I have an early morning interview for an IxD position at a high-growth 2 year-old startup. The company produces a physical device, as well as the software that will function across multiple devices and platform (mobile and desktop). As fas as I know, i'll be reporting directly to the VP of User Experience and working closely with the other designers / developers. The culture is what you'd expect at a startup, small intimate groups.
This is a note from our moderation team to remind everybody of a few important things that will help keep the discussions active and interesting.
1. There is a separate Job Board on the site at http://www.ixda.org/jobs - Please use this section to post jobs, not the discussions. Starting now Jobs posted to discussions will be removed, and the poster reminded to re-post it in the Job Board
[I posted this originally on my blog, but had nice comments from people on Twitter and feel that w/ that acceptance it is OK to post here as well. It is more important to be here so a real conversation in the community can take place.]
IxDA Atlanta is hosting its Interaction 10 redux event on Wednesday, March 31st, at Macquarium in Atlanta. The fun starts at 7 p.m., when a host of local members who attended Interaction 10 are recapping favorite conference tasks and sharing their favorite moments. See the list and get more details at the IxDA Atlanta site:
I'm in the midst of a project and I'd appreciate it if I can get your contributions to help me. I am in the midst of writing about what makes IxDA special and I thought there is no better way to tell the tale then by collecting the stories from its members.
Hello! I am a recruiter at CISCO. I have a number of permanent Senior
Interaction Design Engineer job openings.
I am looking for Interaction Design Engineers with expertise in one
or more of the following: intant messenger, web conferencing, SaaS,
cloud, security, online meetings, Symbian, iPhone, Windows Mobile OS
Please contact me if you are interested or if you know someone that
might be interested.
I want to invite you to contribute your efforts to our Mentorship
program. We've had some great feedback from existing mentor/mentee
pairs, and many have found it an effective way of learning, sharing
knowledge, and getting to know others involved in the same type of
work. The program is purposefully vague, as each mentor/mentee pair
is different; we'll do our best to find a match for you, and then
you work together to establish a meeting schedule and program that
makes sense for you.
Good games don't just happen. Somewhere, sometime, someone had to
fine-tune the rules and constraints that make our favorite games
rewarding, whether it's chess, football, or (in our case this month)
Join us at Gordon Biersch in Buckhead to discuss what makes a good
game, and how game design principles can be applied to interaction
design. Appreciate classic versions of billiards or try out your own
rules... it's up to you.
Just a quick update on the IxDA Mentorship program. Since we launched
the program on June 13th, 37 people have volunteered to be Mentors,
127 people have requested a Mentor, and weve matched 37 total pairs.
Recently, we asked for feedback on the program, and here are some
My mentor is great.
I got clarity as to how the job market in my field has changed in the
past 5 years.
I got coaching as to what to apply for now, and how to position
myself for my next specialty area.
I ordered the book she recommended, and have started reading it.