Discussion Archive: July 2007

17 Jul 2007 - 9:55am
Zachary Thacher

JOB / Information Architect / New York / Company C / Full time


Information Architect

New York

Company C

Full time

Company C is an integrated direct and interactive marketing agency in
downtown New York servicing Fortune 100 clients. We recently re-branded
ourselves after 20 years of providing services as Chinnici Direct, primarily
a direct marketing house. Our client list for interactive projects is
growing, and our current focus is on the Travel, Financial Services and
Communications industries - although that list is growing as well.

17 Jul 2007 - 9:35am
9 years ago
5 replies
Fredrik Matheson

Is the IXDA a well-kept secret? (was: Interesting Article About Usability as a Career in New York Times.)

The article that Harvinder mentioned gives a nice introduction to our
profession for those not in the know.
( "The usability industry helps make new products work"

After reading it I wondered why the Usability Professionals Association
(UPA) was mentioned, but not the IXDA.

17 Jul 2007 - 4:55am
Kyle Pero

REMINDER: NH UX July Meeting - Thursday, July 19, 2007

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**


This is a reminder that the NH UX July meeting is this Thursday.

16 Jul 2007 - 11:30pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Michael Eckersley

"ShareWhere" www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gGvKF2MXEY&v3

You might check out this simple but effective experience prototype clip by a
small group of students in my spring interaction design course. They are
credited at the end.
Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gGvKF2MXEY&v3


Michael Eckersley, PhD | Principal
michael at humancentered.net

Professor | Interaction Design
University of Kansas

16 Jul 2007 - 4:24pm
16 Jul 2007 - 1:00pm
George Muenz

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16 Jul 2007 - 12:59pm
9 years ago
37 replies
Dan Saffer

What Women Want (was: iPhone usability tests)

NYT had an article a while ago about what women want in their
products. It's unfortunately now an article you have to pay for.


I was able to grab some of it:

"Only a few years ago, feminizing a consumer electronic product meant
little more than creating a pink or pastel version of the same black
or silvery item coveted by men. And, some retailers note, that kind
of marketing still goes on.

16 Jul 2007 - 8:19am
9 years ago
17 replies
Dave Malouf

iPhone usability tests

User Centric released a summary of the results of their early
usability study they performed on the iPhone. I liked how the keyboard
while "frustrating" performed better than comparable systems. The list
of strengths was a longer than its weaknesses.

Take a look.

Starting week 2 and my current response to on the street queries to
"do you like it?"
"It has the same number of problems as any other phone smart or
otherwise I have owned, but 10x's the enjoyment.

15 Jul 2007 - 4:09pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Janna DeVylder

Chicago needs a local IxDA group... join us!

Are there others in the Chicagoland area that are interested in attending
local IxDA gatherings and events? Your interest could range from planning
events, speaking at an event, attending... or just feeling happy, knowing
there is a local group here.

If any of the above fit you, please email me off-list so I can gauge
interest. Also let me know if there are any topics of particular interest
that you haven't found a local forum for as of yet.

many thanks,


14 Jul 2007 - 11:00am
Brooke Mackay

(job offered) UI Designer - Contract - FILTER [recruiter] Seattle, WA area

UI Designer
FILTER is looking for an experienced UI designer for a long term
contract in Seattle. The position requires a highly motivated, creative
and passionate person committed to user-centered design. Our ideal
candidate has experience designing high fidelity visual experiences for
software or web applications. Formal training in interaction or
information design is preferred, however, candidates with proven
experience with user interaction design samples demonstrated through a
portfolio of work will definitely be considered.