Discussion Archive: March 2008

24 Mar 2008 - 3:43pm
8 years ago
9 replies
Lada Gorlenko

Scenarios and Task in usability testing

> I do not have a particular
> strategy to make scenarios, and scenarios and tasks are the same for me.

Typically, SCENARIOS are treated as end-to-end user activities that lead
to achieving a specific user goals and TASKS are individual actions
within these activities. For example:

Goal: Feed myself before going to work

Scenario: Make a breakfast
Task 1: Pour water into a kettle
Task 2: Put the kettle on
Task 3: Put cereal in a bowl
Task 4: Get milk from a fridge


24 Mar 2008 - 3:41pm
Dan Brown

JOB ~ UX Program Manager ~ Washington, DC ~ EightShapes, LLC ~ Part-Time

Position: User Experience Program Manager
Term: 3-month part-time contract, 10-20 hours/week
Salary: Commensurate with experience

EightShapes has a large client with multiple project streams. We are looking
for a program manager to track resources, milestones, and client

If you think you can help, we want to hire you.

Eric Manke

JOB: Lead Interaction Designer, San Francisco, Recruiter, Full Time

Title: Lead Interaction Designer
Location: San Francisco
Salary: 90's + bonus + stock options + outstanding vacation and benefits

An innovative, global financial institution is seeking a Lead
Interaction Designer 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.

24 Mar 2008 - 1:26pm

[JOB] User Experience Analyst - Portland, OR - White Horse - Full-Time, Entry-level

White Horse is a privately owned interactive marketing agency based in
Portland, Oregon.

24 Mar 2008 - 1:04pm

JOB: Senior User Interface/Web Design Lead – Digital Health Group, Intel Corporation, Portland, OR, Full Time

I'm posting this on behalf of a colleague. If you are interested,
please *reply
to jay.lundell at intel.com*


The successful candidate will be the senior Web User Interface Design lead
for new prototypes and concepts in the Digital Health group.

24 Mar 2008 - 12:43pm
Jason Lee

Info/Stats for Quickbuy Window?

Hi all,

Perhaps some of you who work on e-commerce sites have some information regarding the effectiveness of quickbuy windows? I recently heard that quickbuy is actually not that effective for getting people to purchase, but is more useful for providing additional information about a product.

What I mean by quickbuy is the layover window that appears when you click or rollover a product thumbnail. It allows you to purchase from that window without having to click to the product detail page.

23 Mar 2008 - 12:08pm
Marcia McLaughlin

(Job) Ramp Group - hiring Interaction Designer - Bellevue, WA

Interaction Designer
Ramp Group
Bellevue, WA

Are you looking for a fun, high-energy team-oriented environment where
you will master the art of pleasing clients and winning success? Are
you passionate about improving the interactions of people, processes and
technology? If so, please read on.

Ramp Group is looking for an outgoing, performance oriented Interaction
Designer to join our User Experience design team. Ideally, you have
interest and demonstrable ability in information architecture and

23 Mar 2008 - 6:50am
8 years ago
2 replies

Godin & Interaction Design

Every once in a while the great bald one posts to his blog about an
interaction design issue - this one is good and illustrates that there are
always places to improve the user experience:

The world's worst toaster
*http://tinyurl.com/2t9p4a* We recently acquired what might be the worst
toaster in the history of the world. It's pretty fancy and shiny and
microprocessor controlled. And it makes toast.

But here's what I have to do to use it:

1. Choose the number of slices, and bagel or bread.

22 Mar 2008 - 5:14pm
8 years ago
29 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Flex? (was: What's exciting in Adobe Thermo?)

So, all this talk about Thermo and how it integrates into Flex... but
do people use Flex for real projects? I have yet to see any web
app/site that really uses Flex for an RIA.. most apps still use (and
will use IMHO) web standard technologies like html, css, javascript,

What are people suing Flex for? intranet apps? industrial?

22 Mar 2008 - 11:41am
8 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

OT: Who's Your City?

For those of you in the "I can work anywhere" camp, here's Richard
Florida's counterargument:


NEWSWEEK: The conventional wisdom is that, with technologies that
allow us to work from anywhere, place is mattering less and less. Why
is that not the case, and how are we getting it wrong?

FLORIDA: What I realized after studying this for a couple of decades
is that no one's ever really given advice about how important the
place you choose to live is.