Discussion Archive: February 2006

8 Feb 2006 - 6:19am
Dave Malouf

Fwd: DIS 2006 Call for Workshop Proposals

I thought people might be interested to know:
1. about the DIS2006 conference in June
2. about this call for workshops. I think it would be great for designers to
come up with a great workshop.

8 Feb 2006 - 12:34am
Nancy Falkenburg

Job: Senior User Interface Designers (multiple openings) Relo o kay

At Intuit, your designs will have an impact on millions of users!

Job title: Senior User Interface Designers
Location: Mountain View, CA
Please reply to: nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com

Primary Responsibilities:

- Provide desktop and web application interface designs and/or design
consulting on teams from concept development through delivery.
- Define and design new products in new markets as well as incremental
re-work of current desktop and Internet-based products.

7 Feb 2006 - 7:26pm
Kim Goodwin

JOBS: Cooper needs Interaction Designer and Visual Interface Designer

Cooper (www.cooper.com) is a leading design consultancy dedicated to
conceiving and designing interactive products, services, and systems.
Our projects range from consumer devices to complex business,
analytical, and medical systems. Cooper is best known for pioneering
personas and Goal-Directed design.

We have immediate, full-time openings for an interaction designer and a
visual interface designer in our San Francisco office.

7 Feb 2006 - 6:59pm
Andrew Otwell

Usable Access Control / Authorization examples

Does anyone have good suggestions of usable access control /
authorization management interfaces?

The product I'm working on has some very complex behavior around users,
groups and access control to various system objects. (In some ways, it's
a lot like a CMS, so usable examples of those might be especially
helpful to me.)

We've found that the (overly) granular flexibility demanded by our
product manager forces some very ugly and confusing implications in the
UI (and in the underlying code, actually).

7 Feb 2006 - 3:49pm
Jeff Howard

Ubicomp 2006

I'm looking for recommendations, one way or the other, about the Ubicomp conference. Any
past attendees care to share their thoughts?


// jeff

Jeff Howard
Interaction Designer
Smart Design

7 Feb 2006 - 11:33am
Rob Nero

Screen Design Levels

Our User Interface Design team is formalizing our process and
deliverables to make it easier for project teams to engage our services,
and to make our estimating process easier as well. We primarily design
web applications, so you understand what I mean by "screens."

For our "Screen Design" section, we have broken up the process into 4
levels. I have included a label and general description for each. In a
typical project, we would do Levels 1 through 3, in that order. Only
sometimes do we go to Level 4.

7 Feb 2006 - 9:34am
10 years ago
1 reply
Solveig Engbakk

Accessibility issues regarding tree view

Hello everyone,

Are any of you familiar with accessibility issues regarding using tree
views on the Internet? I know that not everyone on this list are big
fans of tree views at all, and that tree views have some usability
problems that affect both those who suffer from disabilities and those
who do not alike. However, I am at the moment only interested in any
issues that affect only users with some kind of disability or affect the
disabled significantly more than people who do not have any

6 Feb 2006 - 9:31pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Contract IA, San Francisco, CA [RECRUITER]

[JOB] Contract IA, San Francisco, CA [RECRUITER]

My client is looking for a contract Information Architect who could help do UI for a desktop application. They are building a smart client application using Windows Forms technology to support our call center. So think CRM meets MS Outlook.

The application will have about 40 screens.

6 Feb 2006 - 2:54pm
Johan Sjostrand


Does anyone has this? The developers site is not online any longer and I
need this script bad.

It's a pretty clever javascript validation tool for basic forms.

Any other suggestions also appreciated.


6 Feb 2006 - 2:06pm

IPod ecosystem (NYTimes) ...

>I am in the midst of designing an application with the goal of creating an
>API, and I am curious as to how we might start making system interface
>design part of the total experience design of the products we design.

i hope that i'm not over-simplifying your question, but it leads me to ask
in what ways do you think that designing an API differs from designing other
features of the product? hasn't inter- and intra- system design been going for
quite some time by the code-folks?