Discussion Archive: April 2007

6 Apr 2007 - 4:17pm

JOB: Full Time IA / ID / UXD position at Orbitz.com in Chicago

Job title: Information Architect

Location: Chicago, IL

Company: Orbitz

Job type: Full time (staff & contract)

Orbitz.com is looking for experienced Information Architects,
Interaction Designers, Interface Designers or related User Experience
Design professionals who are interested in staff or contract employment

All qualified candidates:

1) Will be able to demonstrate direct involvement in the
definition and design of complex, dynamic, Web sites or applications.

2) Must have samples of common artifacts such as wireframes, site
maps, process flows,

6 Apr 2007 - 12:18pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Cecily Walker

Google Updater and the Apple Human Interface Guidelines

I recently downloaded and installed Google Desktop for the Mac
(won't take the place of my beloved Quicksilver), but it wasn't
Google Desktop that left me scratching my head -- it was the
Google Updater application that's installed along with it.


6 Apr 2007 - 11:32am
Kelly Snow

[JOB] Contract Interaction designer- San Francisco, via recruiter

This job is through Morning Group for a major financial institution.
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6 Apr 2007 - 10:48am
HUGE | Caitlin ...

JOB: Interaction Designer- Los Angeles, HUGE- Full time or Contract available

HUGE is an innovative design firm with a renowned team of designers, programmers, and interaction specialists, all with a dedication to beautiful, highly-functional design. We’ve won numerous design and branding awards for our work and have an outstanding client list including IKEA, Atlantic Records, JetBlue, AOL, and Scholastic.

6 Apr 2007 - 9:33am
betsy seder

Job: Senior User Experience Designer at Schematic, NYC

Schematic, one of the nation's largest interactive client services agencies,
is seeking full-time User Experience Designers to join our NY team.
Schematic provides both design and technology solutions for a variety of
platforms including the PC, mobile and television. Our mission is to create
simple yet powerful solutions to our clients' business challenges. Some of
our clients include ABC, Fox, GE, MTV, Motorola, and Microsoft.

6 Apr 2007 - 6:59am
9 years ago
3 replies
Christopher Fahey

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs(also:do employerscare about portfolios?)

> I can't see that maintaining a "professional
> website" should be a priority for an interaction
> designer who is looking for a job. I think that
> would be a bad advice to give to job seekers.

It doesn't have to be a *great* website. Any old website will do. A HTML
1.0 site with black text and some blue links. A Basecamp account. A
MySpace page. A livejournal. Anything. Show me that you are an actual
participant in the fabulous new "Internet Age" and not still living in
some alternate universe where the web never happened.

6 Apr 2007 - 6:49am
9 years ago
16 replies

Date Format

Dear All,

I am working on an application for a US Federal department. They have been
using the standard date format of mm/dd/yyyy e.g. 04/12/2007. I am of the
belief that using MMM DD, yyyy e.g. Apr 12, 2007 will be better as it puts
less cognitive load on the users.

I am aware of ISO standard (yyyy-mm-dd) but am looking for specific research
data. Is anyone aware of any research on the this? Any eperiences/opinions?

Alok Jain

5 Apr 2007 - 11:42pm
9 years ago
15 replies
Austin Govella

What is the one *best* interaction design blog?

I'm updating my feed list. Typically, I find things through
serendipity or links-followed. I figured I'd ask the crowd for wisdom.

What is the one *best* interaction design blog that you absolutely must be read?

Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
austin.govella at gmail.com

5 Apr 2007 - 10:26pm

[iai-members] NextD takes a slash at "Findability Information Architecture"

I am not sure whether I am qualified to comment on the content of this
article, but it seems like a remarkably fuzzy piece of writing for
someone who heads an organization with the motto of "Defuzz the


On 4/5/07, David Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Wow!

5 Apr 2007 - 7:36pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Christopher Fahey

NextD takes a slash at "Findability InformationArchitecture"

> Wow! you thought Josh Porter took a rough shot at IA (as this
> community practices it), take a look at this shot.
> http://nextd.org/pdf_download/NextD_TWINS.pdf

He publishes his opinions in a (if you'll forgive the term as I am using
it literally) retarded PDF format, and then he whines about the fact
that people are currently using a term (IA) differently than he and his
friends did almost twenty years ago.