Discussion Archive: September 2007

18 Sep 2007 - 6:22pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Marcus I

Your Leading Design Consultancies and Design Rich Companies?

What are your top five user experience design consultancies / design rich companies? Not necessarily in any order and from an ID background perspective: 1. frog design 2. Apple 3. IDEO 4. Fitch 5. Yahoo! Enjoy,Marcus Imarcus-i-design AT hotmail

18 Sep 2007 - 4:16pm

Reminder: [EVENT] IxDA Boston Kicks off with Patterns!

I hope you've got your calendars marked... this Thursday at 6pm at the Design
and Usability Center at Bentley College
<http://www.bentley.edu/usability/>kicks off IxDA Boston's first Face
to Face!

We've got 36 people attending so far, and space is limited, so please do
RSVP if you have not already.

18 Sep 2007 - 3:52pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Kelly Muñiz


Hello all, what are the things that you love or hate about searching
for a contact
from any of the devices you use (mobile, web, desktop)?

I'm designing a contact search feature that should present the same
or similar experience across different devices and I would like to
hear about examples that work well on each device.

For example, I really like the iPhone feature that allows you to
enter just the initials
of the name separated by space (e.g.

18 Sep 2007 - 12:52pm
8 years ago
4 replies

Glossary examples - Clarification

I should clarify that this is a web glossary.

On Sep 18, 2007, at 9:57 AM, Ariel van Spronsen wrote:

> Greetings all:
> I am working on a simple glossary for a client, and want to do some
> due diligence in generating ideas for it.

18 Sep 2007 - 11:57am
8 years ago
2 replies

Glossary examples

Greetings all:

I am working on a simple glossary for a client, and want to do some
due diligence in generating ideas for it. I thought I'd check with
the list to see if you have examples of good glossaries that you like
and that work well.

Currently the glossary (small, approximately 100 terms) is broken
into context of use categories, with an alphabetical list following
each header. I would like to introduce a model that doesn't require
scrolling down to find the appropriate category, but not obscure the
total terms available.

18 Sep 2007 - 10:21am
8 years ago
13 replies
Mark Schraad

design thinking - just what is it?

On the Fast Company site there is currently an article by Mak Dziersk regarding design thinking. I do not know Mark, but this article caught me off gaurd. He posits design thinking as a rather simple four step method.

"The methodology commonly referred to as design thinking is a proven and repeatable problem-solving protocol that any business or profession can employ to achieve extraordinary results."

I have alwasy thought of design thinking as a growing collections of methods. What is presented is a simple for step process for design.

18 Sep 2007 - 10:15am
8 years ago
2 replies
Mark Schraad

Microsoft's Ribbon / design decisions

Not to hijack this thread, but this comment brings up an observation and current frustration of mine. I am in the corporate world for the first time (for the last 15 months) and it appears that there is a lot of decision making that occurs outside of the 'what is the best thing for the product/company' paradigm.

I see two things that frequently occur in the corporate executive ranks. The first, what is best fo me and my career (or to keep my job) is probably the most frequent. Frankly, it makes me crazy. When I was running a consultancy, I very much appreciated passion.

18 Sep 2007 - 9:53am
Megan Rye

JOB: User Experience Designer - Princeton, NJ - Recruiter - Full Time

User Experience Designer - Princeton, NJ (Full-time)

The User Experience Designer is responsible for designing usable
websites, web applications, and other products for external clients and
internal operations. Working closely with strategic marketing and
business development staffs, strategic business units, and other
stakeholders, the incumbent will develop wireframes that show
proof-of-concept for products under consideration for development.

18 Sep 2007 - 8:36am
8 years ago
2 replies
bhakti भक्ति

HTML validator

Hello friends,
For those who work on web applications, websites and HTML related fields, do
you guys have "HTML validation" as a process? Which HTML validator do you

Your replies are very valuable. Please do reply back.


18 Sep 2007 - 6:09am
8 years ago
14 replies
Jeff Stevenson

Google Social

I've had an idea for a web application churning around in my head for
a few weeks now, so I finally went ahead and wireframed it out. In my
head I'm calling it "Google Social" because I originally imagined it
as an addition to Google's suite of online tools. But it's definitely
not related to Google. It's just an idea I'm playing with

The problem I'm trying to solve is that I find I spent way too much
time following my friends online through an extensive set of