Discussion Archive: February 2008

20 Feb 2008 - 3:16pm
Lisa Ryan

JOB: Lead Designer, Boston University/Contact Lisa Ryan

Lead Designer
Boston University - Charles River Campus

Job Description
Lead the design and management of web and other interactive new media projects with a comprehensive approach that emphasizes branding, technology, quality of written and visual content and information architecture. Oversee new media projects from creative concept through launch for administrative, academic and research units of Boston University. Maintain a state-of-the-art understanding of current and emerging new media tools, relevant to the department needs.

Required Skills

20 Feb 2008 - 2:06pm
8 years ago
97 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

Where are all the designers?

Just a quick question: Where are all the interface and software
designers in Silicon Valley? Has everyone just packed up and left or
what? I see more job listings, postings and calls for resumes and yet
there seem to be even fewer people to fill the jobs than ever before.
I used to have trouble hiring at Adobe back in the late 1990s mostly
due to the high experience and training requirements needed to work
on software at that level, but that was before there was an influx of
people and talent into software related products, especially from the

20 Feb 2008 - 11:43am
Soo Basu

[IxDA] No local IxDA meets in Delhi-NCR?

Does anyone want to do a local IxDA meet in Delhi-NCR? Mumbai, Bangalore and
Pune already do.
Do get in touch if anyone's interested.

PS (i also help organize the local Mobile Monday meet ups here)

"The details are not the details. They make the design' - Charles Eames
Sunandini Basu

20 Feb 2008 - 10:45am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA 2/26 - Wayfinding: Real World Signage & Online Design

*NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*Wayfinding: a real world signage system & its implications for online

Think it's important to know how to get around a website? How about a
hospital? Find out how Sylvia Harris, a leading Information Design
Strategist, was able to create a new vision for visitor information delivery
at the New York area's largest hospital.

20 Feb 2008 - 9:33am
Donald Fischer

[JOB] Software Interaction Designer, Boston MA, LiTL LLC (full time)

Title: Software Interaction Designer
Company: LiTL LLC
Location: Boston, MA (Back Bay)
Title: Permanent, full time

LiTL is a brand new, well funded company developing a consumer product
that involves hardware, software, and online services. We're looking
for a talented interaction designer to help us create our iconic first
product (and many products to come).

In this role, you will add software design expertise to our larger
design team, which includes one of the world's top industrial design
and branding firms.

20 Feb 2008 - 9:28am
8 years ago
1 reply
Chris Whelan

Studies on Icon Effectiveness

I found myself in a bit of a debate over the use of
icons, and would like to be able to cite empirical
data. Unfortunately I haven't located much
literature. Can anyone refer me to research that
compares icons with text buttons?

Never miss a thing. Make Yahoo your home page.

20 Feb 2008 - 8:57am
8 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Technology Review puts Offline Web Apps in their top 10 emerging technologies

I realize we aren't all webbies, or even software designers, but I found the
inclusion of "Offline Web Applications" in Technology Reviews list of 10
emerging technologies intriguing.
While I agree in the importance of this step for "web" technologies, I
didn't quite see it as the "sliced-bread" quality of say Wireless Power that
was in the same list.

So, I got thinking.

20 Feb 2008 - 8:46am
8 years ago
14 replies
Alexander Baxevanis

IxD(a) meetings in London

Hi there,

I live and work close to London as well, I'd be happy to participate
in organising any meetups.

20 Feb 2008 - 8:10am
8 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Mind controller?

A company called Emotiv has a mind controller device. Think something and
that something becomes correlated to an action.
it isn't as easy as say the movie "Firefox" ("think in Russian!"), but it is
a start of calibrating brain waves to then say whenever this pattern occurs
do "this" action.

I doubt it is ready for firing missiles, yet.

20 Feb 2008 - 1:46am
8 years ago
4 replies
Pankaj Chawla

Signup screen as the first screen?

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 08:06:55, dave malouf <dave at ixda.org> wrote:
> On the document writing front, I LOVE using Buzzword.com
> This webApp is a great example of elegant and engaging design.