Discussion Archive: February 2008

21 Feb 2008 - 8:15pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Means to an IxDA message? WAS: Where are all the designers?

There are simply more jobs than IxDs right now. We're all engaged in
solving interesting problems, and the world is exploding with yet
more possibilities.

The fear I share with others is that we all face a serious
professional issue if unqualified folks fill IxD shoes and cause
industry to sour on our discipline. I'm thinking that facing outward
and being more direct with industry is crucial for IxDA. Leaving
aside the somehow too-touchy definitional question...which I believe
is not as out of whack as some contend...

21 Feb 2008 - 5:02pm
Eric Manke

JOB: Senior Interactive Designer UI Designer, San Francisco, Recruiter, Full Time

Title: Senior Interactive Designer / UI Designer
Location: San Francisco

A new, interactive-media startup is searching for an experienced Senior
Interactive Designer to help develop its product for a launch in the
second quarter of this year. This well-financed startup, with Web-based
software that also carries a client-side application, is backed by
veterans of the technology and entertainment industries.

21 Feb 2008 - 4:35pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Amnon Dekel

GMails New Contact Manager

I am a long time fan of GMAIL and Google's keep it simple and clean UI
philosophy. Unfortunately the new contact manager seems to have not been
designed by Google. I have had a really frustrating experience in creating a
contact group with 20 emails of my students, none of which are existing
contacts. With the old UI I just create a new group and past all the
addresses into the entry field and voila- new group created. With the new UI
I have the choice of creating a contact for each of the 20 emails (no way!)
and then add them to the group, or I can create a CVS file and import it.

21 Feb 2008 - 2:56pm
8 years ago
2 replies
sajid saiyed


I was reading this paper by Philip Galanter on "What is Generative
Art?" and came across this

"Science generally proceeds in a reductive manner, the thinking being
that by breaking
down complicated phenomena into its figurative (or literal) atomic
parts one gains
predictive and explanatory power.

21 Feb 2008 - 11:56am
jon rosner

IxDA and recruiters

As a very senior recruiter who has been lurking on the IxDA List
for quite a while I can sympathize with the complaints about spam
from clueless recruiters, inquiries from HR people who have no idea
about design, and the tremendous desire for a better system for all.

I am paid by the hour for my work, often with production bonuses.
But most recruiters work for agencies which require them to send
out huge numbers of emails in the hope that some of their spam
will stick, a hire made, and a commission paid.

Where do " 'IA needed with 10 years Illustrator and J2EE hands-on

21 Feb 2008 - 11:23am
Megan Rye

JOB: User Experience Specialist: Philadelphia area: Recruiter: Long term contract

The User Experience Specialist is responsible for designing optimized
user experience strategies and solutions for websites and other digital
products such as: email, online advertising, etc. On various projects or
during different project phases, the User Experience Specialist will act
as a

business analyst, researcher, usability test coordinator, information
architect and/or interaction designer.

21 Feb 2008 - 7:31am
8 years ago
8 replies
johan.dermaut a...

Help with navigation levels on website

Hello All,

What do you do when you have four levels of navigation on your website?
Some people told me to:
* reduce the number of levels to three and put them like that at
the top of the page (using tabs), others told me to
* put the top level (or even the two top levels) at the top of the
page (using tabs) and the other levels on the left hand side, and a
third group suggested to
* put the four levels on the left.

What are your suggestions and where can I find tests/reports on this?

Thanks in advance.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:16am
8 years ago
1 reply
Kunal Kapoor

hover based writing for touch surfaces

I am working on the thread, 'hover based writing for touch surfaces'.

Any initiation in terms of pointers to great (hopefully conclusive)
research, experiments, and articles will be great.


Kunal Kapoor.

20 Feb 2008 - 7:35pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Mark Schraad

Signup screen as the first screen?...tangent

Falling off my chair laughing. I worked all week to get 'catiwompus'
into a client meeting. Today was the day. No real idea how to spell it.

On Feb 20, 2008, at 7:14 PM, Steve Baty wrote:

> [Also: props on getting 'discombobulated' into a sentence. Not
> something I
> see every day :) ]

20 Feb 2008 - 5:36pm
Eric Manke

JOB: Interaction Designer, SF Bay Area - 30 minutes from SF, Recruiter, Full Time

Title: Interaction Designer
Location: SF Bay Area - 30 minutes from SF
Compensation: 80's to low 100's DOE

A progressive mobile-technology company is searching for an Interaction
Designer to join its creative team and focus on user interface design
and usability.