Discussion Archive: December 2008

10 Dec 2008 - 9:17am

Zeotrope: mutli-source data manipulation


A research application that allows web users to historically compare
specific zones of different sites, think of it as the way back machine
<http://www.archive.org/web/web.php> on steroids.
While this isnt 'semantic' web (as I understand the term) I think
Zeotrope demonstrates the potential of multi-source data manipulation
as the cloud evolves. Very exciting stuff.


10 Dec 2008 - 1:32am
7 years ago
3 replies
Janna DeVylder

Flights to Vancouver decreasing in $?

Hi all,
In case you haven't booked your flight to Vancouver yet, I just saw an
almost $200 decrease in my flight cost tonight on United (booking through
them too), as compared to even this morning. I hope that is the case for
other people, too. Check it out, and see you there!


9 Dec 2008 - 8:51pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: Chicago: freelance onsite IxD, world-reknowned digital/product design firm (UX agency)

Hi IxDA'ers; got a juicy freelance role for the biting into. Mmm, mmm!


Seeking a MID or SR LEVEL INTERACTION DESIGNER (IA + Visual Designer hybrid)
for ~3 weeks starting January '09, for website build.

9 Dec 2008 - 6:17pm
Simon Reisman

Supporting material for the importance of UX/UI/Visual Design disciplines/departments in consumer electronics/software companies?

I'm searching for any solid information about the importance of UX/UI/Visual
Design disciplines.
I'm especially interested in information about:
• The ROI it generates (I think Cooper and Nielsen referred to this kind of
• Its strategic role (as innovation generator, as strategic guide)
• Its important position in the organization, as represented in the
organization hierarchy (i.e.

9 Dec 2008 - 4:43pm
bcopello at ari...

Job: Website Design. Loc: NYC/ off site. CO: Ariel Partners: Recruiter/Part time / Contract / Ongoing

Ariel Partners, an IT Consulting and Business Solutions firm in NYC is
currently seeking to engage a Designer(s) to redesign their Website and
for Design of an Application Development tool.

The initiative would not require on site work; only periodic meetings in
midtown offices to incorporate input and content from principals and
ongoing communication and coordination throughout the process. Project
will work on an hourly rate and Designer need not work full time.

9 Dec 2008 - 3:45pm
7 years ago
21 replies
Rob Tannen


I recommend taking a look at http://thoughtpile.org/ , Herman Miller's web site, for a visually remarkable interface. It's a crowd-sourcing/idea generation type of site.

Best Regards,

Rob Tannen, PhD
Director of Research

9 Dec 2008 - 3:07pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Dana Chisnell

Voting system design

If you could design a voting system from scratch - with no constraints
- what would that look like?

Dana Chisnell
dana at usabilityworks.net

Sent from my iPhone

9 Dec 2008 - 12:41pm
Kevin Silver

[EVENT] Reminder: New Mexico Local Group Meetup - 12/9/08 5:30pm

Hi All,

After a successful first meeting of New Mexico IxDA, we decided to
have another meetup on December 9th at 5:30pm at Chama River Brewing
(http://www.chamariverbrewery.com/). We wanted to meet before the
madness of the upcoming holidays and also while we have some forward
momentum. Hope to see you there.

As always you can find us on the web at: http://groups.google.com/



9 Dec 2008 - 11:58am
Aaron Louie

Seattle monthly meetup - Tonight! (Tuesday 12/9)

On the 2nd Tuesday of every month, Seattle-area information
architects, user-centered designers, librarians, technical writers,
and usability folk meet up at the Elysian pub in Capitol Hill to talk
shop and socialize. The format is informal - all you need to bring is
a topic of conversation, such as an interesting problem, a project
you're working on, or even your resume.

9 Dec 2008 - 11:16am
Beau Gould

[JOB] Head of User Experience - 180-250k

Job Title: Head of User Experience
Location: San Francisco - Relocation assistance provided
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Salary: 180-250k

Candidates who have made it to 1st and/or 2nd interviews have:
* worked for Yahoo, Google, Amazon, Monster, eBay, Ask.com, etc.
* graduated from a top school: Stanford, MIT, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon,
Cornell, etc.

Our client is home to a new type of search that makes it easy to find
subjective information.