Discussion Archive: January 2006

11 Jan 2006 - 3:27pm
Michele Marut

job posting Design Researcher/Interaction Designer

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Design Researcher/Interaction Designer


Description Respironics is seeking an exceptional Design Researcher/
Interaction Designer to join our newly formed design team.

This individual will play a key role in developing human-centered design
and innovation within Respironics.

11 Jan 2006 - 12:04pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Our title as a profession is not out title as a job, eh?


The above link takes you to indeed.com which has a nifty graphing tool for
comparing queries against job posting sites.

IxD titles are the least used out of the ones I selected.

11 Jan 2006 - 10:26am
10 years ago
1 reply
Scott Weiss

US Mobile Media Download Usability Update (Press Release)

Usable Products Report: Mobile Phone Media
Downloads Are Difficult For Consumers.

Motorola’s RAZR scores 11th out of 13, due to
extra steps & difficulty finding download service.

NEW YORK ­ 10 JANUARY 2005 ­ The global ring tone
market is projected to surpass $9 billion during
2006, according to LogicaCMG (2005), and yet new
phones are no easier to use than older products.
Usable Products Company just completed a
comprehensive, expanded study of mobile media
shopping, purchase, and use.

11 Jan 2006 - 12:42am
Dave Philbin

discuss Digest, Vol 28, Issue 9 [spam] pending deletion

"Imagine if a TV channel started dictating terms of the UI of the TV"

As someone who is working on TV related issues, I am nonplussed by
this. Maybe I'm not being generous enough, but imagine if your TV allowed
you to do things and it differed by every ad.

10 Jan 2006 - 4:17pm
Nancy Falkenburg

Job Posting: Senior User Interface Designer -- Intuit, Mt.View, C A ( Relocation benefit provided)

* Relocation Benefit provided *

Job Title: Senior User Interface Designer
Location: Mountain View, California 94040 (650) Company name: Intuit
Term: Full time
Please reply to: nancy falkenburg (email): nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

Several reasons to consider Intuit:

.....you'll have the opportunity to work on products used by millions of

10 Jan 2006 - 4:03pm
Amy Kang

JOB: Interaction Designer @ Right Media NYC

Hi guys,

I've been pretty quiet since the summer but my company is looking for
interaction designers so I thought I'd post it here. We're a profitable,
fast-growing technology company in interactive advertising space. If you
have any questions about the company, feel free to drop me a line.

10 Jan 2006 - 2:33pm
10 years ago
7 replies


This brings up an interesting point:

On 1/10/06, Natalie Buda <nbuda at navigationarts.com> wrote:

> I believe the best way for an entry-level designer to have successful
> experiences is to be flexible, explorative, and try finding a good mentor.

In our discipline - one that is very trial-by-fire, on-the-job-training,
etc., and also very young, mentoring is a great way to grow and learn.

10 Jan 2006 - 1:18pm
Joy Zigo

Next NYC UPA event (1/17): Beyond Usability + IA Job Posting

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:
Beyond Usability: It's Not Just the Interface

The presentation will cover how offline work impacts technology, interplays
with client dynamics and informs online usability issues. You will find out
why you can't just look at online usability, but also must consider whether
your work has improved upon the off-line lives of users.

10 Jan 2006 - 12:53pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Austin Govella

How do you define successful experience? (was: Information Architect Opening at NavigationArts in Washington D.C.Metro Area)

On 1/9/06, Natalie Buda <nbuda at navigationarts.com> wrote:
> Two or more years of successful experience in information architecture field

How do you define successful experience?

Curious to your answers to this question. Is it experience where you
learned a lot? Where stakeholders were happy?

9 Jan 2006 - 10:16pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Gabriel White

Are good IxDers like good chess players?

In my morning malaise on the subway this morning I thought this:

Some of the best interaction designers I've worked with are like good
chess players. They are the kind of people who can think 39 actions
ahead, for each of the 27 different possible use scenarios.