Discussion Archive: March 2008

17 Mar 2008 - 6:11pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Stupid thing won't work

Interaction design failures make the news once again!



17 Mar 2008 - 5:57pm
Julia Margherita

(Job) Senior User Experience Architect, New York, Adobe, full time

Adobe (NASDAQ: ADBE) revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and
information. For 25 years, the company's award-winning software and
technologies have redefined business, entertainment, and personal
communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering
content that engages people virtually anywhere at anytime. From rich
images in print, video, and film to dynamic digital content for a
variety of media, the impact of Adobe solutions is evident across
industries and felt by anyone who creates, views, and interacts with

17 Mar 2008 - 5:08pm
8 years ago
5 replies

IQ captcha?

i realize that it's part of our job to help people figure out how to use
things but in my years on this planet, it never ceases to amaze me how some
people still defy common logic or sense.

so i was wondering if there was such thing as an IQ test in the form of a
simple captcha that could exclude those who fall below the median IQ from
say, signing up for a website?


17 Mar 2008 - 5:04pm
Eric Manke

JOB: Manager of Interaction Design, San Francisco, Recruiter, Full Time

Title: Manager of Interaction Design
Location: San Francisco
Salary: competitive base + bonus + stock options + out standing be

An innovative, global financial institution is seeking a Manager of
Interaction Design with experience in Web applications, interaction
design, product development and usability. This is a unique opportunity
to join a small creative group with enormous influence in shaping one of
the most commonly used financial sites globally.

17 Mar 2008 - 4:44pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk

The Mobile Twitter Effect

So, not sure how many of you tracked the Zuckerberg keynote last week
at SXSW, but while I was there in Austin, an odd thing happened.

It seemed to me to be the first time I saw Twitter used in a way that
had a negative impact. Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but the
anger of the crowd at Zuckerberg's keynote interview seemed to be
fueled further by the fact people were venting in Twitter at the same

17 Mar 2008 - 4:26pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cortright

User experience designers wanted for early stage start-ups in Silicon Valley

I'm currently working at a venture capital firm (Venrock) on a small
incubation team focused on consumer-based experiences for the web, mobile,
and devices. We are continually working on new ideas; we toss out the ones
that don't work (while of course learning from the experience) and pull
together a team of entrepreneurs around the ones with promise.

Design is a key differentiator for all of our projects. There are 5 people
on the incubation team: a product manager, a designer (me), and three

17 Mar 2008 - 4:06pm
bcopello at ari...

Job: Information Architect/Interaction Design. Loc: NYC. CO: Ariel Partners: Recruiter/ Full-time Employee or Contract. Duration: 2-4 Years

*Information Architect/Interaction Design*

This position is for immediate hire. Structure flexible for the right
resource able to make a long term commitment; i.e. Full-time Employee or
Long term consulting will also be considered.

This opportunity involves the development of a Web based product on a
J2EE Websphere platform employing AJAX Technologies on the front end.

17 Mar 2008 - 4:01pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Suba Periyasami

List vs. Wizard

I don't have any solid user data on this. However, we redesigned a major web
application and used both list and wizard view. Use wizard patterns only
when the application is complex enough and users have to complete the task
in a specific order. Our users (IT administrators) preferred to view
information in a list rather than a wizard because of the ability to
add/manipulate the information quickly
-Suba Periyasami

17 Mar 2008 - 1:57pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Oleh Kovalchuke

IxDA Colorado -- new local chapter of IxDA

Hello fellow IxDers,

This message is for those of you living in Colorado, USA.

Have you ever wondered, if there are any others on this list in Colorado?
Would you like to meet them? Now you can! Laurie Lamar and I have started
an IxDA chapter in Colorado. We plan our first F2F for the second week in

17 Mar 2008 - 12:42pm
Lya Santoso

Survey : Your daily work life in Interaction Design / Usability / UX Field

Hi all,

I'm working on my graduation project about
prototyping and usability testing tool. Could you help me fill in a short survey
about your daily work life in IxD / usability / UX field (14 questions, about 3-5 minutes to fill in)

You can access the survey here:

By the way, this survey is intended only for people that (ever)
work in website development sector.