IxDA Infrastructure Initiative: Survey results

27 Feb 2009 - 5:55pm
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Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Hello IxDA Members,

This message is a progress report from the IxDA Conan infrastructure
team to share the results from our recent survey about IxDA.org which
we conducted at the start of February. Please visit the IxDA Board
Blog at: http://board.ixda.org/node/9 for more information and access
to the survey results. Thanks!

Best,
Liz Bacon

IxDA Vice-President

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27 Feb 2009 - 7:44pm
Angel Marquez
2008

Interesting.
I noticed you pulled some quotes from the survey and used them as examples.
What criteria was met for the ones that were picked?

I was 1 of the 200 who took the survey.

Kindest Regards,
Angel

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Elizabeth Bacon
<lists at elizabethbacon.com>wrote:

> Hello IxDA Members,
>
> This message is a progress report from the IxDA Conan infrastructure team
> to share the results from our recent survey about IxDA.org which we
> conducted at the start of February. Please visit the IxDA Board Blog at:
> http://board.ixda.org/node/9 for more information and access to the survey
> results. Thanks!
>
> Best,
> Liz Bacon
>
> IxDA Vice-President
>
>
>
>
>
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28 Feb 2009 - 5:58am
yahnyinlondon
2008

Hi Angel,

I collated some of the comments for the survey results. The main
criteria that helped me select some over others was their relevance
to the main findings. There was a lot I would have loved to include
but I didn't want to make the document too long. I hope that clears
things up :)

Amanda

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28 Feb 2009 - 6:04pm
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Hi folks,

I want also to publicly thank IxDA Conan team members Amanda and also
Maria de Monte who put a lot of effort into creating a presentable
version of the survey results. (SurveyMonkey is ridiculously hard to
use when it comes to analyzing and collating free-text responses,
although I've not personally found anything better online.)

I also wanted to mention that the IxDA Conan team is 23 people strong
at present, and is a fine example of IxDA members pulling together to
work together on a community initiative. We're now moving into the
highly-anticipated Design phase, so stay tuned for more updates!

Cheers,
Liz

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3 Mar 2009 - 2:34pm
jabbett
2008

What was the meaning of "resources" in the survey?

I'm currently working on a project to help young Harvard researchers with
the grant writing process, and our field research has found that they crave
real examples of successful grant applications to help them start writing
their own grants.

As a relatively young IxDer, I feel the same way about examples of great
interaction design work. It would be a tremendous boon if I could peruse a
library of personas, context scenarios, mental models, requirements,
wireframes, mockups, etc., etc., from more experienced practitioners. (I'm
feeling the pinch at the moment, as I work through chapters 4-7 of About
Face... lots of neat ideas, but almost no vivid examples in the book.)

This is quite in line with other IxDA threads about open-source design
initiatives -- let's start helping each other out.

(Maybe this becomes a members-only resource, to serve as another great
benefit of joining IxDA?)

-Jonathan

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 6:04 PM, Elizabeth Bacon
<lists at elizabethbacon.com>wrote:

> Hi folks,
>
> I want also to publicly thank IxDA Conan team members Amanda and also
> Maria de Monte who put a lot of effort into creating a presentable
> version of the survey results. (SurveyMonkey is ridiculously hard to
> use when it comes to analyzing and collating free-text responses,
> although I've not personally found anything better online.)
>
> I also wanted to mention that the IxDA Conan team is 23 people strong
> at present, and is a fine example of IxDA members pulling together to
> work together on a community initiative. We're now moving into the
> highly-anticipated Design phase, so stay tuned for more updates!
>
> Cheers,
> Liz
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=39312
>
>
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
> List Help .................. http://www.ixda.org/help
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4 Mar 2009 - 5:08pm
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Hi Jonathan,

What an excellent question! "Resources" is actually the least-defined of all the new features under consideration. Essentially, we're using it to stand in for the wide variety of materials that we could provide through the website for the benefit of our membership. It could be debated whether such materials are made publicly available to all or used to add value to those who chose to affiliate themselves "formally" as members. Thus far, though, we've approached everything we do as being publicly available to all.

Expanding on this somewhat, Resources could include outputs of our Education initiatives such as options for IxD degrees & suggested reading lists. It could include curated codification of community discussions that have great value, in order to make them publicly accessible outside the list archives. It could include the IxD timeline initiative being kicked off by Jim Leftwich which is intended to include examples of IxD work as well as illuminating historical perspectives on the work of our discipline. It could also include a community-sourced dictionary of IxD concepts where members vote definitions up and down to both reveal our plurality of voices as well as drive towards consensus. Really, our imagination and available time are the only limits to what IxDA could offer when it comes to Resources! :)

Therefore, we're tackling this aspect of the new website in terms of a mandate for us to choose a scalable, extensible technical platform that can accommodate a wide variety of contents and presentation mechanisms. In terms of deliverable features, the first two items mentioned above (Educational outputs and curated Discussion topics) are the first two items to make it onto our release plan as they are the most well-developed ideas on the table.

If you or anybody else has a vision for Resources of value to our community, please by all means speak up here and/or get in touch with the Board to see how we can support your efforts under the IxDA rubric. If you can't get the Board's attention through a post to the list, we also can be contacted at "board@ixda.org" or individually through our member profiles.

Cheers,
Liz

IxDA Vice-President

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