Discussion Archive: April 2007

4 Apr 2007 - 4:09pm
9 years ago
14 replies
Phillip Hunter

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs (also:doemployerscare about portfolios?)

As a hiring manager, I am very reluctant to even talk to someone without a
portfolio. I don't care about anything fancy, just something representative
and professional.


4 Apr 2007 - 3:58pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Eric Buchanan

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

Hey Vishal,
As an in-house Recruiter, I highly value portfolios for IxD's and IA's. I
know that my IA Manager gauges initial talent from portfolios and work
samples as well.

4 Apr 2007 - 3:41pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Vishal Subraman...

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

> Anyone have some rockin' examples they want to share with the group?

I really like http://www.okaydave.com/- especially at the project level with
a story (video) and other details like process, screenshots etc

When I graduated from grad school last year and was looking for a job, I
thought that my portfolio would be the single best tool to prove my
capabilities. Although I did get a decent amount of traffic, most people (6
out of 7) who had called me for interviews didn't bother to go through my

4 Apr 2007 - 3:13pm
9 years ago
8 replies
Jared M. Spool

Excellent Portfolios for IxDs

Hello everyone,

I'm interested in some examples of excellent online portfolios for
interaction designers.

What's the best way to represent one's work to potential employers?

Anyone have some rockin' examples they want to share with the group?


Jared M.

4 Apr 2007 - 2:34pm
Lisa Kruger

User Experience Architect: Chicago/ Recruiter/Full-Time

Hi Everyone,

I'm thrilled to continue to recruit on behalf of a Marketing and
Design firm specializing in strategic branding, usability, and
information architecture.

Join a team of creative, intelligent and passionate professionals and
enjoy challenging and dynamic work over a long term career with this
unique employer.

4 Apr 2007 - 2:19pm
Brook Wyant

Senior Interaction Designer: San Jose, CA / Recruiter / Full-Time

Title: Senior Interaction Designer
Location: San Jose area
Compensation: DOE + bonus + stock

A growing, teen community site is seeking a Senior Interaction
Designer lead its site redesign and to help define the user
experience and site identity. This three-year-old, well-funded,
rapidly growing startup was started by prestigious comic-book

4 Apr 2007 - 2:07pm
Peter Merholz

Adaptive Path Seeks Contract IxD

Please pass along!

We're looking for a full-time Interaction Designer (25-35 hrs/week),
comfortable with iterative prototyping alongside fellow designers, a
business team, and front-end developers. AP's working to envision the
future of the customer-facing web experience for a company you've
heard of. We're looking for a team member who can: participate in in-
person research activities, help lead idea generation workshops, and
create mock-ups and prototypes to help design the way forward.

4 Apr 2007 - 12:08pm
Brooke Mackay

JOB: Flash Designer/Developer - Full time - Redmond, WA - FILTER/TALENT [recruiter]

Flash Designer / Developer
Are you a talented Flash designer with a solid online portfolio that
shows you can think outside-the-box and push the limits with design,
technology and layout? Are your ActionScript skills a 10 on a scale of
1 to 10? If so, FILTER/TALENT would like to talk to you about a full
time, direct hire opportunity to create great designs for sharing photos
and video using the latest ActionScript code and Flash 8. You will work
with a fantastic design team experienced in creating world class Flash
animations to build successful designs for our client's application.

4 Apr 2007 - 10:01am
9 years ago
7 replies
Lori Landesman

Details of a Tree Widget


I'm working on the specifics of a tree widget implementation in a web app. Whether a tree widget is appropriate or not in this context is not the issue. What I'm grappling with right now is how the tree behaves under certain circumstances:

Say that you have a hierarchy where A is at the highest level; B is part of A, and C is part of B (sorry if this sounds like a standardized test question).

4 Apr 2007 - 7:53am
Andrew Maben

Should closing a window save changes? "Intuitive" vs "Expected"

On Apr 3, 2007, at 7:45 AM, Darryll DeCoster wrote:

> I recently added a Mac to my mass of computers, and honestly it is
> very
> counter intuitive to not have to click a save or apply button on
> changes.
> That's not say I think it's wrong...

I'd suggest that the term "counter intuitive" might be misapplied
here, where I think what you are actually saying is that this isn't
the behavior you have become used to in this context - an habitual
Mac user might well be equally nonplussed faced with the Windows
solution (in fa