Discussion Archive: April 2004

14 Apr 2004 - 2:50pm

AIGA Experience Design knowledge sharing survey

At 03:20 PM 4/14/2004 -0400, Reimann, Robert wrote:
>I'm pretty
>happy with Zoomerang from a functional standpoint, but
>I do wish they'd have kept to a more traditional
>radio button and check box presentation....

And here I was thinking how nice it was that they made these widgets large
enough that they were really easy to see.

The "standard" platform versions usually have such a small visual
presentation that it's hard to see which one is selected --- surely not a
good thing in a survey tool which consists primarily of various (forms)

14 Apr 2004 - 2:49pm
CD Evans

Careers Initiative Volunteers

Hi there!

I'm looking for other people who want to join the "Careers Init".

We need people who are able to do a bit of server side code, likely php
form interaction.


14 Apr 2004 - 2:29pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Christian Simon

Request for URLs

I'm just a bit confused reading some of the current posts. Don't be shy with
your URLs!

> spec redesigns? 37Signals took four
> sites, Paypal, Fedex, a car site, and a bank site to show how they


> using their own home-rolled widgets? The HTML spec has well-defined widgets
> in it, and any modern browser already has a full array of standard and
Widget? Errr?

Thanks David for posting your "portfolio". I think your site samples show
the complexity of your work.

14 Apr 2004 - 6:30am
12 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone interestedinyour field)

Gary, asked if "just doing it", i.e. making your own projects, something
that me as a hiring manager would want to see. My answer to him is YES!

It shows me a bunch of things (btw Gary I'm in your boat too w/ dated or
bubble bursted stuff). The main thing it shows me is determination and moxy.
I love those two qualities in a prospect. But if done correctly it also
shows me a designer.

I do have to say though that I think we are getting caught in our own

14 Apr 2004 - 6:29am
Ben Haldenby

Cooper-style design courses in UK


I've been reading this list for a week or so and have checked out the
archives but haven't been able to find an answer to my question.

I'm trying to convince my manager to send me to San Francisco to do the
Cooper 4-Day Design Practicum and he's asked me to find out if there are
any alternatives closer to home which, by the way, happens to London.
All I've found so far is Adaptive Path's Beyond Usability workshop in
Amsterdam in June.

14 Apr 2004 - 3:28am
12 years ago
2 replies

Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone interested inyour field)

Joshua Seiden said:

I'm hiring designers. Thus, I need a
demonstration of design ability, not just speaking
ability. So, to my original point, I want another (or
an additional) tool.

***A well-written, detailed specification certainly demonstrates one's
design ability. Of course, they can't be posted online.


Pabini Gabriel-Petit
Principal & User Experience Architect
Spirit Softworks

13 Apr 2004 - 10:57pm
Josh Seiden

Portfolios (was: Guidance for someone interested in your field)

> I thought the way you tell as an evaluator is to
invite the
> candidate to discuss it.


> Your evaluation is based on the candidate's eloquence
> deftness in the talking through their port folio.
> Strategically placed questions will root out poseurs
> those attempting to take more credit than their due.

Well, yes, and... At the end of the day, what have you
determined by discussing a portfolio? Only that the
candidate can *speak* eloquently and deftly about the

12 Apr 2004 - 6:20pm
Christian Simon

Interaction and buying consumer goods

Funny story about buying for your mom. Online searching can result in many
off-brand examples. I saw a new ginsu-like knife with this attachment to
slice with uniform thickness. It's marketed for its "precision" , but could
easily suit seniors. Oddly the advertisement doesn¹t feature this as a
selling point.


Christian Simon | www.christiansimon.com | San Francisco Bay Area

12 Apr 2004 - 12:25pm
Beth Mazur

STC Annual Conference, May 9-12, Baltimore, Maryland

The early registration deadline for STC's annual conference in
Baltimore, Maryland (US) is fast approaching. If you thought
STC was just for tech writers, think again!

12 Apr 2004 - 10:15am
12 years ago
9 replies
Robert Reimann

AIGA Experience Design knowledge sharing survey

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