Discussion Archive: June 2008

30 Jun 2008 - 8:31pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

And now a completely different take on design

Check out this WSJ interview with Bang & Olufsen freelance designer,
David Lewis.
Definitely different than what I would have expected.

http://tinyurl.com/48d9py

- dave

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David Malouf
http://synapticburn.com/
http://ixda.org/
http://motorola.com/

30 Jun 2008 - 8:10pm
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6 years ago
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Matthew Zuckman
2008

Best Practices vs. Patterns

People in my office seem to be obsessed with "best practices" lately -
a notion that seems a bit ethereal to me. After all, splash pages,
lead-based paint, burning witches, and other such concepts are now
obsolete (or at least frowned upon). In the past, I have tried to
steer people towards the idea that certain interfaces or features may
be a "standard practice," but I am wondering if patterns are now the
best evaluation tool.

Any thoughts?

./matthew

30 Jun 2008 - 6:51pm
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6 years ago
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Heather Anderson
2008

Need Feedback: Need to increase conversion rates!

Hi there,

First time poster, long time fan. I need 5-10 minutes of your time to help
me determine what works/doesn't work about this site from a user experience
point of view, and to complete the desired task (i.e. buying the product).
My friend has dumped over $50k into this product/site. Just trying to give
him some simple solutions that could build his confidence (i.e. conversion
rate):

http://www.prisonyardworkout.com

Any and all responses are welcome!

30 Jun 2008 - 5:42pm
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6 years ago
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Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

OT: Help remembering the name of a site

A few months ago a site popped up that was about getting design firms to
commit to talking to clients about sustainability in design and improving
their methods and such. Anyone remember the name of the campaign?
It started with the word "designer", I think. Like "Designer's Creed", but
that's not it.

Thanks!

-r-

30 Jun 2008 - 4:41pm
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Josh Seiden
2003

[JOB] Interaction Designer; NYC, USA; Liquidnet; Contract/Temp-to-perm

Interaction Designer

As an Interaction Designer you will play a key role in helping to design
future applications at Liquidnet. You will join a unique design team to
create the next generation of Liquidnet products and services.

What is an Interaction Designer?

Interaction Designers generate design ideas to meet user goals. They
then turn those ideas into detailed form and behavior specifications
that are used by our technology teams to build and test our
applications.

30 Jun 2008 - 4:40pm
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5 years ago
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Josh Seiden
2003

[JOB] Design Communicator, NYC, USA; Liquidnet; FT

As a Design Communicator you will play a key role in helping to design
future applications at Liquidnet. You will join a unique design team to
create the next generation of Liquidnet products and services.

What is a Design Communicator?

Design Communicators are a unique blend of technical writer, business
analyst, design strategist, and designer. Design Communicators
collaborate with Interaction Designers to lead the User Experience
design process.

Responsibilities

* You will be responsible for leading the communication of product form
and behavior.

30 Jun 2008 - 3:00pm
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Katie Ware
2007

Reminder: July 1 Twin Cities UX Meetup, Topic: What's interesting to you about UX these days?

oops - sorry, I think I forgot to forward the first time it came out...

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:36:52 -0500From: dirtgrl at gmail.comTo: dirtgrl at gmail.comSubject: Reminder: July 1 Twin Cities UX Meetup, Topic: What's interesting to you about UX these days?
Hello everyone --

Just a quick reminder of tomorrow's UX Meetup. We will meet July 1 at the Monte Carlo.

30 Jun 2008 - 1:33pm
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Aaron Louie
2007

Seattle Monthly IA/UX Meetup, July 8th (5:30pm at ZAAZ)

ZAAZ, an interactive web agency in Seattle, is hosting their
Perspectives on Social Media event on Tuesday, July 8th, so we'll be
joining them for this month's information architecture and user
experience meetup.

WHAT: Tinker, Tailor, Maker, Sailor II: Perspectives on Social Media
http://www.websocialarchitecture.com/community/2008/06/youre-invited-s.html

WHEN: Tuesday July 8th, 5:30-8:30pm

WHERE:
ZAAZ
414 Olive Way, Ste.

30 Jun 2008 - 10:56am
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6 years ago
12 replies
Sarah Kampman
2008

Redesigning the milk jug

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/30/business/30milk.html (Free
registration required)

Interesting article on a redesign of the common milk jug, its
environmental impact, and the reaction of the consumer.

I'm again reminded that change management is a fundamental part of
Interaction Design.

30 Jun 2008 - 10:34am
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Eva Kaniasty
2007

Statistics on browser toolbar usage?

Is anybody aware of any statistics on what percentage of web users install
browser toolbars, and on average how many?

A google search did not yield any useful info.

Thanks.

Eva Kaniasty
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kaniasty