Discussion Archive: November 2006

6 Nov 2006 - 11:52am
Josh Seiden

Poll Place Photo Project: Getting the Word Out

A friend working with Design for Democracy writes...

-----Original Message-----

Hi there:

I wondered if I could ask your helping in getting the word out about a

We¹re launching a national experiment to photograph every polling place in
America. Our partners are Design for Democracy, Design Observer,
NewAssignment.Net, and NYU Department of Journalism (Jay Rosen). It is
critical that we get the word out about the project, so that others can
learn about it.

6 Nov 2006 - 11:15am
Dan Saffer

Physical vs. Digital Buttons

Interesting post about digital vs. mechanical buttons:

"Sometime about 2-3 years ago, the saturated consumer electronics
industry, hungry for new but matured technology, has been exploring
what we designers call “static” buttons. These “static” buttons are
essentially non-mechanical (ie non-moving) and use electronic
circuitry as a means to detect triggering contact.


I am starting to feel such non-mechanical buttons actually reduce the
user experience rather than enhance it.

4 Nov 2006 - 11:28pm
Karen Smith

Companies Annual Spending on UX?


Where can I find the information on how much money companies spend on
information architecture, interaction and user experience designs and
usability activies?

Are there surveys or reports about annual spendings in these areas?


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4 Nov 2006 - 1:14pm
Dave Malouf

Communicating our discipline's values (was RE: Bill Moggridge talk at Ideo tonight)

> Can we get a good night's rest, snap out of this bickering
> about whose
> personal name tag has better foundations, and focus on how we get our
> entire community to know what they need to know to create
> winning designs?
> That's the question I'm most interested in.

Hmmm? 8-day old baby in the house. I don't expect a good night's sleep for a
few months.

4 Nov 2006 - 1:08pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Ted Booth

Create winning HW/SW designs (was Re: Bill Moggridge talk at Ideo tonight)

On Saturday, November 04, 2006, at 09:03AM, "Jared M. Spool" <jspool at uie.com> wrote:
>Can we get a good night's rest, snap out of this bickering about whose
>personal name tag has better foundations, and focus on how we get our
>entire community to know what they need to know to create winning designs?
>That's the question I'm most interested in.

Excellent point Jared!

3 Nov 2006 - 6:45pm
Katherine Smith

JOB: UI Designer/Information Architect - Seattle - Wetpaint - FullTime

Hello! Wetpaint has a position open for an UI Designer/Information Architect. It’s a full time, benefited position at our headquarters in Seattle, WA.

To apply, please send your resume and a brief email about yourself to jobs at wetpaint.com.

Our UI Designer & Information Architect is passionate about shaping the future of online collaboration.

3 Nov 2006 - 5:55pm
Greg Petroff

IxDA F2F Palo Alto November 16th

In the spirit of mixing up ixd orthodoxies and breaking down silos lets
all get together to chat, eat, drink and get to know each other!

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2006

Time: 5:30 PM-8:00PM

Location: Mac Arthur Park Restaurant
27 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 321-9990

Finger foods and wine compliments of SAP's Design Services

3 Nov 2006 - 3:12pm
9 years ago
1 reply
joann287 at com...

Interactive video on two screens

Hi All,
I just joined this list and am not sure if I'm in the right area, but...here's my question.
I'm a web designer and I just got a new job at a major university. The first thing my boss wants me to do is ... okay, let me try to explain:

There is a big screen monitor with a smaller touchscreen below it in the lobby of one of the buildings. Right now the big montior shows a powerpoint slide show and the touchscreen does nothing.

3 Nov 2006 - 1:13pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Jim Leftwich

Bill Moggridge talk at Ideo tonight (Bill DeRouchey)

"Only recently"?!

As a design consultant that's combined industrial design with
interface/interaction/experience/system design since 1983, I can only
boggle at such a claim.

I mean, even with ZIBA, Bill, its founder Sohrab Voussoughi visited
me at my office in the early 1990s to discuss interaction design and
the importance of whole product design. And my work in collaboration
with Lunar Design went back years prior to that.

3 Nov 2006 - 11:21am
Lim, Nam Ee

Apply for User Experience Director position - Cisco

User Experience Director - Cisco

Title: User Experience Director Cisco Systems
Location: Silicon Valley
Salary: $175,000+ base plus generous bonus

Job Description:

The User Experience Architect supports both the tactical and strategic
goals of the Company website, with an emphasis on creating a superior
user experience and improving customer satisfaction. The position will
play a leading role in refining and improving the overall information
architecture, usability and visual design of the website and some
customer facing applications.