Discussion Archive: December 2007

10 Dec 2007 - 1:25pm
Jessica Carey

JOB - Chair of Graduate Design - Detroit - RitaSue Siegel Resources on behalf of The College for Creative Studies - Full Time (9 months)

Title: Chair of Graduate Design

Organization: College of Creative Studies (CCS)

Reports To: Director of Graduate Studies

Position Summary

CCS seeks candidates for the position of Chair of Graduate Design. This
is a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary design leader with
expertise in an area of interaction design to shape and lead an
innovative new graduate design program. The position is a nine month

10 Dec 2007 - 1:19pm
Christian Crumlish

Video of an internal Yahoo! talk on our pattern library

---------- Forwarded message ----------

I know some folks around these parts have asked me about how we
currently manage things in the Yahoo design pattern library.

10 Dec 2007 - 12:48pm

discount usability testing on the web // personas

On Dec 6, 2007, at 8:32 PM, David Cortright wrote:

> Does anyone have experience with http://www.usertesting.com/ or other

> similar services?

What's strikingly missing is the notion of anything like personas: model
users chosen to resemble the ones who most need to use your site

9 Dec 2007 - 4:14pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Leonardo Vernazza

Bad Changes In The New GMail Version

Google has launched a new version of <https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2>
GMail with some good new features. However, what really surprised me were
the very bad changes in the user interface of the contacts "subsystem".
Google has a very deserved prestige in providing dead simple and very well
designed user interfaces. However, I think they couldn't repeat themselves
this time.

9 Dec 2007 - 10:14am

hidden (edit in place) form controls

Try http://www.fannation.com. Once you create your profile you can edit it
in the page. I haven't done a rigorous exam of the usability, but at first
glance it seems pretty intuitive.

8 Dec 2007 - 1:36pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Callie Neylan

Product Design Studios in DC/Baltimore?

Good morning.

I'm new to this list, having just signed up last week. Hello. :)

I am moving to Washington, DC from Seattle at the end of this month.
I have worked in the tech sector here, doing mostly interaction
design for mobile interfaces and media devices at places like Teague
and Infospace Mobile.

I'd like to get plugged in with other interaction designers in DC,
and hopefully find firms there that do product design, if there are
any? Any leads would be appreciated.

8 Dec 2007 - 1:08pm
cebax at earthl...

Examples of Maps/Navigation for 3D7

Some areas that 3-D map navigation can be useful:

Look to GIS for ideas and research...

Realistic 3-D portrayal of buildings on map:
1. Emergency response preparation -- for example fire fighters checking 3-D
maps of area as they approach a fire to decide best way to approach
2. Urban/transportation planning -- trouble shooting of designs, for
example: impact of project's height on surrounding neighborhood --
shadowing, sight line obstruction etc.

8 Dec 2007 - 10:49am
7 years ago
30 replies

IxDA give-back

Hi all -

I was thinking that the IxDA community has a lot of potential to
contribute something positive to the world at large, either by
improving some system that people use for some positive social
impact, or maybe just making a social issue more visible via better
information design.

I was wondering if anyone was interested in maybe picking an issue
and working on it, maybe with the IxDA conference as the target goal
for having something ready or at least underway. It might even be
nice for it to be a part of the conference every year...


7 Dec 2007 - 1:20pm
7 years ago
7 replies

Examples of Maps/Navigation for 3D interactive experiences

We're trying to create an immersive interactive experience by allowing
the user to explore different 3d environments to find content. I'm
trying to make accessing that content more direct if the user decides
they rather not explore. Just curious if anybody has some examples of
navigation/mini map married to a 3D interactive experience.

Think of halo3.com/believe but with navigation allowing you to go all
the points of interest and maybe not so linear in terms of the explore

any replies are much appreciated!

Adrian Chong

7 Dec 2007 - 8:10am
7 years ago
2 replies

How do you do heuristic evaluations? Examples?

Sorry if this is a double post, I can't seem to locate my original posting
from my other email.

I've done about a dozen heuristic evals, they've usually been pretty high
level. An internal client has considered going with Forrester to get some
'web site reports' they offer, but my boss would rather they use us,
internally, of course to do the same work. Certainly we can do it.

He wanted to know if the evaluations could be more polished or detailed. So
my question is what heuristics do you usually test against? Do you lay those
out in your document and then answer them by group?