Discussion Archive: January 2009

9 Jan 2009 - 11:17am
Kendra Andrews

JOB - Interactive Design - Raleigh, NC - Recruiter - Fulltime

Our client is a funded enterprise systems management startup that is looking for someone with the ability to design the user experience - from accessibility and navigation through accomplishment of key tasks. Any UI or systems programming experience is a plus, but not required. Strong preference for local candidates. Package includes salary and equity compensation, family medical and dental coverage, and a 401(k).

Send resume to Kendra Andrews - kandrews at hirenetworks.com.

9 Jan 2009 - 11:03am
Mark Schraad

research as a constant

A nice article on the businessweek innovation page about return on
investment vs return on insight and the impact in a fast paced digital
Two things of note... insights are sometimes more powerful and have more
potential impact than resource investment. And, that research as a phase is
not optimal.

While this is focused on in-house groups... consultants with a domain focus
can also benefit from this advice with constant care and feeding of the
knowledge pool...

9 Jan 2009 - 10:38am
7 years ago
4 replies
Harry Brignull

Outstanding examples of permission management UIs

Can anyone recommend any outstanding examples of permission management UIs
for CMS or similar systems?

In other words, the area where an administrator can create user accounts for
their staff, set permissions for access to certain areas, set privileges
e.g. ability to draft or publish articles, and so on. In general, this kind
of UI tends to be designed quite badly, and I'd love to be pointed to some
good examples.

Thanks in advance!

Harry (long time IXDA lurker)


9 Jan 2009 - 9:53am
7 years ago
5 replies
Bonnie E. John

Video conferencing for distributed design???

The masters program in HCI at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh,
USA, has a joint program with the University of Madeira, Portugal and we
offer a joint project class where the students are dong an extended, 8-
to 12-month project. They need to present their preliminary designs
simultaneously to both groups and get feedback from both groups.

9 Jan 2009 - 8:19am

Conceptual Interface is Controlled by Hand Gestures

Conceptual Interface is Controlled by Hand Gestures Added: January 9, 2009
At CES 2009, Toshiba showed off a conceptual computer interface that uses
hand gestures for control.

9 Jan 2009 - 6:14am
7 years ago
4 replies
Sam Menter

address from postcode / zip code


Lots of UK sites find the user's full address from their postcode (zipcode).
This saves the user typing a full address, but I'm not convinced it makes
the form completion any easier. When there are lots of houses on the same
postcode, the user still has to scroll through a long list of addreses to
select the correct address, whereas their home address is an easy thing to
type - they've typed it a million times...

Has anyone got any examples of best practice for this design pattern? Has
anyone done research into this functionality?


9 Jan 2009 - 12:13am
7 years ago
1 reply
Kevin Silver

[Event] New Mexico IxDA Lunch and Learn - January 20

Bring your sack lunch and join us for a Lunch & Learn.
Topic: How to strategically implement user experience into your
Presenter: Bill Fernandez, User Interface Architect, Bill Fernandez
Location: Intel, Rio Rancho, Building RR7, Room 108

For More Information and a Map: http://tinyurl.com/99d98x (pdf)

RSVP: ixdanm at gmail dot com

8 Jan 2009 - 11:09pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Now available: Video of Dan Saffer's talk "Tap is the New Click" (IxDA NYC Sept. '08)

On September 17, 2008, Dan Saffer gave a fantastic talk for IxDA NYC, hosted
by the very generous R/GA.

R/GA also filmed and edited a video of the event for everyone in the IxDA
community (and beyond) which the IxDA NYC team has made available here:


FYI, Dan is among the stellar keynote speakers appearing at Interaction'09 |
vancouver <http://interaction09.ixda.org/> (February 5-8, 2009) so register
today to see him live and in person!


Greg Petroff

By Popular Demand: Second workshop by Dan Safer and Bill De Rouchey added to the Interaction'09 Conference

Because the first workshop has sold out we have added a second offering
of Bill DeRouchey and Dan Saffer's workshop on Gestural Interfaces on
Friday Morning from 9-1.

Check it out here:


You can register for the conference and/or workshops at :

8 Jan 2009 - 6:34pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Peyush Agarwal

Product design 101 primer?

Hello all,

A friend of mine who is going to begin pursuing an executive MBA program has asked me the following on behalf of his class -

"...As a user of so many products (websites, appliances, electronics, furniture etc.), at times i feel frustrated that how could the product makers miss out on such a basic feature or get it wrong. A lot of us would end up in marketing, product development or interfacing with customers. Would you be able to give this group some sort of primer on product design (101)?