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XVIII.2 March + April 2011
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Authors:
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Feedback to the editors

Hi Ron and Erik,

I want to congratulate you on your first issue of interactions. It’s very entertaining and informative. I have not finished it yet, but I already see more articles about future trends of interaction design. I think this is great.

I would highly appreciate it if each article had a small summary at the beginning (like a newspaper) or at the end (like a research paper), so that the reader could easily determine whether it’s worth reading an article. A lot of the authors in the current issue have included a summary somewhere in the text, but not all of them, and not in a structured way.

I think it would be great if you could outline your vision and goals for interactions in the next issue. In the spirit of interaction design: What is the goal of the magazine? What is the target audience (e.g. researchers or professionals, maybe a persona)?

Thank you for taking the time to read through my feedback. I’m already looking forward to the next issue of interactions!

Andreas Bossard
http://swissusability.tumblr.com

Feedback to Blogpsot

Nice article. I applaud the experiment and look forward to seeing what happens.

By coincidence, I have a Viewpoint coming out in the March issue of Communications titled “Technology, Conferences, and Community.” I was able to revise the intro to take into account material published after I submitted the piece in 2009.

I really do think yours is a great experiment, carefully thought through and articulated.

Jonathan Grudin
jgrudin@microsoft.com

Feedback to Liz Danzico

I just received my issue of interactions and I really enjoyed your piece on “The Art of Editing.” I’ve been so frustrated in the past few years with the proliferation of content and the feeling that great editing is a rare thing.

Carla Diana
carla@carladiana.com

In your interactions piece, you talked about the ways you assess information online: the significance of the lag time between a TED talk and its posting, for example. These are very subtle clues compared to anything that happens face-to-face.

Finally, talking about editing, you cited Ira Glass’s work on “This American Life.” For me, he is the master of media alchemy. I can remember being stunned by some of the stories I’ve heard on that show.

John Goodman
annosphere@mac.com

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DOI: http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1925820.1925840

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