Discussion Archive: November 2006

13 Nov 2006 - 5:31am
R. Groot

How to cope with missing process deliverables and scope creep

Hi all,

I am an interaction designer and at the moment I am working on a bit of a
strange project, process wise (or maybe not). Because of this I am walking
into a real problem.

The project was already started up when I joined. Practically this meant
that there was already a document written about the system to be build. It
is neatly labeled 'functional design' and contains several
(screen)flowcharts, user-role descriptions and fully designed screens.

So far so good you would say.

12 Nov 2006 - 12:48pm

Question from a newby...

Hi All,

I've been lurking on the list for a while, reading past digests and
gaining knowledge about the field of Interaction Design through
informational interviews, online research, and meeting with faculty.

11 Nov 2006 - 12:04pm
9 years ago
2 replies
k lenox

Game UI Design Resources?

An art director friend is looking for a good resource for interface
designs for games. My guess is it's a game for a website, but maybe
not. She has a tight deadline of 2 weeks to design a game interface.

Web resources or book recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks! -Kim

11 Nov 2006 - 10:03am
Challis Hodge

JOB: Experience Planner/Information Architect (Cincinnati, OH) FTE

Experience Planner

Bridge Worldwide, a global subsidiary of WPP, is a top 40 interactive agency
that specializes in work for FORTUNE 100 healthcare, financial services and
consumer packaged goods companies. Bridge Worldwide was recently named the
9th Best Company to Work for in America in the small business category.

11 Nov 2006 - 12:21am
Elizabeth Bacon

Portland, OR: Social Event Nov 15, 2006

Hi folks!

Next week there's a special cross-organizational social event here in Portland, OR, organized by Cascade SIGGRAPH - see below!

I hope we can generate some good IxDA representation -- plus I hear that Lucky Lab has perhaps the best brews in town! Please note that an RSVP to cascadesiggraph at gmail.com is requested.


Off topic P.S.

10 Nov 2006 - 10:23pm
Joe Cheung-seek...

Microsoft Product Design Event in San Francisco Monday November 13th, 2006

Did you know Microsoft has a User Experience Team here in the Silicon
Valley that is specifically dedicated to changing the way millions of
people are sharing and communicating on the web?

Perhaps you have interest in how our designers and researchers are
changing the way people perceive and value mail, find and share
memories from events, and use natural language to create and view

Perhaps you have interest in seeing how our creative research
techniques have been instrumental in helping designers surprise and
delight users worldwide.


We have a bay area team locat

10 Nov 2006 - 6:49pm
Dan Saffer

[Plug] Managing Experience (MX) Conference

Adaptive Path is launching a new conference on February 12 & 13, 2007
in San Francisco focused on the strategies and tools for managing
experiences and design teams.

10 Nov 2006 - 3:59pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Karen Smith

Disagreement among UX designers

When you have diagreement in the UX team on specific designs, how do you
usually resolve the issue?

1. Test with users
We don't usually have direct access to users. Sometimes, conceptual designs
cannot be readily tested. Even we have a test, the way to interpret data is
different among team members. What you see is what you think.

2. Reasoning
Each side puts their opinons, pros and cons and then find the best solution.
However, the team may even disagree the pros and cons list.


10 Nov 2006 - 11:50am
Kim Hoffman

JOB: Sr. UI Designer/San Francisco/Adobe/FTE

If interested, please contact me directly at kimh at adobe.com


10 Nov 2006 - 10:48am
Shelby Reynolds

JOB- Freelance Interaction Designer

Digitas is looking for a freelance Interaction Designer to collaborate
on various projects onsite. The ideal candidate will have at least 4
years experience and be versed in wireframes and website development.
Please send a resume and work samples.

Shelby Reynolds
Creative Staffing Manager
Digitas, NYC