Discussion Archive: April 2008

17 Apr 2008 - 3:12pm
8 years ago
4 replies
concantenate at...


"Out of curiosity, has anyone out there read Lakoff & Johnson's "Metaphors
> live by"?

Actually, I have read the book and it is informative, but dated. It doesn't
address the issue of metaphors in UIs which are very different from language
based metaphors, which is why they often fail.

Language metaphors are constructed when speakers have violated one of the
Gricean Maxims listed below. In order for communication to happen, speakers
and listeners all have to agree implicitly to the Gricean Maxims below and
assume that they are true for everyone.

17 Apr 2008 - 1:21pm
Dave Malouf

Interaction Museum - iMuseum


this feels like a very interesting resource. I didn't dive too deep, but the
idea and design style intrigue me.

-- dave

David Malouf

17 Apr 2008 - 10:50am
8 years ago
6 replies
Thomas Marks

Card Sorting Software

As a primarily e-commerce/call center based store, we do not have much
opportunity to utilize customers for in house studies such as card
sorting. I have found a few online solutions through Google, but I
wanted to reach out to the community and see if anyone could recommend
something better.

Thank you!

Thomas Marks

17 Apr 2008 - 10:36am

[Job] - Usability Superstars - 4 Positions - Full Time / Contract in Bay Area

Usability Superstars- and superstars to be wanted- bay area!

Stimulating, interesting and dynamic career path!

Please call me at 210-614-4187 or email me at rosa at bestica.com in regards to
the following openings. Please send your portfolio along with your resume.


17 Apr 2008 - 10:31am
8 years ago
11 replies
Meredith Noble

teaching young people about usability

Has anyone ever run a program that teaches young people (say, grades 6-9
range, or older teens even) about usability?

I'm thinking about starting up a program that promotes technology
careers to girls. I want to help correct the common belief that "people
who work in technology sit alone all day in a cubicle and code". I'm
interested in using pair programming methods to show girls that
programming and software design can be social and collaborative.

17 Apr 2008 - 10:29am
Steven Keith

JOB:: Sr. User Interface Designer :: Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill

Senior User Interface Designer

The qualified Senior-level User Interface Designer candidate will work both
independently and alongside with other team members at a ~90 person
communications firm who fully appreciates UCD. Along with solid interaction
design skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills are

17 Apr 2008 - 8:36am
bcopello at ari...

Job: Sr. Interaction Designer - Loc: NYC. CO: Ariel Partners: Recruiter/ Full-time Employee or Long Term Contract

Senior Interaction Designer: Loc: NYC. CO:Ariel Partners LLC;
Recruiter: Full-time Employee or Contract; long term

This position is for immediate hire. The salary/rate and tax structure is
open for the right resource able to make a long term commitment; i.e.
Full-time or Long term consulting will be considered.

This opportunity involves the development of a Web based product on a
J2EE Websphere platform employing Web 2.0/ AJAX Technologies on the front

17 Apr 2008 - 7:18am
Paul Sherman

JOB: UCD Director, Sage Software, Scottsdale AZ USA, full-time/permanent

> My company is looking to hire a Director of User-Centered Design for the
> Sage Global CRM business unit. The job is based in Scottsdale AZ USA.
> The person in this role would be responsible for the user experience of
> several global products, ranging from small-business retail products to
> enterprise-level offerings. It's a great opportunity to make a difference
> and drive UX practices into the organization.

17 Apr 2008 - 7:08am
Dave Malouf

Your Opinions on User Experience (UX)

I just found this too interesting not to forward here.

- dave

>> Dear All,
>> We are currently tackling a challenge of working towards a shared
>> definition of User Experience.
>> This initiative was launched in March 2008 when a questionnaire on
>> a set
>> of 5 UX definitions and 23 UX statements was distributed to a group
>> of
>> known UX researchers and practitioners.

17 Apr 2008 - 6:39am
8 years ago
1 reply
Claude Knaus

CHI 2008 Cherry Picks

Hi all,

"Mind blowing" was the praising comment I heard most at this
conference. So it was: set up in Florence, you can't help but feel the
spirit of Leonardo da Vinci and the age of a new Renaissance.
Below is a selection of presentations which made a lasting impression on me.

- Claude

Usability Evaluation Considered Harmful (Some of the Time)

Saul Greenberg's presentation (the paper was co-authored by Bill
Buxton) was a call for a reorientation of CHI.