Discussion Archive: December 2007

16 Dec 2007 - 5:48pm
Karen Pascoe

JOB: User Experience Designers or Leads, New York City, FT/Contract, JPMorgan Chase

User Experience Leads/User Experience Designers
Full-time or Contract, New York City
JPMorgan Chase – Treasury and Securities Services, Client Access

The user experience team is growing as we continue to deliver a broad
range of improvements to customer facing technology projects within
the wholesale banking division of JPMorgan Chase.

We are dedicated to best practices in user-centered design as seek to
revamp the way our global client base interacts with us online.

16 Dec 2007 - 3:53pm
Tom George

[JOB] Interaction Designer/UI Designer - Toronto, ON - Hundredwatt Labs - Full Time

DesignAxiom has recently joined with US-based Hundredwatt Labs and we
are currently developing an application platform for rich media
content publishing.

16 Dec 2007 - 3:07pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Michael Micheletti

Great user personas example

There's a short profile in this morning's Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest
Magazine on Willie Freitas. He does the window displays for Red Light, a
Seattle clothing store. The mannequins all have names and backstories. He
dresses them carefully; "If something doesn't look right to me, I feel like
she hates it." Sounds like he read Tamara's book and took it to heart.
There's a fun picture too.

15 Dec 2007 - 10:52pm
8 years ago
2 replies

Is "By invitation only" a better way to get converts to your service in a marketplace with an established player?

I guess the trend was started by Gmail ...you couldn't just sign up
and start using, you had to have an invitation. The same concept is
being used by "Jaiku" and "Pownce".

Does this feeling of exclusivity drive more converts to a new service
in a marketplace with an already established player?


15 Dec 2007 - 5:07pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Pawson, Mark

Extremely rapid usability testing

Hi all,
There was an earlier thread http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=18865
on usability testing at conferences that I had posted to for my
particular challenge. First I would like to thank all those who
I turned this project into a grad paper in HCI readings at the U. of
Calgary, plus developed a successful methodology that allowed us to
usability test a new product at the PhotoPlus 2007 trade show in New

14 Dec 2007 - 8:55pm
8 years ago
20 replies
Dave Malouf

On the topic of twitter - Why?

A few interesting thoughts here.
First off: (http://twitter.com/daveixd)

What is interesting is that almost everyone has looked at this question from
the Poster's point of view and not the reader's. Very interesting. I LOVE
reading my twitter follower's feed.

14 Dec 2007 - 6:08pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Time's a wastin' and spaces are going fast ... Interaction08

We are well on our way to an amazing sell-out of Interaction08.
We still have only 50-75 spaces left for the conference and well time's a
wastin' on the early reg discount which officially ends at midnight tonight.

We are so amazed with gratitude with the numbers of people who are
supporting this 1.0 conference from this community (and other communities).

Well head on over to http://interaction08.ixda.org/

Also, we KNOW! the Hotel is sold out at the conference rate.

14 Dec 2007 - 5:27pm
8 years ago
3 replies

Three kinds of design

I've been thinking on this for a while and I admit the idea's still
only half-baked. But I thought I'd toss it out to the list for

I think there are three kinds of design for product features (web site
features also, not so much with intranet features).

1. Core design. This is "the good stuff" that we all want to be
doing, that we have tools and techniques aimed to support (personas,
contextual design, et cetera).

14 Dec 2007 - 4:34pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Al Selvin

Maybe it's just me, but...

I was completing an on-line recommendation for someone to an Ivy
League PhD program today, and on the web form there was the following

"Please check if this letter may not be used by the Office of Graduate
Affairs after the student registers."

The choices were Yes and No (radio buttons).

Yes it may not be used? No it may not be used?

I'm still mystified.

14 Dec 2007 - 12:25pm
8 years ago
14 replies

Why has micro-blogging become so popular


I can relate to people asking questions, posting experience/views,
promoting product/ideas etc; in blogs. What I cannot understand is why
"What are you doing right now" (Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku) has become so

What value does micro-blogging add which conventional blogging lacks?