Discussion Archive: October 2008

29 Oct 2008 - 4:54pm

Job - Information Architect - Contract - Washington, DC - Recruiter

Information Architect
Washington DC

Job Description

A global interactive agency that uses innovative ideas and technology to
deliver results for the world's leading brands.

Our client is looking for a talented Information architect who is a creative
thinker with a background in human factors, user experience and usability
practices to help maintain and enhance a large web site. This is a contract
position, with a duration of 2-8 months.

29 Oct 2008 - 1:47pm

The Future of Web Design Conference at Roseland Ballroom

Is anyone going to The Future of Web Design conference on Monday / Tuesday
next week?

Please text me if you are. Would love to meet up.

29 Oct 2008 - 8:02am
Maria De Monte

R: Interstitial Cross-Selling

Hello John,

I think I got the pic of what you're talking about.

Take a look at www.repubblica.it. If you click on any of the news listed there, you will receive an advertising page that also allows you to go straight to the news (vai all'articolo).

Also a few greeting cards websites uses them before directing you to the card itself.

29 Oct 2008 - 6:59am
John Gibbard

Interstitial Cross-Selling

There's been a lovely discussion on T&Cs this week [1]. This got me thinking
about solutions for interstitial pages.

By interstitial pages I mean the kind that are presented to the user during
a goal-based flow [2]; for instance, logging into your online banking and
before you see the account summary. During these pages (which often provide
security or legal assurances) it's often considered a worthwhile exercise by
marketers (though generally not by Ix/IA/Ux people) to place cross-sell

Can anyone provide examples, screen grabs or otherwise of this kind of page

29 Oct 2008 - 5:53am
7 years ago
1 reply
Fred Beecher

What cool interactions do you want to play with at Interaction09?

Hi all,

A few of us in the IxDA community are working to put together an area at the
conference we're calling the Tangible Interaction Cafe. The purpose of the
cafe is to create awareness of new technologies directly impacting the world
of interaction design, stimulate your senses and creativity and provide
insight on how to approach design using this new technology (including tips
and tricks and challenges, etc.).

We'd like to hear what you have to say! Have you seen something you'd like
to get your hands on or learn more about? Are you working on something that
might fit the bill?

29 Oct 2008 - 5:34am
Maria De Monte

O3 spaces, Phpprojekt, Openexchange, Horde and accessibility

Hello to all,

I'm working on the development of a community platform with high concerns about usability and accessibility.

I am actually comparing and trying different systems like O3 spaces, Phpprojekt, Openexchange and Horde.

28 Oct 2008 - 9:17pm

Aaron Marcus Speaking at IxDA Silicon Valley F2F, Wednesday, Nov 5, 2008, at Yahoo!

Please join us at the next IxDA Silicon Valley F2F!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

7:00-7:30 pm

7:30-9:30 pm

Cross-Cultural User Experience Design for Mobile User Interfaces and
Social Networking: What? So What? No What?
Aaron Marcus

Mobile devices and social networking are worldwide phenomena. The design
of user interfaces and, ultimately, user experiences for these
cross-cultural products and services deserve special attention.

28 Oct 2008 - 3:08pm

Windows 7?

Ars Technica's glowing 'first look' piece on Windows 7's UI revamp.
Compare and contrast all the things Vista did wrong with the "brave
move by the company" that is Windows 7.
If Peter Bright was any more fawning I'd have to start calling him Bambi.

Anyone got useful info on this?


28 Oct 2008 - 1:17pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Jerome Ryckborst

Your field tablet Mr/Ms UX Researcher

A sensor that recognises subvocalization?!

My Google search, define:subvocalize, gives only 2 def'ns:

- Articulate without making audible sounds; "she was reading to herself and merely subvocalized"
- To form words or statements in thought and express them inwardly without uttering them aloud

So: either this tablet can read lips or read thoughts.

Is this a hoax?

-=- Jerome

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28 Oct 2008 - 1:08pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jerome Ryckborst

Designing versus Responding

Yesterday one of my colleagues said that, when solving a problem, the response IS the design. (That is, Response and Design are interchangeable synonyms.)

Really: Response = Design and Design = Response? Isn't it that Design _leads to_ the Response?

In my view, Design requires analysis and method. In some cases, it may _appear_ that Design = Response if an experienced practitioners very quickly solves a problem.