Discussion Archive: September 2006

8 Sep 2006 - 1:13pm
Richard I. Anderson

connecting with user experience group managers, directors, VPs, etc.


"Managing User Experience Groups" is the title of a 6-session evening
course that Lillian Svec and I will be teaching in Silicon Valley
beginning October 11.

8 Sep 2006 - 12:55pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Ryan Lum

Job: Creative UI Consultant-Bellevue, WA-Greythorn-1year Contract ONSITE

Opinionated Web UI Designer to create Next Best Online Experience

Our client is a startup, approved and backed by one of the best venture capital companies in the area. So.....They have sound financials, a revolutionary vision and the talent to achieve it. Now they need a creative, top of the line designer that has been refined by Microsoft or Amazon and they are willing to pay for it.

This company is filled with long time MSFT development talent that will make your vision come to life.

8 Sep 2006 - 9:42am
Lori Baker

Information Architecture 2006 Progress Grants - Deadline Extended

We've extended the deadline for the IAI progress grants. This is a
great opportunity to talk about any new work or ideas and become
popular among all your IA peeps.* The information regarding the grant
is below. Thanks!

Lori Baker
* While mentioning that you've won an IAI grant is an impressive
statement at any party, it's not a guarantee that you will become

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) is pleased to announce
the Information Architecture Progress Grants for 2006.

7 Sep 2006 - 3:18pm
Eric Buchanan

JOB: Sr. Information Architect- Long Beach, CA-The Designory-Full Time

The Designory is a full-service communications firm specializing in print
and interactive mediums. We are a creative company that transcends the
limitations of traditional media, allowing the message to drive the medium.
Located in ever-changing Downtown Long Beach, we offer a dynamic,
comfortable work environment supported by dedicated and talented people.

The Senior Information Architect will have an extensive applied experience
in information architecture and usability as well as excellent information
design ability. The Sr.

7 Sep 2006 - 3:16pm
9 years ago
25 replies
Mark Canlas

Changes to Facebook (Perceived Privacy)

Among the college age crowd, there's an online hoopla going abouts, and I
thought it would be a great time to discuss it from an interaction
designer's point of view.

Facebook is an online community, centered around college and high school

7 Sep 2006 - 3:06pm
Paul Sherman

JOB: User Experience Designer - Sage Software - Atlanta, GA USA

Job Overview:
The User-Centered Design team at Sage Software's Small Business Division
is seeking a User Experience Designer with strong information
architecture skills. The position is for a senior-level individual.

The User Experience Designer will be primarily responsible for gathering
and representing the needs of the customers while working closely with
product management and engineering during the ideation and
implementation process.

7 Sep 2006 - 2:02pm
Dave Malouf

What makes a good IxD program? (was Re: So you want to be an IxD - education)

I really get the spirit of Michael's statement below.
I was going to head in a slightly more open direction with my posting
about this thread, thus the subject line change.

The question is pretty simple, "What makes a good IxD program?"
There was a thread on the AIGA-ED list about programs as well and many
pointed to the same schools that we listed here.

7 Sep 2006 - 10:51am
Kyle Pero

REMINDER: Joint PHICHI & AIGA Meeting, 9/14, 6pm, the Visual vs. the Usable - How do they cross paths?

This is a reminder that the joint AIGA & PHICHI meetng is next Thursday, the
UXers, please consider extending this invitation to the designers that you
work with.

*Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**

What: Joint PHICHI and AIGA September Meeting: the Visual vs.

7 Sep 2006 - 7:29am
9 years ago
2 replies
Davis Marasco

Slick - no click!

In helping my boyfriend prep for upcoming interviews, I stumbled across
dontclick.it. The experience was a little jarring at first as I kept
hitting the back button while navigating through the site and even
attempted to <gasp!> click on a few 'links'. This is the complete
opposite experience of what they are trying to achieve; the navigation
scheme is structured such that the application shifts its content as the
user moves their mouse, avoiding the use of mouse buttons.

6 Sep 2006 - 9:54pm
Gabriel White

Design games

I've been running design games with my team over the last few months,
and wanted to share my experiences and find out what other things
people are doing.

The objectives of the games have been:

- Help better understand design process
- Improve design criticism skills
- Get better at designing under pressure
- Get better at designing collaboratively
- Mode switch - focus on something that's not related to our daily work
- Have fun!

The games are structured around a 20/20 rule - 20 minutes working in
pairs, then 20 minutes together as a group (six people total plus me).

The structure is a van