Discussion Archive: May 2007

30 May 2007 - 12:35pm
9 years ago
5 replies

Fireworks CS3

Despite today's excellent point that our most important tool is our brains,
I'm wading in with a few quick remarks about the newest Fireworks release.
I've used it for almost two weeks now and am loving it.

Here's why:

- For folks on Macs, it's (finally) Intel native. A huge performance
improvement on my MacBook Pro 2.33 GHz.

- They've introduced the concept of "Pages". Previously, if you wanted to
capture more than one screen or screen states in a single file, you had to
either use layers (an awkward choice) or frames (a better choice).

30 May 2007 - 9:48am
9 years ago
21 replies
Gustavo Gawry

Which is the most used tool for UX nowadays?

Which one have you been using? Visio, Axure, Intuitect (plus Visio),
OmniGraffle, Smartdraw, iRise, Powerpoint...

I have been using Axure and Powerpoint...

Gustavo Gawry
User Experience Analyst
Analista de Experiência do Usuário

www.gawry.com (in portuguese)

30 May 2007 - 6:53am
6 years ago
56 replies
Håkan Reis

What do you think of Microsoft Surface


I find there are quite a few interesting concepts here, especially the
interaction with "real" objects. The clips in the third video is the most
- Placing a camera on top of the desk and move images to you portable
- Browsing your media files and drop them on the media player.
- Pay for things by dropping the items on the physical credit cards.

/ Håkan

Håkan Reis
Dotway AB

Phone: +46 (768) 51 00 33


29 May 2007 - 10:45pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Reminder: IxDA Portland F2F May 30 (+ IDSA social)

Hey folks,

Just a quick reminder -- if you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, USA
tomorrow, Wednesday May 30th -- to come mingle and network with Industrial
Designers & Interaction Designers at this month's IxDA Portland Face-2-Face.
Oh yes, we're crashing the IDSA Social! ;)

When: Wednesday, May 30th, 6 - 8:30 pm

Where: Vendetta, 4306 N Williams Ave, Portland, OR 97217, (503) 288-1085

For more info: contact Liz at (503) 347-4931 or visit the IDSA website at

Hope to see you there!

29 May 2007 - 10:34pm
Jeff Howard

IxDA Beta Overview

Hi everyone. Here's an overview of the new features of the IxDA discussion
list beta. It's designed to complement the e-mail version of the list.


* The core of the new beta is the threaded discussion reader. You'll find
a list of recent threads in the sidebar on the right, showing the names of
people who are participating in the threads. Select any name in the
sidebar to jump directly to that member's comment. Each time someone posts
a comment, that thread jumps to the top of the sidebar.

29 May 2007 - 9:17pm
UXE Jobs

JOB: User Experience Evangelist @ Microsoft, Redmond

Do you love helping companies and web sites determine how to use the latest
technologies to build a better experience for their customers? Are you a
voracious learner, devouring new technologies and industry trends with an
unabashedly geeky enthusiasm?

29 May 2007 - 5:20pm
Scott Weiss

NYC Project: Visual Designer/Pixel Artist

Project/New York City: 1-6 months, hourly/day rate
Must be in NYC area, legal to work in US

Usable Products Company (http://usableproducts.com) is a small
usability design and research agency in Manhattan, near Penn Station.
We have been asked by an enterprise client to re-brand and re-design a
software product line for them, according to their new design and
branding guidelines.

29 May 2007 - 1:29pm
Megan Rye

JOB | Information Architect | Philadelphia, PA | Recruiter | Long-term contract

MissionStaff has an immediate job opening for a business savvy
Information Architect for a premiere communications client in Center
City Philadelphia. We're interested in someone with excellent
problem-solving and communication skills with the ability to easily go
from high-level to detail and back in verbal communication as well as in
the quality of their deliverables. Candidates with MBA, or more
experience with Business Intelligence and/or product strategy preferred.
Some folks with this profile may identify as project managers, BAs or UX
architects (or some variation).

29 May 2007 - 1:28pm
Megan Rye

JOBS | User Research Coordinator | Philadelphia, PA | Recruiter | Long-term contract

MissionStaff has an immediate contract position available with our
client in Center City Philadelphia to work in a state-of-the-art
technical environment with innovative people creating solutions to
business challenges. This is a newly created position for an immediate
project and runs through the end of the year (minimum) and could evolve
into a permanent position.

The User Research Coordinator will be responsible for validating a major
website redesign that our client will be gradually deploying throughout
the year.

29 May 2007 - 12:28pm
gmb at asi-az.com

Arizona IxDA Community Members

Potential Arizona IxDA community members:

I would like to know if there are IxDA community members in Arizona.

Where reside/work:

Name (optional):

email address (optional):

Interested in forming a f2f:


At 10:05 AM 5/29/2007, you wrote:

>Guys, this is crazy awesome. Is this a stand alone tool, a product out
>of a box?