Discussion Archive: March 2006

14 Mar 2006 - 8:56am
Natalie Buda

JOB: Information Architect at NavigationArts in Washington DC Metro, Contract


Information Architect

Washington D.C. Metro Area

Full Time, Contract for 4 months, with possible permanent hire

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who enjoys creating high-end
design for business benefit. This person must be able to collaborate with
art directors and engineers to create effective and intuitive user
interfaces using a variety of web technologies, including portal
applications, which will be the position's first project.

14 Mar 2006 - 7:25am
9 years ago
1 reply
Kyle Pero

Using glossary links in context

Does anyone have good examples or ideas for the best way to link words to
definitions in a glossary while they are being used in the context of the

13 Mar 2006 - 12:07pm
9 years ago
4 replies

Any Studies Out There On Tag Cloud Usability?

Hi All,

So tag clouds aka weighted list (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_cloud) seem to be pretty popular and gaining more usage as they seem to be associated with Web 2.0 companies. I see the pros of having them i.e. allowing users to see what the hot topic is within a site and a quick way to search.

13 Mar 2006 - 11:04am
Joy Zigo

Next NYC-UPA Event (Tues Mar 21): Mobile Phone Design

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Case Study on Mobile Phone Design
Speaker: Scott Weiss, Principal and Founder of Usable Products Company and
the author of “Handheld Usability” (John Wiley & Sons: 2002).
Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refreshments served)
Presentation: 6:30pm to 8:00pm (includes Q&A)
Networking: 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Dinner at a nearby restaurant: 8:30pm to whenever (participants pay for
their own dinner)
Location: Federati

11 Mar 2006 - 7:48am

What not to do?

I know there are 5 billion examples out there, but I have to share one that is state of the art, without using any Flash:


While bragging on the home page that one click does it all, they simultaneously prove that the first click (when you find it) does nothing. After one finishes laughing, can we only assume there's a serious defect in the wiring of the human brain?

10 Mar 2006 - 6:47pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Ashley LaFrenais

In case you missed it: A Recap of Our NYC IxDA Event with Adam Greenfield

Hello fellow IxDA'ers,

We had a fantastic evening last night featuring Adam Greenfield
paired with some wine, snacks, and thought-provoking discussions
about the future of ubiquitous computing. Thanks to those of you who
attended! If you have any thoughts to add to my summary, please do...

Adam discussed the idea of Everyware--computing that's out there in
everyday life where people don't even know that they're using it or
it's use doesn't require much attention or explicit action.

10 Mar 2006 - 3:00pm
Jared M. Spool

Informal Cocktail Hour: DC 3/14 & Philly 3/16

[Sorry for any duplication]

If you find yourself in the Washington DC area on Tuesday evening,
March 14, or the Philadelphia area on Thursday evening, March 16, we
want to invite you to an informal cocktail hour. On both days,
Christine Perfetti and I are in town to present the UIE 2006 Roadshow.
Afterwards, a bunch of us will be gathering just to talk about
usability, information architecture, interaction design, user
experience, and whatever else is on our minds.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:55pm
9 years ago
8 replies

File Explorer vs. FTP UI


What is the best UI for an application that deals with the user transferring
files between a computer and memory card? Currently on our project, there
are two competing ideas. The first is to provide a windows file explorer
style UI within the application and the other is based on an FTP UI (two
panels: PC and memory card..with arrows in between for transfer).

Would any of you know of the problems or benefits with either method?

9 Mar 2006 - 3:58pm
Dave Malouf

JOB: Sr. User Experience Designer - IntraLinks - New York, NY (USA) - contract (6+ months)

**Please reply according to directions below. Not following directions would
reflect poorly on your application.**


Position: Sr. User Experience Designer
Type: contract
Location: Midtown, New York, NY

We are looking for someone to join our growing Product Design group as a sr.
user experience designer. Responsibilities include producing innovative,
visually appealing human interface designs; creating design prototypes;
working with developers to make designs a reality.

9 Mar 2006 - 6:59am
9 years ago
1 reply
Michele Marut

task software

the Ergonomics in Design magazine just had a review of task architect - has
anyone used this?
Also has anyone used the contextual design software from Karen Holtzblatt's
thank you