Discussion Archive: December 2007

6 Dec 2007 - 8:32pm
8 years ago
11 replies
Dave Cortright

discount usability testing on the web, e.g. http://www.usertesting.com/

After working mostly for big corps with deep pockets to have dedicated
usability folks on staff, I now find myself in a start-up environment where
I'm pretty much it as far as design goes. I'd like to do some user testing
and would love to outsource it.

Does anyone have experience with http://www.usertesting.com/ or other
similar services? Or more broadly, what would you recommend?

6 Dec 2007 - 7:42pm
Aaron Louie

(event) Seattle Monthly IA Meetup - December 13th - organized by ASIS&T PNW

Join us for some good company and geeky conversation next Thursday
(12/13) at the Elysian Pub in Capitol Hill!

What: Seattle Monthly IA Meetup, organized by
the Pacific Northwest chapter of the
American Society for Information Science & Technology
Where: Elysian Pub, 1221 E.

6 Dec 2007 - 10:47am
8 years ago
7 replies
Cindy Blue

Designing for CMS

Have many of you designed applications or other interactive interfaces
on top of content management systems? Do you find that designing for a
CMS-driven website implies a unique set of issues or constraints? I
recently worked on a project where we pushed the abilities of a CMS as
far as possible then built custom apps on top of it. While I always
work closely with front and back-end developers to get feedback on IA
and design deliverables, it was even more critical in this project. We
had to make sure that suggested features were not only possible, but
made sense within the chosen CMS.

6 Dec 2007 - 6:34am
Jean Graef

Usability tips for MOSS 2007

Does anyone know of good sources or people with practical tips about designing a good user interface for MOSS 2007 -- at both the department and enterprise level? Most of the stuff I see on the net is technical in nature.

Jean Graef
The Montague Institute

6 Dec 2007 - 4:22am
5 years ago
12 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Liquid Blueprint

Hey all.

For some of you who do web work and have heard of Blueprint, you'll
know it's an XHTML+CSS means for creating nicely structured grid
systems for layout work on the web.

5 Dec 2007 - 11:07pm

[SURVEY] IxDA Boston: Do you want to learn (more about) Adobe Flash?

Hi New Englanders! Hope you're all staying warm and dry this week!

Your humble chapter organizers have decided to give you December off from
events so we can organize great stuff for 2008. (not to mention just how
busy we all are this time of year!) One thing currently in the works is...
(drum roll please)... an Adobe Flash for Interactions
Designers training series. But, since we all know that Flash is such a
complex and powerful application, we want to make sure we give you the right
stuff that you can use when you walk out the door.

5 Dec 2007 - 3:08pm
HUGE | Caitlin ...

[Job] Experience Lead/ Sr. Interaction Designer, HUGE, Los Angeles- Full time

HUGE is a strategic design organization that develops commercially
successful websites, software and branding solutions for some of the
smartest and most demanding companies in the world. Since its founding
in 1999, HUGE has developed a methodology and culture that combine the
most relevant aspects of research, design and technology to grow client
businesses. Clients include IKEA, JetBlue Airways, Adult Swim, Amnesty
International, and Scholastic. The company is headquartered in New York
with offices in Los Angeles and Sweden.

Experience Leads play a critical role at HUGE.

5 Dec 2007 - 10:48am
8 years ago
3 replies
White, Jeff

CHI 08

This is pretty far off, but anyone planning on attending CHI 08 in
Florence, Italy? http://www.chi2008.org/

Jim Ungar (IxDA member) and I will be giving a few different talks
(one in a workshop, and one case study presentation) about using
studio approach to design to facilitate UCD in Agile software
development environments.

If anyone is planning on going, let me know and let's think about
getting together one evening. Registration will open next week, I
believe. I'm looking forward to this conference, to say the least.

5 Dec 2007 - 2:47am
8 years ago
3 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke

Building portal with MOSS2007 - best practices?

I am about to embark on a small consulting project with MOSS 2007.
Information architecture and visual design. Is there practical, concise
resource for the best practices for SharePoint 2007 portal deployment? For
instance, I know from experience that SharePoint 2003 was suitable (with
quirks) for document storage, however task tracking was rather unusable. I
am looking for similar practical advice for MOSS2007.


PS Unfortunately search for 'best practices' is spammed by a piece of
software named 'MOSS2007 Best Practices Analyzer' by the Microsoft's
marketing folks.

4 Dec 2007 - 5:55pm
Johansen, Kristen

JOB - User Experience Designer - All Levels - Citrix Online -Santa Barbara, CA

Citrix Online is growing and we're looking for designers
of all levels to join our User Experience team! We're
passionate about our "simpler is better" design
philosophy, so we're looking for someone with a knack for
creating clean, intuitive, and usable interfaces to join
our team of talented and highly collaborative designers.

As a user experience designer, you will be responsible
for defining and documenting the user experience of
award-winning Citrix Online software products including
GoToMyPC, GoToMeeting and GoToAssist.