AIGA & IxDA?

19 Apr 2009 - 11:36pm
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Janna DeVylder
2006

Hi everyone,

IxDA is in a position where different organizations, both for- and
non-profit, approach IxDA and are interested in finding ways to
collaborate with us (and sometimes it is us instigating with them, as
well). There are many things to weigh when considering how complex
these relationships can (and should) be. Do our missions intersect in
complimentary ways? Are there events both organizations attend that
makes a natural connection? Does our work intersect (or should it)?
Are there things we can do together that enhance our individual orgs?
Are there practitioners in one org that we want to reach (think the
amazing developer network for Mozilla Labs)? Should the individual
members be aware of one or the other org, and they currently aren't?

I'm interested in hearing about your involvement and ideas with these
organizations. Tonight, I'm interested in your involvement with AIGA.
I'm continuing a conversation with Ric Grefe, the Executive Director
of AIGA, this week, and I'm curious about those of you who consider
yourselves AIGA members. Outside of our own brainstorming, I'm
curious: Are there areas of intersection and collaboration that come
to mind for you between the two orgs?

Feel free to respond publicly or to contact me directly, about this or
any other potential collaboration you have in mind.

thanks,

Janna DeVylder
President, IxDA

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20 Apr 2009 - 12:09am
Janna DeVylder
2006

One perspective just brought to my attention is taking any
organization's global reach into consideration. AIGA has an obviously
strong focus on the US. What about collaborations at local or
regional levels outside of N. America? I would be interested in
hearing your perspective on that as well.

janna

On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:36 PM, Janna Hicks DeVylder
<janna at devylder.com> wrote:

>
> I'm interested in hearing about your involvement and ideas with these
> organizations.  Tonight, I'm interested in your involvement with AIGA.
>  I'm continuing a conversation with Ric Grefe, the Executive Director
> of AIGA, this week, and I'm curious about those of you who consider
> yourselves AIGA members. Outside of our own brainstorming, I'm
> curious:  Are there areas of intersection and collaboration that come
> to mind for you between the two orgs?
>
> Feel free to respond publicly or to contact me directly, about this or
> any other potential collaboration you have in mind.
>
> thanks,
>
> Janna DeVylder
> President, IxDA
>

20 Apr 2009 - 11:17pm
dirtandrust
2008

As an American in New Zealand and former member of AIGA I have my own
perspective on this.

There are a lot of parallels between the two orgs, but I think IxD
tries to separate itself from "graphic design"/"look and feel"
per se. Our aim is the interaction, not the exact look of that
interaction.

That being said, IxDA has the potential to be a world organization, I
just look at the member posts for proof of this. The best thing about
AIGA is the standards it fights for and the visibility and
credibility it affords its members. IxDA can do this as well by
clearly defining its role to other organizations and specialties, in
these ways:

1. How does IxD integrate with different software processes (a la
Cooper and Goal Directed Design Process with Agile)?
2. How do IxDers work in non-software envrionments?
3. How to best get the message out there for what IxD is? There are
many conflicting views on the internet (as there are for aiga/design
that degrade an outsider's understanding of our process)

Addressing these things would go a long way to increase IxDA's cred.
Cooperating with AIGA is as important as with groups of developers. Do
we have partnerships with Agile groups, for example?

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21 Apr 2009 - 9:47am
janna fiester
2008

Hello,

As an active member of AIGA and a VERY recent member of IxDA, I see a
potential in the relationship. With the current economic situation, I
see most clients needing wanting interactive media. Most AIGA members
are great visionaries but do not have the ability to consider the
interaction. They can make it look god (especially in print) but have
no clue in an interactive environment.

If there is a relationship, know that in the beginning most AIGA
members will be focused on making things look good and not in the
study of interaction. This is in part to the fact that most AIGA
members are print designers who now are looking to design for the
web.

I personally would love to see a relationship between the 2 groups
and would be interested in helping here in Chicago. I see a huge need
for this even though it will be a challenge in the beginning.

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