Discussion Archive: August 2008

13 Aug 2008 - 12:06pm
8 years ago
45 replies
Greg Petroff

IxDA iPhone users straw poll

Quick straw poll question for list members who have iPhones.

What are the top 3 things you find yourself doing now with your iPhone
that you did not do before and why?


13 Aug 2008 - 11:55am

Any experience with GoodBarry?

Has anyone worked with a site/service called GoodBarry? It sells itself
as one-stop CMS/contact management/analytics/hosting for a decent
monthly rate. It's pitched to designers looking for dev help, and seems
to have a lot of nice bells and whistles. Maybe a little *too* nice!

Anyone have any experience using it?


Gabriel Friedman

13 Aug 2008 - 11:53am
Jayson Elliot

Have you ever participated in an incubator?

Hi all, I have a bit of research I'd like to ask for help with.
I'm working with a group of investors in the midwest who are interested in
starting a business incubator.

I am interested in talking to anyone who has been part of an incubator,
either as a participant or a mentor, to learn about your experiences.
I'd like to chat over the phone or over a coffee to learn about what you
found valuable and what you would have changed if you could.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Jayson Elliot

13 Aug 2008 - 9:23am
laura laser

Sr. IA Wanted at Great West Los Angeles Agency

Sr. Information Architect

My client, a great independent interactive agency in Los Angeles, is looking
for a Sr. Information Architect who is passionate about building great user
experiences and committed to client success. The candidate we seek will hit
the ground running and possess a strong interpersonal dynamic and energy
level to match.

12 Aug 2008 - 6:36pm
Los Angeles IxDA

[EVENT] IxDA Los Angeles & Identity Mine / REZN8 present "Beneath the Surface: Pioneering break-through experiences", Wednesday August 20, 7-9pm

IxDA Los Angeles is pleased to announce an event spotlighting the pioneering
application design work that Identity Mine / REZN8 are doing for Microsoft
Surface. At this hands-on event you'll get to play with Surface and hear
from the team at Identity Mine about designing break-through experiences for
this convergence between the physical and virtual world.

Before, during and after the lively talks, we'll have time to chill out and
enjoy a tasty spread of food & drinks provided by our gracious hosts at
Identity Mine / REZN8.

12 Aug 2008 - 6:16pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Greg Petroff

Interaction'09|vancouver Update

Hi Everyone,
Here is an Update on the Conference Planning for '09.
We have the Crowdvine social network space up and running on the
interaction'09|vancouver website. Crowdvine was a very popular part of
the '08 conference experience.

12 Aug 2008 - 6:13pm
Lea Ann Hutter

JOB: Santa Monica, CA: Full time UX/UI Designer at ThisNext.com

ThisNext <http://www.thisnext.com> is looking for a User
Experience/Interface Designer with a background in consumer-oriented Web 2.0
properties. We want someone with a deep awareness of brand messaging,
fluency in the visual language of social sites, a strong understanding of
user-centered design principles and a high level of user empathy.

You'll be working a lot on our main site, but you'll also be helping out
with Facebook/MySpace applications, partner programs, and all the other
pieces of work that come up.

12 Aug 2008 - 5:22pm
8 years ago
3 replies

Q: Soliciting client testimonials

I'm doing a website overhaul (rebranding, everything) and I would like
to incorporate client testimonials.

I don't want to ghost write these things but I know that many people
hate to write and wouldn't know what to say, even if they wanted to
say something nice, so I'm thinking about giving them some questions
to nudge them in the right direction.

12 Aug 2008 - 4:01pm
8 years ago
16 replies
Meredith Noble

best practices for login security?

Hi folks,

Does anyone know where I could find a list of best practices around
login security? I'm looking for an overview of the most common
techniques and how they relate to both security and user experience --
pros and cons.

For instance, I'd like information on:

- Site Keys (photographs uploaded by users and shown when they visit the
site so they know they are on the genuine site and haven't been phished)
- Enforcing strong passwords (vs. showing a password strength indicator
but not enforcing it)
- Hint questions and when they're useful vs.

12 Aug 2008 - 1:53pm
Séamus T. Byrne

IxDA local meetings in Dublin, Ireland

Howdy Folks,

I am wondering if there are any other IxDA list members living in
Dublin, Ireland that are interested in meeting up for regular F2F

If so, please let me know and I will set something up soon! Or if a
local group already exists, please get in touch?


All the Best,

Seamus Byrne
Senior User Experience Designer
seamus at seamus.ws