understand what I'm talking about. There have been several good
accounts of people coming to IxD from stranger places.

I've learned from those stories that interest me. Most compelling is anyone
who can express themselves well on topics they are excited about. I was
surprised when Martyn's thread ended on this idea. What a let down since
there are plenty of examples in past threads.

I suggested to further explore this in a more interesting way only to avoid
such strangeness. Of course this is more work then going through back
threads. What was I thinking? Oh, I wasn't I was caught up in the excitement
of reading more stories. (^_^)

Where you can bring further examination with a critical opinion there is a
gain of some influence towards the understanding of IxD as a field. Not
extractable beyond the discussions very often. It's surprisingly easy
and I am overwhelmed for not knowing what to do with so much good advise.


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8 Sep 2004 - 12:55pm
Christian Simon

I think you're on to something and I encourage you to continue to pursue
your interests. I'm surprised you're so cautious about being pigeon holed
into IxD. What's the idea then? Consensus shows that this discipline is far
from constricting. My email uncovered a few ways and even more people chimed
in with opinion. As a programmer you could find a company that has an IxD
department. Your skills would be put to good use in programming, but you can
approach your problems with regard to quality in the design. The article
posted by Dieder continued this idea. It was overstated in characterizing
programmers as different.

And I would caution you for what you say in regard to Schizophrenia. It is a
serious illness and making a gross assumption is inconsiderate.


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