Discussion Archive: May 2007

15 May 2007 - 12:46pm
Susan McGaha

JOB: User Interface Designer Charleston, SC Blackbaud Full Time

User Interface Designer/Developer

Blackbaud is the world's leading provider of software and related
services specifically tailored to meet the needs of nonprofit
organizations. Publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol BLKB,
Blackbaud is a successful, growing company with more than 25 years of
experience and annual revenue in excess of $192 million. The company,
led by chief executive officer (and former Microsoft(r) executive) Marc
Chardon, offers an integrated suite of nonprofit management applications
built with Microsoft(r) technology and delivered by our professional
services team.

14 May 2007 - 10:53pm
Peter Merholz

Reminder: Scott Berkun, Wednesday May 16, San Francisco

Please RSVP (by selecting "attending" or "watching"):

Wednesday, May 16
Adaptive Path offices
363 Brannan Street
Doors open at 6p; Presentation at 7pm

From the description:
Much of what we know about innovation history is wrong. That's the
bet this talk takes, as it romps through the history of innovation,
dispelling the mythologies we've constructed about how we got here.

14 May 2007 - 2:38pm
9 years ago
10 replies
Dan Saffer

'Transparent' Apple Devices

Via Core77:

"Although touchscreens are apparently the wave of the future, there's
one design flaw no one's yet addressed: when your finger's on the
screen, it's obscuring the very elements you're supposed to be
interacting with.

Leave it to Apple to come up with a workaround."

14 May 2007 - 2:34pm
phi-hong d ha

JOB: Interaction Designer, NYC, Method, Full-time

Position: Interaction Designer

Location: New York City

Method is an independently owned, multi-disciplinary studio with offices
in New York and San Francisco. We combine user-centered design research,
an ability to incubate ideas at a strategic level, and world-class design
talent to create truly out-of-the-box solutions to real-world business
problems. We thrive on tacking the toughest challenges, and designing
elegant, functional, effective solutions that address or customers’
business needs.

14 May 2007 - 12:13pm
Joanne Weaver

JOBS: variety of UX roles, Avenue A | Razorfish, USA-wide

[apologies if cross-posted]

Hi all,

I'm Joanne, the new Avenue A | Razorfish nationwide UX/UI recruiter,
getting the word out that I'm here, I'm looking for UX (and design)
professionals, and I'm looking not only for NYC but across the whole
nation, if anyone is considering relocating *or* if anyone knows faraway
friends who are interesting in hearing about new opportunities.


We're growing rapidly and have a slew of new open positions in the
following offices (relocation packages available in most cases):


14 May 2007 - 10:27am
Joy Zigo

5/15 Event: Identify Learning Styles, Create Profiles to Devel Persuasive Site

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 N

14 May 2007 - 9:19am
9 years ago
1 reply

Web Site Monitoring & Analytics

My apologies if this is a bit off-topic...

I'm looking for a single Web Site Measurement package (not hosted,
preferably) that will enable us to do four things:

1.) Basic Stats - number of visitors, time on site, pages per session,
browser version, etc.

2.) Monitoring - this would be able to tell things like response time, error
conditions, email notifications of static & dynamic thresholds (any page
that takes longer than 20 seconds to get a response to the person), etc.

3.) Click Data - what are people clicking on (Like Click Maps from
SiteCatalyst from

14 May 2007 - 8:56am
9 years ago
7 replies
Forrest Maready

Node Graph UI discussion

Has anyone here designed or is designing a node graph/dependency graph
UI? I'd love to have some discussions off list about your experience and
bounce some ideas off you.
One point of contention- vertical flow is more appropriate for the
metaphor, but it makes naming channels difficult. Is there any consensus
about whether writing things vertically:


as oppose to "Channel" rotated 90 degrees clockwise is easier to read?


12 May 2007 - 1:03pm
Jared M. Spool

Informal UX Social Hour: Minn/St. Paul Area - 5/14 5:30-7:00

[Apologies for any duplication]


I am visiting the Minneapolis/St. Paul area on Monday, attending the
annual STC conference and visiting with several clients. If you're in
this area too, I'd love to meet with you. I'm hosting an informal
cocktail hour in Minneapolis on Monday, May 14, from 5:30-7:00.

11 May 2007 - 4:37pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Nicolas Cohen

Performance vs Intuitition


I have recently found my self in a situation that has already
happened to me in other occations and always finds me without a good
reason to choose either way.
While designing a web application i have a file upload that -in
rather few occations- might be used to upload up to 1-2 gb of text
(yes text). As 2 gb of files is way too much for a regural http post,
the app uses a java applet. The java applet compresses the file to
300 mb or less making it much easier to upload and, also uses ftp
which is less error prone. Most people upload less than 10 megs.