Discussion Archive: February 2007

9 Feb 2007 - 11:42am
9 years ago
1 reply
John Schrag

JOB: Interaction Designer-UX Team; Toronto, ON, Canada; Autodesk Canada (Full Time)


Organization: Autodesk Inc. (www.autodesk.com
<outbind://72/www.autodesk.com> )

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada


The Interaction Designer's role is about expressing the voice of the
end-user. You will be responsible for applying user-centered design
techniques at all stages of the development process to ensure that our
products meet the needs of our users. You will be a member of the User
Experience team.

9 Feb 2007 - 10:01am
3 years ago
15 replies

viewing Microsoft Project files on a Mac?

One of the struggles I have in this cross-platform world is that there a few
key Microsoft applications that simply don't have native Mac support. One of
those is Project. Since our product development schedules are all managed
with Project and I work on a Mac, it's very difficult to view and make
changes to them. Are there applications out there that can handle viewing
.mpp files on OSX?


Lisa deBettencourt
Sr. Interaction Designer
Bose Corporation

9 Feb 2007 - 8:39am
9 years ago
7 replies
Loz Gray

People stealing your work

Hi all

It's come to my attention today that for the past year, someone I
used to work with has been stealing mine and other peoples work,
using it in their portfolio and on their website as well as putting
it in their CV.

8 Feb 2007 - 4:57pm

Difference between lead user program and other UCD?


What is the difference between Lead User Program
and other user-centric methods to collect insights?

Without calling Lead User program, in the software company I worked
for in the past, we always had a group of users we are in contact
regularly managed by product specialists to get their feedback on the
products or be the early testers at concept phase or have a workshop
to get insights.

I hear this word coming from b school type of person.

I do not see much different from being a kind of user centric method
that place u

8 Feb 2007 - 4:48pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Nathan Curtis

InDesign Libraries are fun!


First off, regarding the Pros and Cons of Wireframing Tools
discussion, it's worth noting that InDesign and Illustrator are both
relatively mature diagramming/illustration tools when used
independently. However, their power for creating wireframes, flows,
and deeper specifications and design documents is realized far more
when they are used in concert.

8 Feb 2007 - 2:30pm
cui sarah

what people's intent?when in a BBS.

hi my friends,

this is a questen about bbs system.BBS system is like a tree list in China
mostly.like this web: http://bbs.esrichina-bj.cn/ESRI/index.php

people be accustomed to forbear bad experience from this type.but I like
the design of outlook to read information.it has 3 part,sorts list,articles
name list in one of all the sorts,and texts of one of all the articles.

If use this type to change BBS system,U can use the time of connect to read
other sorts or others articles name.And I think the texts part need not to
big part

8 Feb 2007 - 1:50pm
9 years ago
3 replies
maya gorton

InDesign Libaries are fun!

I have been thinking of doing this for a while, and the time has come.

Over the years, i've added to my InDesign Libaries and they have
become large and unwieldy.

I would like to compile the best of the best of InDesign Libaries, one
for "functionality elements" (drop-downs, scrollbars, calendars, radio
buttons, etc) and one for "illustrations" (people silhouettes, maps,
products for ecommerce apps, other placeholder vector illustrations
and images)

If you are interested in sharing yours, please send your InDesign
libraries you frequently use to me, and i will clean them

8 Feb 2007 - 9:50am
9 years ago
35 replies
Kiesel, Jeffrey...

Pros and Cons of Wireframing tools

Hi All,

My team is evaluating wireframing tools, and I would love to get some
feedback from this list. Things tend to be leaning towards Visio at the
moment. Being a designer, I'm not too thrilled at the idea of using

8 Feb 2007 - 8:59am

great video...

This video came from a friend on another list. It really is well worth a few


Beautiful video made by an anthropology professor at Kansas State U.
Well worth just under 5 minutes of your time....


8 Feb 2007 - 7:40am
diego bauducco

need help evaluating the value of an application

Thanks so much for your answers.


> This really isn't an IxD topic.
> That said, valuations are tricky.
> The official answer is the valuation is the highest amount of money a
> buyer will pay for it. Of course, you have to figure that out with
> little help from the buyer, since they want to get the best deal.
> Often valuations are multiple of something, such as six times
> revenues or twenty times net earnings.