Discussion Archive: November 2006

17 Nov 2006 - 11:36am
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Sloan
2006

JOB: SAP Labs Sr/ Principal User Exp Designer

Sr/ Principal User Exp Designer
SAP Labs
Locations - Palo Alto, CA & Fremont, CA
Relocation Assisstance Available
Pls forward your resume to:
Jackie.Hall at SAP.Com
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:
Works within a team structure to create new Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) and user experiences for business software in addition to improve existing ones.

17 Nov 2006 - 7:00am
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Erik Guttman
2006

User Research as a means of obtaining Product Requirements

Folks,

I would like to clarify a particular aspect of user research, or to
obtain pointers to where this has already been done.

I generally work in the 'research' side of research and development.
The organizations I work in and my typical colleagues have great
technical insight and knowledge, but very little notion of who will
eventually use the end products of their innovation, how they will
use them, why, and so on.

I have undertaken user research programs to clarify these issues,
essentially to hammer down product requirements of the form
'The user has need X.

17 Nov 2006 - 2:08am
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7 years ago
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Nathan
2006

Do these companies do user research or

The classic juxtaposition I use in my talks is Apple vs. Microsoft or
Adobe.

Both of the latter use tremendous amounts of user research in varying
degrees and of varying types. They spend a lot of money on it. Both
do classic personas, profiles, scenarios, etc. The former (Apple)
does exactly none--at least on their consumer products. This doesn't
mean they don't do any testing, just that they little or none user
research up front. Also, they only cater to one user: Steve. He tests
EVERYTHING!

16 Nov 2006 - 9:54pm
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7 years ago
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Adler
2006

who is in Hong Kong? F2F meeting?

Hello all,

Following the idea of F2F meetings, it's time to extend it to Hong
Kong. Besides Nicole and me, who would be interested to join a IxD F2F
meeting in Hong Kong?

16 Nov 2006 - 6:45pm
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vutpakdi
2003

Job: Interaction Designer / Usability Professional - Landmark - Houston, TX

Landmark, a leading provider of software and services for the upstream
oil and gas industry, is looking for an interaction designer and
usability professional to join our team in our Houston office. Whoever
we hire will most likely be primarily working on a new collaboration
that we have with EMC (at first) and would also work on other projects
as well.

16 Nov 2006 - 6:04pm
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7 years ago
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Donna Maurer
2003

Do these companies do user research or utesting?

I'm wondering if any of you know whether these web 2.0 poster children
do user research or usability testing (or, if they do it now, whether
they did before they became famous or bought):

- Flickr
- Del.icio.us
- Threadless
- Youtube
- Digg
- Upcoming
- Lastfm
- Etsy

I know I could approach each of them, but I'm guessing some of you know
the answers...

Why do I want to know?

16 Nov 2006 - 2:30pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

Job: UI Designer - AirPlay Network - San Francisco

AirPlay Network, a pioneer in the creation of mobile interactive applications, is looking for a UI Designer to join its Marketing team to provide interaction design and website design for our website, AirPlay.com. AirPlay.com is the marketing and mobile gaming community website that complements our mobile game offering.
This position would be onsite at our offices South of Market in San Francisco. We are conveniently located near Caltrain, bus and BART.

16 Nov 2006 - 2:27pm
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regnard
2006

IxDA at World Usability Day in Manila

Hello All!

The IxDA Manila was active in participating in the World Usability Day
here. One of our IxDA committee members, Alvin Tan, was one of the
speakers during the event.

The event page can be seen here: http://www.worldusabilityday.org/event/show/37

I'll be posting the highlight pics soon for those interested.

--
Regnard Kreisler C.

15 Nov 2006 - 10:08pm
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Wendy Fischer
2004

Hiring User experience design intern (San francisco)

AirPlay Network, a pioneer in the creation of mobile interactive applications, is looking for a User Experience Design intern (full time or part time contractor) to join its Marketing team to provide interaction design and website design for our website, AirPlay.com. AirPlay.com is the marketing and mobile gaming community website that complements our mobile game offering.
The user experience design intern position can be either full time or part time, based on schedule.

15 Nov 2006 - 6:12pm
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7 years ago
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Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Remote IxD work

I have worked on a few small, remote IxD projects (involving primarily
expert reviews, wireframes, task flow diagrams, etc - not user research),
and have discovered it can either be a pretty tricky process to maneuver or
a complete cake-walk.

I'm wondering what experiences others on this list have had. Are there
particular issues you've come across over and over, specific to remote
projects, or has it changed every time according to the client and the
client's process?

-r-