Discussion Archive: January 2008

24 Jan 2008 - 1:08am

JOB: Sr. Interaction Designer OR Sr. Visual Designer, Mountain View, CA, Sliced Bread Design

Two full-time design opportunities at Sliced Bread!

Sliced Bread Design is looking for two full time employees:
. Senior Interaction Designer
. Senior Visual Designer

More info below on the company and both positions...

About Sliced Bread Design

"Talk to everyone who works for Sliced Bread Design and they will
universally say that they enjoy working there.

23 Jan 2008 - 10:46pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Jerome Ryckborst

Correlation between product usability and stock price?

Is there any evidence that companies whose products are more usable see their stock price grow more than the stock market's average growth? Which companies?

23 Jan 2008 - 5:06pm
6 years ago
1 reply

Want feedback: Interface Elements

I have used the following categories to identify all of the elements in a
user interface ³snapshot². This is a static (not dynamic or interactive)
tool that
has served well, and I would love feedback.

Specifically, can you think of any possible
user interface elements that would not fit into one of these categories?

1. Navigation (top-level, sub-level, links, search, etc.)
2. Descriptive Content/Labels (user notifications, headers, titles,
banner/logo, copyright, etc.)
3. Actions (email, print, export, send, product-specific functions, etc.)

23 Jan 2008 - 3:38pm
6 years ago
13 replies
Adam Connor

Should web apps maintain state when moving between tabs

I feel like the answer to this should be pretty cut-and-dry, but I can't
help but second guess myself.

I'm working on a web app with a tabbed interface (what else is new).
Under each tab is a workflow that carries the user through a few screens
in order to reach a result.

Consider the following, I have two tabs Tab A and Tab B. Under Tab A is
Process A and under Tab B is Process B.

23 Jan 2008 - 1:45pm
Shannon Carter

[JOB] - Senior Interaction Designer - Seattle, Wa - Zumobi - Full Time


URL: www.zumobi.com


JOB TITLE: Senior Interaction Designer

JOB DURATION: Permanent, full time


For as long as you can remember, you've had an innate talent for how
things look & feel, yet you also have an excellent sense for the way
things should work. You find yourself obsessing over the clever
interaction details of a new software application or the subtle use of
color on a beautiful video game. You are a unique design/engineer
hybrid. Desktop software and web sites were cool once, but you're ready
for the new wave...

23 Jan 2008 - 1:13pm

CfP: EuroiTV2008 - Short Papers/Posters/Demos/Doctoral Consortium - February 29th, 2008

6th European Interactive TV Conference
EuroITV 2008 Changing Television Environments

July 3rd to 4th 2008 in Salzburg, Austria

Supported by CITIZEN MEDIA (Gold Sponsor)
Supported by Microsoft TV (Bronze Sponsor)
Supported by Nokia (Bronze Sponsor)
In cooperation with ICT&S Center / University of Salzburg
In cooperation with IFIP and ACM (SIGCHI, SIGMM, SIGWEB)

*Important Dates*:

Short Pap

23 Jan 2008 - 12:22pm
6 years ago
21 replies
Jim Jeffers

Good Rant on lack of Good GUI Design Software

Just thought I'd share:


Jason Santa Maria posted an excellent rant on his blog about the lack
of a solid design application for creating GUIs. Most of us jump
through hoops to accomplish our designs in traditional art programs
such as Photoshop or Illustrator.

23 Jan 2008 - 10:15am
6 years ago
7 replies
Mark Schraad

new features

If your are introducing a new feature on a consumer web site, does it always need to be overtly called out? Particularly if it a catch up feature (your competition already has something similar). I am wondering if there is benefit in letting the user discover a cool feature (any behaviorists out there?) - as opposed to directing their attention to it? Has anyone had this conversation or have insights to the issue?

Thanks -Mark

23 Jan 2008 - 9:29am
Ingrid Halters

[JOB] - Interaction Designer -Amsterdam, the Netherlands -TomTom - Full Time


URL: www.tomtom.com

JOB LOCATION: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

JOB TITLE: Interaction Designer

JOB DURATION: Permanent, full time


TomTom is actively recruiting for talented Interaction Designers. TomTom
is one of Europe's fastest growing, most successful and most innovative
consumer electronics companies. As a leading provider of personal
navigation products and services, we focus on innovation, quality, ease
of use and value. Since 1991 the company has grown substantially, and we
are European market leader for personal navigation devices.

23 Jan 2008 - 5:47am
6 years ago
3 replies

Master's thesis: Mobile phone GUI model

I'm currently starting a master's thesis work on a experimental GUI model for
mobile phones, and thought I should ask here for some pointers since there
are obviously a lot of knowledge available.

The plan is (very roughly) this:

1. Decide what programming language to use
2. Make a first prototype of the GUI
3. Conduct user tests with different user "types" (ie young, elderly,
technically interested etc)
4. Adjust the GUI accoring to test results, and return to #3
5. Make a final version.

I have a few key issues that keep me from really getting started.