Discussion Archive: August 2008

8 Aug 2008 - 1:23am
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Joanne Weaver
2007

JOB: NYC: freelance IA, asap for 2+ months, UX-agency (JWG)

Hey IxDAers,

New Yorkers take pride in their city, and that includes its venerable
transportation system---a historic symbol of commerce, industry, connection,
and a rapidly changing and modernizing world.

Here's your chance to be a part of its history, and its future!

A well-known, midsized NYC-based consultancy is looking for an Information
Architect to come in ASAP for 2+ months to work on a redesign of Port
Authority sites, incuding airports, PATH trains, bridges and tunnels. There
are 4,000 pages to distill in to 15 templates.

7 Aug 2008 - 3:19pm
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Nancy Falkenburg
2004

:: job :: staff interaction designer/mountain view, ca/fte/intuit

We plan to interview and hire immediately

JOB TITLE: Principal/Staff Interaction Designer (Flash, Flex, RIA)
JOB DURATION: FTE
LOCATION: Mountain View, California

Contact: me (nancy falkenburg, nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com )
iPhone: 650/336.3645 LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/4b8/462

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Come lead the next revolution from Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks, TurboTax, and Quicken.

7 Aug 2008 - 3:15pm
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Nancy Falkenburg
2004

:: job :: staff user researcher/mountain view, ca/fte/intuit

We plan to interview and hire immediately

JOB TITLE: Principal/Staff User Researcher
JOB DURATION: FTE
Location: Mountain View, California

Contact: me (nancy falkenburg, nancy_falkenburg at intuit.com )
iPhone: 650/336.3645 LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/pub/0/4b8/462

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Come lead the next revolution from Intuit, the makers of QuickBooks, TurboTax, and Quicken.

7 Aug 2008 - 10:00am
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ambroselittle
2008

Improving Software UI Design & Specification

Hi everybody!

Infragistics, the company I work for, is sponsoring some research (i.e.,
they've asked me to do it!) on understanding and improving software UI
design and specification.

To that end, I've been contacting folks I know individually, but
unfortunately I don't scale well, so I'd like to get more insight from you
briliant and experienced folks.

This survey<https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=eRABZnY3tQVctVPIqJA8Ug_3d_3d>is
another means to that end.

7 Aug 2008 - 8:17am
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6 years ago
13 replies
SemanticWill
2007

Designing vs. Architecting

So Seth Godin has a new blog post <http://tinyurl.com/6rqluo> concerning the
semantics of designing. vs. architecting which is rather interesting.

Here is what he says --
Is architect a verb?
"I confess. I like using it that way.

I think architecting something is different from designing it. I hope you
can forgive me but I think it's a more precise way to express this idea.

Design carries a lot of baggage related to aesthetics. We say something is
well-designed if it looks good.

6 Aug 2008 - 8:42pm
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Victor Lombardi
2003

[Plug] New workshops in New York

IxDA members get 10% off these classes, just use the
discount code IxDAssociation

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INTERACTION DESIGN FOR RICH INTERNET APPLICATIONS (RIAs)
http://smartexperience.org/classes/interaction-design-for-rias/

By popular demand, expert interaction designer David Malouf's seminar
returns, exploring the most important issues surrounding the web's
most sophisticated applications.

Thursday, October 16, 9am - 5pm

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SKETCHING FOR INTERACTION DESIGN
http:/

6 Aug 2008 - 6:31pm
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6 years ago
1 reply
Evan K. Stone
2008

Success and Failure Symbolic Representations & Patterns for "Details"

I'm wrestling with the problem of how to tackle a couple of design
problems at the moment, and could use a little advice and help:

1. Success and Failure Symbolic Representations

One thing I've been dealing with is how to represent success or failure
of a process through colors, shapes, and symbols, and I'm just not
really satisfied with the things that I've come up with. Is there any
interesting prior art in this regard that someone would like to share?

As a corollary thought: TiVo uses green & red buttons with Thumbs
Up/Thumbs Down idiom.

6 Aug 2008 - 5:57pm
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Agata Kijanka
2008

JOB: UX/UI Designer (mobile technologies) - Redmond, WA - Recruiter - Contract

Our client, the "largest software company in the world" needs a User
Experience Designer who likes some variety in their work.

The projects include three main areas:

1) UI design for a mobile communicator client

2) Hardware device #1 - UX for handset that plugs into your PC so you
can talk over VOIP on your computer

3) Hardware device #2 - UX for handset that plugs into your
wall/network. Phone will display your buddy list which you can use for
calling friends.

6 Aug 2008 - 1:31pm
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6 years ago
1 reply
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

[EVENT] IxDA Portland - BOWLING with CHIFOO (tonight!)

Hi folks,

Rather short notice, but if you're in Portland, Oregon this evening
then come out for some bowling fun....

CHIFOO and IxDA Social.... Bowling!
Dig out that bowling shirt -- now you've got a place to wear it! Join
us at the second annual CHI-Bowl event. Take a whirl at bowling some
games, or just come out to socialize with your friends and colleagues.
There will be fun, food, beer and sodas. Bowling and shoe rental
included with admission.

6 Aug 2008 - 12:16pm
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6 years ago
1 reply
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Michele Marut
2005

EVENT: IXDA Pittsburgh Happy Hour - Aug. 13, 2008

Please join IXDA Pittsburgh for a summer Happy Hour (half price appetizers
and 1$ off drafts, wine and well liquor) and discussion about submitting to
the IXDA conference.

Date: Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Time: 5:30 - 7 pm

Place:

Walnut Grill
5500 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Michele Marut and Jack Moffett
IXDA Pittsburgh Local Ambassadors