Discussion Archive: May 2006

30 May 2006 - 2:22pm
Thomas J. Froehlich

Information Architecture and Usability Curricula Revised and Enhanced in Kent State's Master's Degree in IAKM

In an effort to advance the evolution of the innovative Master's
program in Information Architecture and Knowledge Management (IAKM)
at Kent State University, new and updated courses and reduced credit
hours have enhanced this progressive degree.

In consultation with the Advisory Boards, which consists of leading
pioneers and practitioners in IAKM-related fields, the degree was
reorganized to streamline the program core and focus coursework in
each of the concentrations: information architecture, information use
(usability), and knowledge management.

29 May 2006 - 3:32pm
Javier Cabrera

Interaction design "experiment": 15tags

Hi there,
I really hope not being bothering someone with my announcements of the
15tags site over here. Some time ago, I asked in this list for people
to participate in the Alpha release of an application I was
developing. The application was a social networking one, I mention
Myspace.com somewhere just to make a comparison.

Now I moved to a new experiment with that application. I will jot down
every thing going on in the developing phase.

29 May 2006 - 6:51am
10 years ago
1 reply

auto completion menus

Hello every body
I am working on a completion menu (you type the beginning of the word, the
system proposes you a list of items, like the outlook contacts)
Does anyone have or know usability guidelines for completion menu? The only
thing I found on the Web was:


29 May 2006 - 5:42am
10 years ago
3 replies
Ripul Kumar

Can anyone recall this case study?

I remember hearing a case study of Philips (as far as I can recall!) many years back in a conference. The study was about how people say a particular thing when asked for opinion but can do entirely different things. In this case, it was about color preferences of a portable music system. The potential users said that they prefer red but actually picked up a black one.

Does anyone recall this story or was it someone's figment of imagination?

26 May 2006 - 11:29pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Information Architect, NYC | 70-80k

Information Architect, NYC | 70-80k

The ideal candidate for the position of information architect is a
creative and/or analytical thinker; this person should be able to
contribute to the creation of imaginative interface designs that are
intuitive, aesthetically pleasing and technically feasible. Excellent
written and oral communication skills are a must. Ideal candidates will
have experience in user research, interaction design/prototyping and/or

26 May 2006 - 5:29pm
Melissa Goldstein

JOB: Information Architect, Boston

This position is for Arnold Worldwide in Boston, MA. Applicants should
submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Karen Strasser at
kstrasser at arn.com. Applicants selected for an interview should be prepared
to submit work samples (or online portfolio), and any other important
information that demonstrates strong potential for success in this position.

Information Architect
The Information Architect works closely with a Sr.

26 May 2006 - 1:27pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Billie Mandel

"Wrong password"

Hi fab folks -

Straw poll of the day:
What are your favorite (and least favorite) error messages/error
handling scenarios for our oh-so-beloved use case, "user enters
incorrect password"?

Yours curiously,
- Billie

26 May 2006 - 6:33am
Simon Asselbergs

Let's prophetize interaction design. Where to start?

Hi All,

Let's prophetize interaction design. Where to start?
Which are non typical companies in your country (please specify) that would benefit from prophetizing interaction design in their organisation, given the restraint that they typically don't have interaction designers in their organisation?

In Holland a lot of webrelated companies and media companies know what interaction designers are and are aware of which educational institutions provide new talent.

26 May 2006 - 5:37am
10 years ago
8 replies
Todd Warfel

Examples of Hover Interactions

Hi all

Can any one provide examples of sites that use mouse hover interactions such
as GAP.com?

they don't have to be particularly good or usable examples.


25 May 2006 - 8:31pm
Chris Rivard

Job: Ready for a change?

Clearwired, a small and growing web consultancy, is looking for an
experienced information architect / interaction designer to join our

Ready for a change of pace? Tired of fighting traffic? Fan of green
chiles? Join us in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico!


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