Discussion Archive: July 2007

23 Jul 2007 - 9:59am
Gustavo Gawry

Survey - Comparison between Brazilian and world wide IA market

Hello IxDers and IAs from the IxDA list

As In Brazil IAs do clearly no only IA jobs but IxD also.

23 Jul 2007 - 9:44am
Michele Marut

IXDA communities looking for space (was 2007 IA Summit Redux in New York City, July 19th)

"Other communities like SF, Silicon Valley, Stockholm, Portland, etc.
are always looking for good space, so don't be shy if you live there
and got space, "

Please keep smaller areas, like Pittsburgh, in mind too.

- Michele Marut
LA for Pittsburgh

23 Jul 2007 - 8:45am
9 years ago
4 replies
Omri Eliav

Fireworks CS3 Libraries/Templates ?

Have you checked the controls in Window > Common Library?

You can also easily create controls yourself using the excellent 9-
slice Scaling feature.

On Jul 23, 2007, at 11:06 AM, Johan Sjöstrand wrote:

> Now I'm wondering if there are any premade symbol libraries /
> templates out there

Have fun,
-- Omri

23 Jul 2007 - 7:37am
Caryn Josephson

What Women Want (was: iPhone usability tests) - slightly OT

I had to laugh, reading this email trail. Back oh, about 25 years ago I was
fresh out of college in my first programming job. My group was close-knit,
and most of them had been with the company 10-15 years - pretty senior. I
was in a co-worker's cube typing up my first piece of code (back in the day
before everyone had their own computer), and it worked! As my co-worker
called everyone over for a demo, our boss happened to walk in. Everyone
gathered around as I proudly showed the code working. My boss nodded and
said "how do you type with those long fingernails"?

23 Jul 2007 - 4:48am
9 years ago
8 replies
Morten Hjerde

Portfolio questions

I have a couple of questions. Say, in the hypotethical, a-hem, case that I
were to prepare a IxD portfolio that could be presented to a US employer.
There would be some cultural differences (I'm european) and I would want to
steer clear of the worst mess-ups.

1. Where I am from, its expected that you are somewhat modest and you expect
that the reader "reads between the lines". This is of course just a social
contract. Same or different in the US?

2. What about tone of voice? I'm not going to be flippant, but how dry do I
have to be?

3. How big?

23 Jul 2007 - 3:57am
9 years ago
1 reply
Michael Eckersley

"Mobo" www.youtube.com/watch?v=1byqqWioRTw

Another experience prototype short, for those interested in the genre.
Purpose to articulate and visualize a product concept in context of use. Not
for external audience, but for internal assessment and buy-in. Shot and
produced over 3 days by 7-8 ID & VC students in my Design Scenarios &
Simulations course at KU Design. Problem involved spotting opportunities
for messaging in school environments where mobile phones and text messaging
devices are prohibited. Students are credited at the end.

22 Jul 2007 - 11:27pm
9 years ago
14 replies
Christina Li

A quick question to iPhone users

I read a piece on a Chinese website saying that iPhone doesn't support
searching contacts in its phone book. Could any of you who have used it tell
me if it's true?

Being a sort of i..Fan who's working in England and China, I haven't been
lucky enough to touch iPhone, - it's not on the European market yet and is
the most expensive MP3 player in Chinese market.



Christina Li
Founder, uiGarden.net (http://www.uigarden.net)
Weaving Usability and Cultures

+44 (0) 7845269566

20 Jul 2007 - 11:26am
Steigleder, Ste...

JOB- Online User Experience Manager - Vodafone Group - Germany - Full time - permanent

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Online User Experience Manager for Vodafone Group in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Working as part of Vodafone Global Marketing User Experience, in the Online UE & Design team, this role is responsible for delivering the experiential design, implementation and validation of the user experience of the online presence for the Group, managed by the Vodafone Online Programme.


· Design the UE to achieve the intended user and business benefits.

20 Jul 2007 - 11:09am
Steigleder, Ste...

JOB- User Experience Manager - Vodafone Group - Germany - Full time - permanent

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced User Experience Manager for Vodafone Group in Düsseldorf, Germany.


Working in the User Experience department at Vodafone Global Marketing, you will be defining the User Experience of mobile phones, mobile internet applications as well as Web and PC based services and applications. You will be working with Vodafone global marketing & technology and be the UE interface for handset manufacturers, platform vendors and internet players to deliver best-in-class user experience.

20 Jul 2007 - 7:42am
9 years ago
25 replies
Mark Schraad

Interactive or interaction

The work interactive (and not interaction) has been used very specifically. It speaks not to a just the specific genre of design, that being the design of a thing that is interactive, but of process as well. Interactive design is in fact a design that considers and involves all of the stakeholders. This approach can be, and should be considered in all design.