Discussion Archive: June 2008

23 Jun 2008 - 5:24pm
Sara Worrell-Berg

JOB: Interaction designer, Chicago, The University of Chicago, full-time

Hello all,

The University of Chicago NSIT Web Services department needs a highly
creative and fun interaction designer to work with clients, users and a team
of visual designers and programmers to build websites and web applications.
The interaction designer will coordinate the web application development
lifecycle from start to finish, developing business requirements,
interaction flows and wireframes with a focus on user-centered design.

Do you have a love of process improvement and the skills to move smoothly
from an idea to wireframes to XHTML and CSS?

23 Jun 2008 - 5:20pm
8 years ago
11 replies
Alla Zollers

unique search result interfaces

I was wondering if anyone has seen any unique or interesting search result
interfaces that break away from the linear model of listing results. The
only thing I have seen recently is: http://searchme.com

Also, in your opinion how usable and/or effective is the list model in
communicating search results?

23 Jun 2008 - 5:06pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Juhan Sonin

To Hang or not to hang... in the gutter.

Should check boxes and radio buttons hang in the gutter (treated as bullets and
pull quotes) or be indented?

We're designing an open source survey/data collection engine and trying to nail
correct type and UI practice.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

23 Jun 2008 - 3:45pm
Chris Hlavaty

[EVENT] [UPDATE] - Seattle IxDA presents "Oh Brave NUI World" 6/26/08



In addition to the DIY multi-touch console

we're constructing for the event,

we've recently secured an official

Microsoft Surface to demo. Come check it out!

Seattle IxDA presents*

Oh Brave NUI World


7pm @ Artefact

2125 Western Ave, Suite 500, 98121

More info about the event below...

Hope to see you there!

23 Jun 2008 - 2:42pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Jeff Howard

Associate Degree in Interface Design (Was: IxDA Curriculum)

Todd Zaki Warfel wrote:
> The most important thing for an IxD is to actually
> start doing IxD. Learn the basics, which I think Dan
> has laid out a pretty good program for, get the foundations
> down, and then hit the street and start doing.

I don't really agree, but I was inspired by Todd's comment in the
previous thread to consider this from the opposite end of the

23 Jun 2008 - 2:04pm
frank gruger

JOB - Chicago- IA/IXD - Orbitz Worldwide

Come join us and help define the future of travel worldwide! The
Information Architecture group at Orbitz is a small, but diverse,
tight knit, group of talented individuals who have a unique role in
driving innovation at Orbitz. We partner with technology, visual
design, product management, and the business to deliver user centered
and business driving results.

23 Jun 2008 - 2:04pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: freelance IA, major digital agency: UX-geared recruiter (JWG)

Hi IxDA'ers!

This is for a well-known, major-player 100% interactive agency---they're
rapidly growing and expanding; possibility for longterm work if this works

This person must have experience working w/ the usual suspects: sitemaps,
wireframes, Visio work, flow charts or use cases, functional & presentation
specifications, and style guides

please email your resume to joanne at joanneweavergroup.com and I will take
good care of you.

if you know someone avail and looking f

23 Jun 2008 - 12:19pm
Gretchen Denton

IxDA Curriculum (Was: Importance of MastersDegree for IxD Professionals)

After reading the thread on higher education, I went to the HFES.org
website to find a local University and inquire about their Human Factors

I thought you might be interested in the response I received from the

I think it is a great idea to pursue an advanced HF degree. Our program
was a very good one and would have been a good fit for you. But because
of the state budget cuts, FIU has decided to terminate our entire
department. So the program will not exist after next year.

23 Jun 2008 - 10:06am
Boston IxDA

[Event] Reminder: IxDA Boston this Thursday night, 6pm!

WOW! This is really turning out to be quite an event! With over *50
RSVPs*so far, we'll be hosting a packed house. We've got a big room
and a
*lot* to share with you. We're starting on the early side because we've got
a long and fascinating line-up planned.

23 Jun 2008 - 4:32am
8 years ago
13 replies

An alternative phrase to "Buy Now"?

Hi -

I am currently working on a website for a client in the
'spiritual/healing/meditation" space and she has a playful, whimsical
yet vibrant, interactive website with "guided journeys" that unfold
insight to one's personal development through a game-like interface
where one choses tokens and is able to enter various rooms,
environments, etc.

The site has about 30k+ registered users, more than half of whom are
active each month, with 1/3 of them returning daily and an equal
amount spending 20+ minutes on the site with each visit. So, plenty
of active users and deep users.