“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

IxD Symposium at the IA Summit (23 March 2006 – Vancouver, BC, Canada)

The IxD Symposium is a one-day pre-conference event that focuses on the IxD discipline and its relationships with IA. The two disciplines are closely connected, and many individual practitioners have an overlapping set of skills and job roles. Whether IAs are already doing IxD as part of their job, working alongside Interaction Designers or simply want to learn more about the sister discipline, they will be able to extend their IxD knowledge and make it relevant to their IA practice.

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is proud to have put this event together for the IA community. It is our honor that designers like Kim Goodwin of Cooper and Luke Wroblewski of Yahoo & Functioning form have agreed to participate in this event.

The symposium is highly interactive and offers a variety of session formats, such as presentations, seminars and panels. The sessions include:

* Where IxD and IA meet David Heller (VP IxDA/Principal Designer, IntraLinks);
* Moving from personas to a design: Removing the magic Kim Goodwin (VP Design and General Manager, Cooper)
* The visual side of behavior Luke Wroblewski (Principal Designer, Yahoo/Blogger, Functioning Form)
* Interacting with information in non-web contexts Lisa deBettencourt (Sr. UI Designer, Bose Corporation)
* Interacting with socially mediated and participatory information systems Panel (Luke W., Frank Ramirez [Consultant], David H.)

Handy URLs:
To register for and find out more information about the IA Summit: http://iasummit.org/
To learn more about the Interaction Design Association (IxDA): http://ixda.org/

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