“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

IxDG Resource Library

Yesterday, the Interaction Design Group (IxDG) announced the launch of their new Resource Library. What makes this resource so special is that it is a publicly contributed to, edited, annotated resource.

The IxDG press release is included here.

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Interaction Design Group Launches Resource Library

For Immediate Release

May 17, 2005 ::: The Interaction Design Group (IxDG)–an association that serves the needs of the international community of practitioners, teachers, and students of interaction design–today launched the IxDG Resource Library at http://resources.ixdg.org

The IxDG Resource Library is a repository of information about interaction design (IxD) that the IxDG community has created. It includes documents, compilations of discussions from the IxD Discussion mailing list, and descriptions of and links to many interaction design
resources on the Web. IxDG members may also comment on resources and contribute items to the Library.

About Interaction Design

Interaction design (IxD) is the professional discipline that defines how interactive products communicate their functionality to users and how users can interact with them. Good interaction design makes products ranging from computer software to microwave ovens to cars more useful and usable.

About the Interaction Design Group

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. Its mission includes

* evangelism–promoting awareness of the discipline, craft, and value of interaction design among businesses, academia, consumers, and colleagues

* innovation–advancing the discipline of interaction design

* professionalism–encouraging high standards of practice among interaction designers

* education–establishing standards for academic programs in interaction design

* community building–developing a close-knit community of interaction design professionals

IxDG hosts IxD Discussion, a mailing list that provides an international forum for the discussion of interaction design and currently has about 2100 subscribers worldwide. Its subscribers include practitioners, educators, and authors in the field of interaction design, as well as students and others who are interested in the discipline of interaction design.

For more information visit the Interaction Design Group at www.ixdg.org

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