Discussion Archive: March 2006

31 Mar 2006 - 6:32pm
10 years ago
9 replies
Vijay Venkatraman

Critique Requested: Cooper Interaction Designer Test

Hi all,

I recently applied for the Cooper Interaction Designer position and got
rejected. I've attached my solution to the Interaction Designer Test for
your critique. Please feel free to be ruthless in your analysis.

31 Mar 2006 - 4:07pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Travis Chillemi

Screen Real Estate Evaluation Tools

Does anyone know of any tools available for identifying and analyzing screen
real estate for web sites? I'm looking for something similar to the screen
real estate bareak downs found in Jakob Nielsens book "Homepage Usability:
50 Websites Deconstructed". We are working toward a redesign of our
university website and would like to see what percentage of space our peers
are devoting to navigation, search, recent news, etc.

I am currently using screen caputres and Illustrator (doing the percentages
in my head). Ouch.

Travis Chillemi
Web Developer
1080media CITT/ATEL

31 Mar 2006 - 11:50am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Weese

New to Interaction Design

Hello all,

Is there any place to download a sample of a well designed software spec? When I attended the Interaction Design course at Cooper, they didn't give us examples of what a spec should look like. I've seen people on this list talking about 40+ page specs, so I wanted to see what all goes into it to make it that comprehensive. The Resource Library at ixda.org is not functional, so I wasn't sure where else to look.


Dan Weese
Nashville, TN

31 Mar 2006 - 11:23am

JOB: Principal UI/Lead Systems Designer, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI

The Interaction Design Group within GE Healthcare in Waukesha, WI (suburb of
Milwaukee) has an opening for a Principal UI / Lead Systems Designer

Essential Functions (Responsibilities):
* Lead team of User Interface Designers in the definition and design of
graphical UI’s that will enable a consistent user experience across all
GEHC/GEHC-IT products.
* Provide global leadership in the specification and quality execution of Common
User Interface and Common Workflow components/applications projects.
* Create multi-generational plans and define work packages for design teams.
* Work with

31 Mar 2006 - 10:24am

JOB: Interaction Designer at Crispin Porter + Bogusky in Miami, FL

Seeking Interaction Designers at Crispin Porter + Bogusky

Crispin Porter + Bogusky is seeking some of the most knowledgeable,
innovative Interaction Designers in the world for it's growing interactive
department. Candidates must have sound fundamentals in Information
Architecture, but must also have a fresh enough design sense to keep all
UI's and user experiences innovative while maximizing usability. The
ability to clearly and succinctly communicate your ideas/decisions/reasoning
to a non-technical audience is vital.

30 Mar 2006 - 11:50pm

Icon drop shadow transparency [Graphic Design]

Anyone have any thoughts on this question?

Please respond directly to me.

Theo Mandel, Ph.D.
Usability and User Interface Design Consulting

From: Jeff Kahn [mailto:Jeff at Kahn-Design.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:28 PM
To: theo at theomandel.com
Subject: icon drop shadow transparency

Hi Theo,

I want my drop shadows to maintain their transparency.

30 Mar 2006 - 6:09pm
10 years ago
1 reply

JOB: Junior Information Architect - New York City, NY - Recruiter (Contract)

So I know there has been some discussion on this list regarding
unrealistic job requirements at the "guru" end of the spectrum. What
are your thoughts about the same phenomenon at the "newbie" end of the

30 Mar 2006 - 12:00pm
Jerry Maggio

JOB: Junior Information Architect - New York City, NY - Recruiter (Contract)

Our Client:

A major media client of ours is seeking a Junior Information Architect for
freelance assignments.

Job Description:

The Jr. IA will assist the Information Architect with various IA tasks and
deliverables on high-profile projects.

30 Mar 2006 - 11:06am
Dave Malouf

Fwd: [NextD_WorkshopsGroup] survey of design education programs in United States

Just wanted to make sure that IxD based programs in the US get
represented as well.
So if you represent a program here in the US, it would be great for
you to be sure you get included in this survey.

-- dave

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30 Mar 2006 - 10:25am
Alan Hochman

[JOB] RIA User experience, interaction, interface, web designer ? NYC Startup

Startup company located in NYC. Company name clocked
at this time. This posting is not from a recruiter.
Flex hours & telecommuting OK.

NYC based company looking for an user experience, user
interaction, user interface designer to create
easy-to-use rich media interfaces for an online
community application.