SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: Interaction Design Community
RE: SIGIA-L: Interaction Design Community
From: Louis Rosenfeld (lou_at_louisrosenfeld.com)
Date: Mon Nov 12 2001 - 12:15:36 EST
Interaction Design CommunityI'm hoping we can cast the net far and wide. I
have my own loose definition of IA, but don't necessarily believe that any
one "religion" is superior to another. It's way too early in the field's
evolution to ascribe to rigid definitions and labels. Anyway, what I think
and want is irrelevant; the point is to figure out what we as a community
want to see happen. So let's see where our discussion leads us.
And if an organization comes out of this initiative, it will happen because
such an organization meets specific communal needs, regardless of how
individual members of that community describe themselves. So let's figure
out what it is we need, whoever "we" is. ;-) Or, put another way, what
needs are existing professional associations not meeting/unable to meet?
For some further thoughts on this topic, and a place to comment, go to:
From: owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org [mailto:owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org]On Behalf Of
Sent: Monday, November 12, 2001 10:59 AM
To: 'SIGIA-L '
Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: Interaction Design Community
My definition of IA has always embraced ID and info-design, the brothers
and tightly integrated pieces of architecting any web site. Perhaps Lou's
project could stretch itself to support the related disciplines...
see http://www.iawiki.net/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?DefiningTheDamnThing for more on
definitions and relationships
----- Original Message -----
From: Heller, David
To: 'SIGIA-L '
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2001 9:04 PM
Subject: SIGIA-L: Interaction Design Community
After reading Louis' introduction to his new blog, I was inspired to
worry (funny phrase, eh?) b/c while I've had the title IA in the past, I've
always felt myself more as an interaction designer than an information
architect. That being said, I haven't seen a list or community setup for
While I love the ideas that Louis put forth, I would be a zillion times
more inspired to participate if it wasn't for IA's. (Splinter Group). After
going to the BayCHI east thingy in October the differences between IA and ID
became even clearer to me than they even had in the past and I definitely
(on the continuum) fall on the D side of things.
CHI isn't exactly it either. Experience Design ala Shredoff is closest,
but I haven't seen a list for that either.
If people who understand what I'm looking for can help me out that would
be great. I promise not to leave SIGIA-L. ;-)
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