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Aug 09, 2004: Mess O'Stuff

Catching up with a backlog of assorted tidbits...

The Interaction Design Group launched its web site. What's the IxDG? "The Interaction Design Group (IxDG) is a new association that serves the needs of the international community of practitioners, teachers, and students of interaction design." (Disclaimer: I'm a member of IxDG's advisory board.) It's great to see yet another UX-related professional community organizing itself, in addition to us information architects and, rumor has it, the content managers. This all on top of the established UX-related professional associations. Just more ammo for UXnet.

EContent is offering a free white paper titled "Strategies for Search, Taxonomy & Classification" (you have to register to download it). Looks promising, though many, if not most, of the contributors work for tool vendors.

Want to redesign Boxes & Arrows? This fine magazine, which you should read if you don't already, is running a redesign contest (disclaimer: I'm on the panel of judges). If you want to enter, the deadline is August 15.

Adam Greenfield bitches about the utility of social networking tools, as I did recently, only he did so far more eloquently.

If you want an independent perspective on my Enterprise IA seminars, William Hudson attended one and wrote up his review in interactions magazine.

Finally: MJ Babic of Ann Arbor, Michigan, completed the Saturday, August 7 New York Times crossword puzzle in one twenty-minute sitting, sans assistance from Google or even her astonished husband, who usually provides her with such critical data as Bob Feller's rookie year ERA, or the name of the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan.

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Comment: ML (Aug 10, 2004)

What about updates on Iris? :)

Comment: Lou (Aug 10, 2004)

Well, if you insist...

Iris is now seven months old. She is one fat and happy baby. We're gaga over her; infact, I could see going from half-time to full-time daddy duty. But then what would happen to poor old Bloug?

Anyway, here are the most recent batch of photos: http://www.louisrosenfeld.com/home/iris/7.html

Comment: Brenda (Aug 11, 2004)

I'm so confused... we've got AIfIA, UXnet and now IxDG?

I'm gonna need an org chart if this keeps up. Sheesh.

Comment: Brenda (Aug 11, 2004)

P.S. Iris is a)adorable, and b)going to kill you when she's old enough to be embarrassed by that naked-baby-on-a-rug photo.

Comment: ML (Aug 12, 2004)

Iris is just toooo cute.

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