Discussion Archive: February 2008

29 Feb 2008 - 6:14pm
Chad Jennings

[Job] Senior Designer at Blurb

Senior Designer - Interface & Web
Do you love books and fiend over pixels? Looking to team up with a
tight-knit crew of designers, engineers and product gurus to lead the
design of our website and collaborate to conceptualize and build
brilliant solutions for Web 2.0 applications?
Check out Blurb (www.blurb.com).

Blurb is a company and a community passionate about books – reading,
making, sharing, and selling them. Blurb’s creative publishing service
is simple and smart enough to make anyone a bookmaker.

29 Feb 2008 - 2:28pm
sajid saiyed

{Off Topic} - Weekend fun

After reading through so many deep discussions, time to relax :)


These are part 1 and 2 of the series.

Later I discovered, this guy has also developed a Game:

Although its a little old (2006 i guess),

29 Feb 2008 - 11:47am

[JOB] UX Designer - Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - Primal Fusion - Full time or contract

Primal Fusion is a web startup about to come out of stealth mode, which
means I can't describe what we're up to on the IxDA list quite yet. I can
say, however, that your work will be challenging, rewarding, and will have a
real impact on our success. We've assembled a terrific team of talented and
experienced people who appreciate the importance of design.

For more info, contact me directly at the address below.

29 Feb 2008 - 11:38am
8 years ago
1 reply
Switzky, Andrew

Tag Cloud navigation

I hope I'm not repeating something that has already been discussed.

The Smoop Beta (http://beta.crowdstorm.com/Products ) uses Tag Clouds to
support a guided search.

If you select camera in the tag cloud on the products page, the system
returns with search results for camera and a tag cloud that allows you
to narrow your search further. Does anyone know of other examples of
sites that are using tag clouds in this way?

Andy Switzky
Senior Information Architect
Austin Energy - Web/Portal Services

29 Feb 2008 - 9:49am
Shelley Price

Comparison Tables/Compare Items Examples


I'm looking for some best practices or web examples for
comparison tables, much like a product comparisons. There
will be about 30 rows of data for comparison and the user
will decide how many things to compare. The best example of
the kind of table I'm looking for is at Wiki Matrix:

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks


29 Feb 2008 - 8:57am
4 years ago
13 replies
Jonas Löwgren

Shared virtual whiteboard: Suggestions?

I am looking for a setup to share a virtual whiteboard in
geographically distributed design sessions.

- runs on Mac and Win, or (even better) platform-independent
- supports free-hand drawing
- imports bitmap files or screen shots to draw on
- more than one user can draw simultaneously

- runs without installing very complicated dedicated server software
- freeware, shareware or affordable payware

My intention is to use it together with audio/video conf such as
Skype for a small project team (2-4 people) to run focused creative
sessions across geographic lo

28 Feb 2008 - 8:33pm
8 years ago
1 reply
gretchen anderson

Means to an IxDA message? WAS: Where are all thedesigners?

>I've begun to think that it would be
>better for my company to give examples of wireframes (i.e.
>prototypes) that we've created as part of designing compex websites
>or online applications.

I've found that the value of your work better be understood and
perceivable in the end product and that wireframes as a sales tool get
in the way. I *rarely* use them as supplemental materials if a client
wants to see an example of an in progress deliverable.

28 Feb 2008 - 5:46pm
8 years ago
2 replies

Interaction design of appliances

> > Does anybody has an experience of designing interactions for
> > appliances? Does anybody HIRE such people? I would like to be the
> > first candidate ;)

Yes, there are a lot of people who think about appliance design. If you're
looking to get hired, IDEO immediately comes to mind (

Additionally, there is a LOT of literature about object design.

28 Feb 2008 - 5:46pm
Jaymie Willbarger

Job #3018177 User Researcher Permanent Full -Time Opportunity Company Smith Hanley Associates Recruiter Jaymie Willbarger Location Chicago-Land, IL 312-629-2400

Smith Hanley Associates is working for a client in who is a major financial services/insurance company, is targeting a User Researcher to support their User Centered Design and Research Group.

28 Feb 2008 - 3:54pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Rob Nero

iRise Designers?

Is anyone using iRise for simulations, requirements gathering, or any other

I would be curious to know your experiences.