Discussion Archive: February 2008

26 Feb 2008 - 3:38pm

[JOB] Going.com Web/UI Designer - Boston, MA. Full or part time.

Please apply directly if you are interested (I'm just the messenger here,
don't know anything about the position!). Info at the bottom of the listing.

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26 Feb 2008 - 3:28pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Jerome Ryckborst

Usability testing at a user conference

Our Marketing dep't wants me to do "usability testing" at an upcoming user conference -- a gathering of our software users. The conference's purpose: for users to improve their software skills and to learn about upcoming product advancements.

I proposed a card sort, because it's low-tech, relatively quick, and needs little setup. This meets y needs (I have something I need sorted), but does not meet the conference goals; it won't help users improve their skills or learn about upcoming product advancements. So it got lots of thumbs down.

26 Feb 2008 - 3:23pm
8 years ago
5 replies

Filtering-- Seen any good examples recently

Hello everyone! I am researching filtering and querying interfaces and I was
wondering if anyone had run across any that made an impression on them. They
can be interesting, beautiful, unusual or even awful patterns I just want to
see what we can dig up.

I am following the guidelines that Jennifer Tidwell described in her book
Designing Interfaces, so I am looking for examples of filtering and faceted
search tools that are one, or all of the following: Highly Interactive,
Iterative and Contextual.

Bonus points if you can locate unusual frameworks for doing this!


Paige Saez

26 Feb 2008 - 2:18pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Dante Murphy

Offtopic: What music do you listen to while you"design"

Mostly I stick with what's on my iTunes, which is heavy on early jazz
(1920s), swing, early blues (20s and 30s), rockabilly, jump, and plenty
of punk and hardcore thrown in...and a little hip-hop, but not much.

I can also check out what's on other people's iTunes in the office,
though I rarely do.

On the rare occasions I go beyond the iTunes playlists, I like to check
out this:


Really good rockabilly and early RnR.

Dante Murph

26 Feb 2008 - 2:07pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

intensives/cooper u

hey all,

there have been a few education related threads lately, and it got me
thinking about what i could do to sort of "brush up" ... going back to
school full time isn't really in the cards for me, and the part
time/single courses offered near home aren't really interesting.

so, i was wondering if anybody here has done any of the Cooper U four
day programmes. are they generally worth while? are there other
intensive programmes like that for IxD?

26 Feb 2008 - 1:38pm
8 years ago
41 replies

Offtopic: What music do you listen to while you "design"

I never think of fun topics to talk about (frequent complaint at work), but
have been wondering what folks like to listen to while they work, if
anything. I recently found an online station called somafm.com that's been
able to keep me working into the wee hours even as I'm approaching 40

Hope it's not too far off-topic...


26 Feb 2008 - 1:35pm
Jeff Howard

Ethnography - Frameworks (Redux)

As a followup to Alok's 2006 thread on ethnographic frameworks:

I stumbled across a blog entry that rounds up a comprehensive list
along with some good references on the subject:

1. 9 Dimensions of descriptive observation - Spradley, 1980
2. AEIOU - eLab

26 Feb 2008 - 11:58am
8 years ago
15 replies

Off: Where do you read news?


I'm wondering where you guys news on the web? I mean
business/politic/hitech/world news...

CNN? Google/Yahoo News? MSNBC?

Thank you.

26 Feb 2008 - 10:52am
Erin Walsh

UPA Conference Schedule Announced

The schedule and events for the 2008 UPA International Conference has
been announced. Early registration also opens this week.



25 Feb 2008 - 12:31pm
8 years ago
3 replies
John Vaughan - ...

I despise extraneous frippery, but...

HEMA is a Dutch department store. The first store opened onNovember 4, 1926,
in Amsterdam. Now there are 150 stores all over the Netherlands. HEMA also
has stores in Belgium, Luxemburg, and Germany. In June of this year, HEMA
was sold to British investment company Lion Capital.
Take a look at HEMA's product page (http://producten.hema.nl/). You can't
order anything and it's in Dutch but just wait a couple of seconds and watch
what happens...

PS: Even better if ya spraak a hel klein beetje Nederlandse