Discussion Archive: December 2008

6 Dec 2008 - 6:49am
6 years ago
5 replies

Help on User profiling and Persona

Hello members,

I need to do User profiling and build personas based on Printing habits and
the needs eg: printing photos, print travel tickets etc.. I am planning to
categorize four levels of user profiles, that is Housewives, working
men/women, students and retired men/women...I would like to know what are
the common criterias required for building User profile and persona. I would
appreciate any additional inputs/reference to this.

Your guidance will be extremely useful


6 Dec 2008 - 1:30am

Job - UE Manager - SFO / Seattle - Full Time - Recruiter

UE Manager

100% travel

Bestica is currently looking for someone who has User Experience
"management" experience. Our client is a big 5 consulting company needing
someone strong in all areas of User Experience; from conducting extensive
user research studies, facilitating usability testing as well as creating
dynamic user interfaces for web, desktop and software applications.
Preferred candidate should be located in San Francisco or Seattle but we are
also open to candidates living in Chicago, Houston, NJ, NYC or Reston.

5 Dec 2008 - 10:10pm

[Event Reminder] NYC - Wed. 12/10 - David Malouf and Friends on “The State of IxD Today” at Bloomberg

If you haven't yet registered to attend "The State of IxD Today" at
Bloomberg, you don't want to miss this very special event!

IxDA co-founder David Malouf and guest colleagues Ted Booth (IxD Director at
Smart Design) and Jennifer Bove (V.P.

5 Dec 2008 - 6:54pm
Swati Shah

1.Experienced Product Designer 2. Art Director 3. Redmond WA 4. Swati Shah, MAQ software 5. Contract, 7 months

MAQ software is seeking a strong Art Director/Product Designer


. Designs user interfaces and writes functionality design specifications.
. Identifies and develops/validates the Personas for the product.
. Develops all the creative assets (digital assets) for the product.
. Generates design ideas presents and sells designs to product group.
. Understands customer needs and motivations and integrates them into
product design to contribute to user features and functionality.
. Creates user interface and functionality designs independently.

5 Dec 2008 - 3:45pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Rob Tannen

Exporting Illustrator Layers

Is anyone aware of a tool for batch exporting layers in Illustrator into
a single file, like a PDF?

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

5 Dec 2008 - 1:29pm
6 years ago
9 replies
Rob Tannen

Paper Form Design & Usability

Can anyone recommend best practices and guidelines for the design of paper forms - not printed online forms, but stand-alone paper forms, filled in by hand.

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

5 Dec 2008 - 11:18am
Victor Lombardi

[Plug] Indi Young's Webinar on Mental Models on Dec 11

In this new presentation, Indi will compliment the material in her
book to show how mental models can help you manage strategic change.
Over the life of an organization the products, staff, and even whole
business units will come and go.

5 Dec 2008 - 10:16am
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT] Chicago IxDA - December Meeting - Wednesday, December 17th

The December Chicago IxDA event should be a jolly good time. The event will
be on Wednesday, December 17th at 6:30 PM and located at Elephant & Castle.
We'll be networking and sharing design war stories over this past year. Come
have a drink, relax and enjoy the friendship of your fellow IxDA-ers.

Elephant & Castle is located at:
185 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-345-1710

Please RSVP below by noon on Friday the 12th, so we can let the bar know how
much space we'll need.

5 Dec 2008 - 7:54am
6 years ago
3 replies
John Gibbard

Urgent Request: Examples of great Ix copy

I'm looking for really friendly, perhaps even self-effacing and humorous
copy online.

So examples of great, useful and friendly error messaging, interaction
guidance and just the kind of tone-of-voice that makes you sit-up and think
"this isn't a faceless corporate/sale/traditional site experience".

All suggestions hotly anticipated and greatfully rec'd.


5 Dec 2008 - 2:50am
6 years ago
3 replies
Greg Petroff

Speaker Update for interaction'09|vancouver Feb 5-8, 2009

Meat each other Face 2 Face in Vancouver Feb 5-8, 2009!

IxDA's second annual conference is now only 2 months away. With the
explosive growth of IxDA over the last year come join your peers in
discussing all things Interaction Design.