Discussion Archive: August 2004

25 Aug 2004 - 2:01pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Clay Newton

Navigation metrics

Hi there,

I am doing some prototype testing on a set of navigation paradigms and
as a preliminary step, we are looking to narrow the candidates down
from about 7 to 3. We will be ranking each against a set of
qualitative metrics to make this reduction in scope more objective.

A little background: We have a suite of legacy desktop apps that were
first designed and built about 12-15 yrs ago. They were initially
built for the Mac, and later used the Altura libraries to port them
over to the PC.

24 Aug 2004 - 1:08pm
Peter Merholz

"It's More Than ROI" - Panel, UC Berkeley, Aug 25

[massive cross-posting]

Announcing an exciting panel brought to you by BayCHI-East.

It's More Than ROI: Defining the Business Value of User-Centered Design
Panel of Representatives from East Bay Companies
August 25

+ Schedule
6:30-7:00 pm–Socializing
7:00-8:30 pm–Panel
Beer and Food somewhere afterward.

+ Location
South Hall, Room 110, UC Berkeley campus
(UC Berkeley's most historic building!)
10 minute walk from Downtown Berkeley BART
5 minute walk from big available parking on Durant near Telegraph
Parking info here:

24 Aug 2004 - 10:55am
12 years ago
1 reply
Franck Ferront

Organization maturity levels : Rate them !!


I'm currently working on some User centered design process definition
in order to install my position in the company product lifecycle.

I would like to use the Schaeffer organization maturity level scale
available in the book "Institutionalization of Usability"

0- Clueless
1- Piecemeal usability
2- Managed usability
3- Infrastructure
4- Staffing
5- Routine usability

Precisely, I want to highli

23 Aug 2004 - 3:29pm
Dan Saffer

Fwd: [ Job] Associate Director, Interaction Design - New York, NY

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Brian Plumb <bplumb at DIGITAS.COM>
> Date: August 23, 2004 2:58:09 PM EDT
> Subject: Job Posting - Associate Director, Interaction Design - New
> York, NY
> Reply-To: Brian Plumb <

23 Aug 2004 - 3:04pm
12 years ago
25 replies
Eugene Chen

"Intuitive designs" can be cumbersome

> From: Mike Beltzner [mailto:mike at beltzner.ca]
> In my experience, it's best to design primary interaction paths for
> beginners, and then convince management that you can build a loyal
> market by adding secondary (accelerator) interaction paths that speed
> up someone's interaction with the product. Point to examples like
> Ctrl+V ...

23 Aug 2004 - 9:54am
Challis Hodge

Job: Contract IA/UX Designers New York, NY USA

My professional services client needs (2) New York based IA/UX Designers for
a 1-2 month project (potential for extension or fulltime employment exists)
beginning in September. This is a large project with a big brand financial
services company and will be a nice addition to your resume/client/project

22 Aug 2004 - 8:57am
Pete Gordon - U...

Ideo Method Cards (Tom Peters has cards also.)

I just stumbled on this set of Design Cards from Tom Peters. And it
reminded me of this past discussion about IDEO Method Cards on this
mailing list.


Pete Gordon
tools for observing users

On Jul 5, 2004, at 4:31 PM, Audrey Carr wrote:

> Has anyone ever used Ideo Method Cards and found them useful? Under
> what circumstances?

20 Aug 2004 - 1:23pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Aby Rao

Any more Interaction Design Awards coming up?

Need some advice/suggestions from this group. Few months ago, I sent in
my design for the DIS 2004 Interaction Design Award and couldn't make it
in the final cut. Although I was aware that DIS is a very competitive
conference, I never thought about what I would do with the design if I
don't make it there. Can you think of a competition where I can submit
my design or make better use of it? The design is conceptual in nature
and demonstrates its interactions with the help of flash animation.

20 Aug 2004 - 1:06pm
nyckiep at yahoo.com

Denver Interaction Group

Greetings All!

Myself and some of my colleagues would like to start an Interaction
group in Denver. We would like to start with a monthly happy hour.

Please email me directly at nyckiep at yahoo.com if you are interested and
I will be in contact about our first IXD Happy Hour. Any suggestions on
venue are greatly appreciated!

Kind Regards,
Nichole Pineau

19 Aug 2004 - 4:53pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Tony Lopez

Are you building RIA's?

I'm in search of individuals and studios that have been designing and/or
building RIA's. I'm particularly interested in speaking to parties who have
been working with Macromedia Flash and Flex.

I'm in the process of building the user experience discipline for Macromedia
Professional Services and I want to establish outsourcing relationships with
top talent. Please contact me directly if you think that you or your company
fits the bill.


Tony Lopez | User Experience | Macromedia Consulting