Discussion Archive: July 2007

3 Jul 2007 - 7:54pm

Article: The Secret of Apple Design

Great article from Technology Review (MIT) on Apple Design

(free registration required).


Through much of 1982 and into early 1983, Jobs searched for a sympathetic
design partner; he finally found one in Hartmut Esslinger of Frog Design.
Together, the two companies developed the "Snow White" design language that
was meant to give Apple's products a coherent visual ­vocabulary, the
appearance of being related.

That vocabulary featured, among other things, lines

3 Jul 2007 - 7:01pm
Cindy Alvarez

(job) Product Analyst (User Experience focused), Redwood City

Hi list -
This position would be a really great stepping stone for an
interaction or user experience designer who wants to move their career
more into product management. Having a strong background in consumer
user experience and how to present information in a
compelling-not-overwhelming way would be a major plus.

3 Jul 2007 - 6:58pm
Cindy Alvarez

(job) XHTML/CSS/JS/Web 2.0 Prototyper, Redwood City, CA

Hi list -
I'm posting the first of two job openings at my company that are not
Interaction Designer positions but hopefully are folks that you rub
elbows with.

Yodlee values great design and there is a ton of opportunity to have a
real impact on our products and talk with our enthusiastic beta user
community. This is a really unique high-visibility project that this
position will be working on (think millions of users).

Are you interesting in working on building web front-ends that use Web
2.0 technologies for good and not for evil?

3 Jul 2007 - 6:21pm
Will Parker

Apple posts iPhone web app design guidelines


- Will

Will Parker
wparker at ChannelingDesign.com

“I wish developing great products was as easy as writing a check. If
that were the case, then Microsoft would have great products.” -
Steve Jobs

3 Jul 2007 - 4:04pm
Andrew Woessner

Job: Product Design Manager (Full Time) - McLean, VA - Telogical Systems - Immediate Opening!

Job Title: Product Design Manager

Department: Product Management

Start Date: Immediate

Position Description
Telogical Systems is seeking a highly motivated individual to support our product design and eLearning initiatives. Specific responsibilities include assisting in the design of web based applications used by major telecommunications companies in the U.S. and assisting in the creation of web-based training modules to facilitate the use of these web-based applications. This is a full time position. Salary is commensurate with experience.

3 Jul 2007 - 3:41pm
9 years ago
11 replies
Pawson, Mark

How can QA help UI team

I have been asked by the QA Manager how her team can help UI,
particularly in regards to any spec docs her team can refer to when
testing. Her team is under resourced so its not a matter of they are
looking for something to do. :)
Since I am a one man team in a mid size ( >2000 employees) international
company my UI involvement tends to be idea generation, lots of research
and acting as a catalyst to let other dev teams know about unique design
solutions from their colleagues around the globe. As such I do not see
value in spending my time writing huge spec documents which no one

3 Jul 2007 - 3:39pm
Morten Hjerde

Reality desktop

Check out the latest in paper prototyping here (humor):


Morten Hjerde

3 Jul 2007 - 3:39pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cronin

Personas and Mental Models (was DDD conflicts with Cooper GDD)

> Michael Scharf said:
> But what do you do with the mental models of the different personas?
> Do you formalize them? How do you communicate them to the developers?
> Have you ever tried to let the developers create some
> software that represents the mental model(s)?

Good questions.

At Cooper, we tend not spend a ton of effort "formalizing" our personas'
mental models.

3 Jul 2007 - 3:06pm
Maria Moratis

NYCCHI Elections!

> NYCCHI is holding elections. Place your nominations, (self-
> nominations are welcome) till Fri, July 6, 2007 by emailing the
> current chair, Maria Moratis, m_moratis at yahoo. com. Please include a
> 100-word bio
> Officers positions:
> Chair
> Vice-Chair
> Secretary
> The group is a great resource for UX professionals based in the New
> York area.

3 Jul 2007 - 10:08am

How would you use this report? [link to report]

You can see the PDF here:



On 7/3/07, pauric <pauric at pauric.net> wrote:
> Tom, can you link to the report or show a sample result?
> thanks - pauric