SIGIA-L Mail Archives: SIGIA-L: Asian IA SIG
SIGIA-L: Asian IA SIG
From: Marc Hil J. Macalua (marcm_at_asiaonline.net.ph)
Date: Tue Jan 30 2001 - 22:24:48 EST
I like the idea of an Asian IA SIG. Good to hear you have an informal group
going; I'd really appreciate it if you would include me in your mailing
list, if any.
----- Original Message -----
From: James Weinheimer <jamesw_at_princeton.edu>
To: SIGIA mailing list <sigia-l_at_asis.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 10:59 PM
Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: local IA communities
> Forwarding from Joe Law.--Jim
> -------- Original Message --------
> I am from Hong Kong. Although the original post was asking about
> local communities, I think I want to share my experience about setting up
> this kind of "local groups" here in Hong Kong.
> My friend from Singapore originally posted to CHI-WEB asking to see if
> was enough interest to form some sort of Asian IA or usability interest
> groups/communities. There were only few posts came in, but there were few
> Hong Kong people expressed the interest, and we started to contact each
> other, they helped to spread the community idea to their coworkers and
> friends who are interested, then we sort of had our 1st know-each-other
> meeting a month ago.
> We haven't had much success in getting consensus about where we should go
> a group, it was party because no-one really had any "great" or "concrete"
> ideas and no-one wanted to take the helm, but we vented a lot of our
> "frustration" and problems encounter in our projects. (since most of us
> basically from different web consulting firms in Hong Kong) so it was a
> great chatty socializing meeting anyway.
> Some of us want to formalize "the group" as an independent "advocacy"
> while some of us appear to be more passive and seem to prefer the group to
> go as a social group of like-minded people, where we will arrange to meet
> for drinks and/or dinner every 1-2 months.
> Both are fine with me, but if we are to go for the formalized one, a group
> will be required to have some really really passionate usability folks who
> have a great combination of consistency, dedication, contribution and
> profession, especially if we were to do some work and publish it, and use
> the name of the group as the reference. But of course, if there are more
> publications or activities were to be done, recognition would come faster
> under one consistent name, and a formal group seems to be a lot more
> credible than individuals.
> So..we are still "struggling" about where we should go.
> I will also love to hear the opinion and suggestion from this list's
> members.... waiting for you guys to inspire me :) and hopefully that will
> help me to bring some fruitful discussion in our next meeting.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Noel Franus" <noel_at_carboniq.com>
> To: "Lisa Kleinman" <lisa.kleinman_at_propel.com>; "SIGIA mailing list"
> Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:38 AM
> Subject: RE: SIGIA-L: local IA communities
> > We've got an informal group going (and growing) is SF that meets once
> > a month. Our UE/IA Cocktail Hour met two weeks ago, for instance, to
> > discuss participatory design. A combo of chatty socializing and
> > roundtable war-story telling filled the agenda, and methinks it went
> > quite well for the 30 or so folks who showed up.
> > Contact Christina Wodtke (christina_at_carboniq.com), Peter Merholz
> > (peter_at_peterme.com) or myself to get yourself on the invite list.
> > (Lisa, I'll add you.)
> > Best,
> > N
> > At 11:54 AM -0800 1/29/01, Lisa Kleinman wrote:
> > >I'm interested in attending the Bay Area IA meetings -- can someone
> > >email me the meeting information? Thanks!
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > > >I'm interested in learning about local groups that are meeting to
> > >IA
> > > >issues. I know that such groups exist in Chicago and the Bay Area.
> > > >there others already underway or soon to be? What sort of
> > noel franus :: noel_at_carboniq.com
> > carbon IQ user experience group http://www.carboniq.com
> > tel: 415 824 7090 fax: 415 824 7339
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