Discussion Archive: July 2006

14 Jul 2006 - 2:27pm
Shelley Wood

Job: Interaction Designer, Boston/Chicago

Full-time and Contract Position in Chicago and Boston
InContext Enterprises (www.incontextdesign.com)

Interaction Designer

Do you want to design applications and systems that really meet the needs of
users? Are you tired feeling like you are "making it up" because you don't
really know what users need? Design from customer data by joining InContext
- the company that created Contextual Design, the full front-end,
customer-centered design process.

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

maintaining a style guide


My UX team is currently looking for a good solution to manage our
styleguide, which is our specs and models maintain for the development team.
Right now it's straight up HTML pages which has become quite cumbersome. I
was thinking of implementing a wiki CMS to better organize and manage our
Styleguide. Anyone have any experience with this?

What do you use to manage your styleguide and resources? Is there any
particular software or service you would recommend?


14 Jul 2006 - 12:10pm
Dave Malouf

This list's user experience ( was Re: discuss Digest, Vol 34, Issue 12)

HI gang,

partially speaking as admin here, but also some non-admin stuff.

background of our list:
We host on dreamhost (dreamhost.com). They give us a shared hosted
environment for relatively VERY little money and included in that shared
service is access to a shared Mailman solutoin.

14 Jul 2006 - 11:07am
Leah Cunningham

Job: Sr. Information Architect, New York City, Sequel Studio, Contract

Superstar IA with impressive credentials needed for high profile redesign

- Must be media savvy and have subscription model experience.
- Understand how to design enticing user registration flows that prevent

14 Jul 2006 - 10:03am
Gustavo Gawry

why stay at jobs that don't give you what you want need? (was Re: IxD Advice for Developers)

You really are lucky and you dont know...

I know that im quite young ( im only 20 yr old ), but i have been
working with internet since i was 16. As i was not satisfied with what
i was doing, I started to study HCI, Usability and Information
Architecture, and i really liked. I started to read in an unusualy
was... i read about 10 books in 6 months, whats is really impressive
for me ( i didnt had the habit of reading that much ).

14 Jul 2006 - 8:39am
10 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

why stay at jobs that don't give you what you want/need? (was Re: IxD Advice for Developers)

The previous thread about advice for developers and a conversation last
night at the NYC local gathering (more on that in a separate thread) I
had discussions with people who were really unhappy with their work
environments for various reasons.

I'd like to put out there that voting with your feet is definitely an
option right now. There are way too many jobs out there.

14 Jul 2006 - 3:21am
10 years ago
2 replies
Amnon Dekel

discuss Digest, Vol 34, Issue 12

Having been part of this list pretty much from day 1 it became public I keep
asking myself how we can make it more usable. As it is now it takes some
serious focus and eyestrain to scroll through it and keep up to date. It's
un-usability seriously hurts the effectiveness of it's utility. How about we
open a small discussion on how to make such list digests more usable (and we
all know that the problem I am describing exists in most (all?) digest
systems. I'll start with some relatively simple suggestions for "fixes"


13 Jul 2006 - 5:59pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Interaction Designers, Miami or Boulder | Paid Relo

Interaction Designers, Miami or Boulder | Paid Relo

My client is seeking some of the most knowledgeable, innovative
Interaction Designers in the world for their 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.

13 Jul 2006 - 4:16pm
Christopher Fahey

JOB: Behavior is seeking 3 lead-level Information Architects!

(My apologies if you get this message several times due to my several
listserv cross-postings. And please feel free to pass this on to anyone else
who might be interested)

Behavior (http://www.behaviordesign.com) is looking for three (3) lead-level
Information Architects for freelance projects lasting from 2 to 5 months.
These projects start immediately, but for the right candidate we can be
flexible. Two are really cool projects involving lots of snappy buzzwords
like Web 2.0, convergence, social networking.

13 Jul 2006 - 3:46pm
Hugues Belanger

JOB: Full-time Usability Architect :: St. Louis, MO :: Enterprise Rent-A-Car


Usability Architects are responsible for insuring the success of
Enterprise's websites and web applications to meet business goals by
making them useful and usable. They are also responsible for identifying
areas of opportunity for our applications, conducting appropriate
investigation, and finding solutions while understanding and justifying
the business benefits of these activities.