Discussion Archive: March 2006

5 Mar 2006 - 1:05pm
Vishal Subraman...

Whats in your inspirational toolkit?

Taneem's gift Q made me wonder what toys/artifacts/games/methods do
folks use for inspiring design concepts?

5 Mar 2006 - 9:43am
10 years ago
1 reply
Taneem Talukdar

Prizes for a design competition?


My design club on-campus is putting together a competiton around public
transit. We're inviting people for about an hour and a half to come in and
share their wacky, crazy design ideas for public transit of the future (it's
a bit more structured, but I'll spare you the details).

One of the things we haven't decided on are prizes ... I want to give
imaginative (yet not too expensive) prizes - novelty items somehow related
to design, good or bad, would be perfect. My price range is ~$50 Canadian
for the 1st prize, with a suitably lower priced 2nd prize.

3 Mar 2006 - 9:35pm
10 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

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-- dave

David Heller

3 Mar 2006 - 5:31pm
Jennifer Hoppenrath

Chicago UX Professionals

I am looking to establish a local UX community group, to meet monthly in the Chicago area. Anyone interested in participating in this type of function, please email me off list.

Jennifer Hoppenrath

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3 Mar 2006 - 1:47pm
10 years ago
15 replies
Dan Saffer

A Patent on Rich Internet Applications

Hey, I made some Flash 3 animations in 1999. Doesn't that mean I
invented the concept of internet applications?

"A patent has been granted to a relatively unknown California Web-
design firm for an invention its creator says covers the design and
creation of most rich-media applications used over the Internet.

3 Mar 2006 - 1:40pm
John Vaughan - ...

FYI: Telecom Event: From the Home Network to the Ultrabroadband Media Cloud

This event offers some analysis of the high-level "environmental" context of what we're doing.
Friday, April 21
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI)

>From the Home Network to the Ultrabroadband Media Cloud

With broadband moving forward, one must think ahead to the next stage ... If every home has one gigabit connectivity and all the information devices are interconnected, what are the implications? ...

The technical complexities are quite extraordinary. At the same time, they take place in an environment where consumers have low expertise.

2 Mar 2006 - 10:41pm
10 years ago
7 replies
Mark Kot

Zip Code Entry

Our web site, http://www.tires.com, requires the user to enter a
zip code before we can show product. This is due to product mix,
availability, and pricing.

My question: Where in the site flow is the most appropriate place
to ask for the zip code? Where would we get the least site bounces?

Some sites, such as http://www.autotrader.com request the zip
code on the home page.

2 Mar 2006 - 10:21pm
Elizabeth Bacon

JOB: St Jude Medical - Los Angeles, CA

The St. Jude Medical Human Factors team is growing again! I hope to find
some fantastic IxD folks to join our group...I've personally found that
working on medical device technology is infinitely rewarding.


COMPANY: St. Jude Medical, CRMD
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA, USA (Sylmar)
POSITION TITLE: Human Factors Design Engineer

The Human Factors Design team at St. Jude Medical is recognized as having a
central role in defining interactive products that satisfy and delight our
customers. St.

2 Mar 2006 - 9:37pm
Wendy Fischer

Information architect position - Cupertino

Here's a really super nice and innovative company that is looking for an Information Architect/UX designer. It's called Navio and they are in the mobile space. However, the position is designing user experience for web storefront using XHTML and Flash technologies.

2 Mar 2006 - 3:47pm
Chad Jennings

JOB: Blurb, Inc :: Senior IxD, San Francisco (Full time)

Senior Interaction Designer
Blurb, Inc, San Francisco (Financial District)
Full Time

If you never get on a bus or a plane without at least one book in
hand, you could be the ideal candidate to join Blurb (www.blurb.com),
a venture-backed startup located in downtown San Francisco near
public transit and ferries.

Since people first put ink to papyrus, books have captured our best
thinking, learning and experiences.