Discussion Archive: August 2008

5 Aug 2008 - 10:56pm
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H. Elwood Gilli...
2008

A New Approach to Interaction Design

Hello IxDA:

This message is to encourage you to preview and purchase a book which
describes a new perspective on IxD. While IxD appears in most
universities as either an adjunct of HCI or as a Design skill in the
department of Mulitmedia/Art, this treatise argues IxD as a scientific
pursuit which sees no boundaries to the topical application of its
form, encompassing all of science.

Description:

"Interactivity is not merely the study of computational interfaces,
but observation and application of universal behavior with respect to
all systems, sciences and processes.

5 Aug 2008 - 3:07pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
Jay Morgan
2006

Silverlight/rich image galleries

I'm looking for examples of image galleries based on rich technology,
especially Silverlight. Can anyone share examples?

Thanks.

--
Jay A. Morgan

Information Architecture & Scenario-based design.
Design Patterns & Mental Models.

5 Aug 2008 - 1:18pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Testing persuasiveness

Thought I'd crowdsource this via the giant brains on this list:
I'm working on some conversion point design and analysis for a new app and
would like to stick it in front of some users to see how it does. But all
the usability testing I've been involved with has been focused on task
completion, so I'm not exactly sure how to tweak the strategy to test the
persuasiveness of a design. I'm less concerned with the usability of the
design than how compelling it is.

5 Aug 2008 - 12:57pm
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Phil Dahnke
2008

Job; UI Designer; San Francisco, CA; Recruiter; One Year Contract with possible temp-to-hire

Hello IXDA,

Here is our job description for this role. Included is the link to the
specific job on our site where they can apply. Thank you!

Phil Dahnke
Recruiting & Administrative Factotum
A Q U E N T
222 Kearny St. Ste #308. San Francisco, CA.

5 Aug 2008 - 12:52pm
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Veena
2008

Job - Senior Interaction Designer- Full Time - Utah - Salt Lake City- Recruiter

Senior Interaction Designer
Full-time
Utah - Salt Lake City

The Ideal Candidate

5+ to 7 years of experience
Management Experience Required - No
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree

MUST BE CURRENT LDS CHURCH MEMBER, TEMPLE WORTHY.

Our Interaction Designers are charged with designing and improving the
Church's public websites and internal web applications. We need highly
skilled designers who have a passion for beautiful, functional web design
and a love for the work of the Lord.

. Exceptional web-focused interaction design skills
.

5 Aug 2008 - 7:23am
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Fredrik Matheson
2005

Breadcrumb trail at the bottom of the browser window

Inspired by the recent Cuil discussion I've made a breadcrumb trail that's
always visible at the bottom of your browser window.
I'm testing it on an intranet where:

• users spend anywhere from five minutes to several hours every day

• there are thousands of pages in many folders, etc

• the built-in navigation scheme isn't always consistent, due to different
products/portals/systems being used

Lessons so far:

• with just one consistent navigation item at the bottom of the viewport,
it's easier to leave out all those top, left and right menus and concentrate
on maki

5 Aug 2008 - 6:12am
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6 years ago
34 replies
Dave Malouf
2005

Adaptive Path's Aurora ... Discuss

I have to say there are so many elements I like about this concept and
it is only part 1 of the video.
Kudos to Jesse James Garrett and the rest of the AP design team on Aurora.

Check out the demo video of their browser concept video.

http://adaptivepath.com/aurora/

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

4 Aug 2008 - 4:26pm
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Noreen Whysel
2004

2008 IA Institute Salary Survey Now Open

Greetings IxDA,

The 2008 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey is now open at:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=g32VZYs_2fRdwHjtI4tIvr9A_3d_3d

The survey takes only a minute or two to complete, so we hope you'll stop by and contribute.

As in previous years, the survey will remain open until October, and we will post the results on the IAI website in December.

Cheers,
Noreen Whysel
IA Institute
www.iainstitute.org

ps. My apologies if you receive this message more than once.

4 Aug 2008 - 3:21pm
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Cinnamon Melchor
2006

JOB: Interaction Designer / Information Architect -- Washington, DC / AKQA

Company: AKQA
Title: Interaction Designer / Information Architect
Location: Washington DC

AKQA is a global digital communications agency. We've been at it for
almost 15 years, but the ideas are as fresh as ever. Exactly what we
do varies a lot from client to client. If we have to sum up what we do
for clients like Ubisoft, ESPN, Borders Books, and the U.S. Postal
Service, it's that we create meaningful interactions between our
clients and their customers.

4 Aug 2008 - 1:36pm
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6 years ago
10 replies
Bob Dickson
2008

Getting into interaction design

Hi all,

A couple of questions to put to the readers here.

I have a degree in psych and a PhD in HCI both from good universities
and want to get a steady position in this field. I've done industrial
work (human factors multi-company collaboration into commercial
aircraft cockpit design - assessment and some design) and commercial
work (workflow apps both desktop & web-based, scientific desktop app,
oil exploration app - design, assessment, development) and educational
(commercial VLE - assessment).