Discussion Archive: November 2006

30 Nov 2006 - 8:15pm
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M S
2006

JOB: Senior Interaction Designer, Mountain View, Become.com, Full Time

COMPANY: Become.com

LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

POSITION TITLE: Senior Interaction Designer - Start-Up Opportunity

DURATION: Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Become.com is an exciting start-up that has developed an innovative new
search engine. In just over two years, we've built a shopping research
and price comparison site that uses some of the most advanced technology
on the web. We are seeking an Interaction Designer to lead the design
efforts at Become.com. The ideal candidate is interested in redefining
the online shopping experience.

30 Nov 2006 - 6:32pm
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7 years ago
1 reply
Brian Herzfeldt
2006

Should we expect more effort from our users?

With all the richness and sheer amount of data we can now provide for people
"searching" for things along with all kinds of great widgets to refine and
filter all that stuff to sift out what they actually want – how much should
we expect them to actually do? And when in terms of that process? Seems so
much pressure to allow a user to input a 1 or 2 word search term and expect
the system to return the perfect return in one interaction.

30 Nov 2006 - 6:17pm
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7 years ago
1 reply
Doug Murray
2005

Designing for change (was: JOB: Interaction designer for GoDaddy.com)

Schwab.com has done a pretty good job of managing change on their site. They
announced the pending change on the "positions" page months before they made the
change, complete with a link to see the new page (not a screen shot, but an
actual page with your stocks). Now, months after the change, they still have a
link back to the old page.

The changeover was done in the light of day, not overnight. It was introduced
and explained, and users had plenty of time to get used to it. Personally, I
love the new page and always went right to the new version after it was
introduced.

30 Nov 2006 - 6:10pm
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7 years ago
1 reply
Andrew Sandler
2006

JOB: Senior UI Designer, San Francisco, Salesforce.com, Full Time

COMPANY: Salesforce.com
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
POSITION TITLE: Senior UI Designer
DURATION: Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Salesforce.com is looking for an experienced User Interface designer to join
our rapidly growing User Experience team.
As a designer at Salesforce.com, you will:

• Create world-class designs using User-Centered Design methodologies that
drive the success of our company and our customers.
• Build innovative solutions to interesting problems leveraging the newest
advances in Web technologies.
• Work on interfaces that range from enterprise system adminis

30 Nov 2006 - 11:00am
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7 years ago
6 replies
Mark Richman
2006

Revealing Keyboard Shortcuts

I am building a desktop application -- which may also find its way
to the web. A few months ago, for a different project, I researched
accessibility literature because there was a clear need for keyboard
shortcuts in some parts of the interface. In the literature, I didn't
find any ideas or consensus that gave me an 'A-ha' moment.

I'd like to make keyboard shortcuts very clear in the current
project. The only commonly-used method of which I'm aware is to
underline the shortcut character within the command name.

30 Nov 2006 - 10:36am
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bcopello at ari...
2006

JOB: Info Arch; Loc: NYC; Ariel Partners: Fulltime: Staff or Long term contract (Yrs)

Ariel Partners LLC; has an immediate opening in NYC for a Sr. Information
Architect.

30 Nov 2006 - 9:41am
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7 years ago
6 replies
Terms:
morville
2010

Information Architecture 3.0

Since this article was partly inspired by IxDA discussions, I think it's
only fair to post it here:

http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000149.php

And, if I'm wrong about my predictions, at least I'll have time to write
more than one Semantics article a year. Cheers!

Peter Morville
President, Semantic Studios
http://semanticstudios.com/
http://findability.org/

30 Nov 2006 - 1:54am
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7 years ago
2 replies
Soo Basu
2005

Yellow pages listing

Hi
I'm designing a Yellow Pages search for a portal. One way of doing it is
like AOL<http://yellowpages.aol.com/main.adp?_dirpid=648&_diraction=main&brand=aolyp>,
where there's a location based search and also a Browse by category kind of
feature.
Yahoo <http://yp.yahoo.com/> follows something similar and also has a Browse
by city option.

I'm tyring to provide a Browse by category page and the Choose location is
in another tab.

29 Nov 2006 - 1:03pm
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7 years ago
3 replies
Terms:
Lorne Trudeau
2006

Flow Theory as applied to UI

Here's a very interesting game that applies some pretty unique UI
concepts to support a concept entitled "flow theory."

Flow theory [is] a psychological concept first developed by Claremont
Graduate University's Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ... it mostly boils down
to impulsive, easy-to-understand gameplay that eliminates disruptions.
Nothing comes between the gamer and the experience -- no menus, no
tutorials, no prompts or instructions; most of all, no dying.

http://tinyurl.com/yafs7b

(wsj.com)

Lorne

29 Nov 2006 - 8:57am
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Mark Schraad
2006

Critiquing the Office 2007 (was Re: Microsofttolicense Office 2007 UI system)

Not sure this dialog warrents any sort of "our team, your team" sentiments. That apple vs pc thing amounts to a ford vs chevy argument that is not won... just debated as a mater of personal preference and brand loyalty. I think what the majority of positive comments targeted was Microsoft's concerted and successful effort towards a better UI - not neccessarily the "best" ap.