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Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:09:31 -0700
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Hi All,

I am working in the usability team for consumer
products -our products are typical home appliances
like microwaves, washing machines, refrigerators etc.
With the advent of UI's into these appliances, the
management has decided to divide our team into two
categories - "Usability Specialists" and "Interaction
Designers".

But, we are finding it difficult to understand, how we
can differentiate ourselves in the two categories.

Some mythical differences:
Usability Specialist - Strong in usability principles,
user-centered design, research and statistics.
Interaction Designer: Strong in visual design. Have
quick prototyping developing ability.

But, we feel the skill-sets for both the categories
need to be broader i.e. "usability specialist" should
be able to do develop prototypes and "interaction
designer" understand usability guidelines.

As we have no choice but to divide into the two
categories -Can you suggest a way we can
differentiate?

Please send responses to me and I will summarize for
the list.

Thanks in advance.

Ananth Uggirala.



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