Discussion Archive: July 2008

31 Jul 2008 - 4:53pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Brian Herzfeldt

Single Search Field v.s. Modal Searchbox? Research?

Hi all,
Designing a search component for a travel site that requires you to search.
Can search by city/state, address, point of interest, airport . . . the
usual stuff.

Some travel sites default to a searchbox defaulted to the fields for city.
If the user wants to search by airport or by point of interest they have to
select another mode or tab on the searchbox to get those fields. My
contention is that people get a lot of error messages because they put in
say a point of interest without seeing the mode tab (we know they get a lot
of error messages at this step).

31 Jul 2008 - 3:32pm
7 years ago
3 replies
gautam rao

Need agency to recruit participants from Europe & Asia-Pacific

<http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php>We are looking for an agency to recruit
usability test participants from Europe (UK, Germany, France, Spain,
Switzerland) and Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, Japan). Can anyone
recommend any recruiting firms or agencies?

Gautam Rao

Usability Project Manager
Global IT | Ernst & Young LLP
gautam.rao at ey.com

31 Jul 2008 - 3:11pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Wunderlich, Judith

Chicago event: Presentation/Discussion on Web Accessibility (free)


Date: Tuesday, August 19th
Time: 6pm (presentation begins at 6:30) to 8:00pm
Host Location: AQUENT, 500 W. Madison, Suite 2600, Chicago, IL 60661
RSVP: Judi Wunderlich ­ jwunderlich at aquent.com
Presenter: Tanagram Partners (www.tanagrampartners.com)

The impact of vision and auditory impairments, whether at birth or through
the natural progression of aging, affects a person¹s ability to interact
with digital systems.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:53pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Paul Trumble


Has anyone taken a serious look at this tool? http://www.feng-gui.com/

It uses artificial intelligence to create heat maps that are supposed to
replicate what one would see with eye tracking.

Some of the developers in my shop have gotten a hold of it. I have yet to
see a heat map that makes sense. The first ones they did attributed the
greatest area of interest to white space.

31 Jul 2008 - 12:36pm
Nathan Moody

JOB: Multi-Touch Interaction Designer (SF Bay Area, USA), Stimulant (Contract, 3-6 mo.)

We're Stimulant, and we're looking for local (San Francisco Bay Area)
contract/freelance interaction designers for multi-touch projects, (future
full-time work is a potential but not a requirement for applicants).
Stimulant is a boutique interaction design and development studio that
creates digital experiences for computers that don't look like computers.
>From multi-touch to mobile, from touchwalls to surface computing, our goal
is to put the wonder and magic back into the human-computer interface.

31 Jul 2008 - 10:56am
Robert Skrobe

[EVENT] - (Seattle) UPA Puget Sound Chapter Formation Event w/guest speaker Arnie Lund, 8/4/08, Google in Fremont

The UPA Chapter of Puget Sound will be holding it's official chapter
formation event on Monday, August 4th.

31 Jul 2008 - 10:52am
Vanessa Karis

JOB Interaction Designer NYC Recruiter Contract

Hi Everyone,

Below is a job description for an Interaction Designer in NYC. This is
with a top firm-growing rapidly.

My contact information is beneath the job description. Please call me
asap if your interested. Buzz my cell or send an email.


Interaction Designer - Consultant

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

What is an Interaction Designer?

Interaction Designers generate design ideas to meet user goals.

31 Jul 2008 - 10:38am
Lisa Young Gee

Jobs: Information Architect | Greater Boston | Staples

You've heard our company tagline: "That was easy." Now come join one of the
key teams that are making that statement a reality.

*About Our Team
*The Staples Usability team continues to be one of the thought leaders in
usability and is growing to meet company demand for our services. We are
comprised of researchers, information architects and analytics experts. Our
mission is to cut costs and increase sales by using science to analyze
behavior and optimize design.

31 Jul 2008 - 10:15am

Job - User Experience Manager - Redmond, WA - Full Time - Recruiter

User Experience Manager

WA - Redmond

Bestica is seeking for a User Experience Manager for the world's premier
software firm.

The Role.In addition to standard management activities (hiring, coaching,
performance assessments, budgeting, etc),

. You decide what activities your team needs to accomplish vs.
hiring a vendor or empowering the product units.

. You would set the vision for SOA platform. You own the feedback
model. You drive the decisions.


31 Jul 2008 - 2:24am
Joanne Weaver

JOBS: NYC: Freelance IA *and* Sr UX Lead, asap for 2+ months: UX-recruiter

Hi y'all, hope you're all having a killer summer.

Looking for UX folks with *agency experience* for 2 separate freelance jobs
starting asap in NYC. Both are 2+ months and could potentially go longer
term if the fit is right on both sides. Local candidates only; must be
authorized to work in the USA.


Freelance UX Lead: for global campaign for major mobile/PDA client. Must be
v. v. client facing, strong leadership/managerial experience, and v. hands
on. Senior level position on high visibility, robust project. Mac or PC is