Discussion Archive: October 2007

31 Oct 2007 - 2:02am
8 years ago
1 reply
Dan Saffer

Interaction08 Full Program Announced

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is very pleased to announce
its full slate of speakers for its first annual conference
Interaction08 to be held in hip, historic Savannah, Georgia USA on
February 8-10, 2008.

30 Oct 2007 - 4:47pm
8 years ago
11 replies
Adam Connor

When those who know little about Usability offer Usability Services

In the past few months I've run into quite a few designers, studios,
developers, etc. who have begun offering Usability services to their
clients. However after talking to them for a while it becomes clear that
they really don't know what Usability is (they've never conducted a
usability test, are unfamiliar with many common best practices, don't
have any training, and so on and so forth...).

30 Oct 2007 - 3:21pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Josh Seiden

IA Summit 2008 %u2013 Call for Papers Deadline Reminder

[ Moderator's note: Posted on behalf of Richard Dalton.]

To give submitters a little more time over the weekend we've
extended the deadline for all types of papers (except research
papers, which remains 11/30) to midnight (EST) on Sunday 11/4.

2008 IA Summit Chair

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Posted from the new ixda.org

30 Oct 2007 - 2:39pm
8 years ago
4 replies

Rich Media question

it looks like it is. camtasia, captivate and snap x all make videos of your
screen and provide various means of adding annotations. this looks like a
professionally made video using elements of a real or even simulated

On 10/30/07, Mike Scarpiello <mscarpiello at gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone explain how the video on this page was done?

30 Oct 2007 - 2:37pm
8 years ago
9 replies
Johansen, Kristen

Tips on "breaking into" IA/ID/UxD industry forrecent graduates?

I often get applicants fresh out of school and I'm always
disappointed when their portfolio consists entirely of
homework assignments. To me, anyway, that's an indicator
that they didn't have enough interest or ambition in
their field to do at least a few freelance projects (who
doesn't have a cousin/friend/etc who needs a website?)
and get some real-world experience. I can't stress
enough the importance of internships while you're in
school, or at the very least trying to do the *same kind
of work* you're aspiring to get.

30 Oct 2007 - 2:08pm
Jonathan Ballard

Job/Sr. UX Lead/Boulder, CO/Recruiter/Full-time


This position has the primary responsibility of overseeing all tasks
associated with the User Experience team including strategic design,
usability testing, tactical design, and associated management efforts.

Your role combines oversight of the user experience of a consumer Web
application with hands-on contributions necessary to meet an aggressive
development schedule.

30 Oct 2007 - 1:43pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Bora Ultas

Fair Hourly Rate for Usability Test

Hello all. I am new to this list, but I wanted to get some people's opinion.
I received an SOW from a usability firm in San Francisco for user testing on
a mobile device. They want to charge $160 per hour for their consulting time
and some material costs. This seems like a very high rate, but I have never
hired such a company before, so I don't know what is fair. Does this seem
like a standard rate or is it too high? Any advice would be very helpful.


30 Oct 2007 - 12:54pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cortright

Yahoo! Messenger 9.0 beta


I'm proud of this one. I worked with a great PM who believed in the design
vision. Some of

1. Focus on friends. the friends list is once again the primary focus
of the main window. bigger display images, more room for status messages,
and a contextual toolbar telling you what actions you can take with each
2. Designed for both keyboard and mouse access.

30 Oct 2007 - 12:53pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Jay Barbarich

Tips on "breaking into" IA/ID/UxD industry for recent graduates?

First time I've actually created my own message here, just wanted to preface
it by saying thanks so much to all the users who make the IxDA list as
awesome as it is (which is very awesome).
Anyway, I graduated from the School of Communication, Information and
Library Studies (SCILS) at Rutgers University in May, and have since had a
pretty difficult time finding relevant work within the industry.

30 Oct 2007 - 10:07am
8 years ago
4 replies
Grady Kelly

Application design in health care domain


I was a designer in the Health Care industry for three and a half years,
with two different medical companies. One of which provided an EMR
(Electronic Medical Record) applciation, and a PHR (Personal Health
Record). The other provided applications to Physicians that facilitated the
viewing and ordering of Lab Results. Each had users numbering in the
thousands with both patients and medical professionals. When it came to the
UI, I would use best practices to create the applications where needed, and
innovated where I could.