Discussion Archive: December 2006

22 Dec 2006 - 11:20am
david gee

CfP: CHI07 workshop: Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape

(apologies for cross-posting)

Call for Papers

CHI2007 workshop, San Jose, April 29th 2007

*Supporting non-professional users in the new media landscape*

Position papers are invited to discuss computer-human interaction issues of
co-creation characterized by user-generated content production and sharing
in different contexts (private and public spaces), with special attention
to the user experience factors of these applications and the implications
for interface design.

22 Dec 2006 - 10:20am
plnii-11 at yah...

Personas Personas Personas (was: New IxD)

<<I've only read The Persona Lifecycle, which was a
major disappointment. In fact, it's one of the most disappointing
books on my shelf (out of around 200+).>>

I read this book while attempting my first persona for a research project at SAS Institute. I found it fairly helpful in terms of learning about personas, but not terribly helpful in actually creating them.

22 Dec 2006 - 9:42am
Todd Warfel

A little Friday fun - Smoooth Santa

Absolutely hilarious. Just a little Friday fun.

Happy holidays, all.



Todd Zaki Warfel
Partner, Design & Usability Specialist
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

21 Dec 2006 - 5:55pm
9 years ago
6 replies
Dana Smith

Holiday Gift from Adobe: New Icons for their Apps


Perhaps the pumped-up color coding will make them easier to find, but all

I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.


On 12/21/2006, "Dan Saffer" <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:


21 Dec 2006 - 5:41pm
Jared M. Spool

Boston CHI: Professional Development Seminars 1/26

[ Apologies if you receive more than one of these. ]


I hope your holiday preparations are going well.

I wanted to take a moment and let you know about the Boston CHI
chapter's Professional Development Seminars, held in Burlington, MA on
January 26. The chapter folks have put together a program that looks
top-notch at a great price. If you register by 1/5, you can take any
of the full-day tutorials for only $165. ($180 if you're not a Boston
CHI member, which includes the $15 annual membership.)

Instructor: Dr.

21 Dec 2006 - 1:53pm
9 years ago
6 replies
Dave Malouf

Personas Personas Personas

What about "innovation"?

BusinessWeek even added a quarterly addition to their magazine about

Personally, I find "personae" so uninteresting.

21 Dec 2006 - 1:47pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Dan Saffer

Personas Personas Personas (was: New IxD Techniques to Try in 2007)

"Personas" was this years' UX Buzzword.

Anyone read either of the two books that came out solely dedicated to
persona creation?

The User is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating Personas for
the Web
The Persona Lifecycle : Keeping People in Mind Throughout Product Design


20 Dec 2006 - 10:37pm
Mark Schraad

App's and stages

Seems that there is a quite a range on this group as to what we are
all applying our interaction models and practices to. For me, I spend
a lot of time in basic web 1.0 models involving facilitation of
commerce. In these cases the interactions must be largely expected
and predictable by the users and the designers. We do not have a lot
of time for our "users" to learn or adjust. Others seem to be
developing interactions that are for more dedicated users. Those that
will repeat these interactions or even be trained for them.

20 Dec 2006 - 2:05pm
bcopello at ari...

Job: Information Architect /NYC /Ariel Partners/ Fulltime/ or long term contract

Ariel Partners LLC; has an immediate opening in NYC for a Sr.
Information Architect. This can be a full time position with Ariel
Partners; but long term consulting will be equally considered.


The focus is designing for leading edge interactive *Ajax* web (thin
client, rich GUI or RIA), developing screens to help a large client and
its sub-agencies manage critical resources - The IA will work closely
with business analysts, clients, and the UI development team.