Discussion Archive: February 2008

5 Feb 2008 - 4:07pm
Kyle Pero Soucy

[EVENT] NH UPA February Meeting: 10-Minute Talks - Thursday, February 19, 2008, 6:00 PM

Our February 19th NH UPA meeting will be a highly engaging and informative
night with 4 different 10-minute talks by 4 different speakers.

5 Feb 2008 - 3:40pm
Katie Ware

[EVENT] Twin Cities UX Meetup Feb. 12

Apologies for cross posting - forwarded notice.

Hi UX Meetup-ees --

The next Twin Cities UX Meetup group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 (bumped out one week to accommodate the caucus). The topic will be agile development.

Here are details of the meeting:

Tuesday, Feb. 12
5:00-7:00 p.m.

5 Feb 2008 - 3:33pm
8 years ago
1 reply

West Coast recruiters

In need of hiring a bunch of folks: developers, UI engineers,
analytics specialists, process modelers, BAs, etc. Anyone know of a
really good technical recruiter who serves the West Coast region? (If
you know a good one for the East, that's OK too, we can relocate


5 Feb 2008 - 3:05pm
Stefan Walger

Job - Interaction Designer, Durango, CO - The Magellan Network

Company: The Magellan Network
URL: www.themagellannetwork.com <http://www.themagellannetwork.com>
Job Location: Durango, CO
Job Title: Interaction Designer
Job Duration: Permanent, Full Time

Mission Statement
The Magellan Network provides online products and services that leverage
existing technologies to increase restaurant revenue and diner convenience.

Job Description:
The Magellan Network is a 40 person start up located in sunny four seasons
Durango, Colorado.

5 Feb 2008 - 8:54am

Search Patterns

I'm working on a new book about the future of search and have created a seed
collection of patterns and examples to support my research:


Over time, I hope to add patterns that illustrate user behavior and the
information architecture of search.

5 Feb 2008 - 7:32am
April Abel

JOB:User Experience Architect, Orlando, FL; "Recruiter", Permanent Full-time

Veredus is working with an established company seeking a User Experience
Architect for the following PERMANENT opportunity:

Position Summary

The User Experience Architect designs and develops the user interface
layout, organization and hierarchy for complex Web sites and Web
applications within Information Technology.

Detailed Responsibilities

* Tasks include user needs analysis and user interface design.

* Analyzes highly complex business requirements and designs
for interfaces within the recommended timeframe, architecture, standards
and budget.

5 Feb 2008 - 1:48am
8 years ago
23 replies
Pankaj Chawla

The ONE Book!


Which is that one book on Design/UX/IxD/Usability/etc etc that you
will like to gift to your engineering folks in management as a new
year gift that will make them understand its need and value. On
similar lines which is that one book that you will like to gift the
hands-on engineering folks to make them understand that thinking about
user needs is equally important as thinking about the algorithms.

Mind you only one book for each that will create the maximum impact on
their thought process :-)


4 Feb 2008 - 8:40pm
Uday Gajendar

Rhetorical approaches to design definitions

FYI, for those interested in some insights from a rhetorical
perspective on how to approach the problem of "defining design", as
quoted by Dick Buchanan, former head of the CMU School of Design and
current chief of their doctoral program. I've posted the main passage
on my blog here:


The key point is distinguishing between formal and descriptive
definitions, and using Aristotle's four causes as a general guide.
Hope the ixda community finds this useful...

Best regards,


4 Feb 2008 - 6:42pm
Scott Forman

JOB, Lead Interaction Designer, Washington DC, Positive Energy Inc., Full Time

Positive Energy is a well-funded, rapidly growing startup delivering
products designed to make a significant dent in carbon emissions.
We're landing major contracts and working hard to expand a
communication platform for utilities and state governments designed to
target the half of the global warming equation that not enough people
are looking at: efficiency and energy demand.

4 Feb 2008 - 6:05pm
gretchen anderson

[JOB] Contract writer needed - LUNAR, SF, maybe remote, 4 weeks

Hey there,

I'm looking for a good writer to help with the Out of Box Experience for
a new product. Are there any lurking tech writers out there who want to
work on the documentation for a cool product? Get in touch: gretchen
[at] lunar.com.

Thanks, Gretchen