Discussion Archive: May 2008

23 May 2008 - 7:09pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: Information Architect, Seattle -- contract -- UX-geared recruiter

Presented by The Joanne Weaver Group

UX + Creative Talent Acquisition

www.joanneweavergroup.com <http://www.joanneweavergroup.com/>

Hi IxDA'ers!

My client is a major, big-name player in the global design community, and
they're looking for a FREELANCE INFORMATION ARCHITECT for their Seattle
office for an immediate freelance gig.

This IA would need to be able to work approx 40 hour weeks, onsite in
Seattle, for about 4 weeks.

This would be such a major coup to nail this gig---VERY prestigious name to
have on your resume :)


23 May 2008 - 6:33pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Luke Bishop

query: mobile functionality trends

Hi All,

Im curious if anyone has come across any recent research or trend projections regarding the future of mobile phone form / functionality / IxD, as a result of nano-technologies impacting the industry.
Sorta along the lines of what Nokia is projecting in 5-7 years with Morph.
Apologies if this is already an ancient line of discussion here...

- Luke

----please consider whether it is necessary to print this email----

23 May 2008 - 3:08pm
5 years ago
8 replies

Worst Login/Password/Forgot Password Process Ever?

Ever try to login to the UPA website?

Haven't in a while and forgotten your password?

They actually expect me to remember my UPA number to retrieve my

Who designed this? A grass-smokin' monkey? This is the UPA, not the MIT
Alumni Association!

Everyone already knows that the simplest thing is to allow people to select
using their email address as their username. This is common knowledge. UPA
expects me to remember a random numeric string that I have used -- what? 4
times in the last 3 years.

23 May 2008 - 1:48pm
Maria Cordell

IA Summit Redux Atlanta -- May 31st!

Are you in the Atlanta area? Did you miss the IA Summit in Miami this
year? Did you make it but want to share your experience? Come out to
the 2008 IA Summit Redux in Atlanta!

(Apologies for cross-posting, but I want to get the word out!)



To recap, share, and discuss key points from conference talks and workshops.


Saturday, May 31st, 2008
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


All from the Atlanta UX community and related disciplines. Just let me
know so I can send you an Evite.


Zero. Zip. Nada.

23 May 2008 - 12:38pm
Miriam Melo

CHI Recap 2008 in San Mateo June 6

CHI Recap 2008

Friday, June 6

9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Salesforce.com, 900 Concar Drive, San Mateo, CA


Did you miss the CHI 2008 conference? Would you like to see and hear this year's conference highlights? If so then CHI Recap 2008 is for you. For more information on this event and to register go to: http://www.chirecap2008.com/

23 May 2008 - 11:42am

User Researcher - Full Time - Seattle

User Researcher

Full Time


Bestica is looking for a User researcher with a good understanding of SOA
for the world's leading software company. How passionate are you about
improving the interactions of people, processes and technology? Our client's
User Experience (UX) team researches how people interact with technology,
businesses processes and applies that knowledge to advance our next
generation SOA platform, tools and developer framework.

Minimum Qualifications:

. At least three years business experience


23 May 2008 - 11:41am

Software Development Engineer in UX with 5 years .net experience - Seattle - Full Time

Software Development Engineer in UX with 5 years .net experience

Full Time


Bestica is looking for a Software Development Engineer in UX for the
world's leading software company.

23 May 2008 - 9:45am
8 years ago
3 replies
Alexander Baxevanis

Designing Visual Interfaces

Hi all,

many of you may have read or just come across the book "Designing
Visual Interfaces" by Mullet & Sano
(http://www.librarything.com/work/5737/book/29957655). I think it's a
very interesting book and many of the principles described in the book
still hold today. However, most of the examples are very outdated and
also the technology has moved on in some areas (e.g.

23 May 2008 - 8:39am
8 years ago
23 replies
Jack L. Moffett

What do you do best?

As an Interaction Designer (or Interface Designer, Information
Architect, Usability Specialist, etc.), what is it that you do best?


Jack L. Moffett
Interaction Designer
412.459.0310 x219

If there's anything more annoying
than a machine that won't do what you want,
it's a machine that won't do what you want
and has been programmed to behave
as though it likes you.

- Don Norman

23 May 2008 - 7:04am
Lars Wieneke

Relative difficulty of creation

Hi list members,

While researching approaches to lower the threshold of content
production in applications driven by user contributions I was
wondering whether research in the relative difficulty of creating
content exists.
"Relative difficulty of creation" relates to the question what kind
of tasks a user regards as more difficult than another. e.g.