Discussion Archive: December 2005

6 Dec 2005 - 3:49pm
10 years ago
7 replies
Chad Jennings

Role Call: Bay Area Design Agencies

I am attempting to track down a comprehensive list of design
consultancies, most specifically those which offer both interaction
design and visual design services, within the Bay Area. I know new
ones have emerged, some have thrived, while more than a few have
fallen by the wayside over the last few years.

Does anyone know of a up-to-date directory of vendors? If not, I made
a quick first pass of agencies off the top of my head below. Many
vary their degree of focus on Ixd, IA, UX, visual design and

6 Dec 2005 - 2:03pm
Marc Rettig

Announcement: Fit Studios "Studio One" -- January 2006, San Francisco


I hope those of you who see this on several lists will forgive my indulgence
in cross-posting. My announcement is probably of most interest to those who
cross boundaries.

My company, Fit Associates, has scheduled the first of many one-week studio
experiences. It should have broad appeal for the cloud of people that
surrounds the work of "making the right thing well" -- understanding
customers, then working to guide product strategy and design by that

6 Dec 2005 - 11:57am

Sr. Interaction Designer: Mountain View/San Jose, CA, Sliced Bread Design, Full Time

Senior Interaction Designer at Sliced Bread Design

Sliced Bread Design is looking for a talented, detail-oriented interaction
designer who relishes working on complex applications and helping clients
understand the beauty of user-centered design. This is a full-time employee

We are a boutique interaction design agency that works on web, desktop,
mobile, voice, and touch screen interfaces. Our clients range from large
companies such as Adobe and Intuit to smaller innovative Silicon Valley

6 Dec 2005 - 11:31am
nathan at natha...

Job Posting: K12, Inc. Information Architect (McLean, VA, Full Time)

K12 Information Architect

K12, Inc. – a leading provider of rich, stimulating educational
environments for students from kindergarten to high school – is looking
for a talented, inspired Information Architect to join it’s growing
creative team that designs the digital user experience of business and
learning systems.

As a part of our team, you would create experiences via a user-centered
process that includes the research and development of goal and task
models, usage scenarios & patterns, and elegant solutions for interaction,
navigation, and labelling.

5 Dec 2005 - 10:17pm
Tom Ollar

Crossing Jordan Golf Course Finder

The TV Show "Crossing Jordan" had a nice prototype app in it this Sunday.

Anyone know who designed it?

Google comes up empty...

Tom Ollar
Evergreen Colorado

5 Dec 2005 - 6:38pm
CD Evans

'Design back in ID' Links

Some people had the right idea and just carried on the thread topic.
So, in order to keep this process flowing, I've reposted just the links
below and want to encourage more people to chip in links to other _more
creative_ forms of interaction design!

5 Dec 2005 - 1:07pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Josh Seiden

That feel

Nice piece comparing the user experience of digital
products and skateparks.



5 Dec 2005 - 10:21am
10 years ago
2 replies
Gerard Torenvliet

Icon for 'Push'


I'm currently designing a device that includes a knob with two types of

- turn to increment value
- push to accept value

The proposed labelling is at present:

Tune <above the knob>


Push - Ent <below the knob>

My question: does anyone know of a good icon to represent the 'push'
action, or a combo icon that represents turn and push?

Any other ideas that you might have for labelling are also welcome.


5 Dec 2005 - 5:08am
Christopher Fahey

JOB: Information Architecture Practice Lead at Behavior (New York, NY)


Behavior is seeking a management-level Information Architect to join our
team full-time. We will consider candidates seeking near-term freelance
positions, but we are ultimately looking for someone to fill a full-time
leadership position within our firm. We are willing to take our time to fill
this key role.

[Behavior is a growing web design firm in NYC, with blue-chip clients, a
great leadership team, and a deep commitment to excellence.

4 Dec 2005 - 9:11pm

Brick and Mortar vs. Online

An observation. I recently attended a Christmas tree lighting ceremony held on the main street of my town. We parked several blocks away due to street closings so I had plenty of opportunity to recognize all the businesses on our way to the tree (a main reason for holding these events downtown). The first business I noticed caught my eye because of the beautiful landscaping and architecture. I looked around and spotted a name, Omni something or another. I thought, what do they do, their office looks nice, but no where on the building or door did it say what they did.