Discussion Archive: January 2009

13 Jan 2009 - 9:30am
7 years ago
25 replies
John Gibbard

Ux Trends to watch out for in 2009

Anyone got any ideas? I tried looking amongst the mailing lists and boards
but all I really discovered was noise (Again) about the mobile interaction
tipping-point, semantic will/web and gestural interfaces.

Has anyone seen a good article or blog post prophesising about the year


13 Jan 2009 - 5:46am
Shane Freer

JOB: User Experience Designer; London; Live Nation; Full Time

User Experience Designer - Job Description

Job Title: User Experience Designer

Salary: TBC

Location: Live Nation Music Offices

2nd Floor, Regent Arcade House

19-25 Argyll St London, W1F 7TS


Live Nation is currently seeking a User Experience Designer to work
closely with creative and development teams, building festival,
ticketing and music related websites.

12 Jan 2009 - 5:23pm
Greg Petroff

Workshop Updates for Interaction'09|vancouver

So here are some workshop updates for everyone for the coming
Interaction'09|vancouver conference.

We still have at least 10+ openings in each workshop except the Thursday
workshop by Bill DeRouchey and Dan Saffer which is sold out. We added an
extra session of their workshop Friday Morning. To register go to:

This is an amazing line up of workshops.

12 Jan 2009 - 4:18pm
7 years ago
18 replies

IxD Portfolios @ Interviews: What Do You Do?

I'm curious as to how other interaction designers display and speak to their
work on job interviews, and what techniques, devices, layouts, methods, etc.
resonate with those hiring them.

I usually bring printed samples of my work and paperclip them together into
different projects. That allows me to take all the flow diagrams,
wireframes, etc. and spread them out on a table and talk about them page by

12 Jan 2009 - 2:50pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Aaron Louie

Seattle monthly meetup - Tuesday 1/13

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.

12 Jan 2009 - 2:47pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Displaying hierarchy without treeviews

We're currently designing a reporting application and we've endeavored to avoid treeviews wherever possible. This has been successful so far, as we're implementing listviews combined with a label system similar to the one offered by Gmail. However, one type of report is causing our model to 'break', for lack of a better word.

Our product will ship with reports based on HIPAA compliance documents, which are structured in an hierarchical manner. The first version of this application displayed these reports using a treeview, with the categories matching those found in the HIPAA documents.

12 Jan 2009 - 10:45am
Martha Lyngnes

Bad Usability Calendar 2009


The Bad Usability Calendar 2009 is here! Since 2005 it has been distributing
good examples of bad usability around the world.
Check out the fresh examples of crappy content, meaningless mash-ups,
ignoring standards, making it too easy(!) and more.

Download the calendar at: http://www.badusability.com

Anyone want to translate it? So far we have English, Norwegian and
lol-speak. Translation is under the Creative commons license and you will be
credited with your name on it.

12 Jan 2009 - 10:22am
7 years ago
8 replies

Best Country for IxD

Hello Everyone,

Interaction design as most of us know is not understood by everyone. However
if we look relatively, the term is well understood in some countries while
other places its completely absent even on corporates.Although many firms
must be practicing IxD under different names. Considering a global
atmosphere, which countries do you think have advanced in this domain.


12 Jan 2009 - 12:37am
7 years ago
2 replies
Jarod Tang

Interesting article, Design Anthropology: Response to Yoko Akama


As we know, guys in the list hold different opinions on user research.
As one of the potential user research enhancement, Design
Anthropology, there's a debate between Dori and Yoko Akama, which
stimulate my curiosity.

Some recently case on this,
1. nokia pull out from japan silently

11 Jan 2009 - 5:58pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Need some advise for a study on how users perceive change

Hey guys,
I am planning a study which aims to answer how end user's perceive change.
'Change' here could be upgrading of a software ( e.g. MS word 2003 to MS
word 2007), OS, switching between similar applications (e.g. MS Expression
Web to Dreamweaver) etc. I am currently trying to find similar studies from
backgrounds such as Behavioral Psych, Computer Science, HCI etc.
Has anyone conducted similar studies? Could anyone point me to any
studies/books/papers that could be related to this?
MS-HCI @ Georgia Tech