Discussion Archive: May 2007

10 May 2007 - 11:36am
8 years ago
11 replies

Personas or some other technique?

Hi there,

I'm working on a complex portal/business tool project for a major home
services (cleaning) company. I have very limited resources however - I don't
have access to the users in order to do interviews for example. All I have
is a business requirement document, and a spreadsheet showing the primary
"actors" on the system (really, roles). I also have the old system (windows
based) installed on my machine for reference (although it is changing quite
a bit)

I wanted to build some personas as a design tool, but I don't think I have
enough information.

9 May 2007 - 3:14pm
Nakata, Kelly

JOB - User Interface Designer @ PayPal

User Interface Designer @ PayPal, an eBay Company
Opportunities in San Jose, CA and Phoenix, AZ

The successful design candidate will work both independently and
alongside other design team members to shape the future of online
payments. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must,
along with solid visual presentation skills.

9 May 2007 - 12:51pm
Joy Zigo

5/15 Event: Identify Learning Styles & Create Profiles to Develop Persuasive Web

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Identify Learning Styles and Create Profiles to Develop a Persuasive Website

Come find out how to use user experience research to make a website more
than just “usable” – make it “persuasive.” This presentation will focus on
techniques you can adopt to identify different learning styles of your
target users and ways to adapt your site to match these different
interaction styles for increased conversion.

Speaker: Todd Follansbee of Web Marketing Resources
Howard Kaplan of Future Now

9 May 2007 - 12:28pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Trip O'Dell

And now for something completely different

There was some speculation a few days ago about the IxD implications
of emerging UI technologies such as neural interfaces.

Someone on another list sent along these links. Apparently there is
an open source project (Openeeg) working to develop prototyping
tools for neural interfaces both on the hardware and software front.
It will be interesting to see where this goes.

9 May 2007 - 12:20pm
8 years ago
1 reply

IxDA Sweden - Next event: Experiences on IxD and ID

Hi all!

Next IxDA event in Stockholm, Sweden on the 30th of May will be a
number of presentations on interaction design from an industrial
design perspective.

9 May 2007 - 10:35am
lea at trionwor...

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Job Title Lead User Interface Designer
Have you got the passion and talent to lead the User Experience team
for web and mobile applications at the next great publisher of online
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networks? We are merging online games with the web and mobile in a
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9 May 2007 - 10:05am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] Adaptive Path's UX Week; Aug 13-16; Early Reg ends Friday


Adaptive Path's UX Week conference takes place August 13-16, and it's
shaping up to be quite a doozy this year.


We've got an amazing program, with subjects spanning search engines,
interaction design, management challenges, participatory design,
social media, mobile design, usability for web 2.0, and more.

We're also extremely pleased to announce Deborah Adler as a keynoter.
As a graphic design student, Deborah developed the SafeRX pill bottle
design, which evolved into

9 May 2007 - 9:58am
Gary Chou

JOB: Interaction Designer, Cisco Media Solutions Group, San Francisco, fulltime

Hi folks,

As some of you may have seen from Cisco's recent "Human Network"
campaign, Cisco is starting to do some really exciting and
interesting things around the consumer.

9 May 2007 - 9:09am
8 years ago
28 replies
Mark Schraad

Design research

I read this morning a column Dan Saffer wrote that is posted on the adaptive path web site. It caused me some concern.


I am a huge proponent of design research, but I think it is all too often done poorly, and not done frequently enough. That said, I agree for the most part with what Dan says regarding many projects and many designers not needing research. What concerns me is the specificity of Dan's message and its audience.

8 May 2007 - 7:25pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Shameless plug

Sorry for the shameless plug, but I simply couldn't resist mentioning
this one. It's a very in-depth, very positive review for my little
book, on BoxesAndArrows:


You can't see me, but I'm doing a little happy dance right now. :)