Discussion Archive: January 2007

13 Jan 2007 - 7:12pm
Dwayne King

Job Posting: FTE Portland Oregon Mid to Sr Information Architect

Mid to Sr-Level Information Architect


As part of our Customer Experience team, the primary role for this
position would be to assist in customer analysis activities, work
with the client and a project team to create an effective business
solution and customer experience.


Active involvement in customer-centered design activities

Conduct user needs assessment and task analysis

Collaborate as an integral member of the design team

Perform heuristic site evaluations of client or potential client sites

Design information structure and navigation flows for a

13 Jan 2007 - 10:33am
9 years ago
5 replies
Mark Schraad


Hello all,

After reading and posting here for a while, I believe that a great
deal of our unresolved disagreements are caused by the various types
of projects we work on. Certainly the consumer facing information web
site has different design constraints than the inward facing
corporate application. These may not be taken into account when
discussing our favorite approach such as UCD or GCD or whatever it is
Hoekman does (sorry Robert, just messing with you).

12 Jan 2007 - 6:03pm

JOB: Sr. Experience Architect - NYC or SF - repost

This is an update to my earlier posting. Our client is in SF so the
position can be located either in SF or NYC.

Dotglu is currently seeking candidates for the position of Sr.
Experience Architect.

Dotglu is the Interactive and Direct Marketing Services division of
Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners. We specialize in the development of
inventive 1-to-1 marketing and loyalty programs in the direct and
interactive channels. We provide these services to a number of blue
chip brands including: BMW, Panasonic, Diageo, Citibank, Edward Jones,
NetJets, and Cibavision.

The Sr.

12 Jan 2007 - 5:52pm
9 years ago
5 replies
Valerie Gomez d...

Web Application vs Website : visual styling

What makes a web application NOT look like a website?


12 Jan 2007 - 5:40pm
Cindi Thomas

JOB: User Experience Designer: Milwaukee, WI

Hi All... just wanted to pass along....

Fullhouse, a Milwaukee Interactive Agency, located in the Historic Third
Ward, is looking for a User Experience Designer to drive the development
of our online applications and web site projects. UX Designers work with
our teams to help understand the needs of the user, develop creative
solutions to meet those needs; while also satisfying business and brand
requirements. You will participate in a user-centered design process and
ensure that products are easy to use and fulfill user needs.

12 Jan 2007 - 4:34pm
9 years ago
7 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Apple TV

With all the hype over the iPhone, why is it that the Apple TV has gone so
.... unnoticed?

My wife envisions a future where her computer and television are one. You
simply download shows and movies - whatever you want - and watch them when
you want, using the same screen, the same box, the same account. Always tied
to you, so if you move or buy a new console, it doesn't matter, it's all
still yours. Bored with Law and Order? Check your email with the wireless
keyboard. (Not, this is not WebTV. And yes, my wife is pretty cool.)

The Apple TV brings us a small step closer to this.

12 Jan 2007 - 4:27pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Library vendors

Does anyone on this list work for a company building software for libraries?

If so, what is your role?


12 Jan 2007 - 2:07pm
Lorne Trudeau

Auto Suggest Behavior - erasing information?


My first reaction is that the autocomplete pattern is not the
appropriate solution to the problem being addressed.

For my money, autocomplete is best used when the user is allowed to
enter anything they desire. That is, they are not picking an item from a
predefined list. It's great for searches or filters.

However, if you have a finite set of data that is relatively large, I
think autocomplete can cause more problems for exactly the reasons you
describe. Perhaps it might be better to separate the list of options and
its input selection from the autocomplete input area.

12 Jan 2007 - 1:32pm
Rebekah Sedaca

Community Design

Has anyone had experience doing interaction design or development of a
customized community using these solutions?

* Propero's CommunityCM http://www.prospero.com/index.htm
* Telligent's Community Server http://communityserver.org/

Or built one using the Django open source framework?

* Django http://www.djangoproject.com/

I'd love to hear about experiences with the solution providers above.
And see example community sites.

12 Jan 2007 - 1:27pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Mark Schraad

Jony Ive aka Apple's design guru. But what aboutIxD?

When talking about success - we have hardly broached the subject of memes, fashion and early adopter behavior. I would contend that the white ear buds were as powerful a signal that a person was an iPod early adopter as the weird look of the Honda Hybrid. Apple has inherent cache and fashion power at this point that is really working form them. It also works against them at time as well.


>Even trickier question.