Discussion Archive: September 2006

6 Sep 2006 - 9:14pm
Jared M. Spool

New Podcast: The SpoolCast

[ Sorry for any duplicates -- Jared ]


I go to 20+ conferences a year and while many of the conferences have
excellent programs, I often find myself learning the most from the
after-hours activities. Often, these activities happen in bars, with a
group of like-minded, extremely bright people.

6 Sep 2006 - 7:37pm
Rob Tannen

Survey of Technologies for User Research

Following-up on an earlier post, here's a link to a BRIEF survey to collect input on what technologies are being utilized for user research. For the purposes of this survey, please respond only if you are a practicing professional (not primarily conducting academic research). Thank you.


This e-mail is intended solely for the above-mentioned recipient and it may contain confidential or privileged information.

6 Sep 2006 - 5:53pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

Reminder: Designing for Interaction Book Launch Party in SF tomorrow!

Adaptive Path is pleased to host the West Coast launch party for my
book, Designing for Interaction TOMORROW.

6 Sep 2006 - 4:02pm
Dave Malouf

Flickr's new Geo-mapping

Hey there guys, I wrote up a short piece talking about some of the
complexity behind the new Flickr Mapping tool. I'd be really interested
in what people think about this type of interaction problem.


I don't have any real answers off the top of my head. What is really
scratchin' at me is the # of dimensions that are being presented in one
focused context.

6 Sep 2006 - 3:02pm
10 years ago
9 replies

Opportunity to review a small Ajax app together

On my hobby usability site, I offer free usability reviews and was recently asked to review a small Ajax app. I've come up with my own observations for it, but it occurred to me this might be an ideal opportunity to do a group exercise, especially since it's a new technology and essentially one powerful form. The site owner OK'd this idea.

I thought it would also help because, being bandwidth sensitive, a logistically diverse audience would help. If you're interested, the site is:


Use the demo login.

6 Sep 2006 - 1:44pm
10 years ago
6 replies
Mark Schraad

So you want to be an IxD - education

I would contend, that 2 year junior colleges typically serve well as craft based trade schools for the design profession and can produce quality graphic artists and production (print or web) people.

Undergraduate programs should be focused on design fundamentals. Many undergrads leave a four year program woefully under educated in design principles, design theory and design history.

Graduate school, is then where a designer picks a specific discipline... whether it be graphics, industrial, interiors, interactive, architecture, design management, etc.

6 Sep 2006 - 1:33pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Jon Kolko [SCAD]

JOB: Professor, Interaction and Industrial Design - Savannah - SCAD - Full Time


Job posting as follows. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact me


The Savannah College of Art and Design seeks candidates for a full-time
faculty position in industrial design with an emphasis on interaction
design. Qualified candidates should have a terminal degree, or its
equivalent in industrial design, interaction design, information
architecture, or a related field.

5 Sep 2006 - 9:30am
10 years ago
2 replies
Greg Petroff

So you want to be an IxD

Nice blog entry by IxDA board member Dan Safer on "So You Want to Be an
Interaction Designer 2006". Worth sharing with those who don't know what we


Gregory Petroff
Mobile # 646 387 2841

5 Sep 2006 - 9:22am
10 years ago
1 reply
jim muntone

metrics around registration question

Anyone know (doesn't have to be anything official) what's considered
decent percentage around web site registration there days?

Jim Muntone

User Experience Manager | Product Design

Factiva, a Dow Jones & Reuters Company

Voice: 609.627.2420


5 Sep 2006 - 8:51am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA meeting Tues., 9/19, Designing for Diverse Audiences (+job posting)

(scroll down for job posting)

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Designing for Diverse Audiences: Are We More Alike Than We Think?

Speaker: Whitney Quesenbery, principal consultant, Whitney Interactive

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Join us as Whitney Quesenbery, past president of the national UPA, presents
a case study of the design of a web site for The Open University that would
appeal to and be usable by more than one audience.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refresh