Discussion Archive: February 2006

9 Feb 2006 - 10:55am
10 years ago
1 reply
ewengert at com...

are tricksters a problem?

I just wrapped up a project with a client extremely concerned about tricksters (different from hackers). The site we created allows users to sign up for special offers to be sent via cell phone. The client repeatedly brought up the worry that a trickster would enroll other people in the program, thereby “harassing” them with a text message that prompts a double opt in.

9 Feb 2006 - 10:34am
Beau Gould

[JOB] 6-Month Contract IA - Cincinnati, OH {RECRUITER]

[JOB] 6-Month Contract IA - Cincinnati, OH {RECRUITER]

Hourly rate is open (D.O.E.)

The IA is responsible for the overall user experience design and implementation of a project by coordinating regularly with teammates and the client users to ensure the product remains true to the user experience design throughout the product development life cycle. IAs must have an extensive understanding of innovative graphical user interface design, information design, interaction design, and in particular, the design of complex frameworks for dynamic, database-driven content and functionality.

9 Feb 2006 - 8:50am
Dave Malouf

IxDA Conference ??? (was Re: 2006 conferences)

Speaking of conferences ...

One of my many duties in IxDA is that I'm the chair of the Local Groups &
Programming Committee. In that role I'm always thinking of great events to
produce, not just for local interest but for global interest. E.g. The IxD
Symposium at the IA Summit (http://ixda.org/en/iasummit06).

I thought since everyone is talkin' about conferences and doing comparisons
and such, I'd just be interested in knowing what you want from a conference.
Be as generic or specific as you like.

9 Feb 2006 - 8:45am
Phil Barrett

JOB: Interaction designer/IA, LONDON UK, permanent

Flow Interactive is a leading provider of user-centred-design services
in the UK. We design things the right way: involving users throughout
the design lifecycle.

These days, we do significant, multi-channel UX design projects for
clients like Vodafone, Yell, Standard Life, the BBC, BUPA, Orange, and
the Government.

9 Feb 2006 - 6:24am
Dave Malouf

IxD Symposium @ the IA Summit Next Month in Vancouver

Tomorrow is the end of early registration for the IA Summit next month in
Vancouver, but quite honestly the difference in price between early and late
registration is quite unremarkable.

For example, the IxD Symposium (organized by IxDA) is goes from $500 to $575
for a full day workshop with the likes of Kim Goodwin (Cooper) and Luke
Wroblewski (Yahoo & Functioning Form).

We are incredibly excited about putting together this very practical
day-long workshop that help contextualize the importance of IxD to the IA

8 Feb 2006 - 8:20pm
10 years ago
7 replies
Billie Mandel

Publishing tool design - "live content" flag?

Hi all -

I'm just finishing up designing a custom publishing tool for MSFT
Sharepoint. There's a dropdown for the content publisher to choose
which story from his/her library will be published in a particular
area. I need a visual designation for which of the stories is
currently published live.

8 Feb 2006 - 6:46pm
Scott Spears

Job posting: Usability Engineer / Interaction Designer - Symantec in Roseville, MN

Usability Engineer - Symantec Corporation

Location: Roseville, MN
Position Type: Full-time
Web Site: http://www.symantec.com/ <http://www.symantec.com/>


As an Interaction Designer, you will work with a family of technically
complex cross-platform enterprise products on a rigorous development
path. Analyzing business requirements, you will define user

8 Feb 2006 - 10:25am
10 years ago
7 replies

Information Architect vs Business Process Analyst

Can someone throw some light on the differences /similarities between Information Architect and Business Process Analyst role.

I appreciate the help


8 Feb 2006 - 9:41am
Dan Saffer

Multi-Touch Interaction Research

"While touch sensing is commonplace for single points of contact,
multi-touch sensing enables a user to interact with a system with
more than one finger at a time, as in chording and bi-manual
operations. Such sensing devices are inherently also able to
accommodate multiple users simultaneously, which is especially useful
for larger interaction scenarios such as interactive walls and


8 Feb 2006 - 7:49am

User Acceptance Tests (UAT) as inroads for User Experience

Has anyone been able to get usability engineering into a software
development process by becoming involved in the User Acceptance Testing?

Many applications are developed in my company, which is a large
financial corporation. During our software development process there is
no requirement for user experience or usability involvement. (There is
little chance right now of adding more requirements to the development
process, such as heuristic evaluations or usability testing; our
developers will accept no more requirements.