Discussion Archive: November 2007

6 Nov 2007 - 9:14am
8 years ago
1 reply

Call for Proposals - CHI 2008 Workshop: Optimizing Agile UCD (date extended)

(Posted on behalf of Desirée Sy)
We have extended the date for acceptance of proposals for this workshop to
November 9, 2007.

Call for Proposals
CHI 2008 Workshop: Optimizing Agile UCD
Sat 5-April-2008, Florence, Italy

Submissions deadline: 9-Nov-07 Notification date: 28-Nov-07
Workshop website: http://agileucd.editme.com/

The goal of this workshop is to improve future Agile user‑centered design
(UCD) experiences for User Experience (UX) practitioners (such as
interaction designers, usability professionals, UI designers, et

6 Nov 2007 - 7:57am
8 years ago
1 reply

People who really OUGHT to have done user testing

"A LOTTERY scratchcard has been withdrawn from sale by Camelot -
because players couldn't understand it."

It's mostly a story about confusing math and such, and I think the
writer is making the point that people don't get negative numbers.
But I can't help thinking "if they'd just run a few sample games with
random volunteers they'd've found that problem..."

--Alan Wexelblat

6 Nov 2007 - 12:37am
8 years ago
9 replies
Margaret Ann Schultz

Do you change who you are for participants?

We ran a recent usability study and it was brought up in the post mortem
that perhaps users would be more comfortable if they didn't know we were the
designers. Not only 'more comfortable' and 'more honest' but also maybe less
'eager to please.'

Have you ever slightly altered who you are in order to obtain more honest
data from your users? I'm not talking about lying, but maybe being slightly
misleading or vague as to what your role is with the company.

Did you feel it was successful? Or do you think this is a pointless tactic?


5 Nov 2007 - 5:58pm
Kel Smith

Interaction design for individuals with disabilities

Hello Holly,

I've done much writing and speaking on the topic, mostly from the
web accessibility angle. Happy to connect with you.

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5 Nov 2007 - 5:00pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Pierre Roberge

The Five Competencies of User Experience Design

As anyone seen this?


I see Information Architecture as a subset of what I do when I do Interaction Design on website not the other way around.

To me it would be more like
- Interaction Design
- Interface Design/Information Architecture
- Visual Design
- Prototyping

with usability being done at pretty much any stage.

Bonne Journée!

Pierre Roberge
User Experience Designer - Business Analyst

(819)-566-2901 #2193
1-800-465-8602 #2193

5 Nov 2007 - 5:00pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Lya Santoso

Graduate Project

Hi Guys,

First of all, I think I made mistake for previous email, I send a blank email accidentally due to misunderstanding "new" and "send" button.

Now I am going to explain my problem:
I am doing Master of Art in Interaction Design in Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, The Netherlands. I need to do graduation project next year, starts January. Since I consider (and read) that in our field, we are lacking of good tools, so I am planning to make concept (and if possible) build tools that helps interaction designer to design, prototyping and analyzing his/her design.

5 Nov 2007 - 3:52pm
8 years ago
83 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Paper is not a prototyping tool

On Nov 4, 2007, at 6:39 PM, KS Wang wrote:

> Paper! ... Good for drafting out, materialising and visualising the
> ideas I have
> in mind, before moving on the the standards like Visio, Omni Graffe

Paper is not a prototyping tool. It's a design tool. It's a sketching
tool. It's a way to get ideas directly from one's brain into the
world with as little information loss as possible. But it's not a
prototyping tool.

5 Nov 2007 - 3:14pm
Matthew Campbell

JOB: User Experience Designer / Harris Corporation - Waterloo, Ontario (Full-time)

User Experience Designer at Harris Corporation - Waterloo, Ontario, Full


Interested in designing software to be used in playing out live HD
broadcast graphics and 3D animations on air for high exposure television
programs around the world? Then you may be interested in this role with
Harris Corporation. We are looking for an User Experience Designer to
join our Inscriber Graphics product team. Harris Inscriber graphics and
titling products provide industry leading solutions for broadcast and
post production.

5 Nov 2007 - 1:13pm
Musa Hanhan

JOB: Sr. Interaction Designer / Genesys, Daly City (CA) / Contract

Senior Interaction Designer/ Contractor for 3 months

Genesys is seeking a senior interaction designer with visual design
experience contractor. We are the leading software vendor in the contact
center space and delivering real-time interaction solutions to medium- and
large-sized businesses and contact centers of all sizes.

Successful candidate must be an independent, self-motivated, creative
professional, capable of adapting quickly.

5 Nov 2007 - 11:54am
Weston Thompson

Event: 11/8/2007 - Los Angeles UX Meetup "What drives your design?"

***Cross-posted event notice***

Please join us this Thursday for our November LA-UX meetup. We have a
fun agenda lined up for the topic, "What drives your design?" (led by
Matthew Hays).

Food and beverages provided by our host, Yahoo! (Burbank).

Full details at the meetup web site. Please RSVP if you plan to
attend: http://ia.meetup.com/55/calendar/6109597/

When: Thursday, November 8, 2007 at 7:00 PM

Where: Yahoo!