Discussion Archive: January 2007

16 Jan 2007 - 5:49pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] IA / iProducer, Santa Monica, CA | 70-100k

IA / iProducer, Santa Monica, CA | 70-100k

Santa Monica, CA based integrated marketing communications firm is
looking for an exceptionally talented person with 5+ years experience to
fill a challenging hybrid Information Architect / Producer position.
You'll be working with interactive strategists and designers to solve
interactive marketing challenges for nationally and internationally
recognized brands.

16 Jan 2007 - 4:08pm
crispin baynes

JOB: Freelance User Researcher(s) - Chicago - World's largest interactive agency - Recruiter Posting

Our client is the World's largest interactive agency and is widely
recognized as an employer of choice.

We are currently looking for Freelance User Researchers in the Chicago

A market leading $ hourly rate is available for the right candidates.

The Freelance User Researcher is responsible for understanding target
audiences' needs and other motivating factors that drive behavior, and
developing key insights and frameworks to help clients and design teams
respond to the work. He or she helps translate insights into concepts for
compelling interactions and experiences.

16 Jan 2007 - 4:00pm
9 years ago
1 reply
crispin baynes

JOB: 2 x Snr Information Architects - Full Time - New York - World's Largest Interactive Agency - Recruiter Posting

Our client is the World's largest interactive agency and is widely
recognized as an employer of choice.

We are currently looking for 2 x IAs in the New York office. These are
contract/freelance roles with the opportunity to go permanent, based on

A market leading $ hourly rate is available for the right candidates.

The Senior Information Architect is responsible for developing IA
documentation (site maps, transaction flows, schematics, navigation models)
for both web sites and applications.

16 Jan 2007 - 3:34pm
Traci Paris

JOB: WeberShandwick in NYC looking for IA

WeberShandwick's online division is focused on brand consulting,
communications, online outreach and design renowned for using breakthrough
simplicity and clarity to create compelling solutions to our clients'
complex business challenges. We are currently seeking an information
architect for the group who can look outside of the interactive box and
deliver solution for the changing social media landscape and multiplatform

16 Jan 2007 - 3:22pm
9 years ago
3 replies

Product suite design - single interface designormultiple?

Thanks for the feedback - nice to have someone who has actually seen
the products. I completely agree with regard to focusing on the content.
Though we do have to work on optimizing the troubleshooting aspects of the
products, and that is where a large part of the workflow or activity design comes in.

You bring up another interesting point -- "it might make it too simple for them."
I've struggled with this as well.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:31pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Esteban Barahona

ease of use & interfaces for "power" users

Hi all,

ease of use isn't of much help if it cripples functionality. Imagine a
configuration glider with 2 extremes: "power" and "average" user. This
glider can switch from hiding functionality in the UI (or complexity) or
look like a complex airplane (control) panel (...minus the context-oriented
eurofighter, but that's another story). btw, what defines a power user(1)?

I have being thinking of this, what exactly is ease of use? Aren't designers
forcing a "one size fits all" UI?

16 Jan 2007 - 11:51am
9 years ago
2 replies

Affordances (was Re: iPhone Keynote)

Mark Said "In short, the brain stores and reassembles images, not words."

I'm not sure this is strictly true Mark, given the eight general types
of intelligence Visual/Spatial, Logical/Mathematical, Linguistic, Interpersonal,
Intrapersonal, Musical, Bodily kinesthetic and Spiritual

I would say my brain, what there is off it, does a little processing
on any possible affordances available based on the context.

16 Jan 2007 - 8:18am
Dan Brown

EightShapes wants YOU!

EightShapes, LLC, a user experience consultancy founded by Nathan Curtis and
Dan Brown, wants to hire you. What's the catch?

16 Jan 2007 - 7:43am
Mark Schraad

Affordances (was Re: iPhone Keynote)

In short, the brain stores and reassembles images, not words.

> On Jan 11, 2007, at 6:38 PM, Mark Schraad wrote:
>> I do not think you need formal (what ever that is) research, but
>> certainly insight does not come to the designer in a vacuum.

16 Jan 2007 - 6:27am
John Wood

JOB: Senior Analyst at iQ Content, Dublin, Ireland - Full Time

COMPANY: iQ Content Ltd. (www.iqcontent.com)
LOCATION: Dublin, Ireland
POSITION TITLE: Senior Analyst

iQ Content is looking for an experienced user experience professional
to join our rapidly growing team in the position of Senior Analyst.
The Senior Analyst will lead project teams to help build better
websites, better software and better services for our clients and
their customers.

The Senior Analyst must be comfortable working alone or as part of a
small team.