Discussion Archive: December 2008

30 Dec 2008 - 4:35am
5 years ago
7 replies
James Page

Functional Level Personas Was d&d character sheet as a persona model


So just after you have got everybody reading about Activity Theory, now you
are getting them to read up about Functionalism :-) So we now have as basis
of design. UCD, SCD, ACD, and now FCD.

Functionalism is an interesting an idea to use for design. see:
I believe it could be a good time to revisit it.

29 Dec 2008 - 10:00pm
5 years ago
27 replies
White, Jeff

Forms - selecting a country

There have been previous discussions on this topic, one here:

But they haven't really focused on what I'm after: your favorite examples
for having a person specify what country they live in, in the context of a
web form. Anyone come across a particularly effective way of collecting this
information recently (including consideration for accessibility)? Bonus
points if it does not involve a gigantic dropdown with ~ 195 countries in

29 Dec 2008 - 3:34pm
Megan Rye

JOB | Microsoft Expression Blend Jockey| Philly and Atlanta | Recruiter | Contract

MissionStaff has a unique three month project with our client, who is
looking for a UI Designer to develop the user interface design of a
highly interactive desktop application, including objects such as
widgets, frames, controls, buttons, icons, etc. This project will
require occasional on-site work in Atlanta and Delaware; most work can
be done remotely.

29 Dec 2008 - 3:05pm
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA--Campaign learnings of America for make benefit glorious movement of progress

During the last few months of the presidential campaign, Billy Belchev and
Paul Baker of Webitects traveled to Obama for America offices in swing
states studying the campaign's ground game.

Using design research methods, they recorded screens, mouse movements, and
voices as organizers "cut turf," pulled walking and calling lists, entered
volunteer information, etc. They also photographed and collected artifacts,
took videos of strategy meetings, and interviewed organizers.

29 Dec 2008 - 12:25pm
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] Adaptive Path '09 Events: 15% off!

Between now and the end of the year, you can get 15% off the
registration price of any Adaptive Path event, simply by using the
promotional code RNSB (for Register Now, Save Big).


Of particular interest to the IxDA audience, I highlight the following

"Mobile User Experience: What Web Designers Need to Know"
Virtual Seminar, January 14, 10:00am Pacific, 1pm Eastern, 1800 GMT

29 Dec 2008 - 7:39am
5 years ago
1 reply
Rohit Keluskar

(Mumbai, India) Last Date Reminder- Design Incubator's Weekend Workshop on Usability Testing

Kindly take note of Important Dates for Design Incubator's Weekend Workshop
on Usability Testing given below:

06th Jan 09 - Last date to register for *UXD 05 - Usability Testing (10, 11
Jan 09)*
Fees For Self Sponsored = 8,000 INR
Fees For Corporate Sponsored = 9,000 INR
For details visit:

29 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
Shaguf Mohtisham

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Dear Group members,

The economic downturn will run out of steam trying to outdo the 'ready and
waiting' software professional.

28 Dec 2008 - 11:38pm
Dave Malouf

Cross-post: Workshop at Interaction 09 | Vancouver -- Introduction to Interaction Design (1/2 day)

Howdy people,
I wanted to send out a notice to you all that as part of the list of
spectacular workshops for Interaction 09 | Vancouver
(http://interaction09.ixda.org/) I'm going to be teaching a 1/2 day
workshop, Introduction to Interaction Design.

I am approached often with the question, "Where can I start ..." with
becoming an interaction designers?

28 Dec 2008 - 4:16pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Michael Kordek

Alert Fatigue

Dear Professors
Hello, and thanks for any help ahead of time.
I am a Medical Informatics student at OHSU and right now I am in a research
methods class at my institution: Geisinger.
For My project I wanted to investigate Alert Fatigue, suffering, myself,
from the condition.
So far most of what I can document comes from high-risk industries like
nuclear power, aerospace and the military. There is very little data in the med
informatics literature.
As I begin the topic though, I can find very little nomenclature defined
Is there taxonomy of alerts?

28 Dec 2008 - 12:35pm
Larry Tesler

Yahoo! to 23andMe (was " People are Used to it")


I was one of the personnel changes. After transitioning my
responsibilities to some great people, I left Yahoo! November 7 and
started at 23andMe four days later.

Larry Tesler

P.S.: 23andMe has openings for designers. Multiple design skills
preferred (visual/interaction/visualization). Interest in personal
genomics required. Candidates are invited to contact me at larry at 23andme.com

On Dec 28, 2008, at 9:13 AM, Jared Spool wrote:
> How are you doing?