Discussion Archive: November 2007

13 Nov 2007 - 6:17pm
Steven Libenson

JOB, Web Designer, New York City (or elsewhere), company name is confidential

*Web design for startup consumer site*

About the site:
The site will provide advice and guidance to people entering a specific new
stage of life, helping them select them the best products that they will
need. Members will learn about options for products, brands and models and
purchase through manufacturers and merchants via affiliate links.

13 Nov 2007 - 5:23pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Eric Manke

JOB: Senior Interaction Designer - A Leading Internet Company, Silicon Valley, Recruiter, Full Time

Title: Senior Interaction Designer
Location: Silicon Valley
Compensation: Flexible + bonus + stock
Status: Full-time

A leading Internet company is searching for a Senior Interaction
Designer to work on content for a popular site. The Senior Interaction
Designer will help to define the user experience and drive the design
process. This person will work closely with engineers and product
managers throughout all stages of the product cycle.

13 Nov 2007 - 5:16pm

IxDA SF: In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces - Tomorrow Night!

In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces

IxDA SF returns with its third event in our design tools series. This
month we present Nate Bolt, CEO of Bolt | Peters, as he presents UX
research about life.

Not all UX research is about the interface. It’s about the habits,
moods, location, and motivations of the people using your interface.
Unfortunately, that junk is unpredictable and difficult to measure,
but can make or break the accuracy of your research.

13 Nov 2007 - 3:19pm
8 years ago
138 replies
oliver green

Examples where personas are *not* useful

Hi everyone,

I am trying to understand the finer nuances of using personas. The
various articles/book chapters that I have read talk about instances
where using personas would be useful. But I feel that to really
understand a methodology, one should be familiar with the weaknesses
as well. So, can you give me examples where using personas would not
be advisable/helpful?


13 Nov 2007 - 12:50pm
Theresa Roberts

JOB: Web DeveloperStrategist # Portland, OR # Recruiter # Contract

Developer + Manager + Strategist = An Interview!

This is a gig that is right up the alley for a developer who has the
people skills to interact with clients, as well as the business mind to
develop, articulate, and deliver strategies for clients.


This is an opportunity for an exceptional individual to join a small
team orientated company and help develop its growing presence within the
Web arena. To win this post you need to be an experienced Web developer
with previous managerial and strategy experience.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:48pm
Theresa Roberts

JOB # SharePointDesigner # Redmond, WA # Recruiter # Contract

Willing to flex those SharePoint muscles for us?

Well then roll up your sleeves. As a SharePoint designer for this client
you will be responsible for producing pixel perfect SharePoint web
templates from existing designs. But wait! You get to flex both arms in
this position because you also need to understand the development
perspective, since you will implement database driven interactive
content through XSL, customize information retrieval through XSL and be
able to separate the data/presentation layer too.

13 Nov 2007 - 12:37pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Mitchell Gass

Serena Composer (Now Free) vs. Axure RP

Serena Prototype Composer is now free:


I'm currently using Axure RP, but it looks like SPC has some
interesting capabilities. If any of you have used both, could you
give us your thoughts?


Mitchell Gass
uLab | PDA: Learning from Users | Designing with Users
Berkeley, CA 94707 USA
+1 510 525-6864 office
+1 415 637-6552 mobile
+1 510 525-4246 fax

13 Nov 2007 - 12:21pm

[EVENT] Reminder: TONIGHT!! IxDA Boston presents Steve Mulder: A Persona Workshop

Hi New Englanders!

We're really looking forward to having you join us for this great workshop
on how to create personas and how to make them work for you. Steve has
customized his workshop to be given in this condensed time slot for this
audience. You'll get a lot of great knowledge to take away and apply

The event is tonight and there are only a couple of spots available.

13 Nov 2007 - 11:28am
8 years ago
11 replies
Christopher Fahey

IxD Ethics: Business vs. User

In the "fundamental tenets of design" thread, I had written as my
third rule "Don't lie" (right after the similar "Show sleazebags the

13 Nov 2007 - 10:53am
5 years ago
9 replies
Christopher Fahey

IA Wiki 2.0? (was Prototypical)

> what I would rather see is a live document (e.g. a Wiki) ...

I also think this is a great idea. Wasn't there already an IA Wiki?
Seems to be dead now.

Seeing as I never used it, either, there must have been something
wrong with it. What was it? Too little promotion? Not enough
participation? Bad IA? As I recall it was loaded up with content at
the beginning and rarely updated.

One problem is that our community might not be big enough to reliably
and continually generate rich content.