Discussion Archive: January 2009

19 Jan 2009 - 12:41pm
7 years ago
5 replies
christine chastain

How many alternatives, concepts, or sketches are enough?

More than the issue of "how many ideas", I always end up without adequate
prioritization mechanisms/tools by which to decide alternatives to choose
for inclusion in the iteration process.

On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 7:31 AM, Dave Malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:

> I take the pop-corn in the microwave approach to this. take it out
> when the pops start to happen infrequently.

19 Jan 2009 - 10:47am
Sean Pook

JOB: Senior Mobile UI Graphic/Visual Designer; Finland; Recruiter; Contract/Freelance

To £500 per day

Note: Candidates must have an EU passport OR a UK work visa.

Ideal Profile: UX (User Experience) / Interaction Design, graphic design, visual design, mobile interfaces

My client has extensive experience and recognition for working on some of the world's most famous and popular mobile interfaces.

They are seeking talent in the area of visual / graphic design for projects of various lengths. You must have several years proven visual UI design experience and candidates with solid mobile experience will move right to the front of the queue.

19 Jan 2009 - 6:17am
Jonas Söderström

Test - please ignore


Jonas Söderström
senior information architect

For the lesson lies in learning and by teaching I'll be taught
for there's nothing hidden anywhere, it's all there to be sought
- Keith Reid

19 Jan 2009 - 6:13am
7 years ago
11 replies
Jakub Linowski

How many alternatives, concepts, or sketches are enough?


Harry posted an interesting post on "90 percent of everything" about not
rushing to design solutions too quickly. Designers should cover the design
space with divergent approaches first and identify proper alternatives
before converging on an idea.

18 Jan 2009 - 11:07pm
7 years ago
42 replies
Michael Eckersley

Masters Programs in Interaction Design and Design Management at University of Kansas

Dear IXDA Members,

Last January, 2008 The University of Kansas launched two new
professional graduate programs: one in Interaction Design and another
in Design Management. The programs were years in the making and are
headed up by myself, Michael Eckersley and Richard Branham, with other
strong contributing faculty. More on Richard and myself below.

18 Jan 2009 - 10:26pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Juan Ruiz

usability testing equipment for mobile devices

Hello IxDA'rs

We are looking to purchase equipment for usability testing on mobile devices. I have done my research and there are 3 methods for this type of testing:

- Fixed device positioning: this setup is that the mobile device sits on a fix location with a webcam attached to the device via a metal neck or other type of support. The webcam points to the mobile device, recording the screen and the user's interaction with the device.

18 Jan 2009 - 8:15pm
Joel Flom

[EVENT] IxDA Brisbane's next F2F event, 27 January, 6:30 pm

To kick off the new year, we'd like you to join us at Siana (bar/restaurant
in Riparian Plaza) to catch up, share holiday tales and talk about the
direction of IxDA Brisbane in 2009.

18 Jan 2009 - 5:42pm
7 years ago
20 replies
Cindy Lu

Site Map Design - Best Practices


Based on your experience, research or any usability study, do visitors of a
public web site use the site map? If they do, what are the typical tasks?

What are the best practices in designing a site map?

Thanks in advance!

- Cindy

18 Jan 2009 - 3:13pm
7 years ago
11 replies

Boost ixd awareness by publishing IxDA recognition badges for design schools programs and their individual courses?

Hi Everyone,

I've been looking around for design schools that can teach the relevant
skills and methodologies required to be certified as an interaction

18 Jan 2009 - 1:13pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Adrian Howard

User Experience Stage, Agile 2009: Call for Proposals / Feedback / Requests

Hi folks,

The Agile 2009 Conference will be held August 24-28 2009 in Chicago,
USA. The User Experience stage focuses on the concerns of and practice
of user experience work in Agile projects. You can read the full
details at http://agile2009.agilealliance.org/users

The deadline for submissions is Feb 13th 2009 - yes Friday 13th!

Last year's User Experience stage was great (e.g.