Discussion Archive: March 2006

15 Mar 2006 - 1:53pm
Rob Nero

How to manage a large control library? (VisualDesign)

So far, I am the keeper of the master Photoshop prototyping template
that contains all our widgets on different layers in the psd. We are a
small team though. I have used just simple version control to monitor
the progress of the prototyping template: "template v3.4.psd". As time
permits, I make updates to the template that includes visual
representations of coded widgets we have used, and variations of
existing widgets.

We are in the middle of creating a "resource site" for us UI designers,
to better manage the different versions of our widgets we use.

15 Mar 2006 - 1:25pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] UI Designer, New York City

[JOB] UI Designer, New York City

My client works in a highly iterative, collaborative environment under tight time-frames so a proven record of collaboration is essential. The ideal candidate will have deep knowledge of best practices that enable us to move from their design to production-quality user experiences that meet strict page-weight. This is a hands-on position. BA in Design or similar discipline, or equivalent experience required.

15 Mar 2006 - 1:13pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Information Architect, New York City

[JOB] Information Architect, New York City

My client is looking for an Information Architect who works to translate business rules and practices into functional requirements for large, media-rich, web-based projects. You will use your IA disciplines including UI Design, Usability and Strategy to create novel user experiences. A specific understanding of how UI designs interact with backend data is also important, as you will be responsible for authoring documentation that serves as the blueprint for design and project development.

15 Mar 2006 - 11:05am
10 years ago
4 replies
Cesare Rocchi

Tangible Interfaces


Has anybody any experience/suggestions/pointers related to tangible
(multi)user(s) interfaces?



Rocchi Cesare
ITC-Irst Trento (Italy)

15 Mar 2006 - 10:20am

How to manage a large control library? (Visual Design)

Hi All,

I work as a Visual Designer for a large software firm. We have a rather
bloated library of controls to manage. (Buttons, Table, Input fields,
Progress trackers, Toolbars, Tree etc etc) and no clear system in place.

We need to view and often design these controls alongside each other so
to maintain visual consistency (so we have a master control sheet of all
of these in a PSD)
, yet we also have various versions of each control that continues to
evolve and go through a series of iterations and changes single psds).

15 Mar 2006 - 8:57am

March NYC IA Meetup *Tonight* (Wed. 3/15)

Hi everyone - just a reminder for those who are in the NYC area that
we are having our monthly NYC IA Meetup Cocktail Hour *tonight* (Wed.
3/15). This is a great opportunity for F2F discussion with both new
and veteran IAs.

We'll be at the Vig Bar in SoHo (corner of Spring and Elizabeth),
starting at 7pm. More info at http://ia.meetup.com/14/

- Anders
NYC IA Meetup Organizer

14 Mar 2006 - 5:47pm
Lada Gorlenko

UPA2006 Conference - Seeking Onsite Volunteers - Apply Soon!

Forwarded on behalf of the UPA conference committee. Apologies if you
receive it more than once.

Greetings, 2005 Onsite Volunteers and User Experience Community!

The 2006 Usability Professionals' Association (UPA) International
Conference is June 12 to June 16, 2006 in Broomfield, Colorado,

14 Mar 2006 - 2:26pm
10 years ago
7 replies

Hiding behind a click

Dear All,

A lot of new interfaces (like GMAIL) have started hiding (for the lack of
better word) functionality behind additional clicks. Like one has to click
"CC" and "BCC" for these field to come up. Similarly fiter optiosn on the
top and so on..

Is anyone aware of any research done on this behavior v/s showing everything
upfront and in what scenario what works better.

Best Regards
Alok Jain
User Experience Management Solutions
Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
Wahsington DC

14 Mar 2006 - 1:50pm
10 years ago
2 replies

Use of 3-D


Does anyone know of a good review of the pros and cons of using 3-d displays? In the case under consideration, the display will represent actual objects in the real world. The client prefers a 3D representation for it's "coolness" (which can have value for marketing); I tend to be skeptical of adding a simulated 3rd dimension unless it provides additional and useful information.


Best regards,


14 Mar 2006 - 12:22pm
Jennifer Bove

[JOB] 2 User Experience openings in NYC

Hi all -

Schematic is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer and a
Senior Client-Side Engineer.
Specifics below. Please contact Jane Wells at jwells at schematic.com if
you're interested...

Senior User Experience Designer

Schematic, one of the nation’s leading interactive agencies, is
seeking a Senior Information Architect/Interaction Designer to join
their New York office.