Discussion Archive: February 2009

26 Feb 2009 - 6:10pm
7 years ago
11 replies

Do business objectives belong in personas?

We're working on building some personas for some desktop software.
I've been going over Todd Warfel's template and Steve Mulder's
(The User is Always Right).

Steve includes Business Objectives, Todd does not. The argument is
that you want to include what you as an organization want to

I guess I would argue that a persona is not about my organization and
it's goals, it's about the person and their goals. And if I am
satisfying their goals, that's going to be good for my org and my

Am I missing something as to why they should be included? Love to
hear your thoughts.

26 Feb 2009 - 5:38pm
Tom Erickson

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26 Feb 2009 - 5:28pm
4 years ago
5 replies
Kivi Shapiro

Toronto educational resources

Hi all,

On the heels of Maurice's question about UI/UX/IxDA groups in Toronto,
and Matthew and Mario's excellent answers, I was wondering what formal
UI/UX/IxDA educational opportunities are available in Toronto. I've
checked our list archives, at
http://interactiondesigners.com/topics.php?topic=education, and done
some web searching. What I've found so far is listed below; has anyone
had experience with the below courses and programs?

26 Feb 2009 - 12:38pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Sterling Koch

JOB: Senior User Interaction Designer / Developer (Full Time) - Simi Valley, CA

For over 38 years, Rapattoni has been a leader in Association Management Software. We are looking for a Senior-level Ix/UI Designer experienced in designing easy to use and feature rich ASP.NET applications.
Successful candidates will be involved in requirements collection, design, prototyping, and some development and maintenance of ASP.NET applications.
Successful candidates would join a product-centric team that is highly motivated, technically sharp, and deeply committed to the success of the product and the company. Our work environment is professional and highly collaborative.

26 Feb 2009 - 10:11am
Scott McDaniel

Anyone going? Web 2.0 Expo : Mar 31-Apr 2, 2009 : San Francisco, Ca USA

Since I missed out on Interaction 09 (curse you, economy!), I made
sure than when I acquired a new position,
I would take the next opportunity to mingle with my fellow designers,
developers and dreamers.

So, any of you fine folk going to Web 2.0 next month?


"I have mad skills at doing spazzy things." - Janiene West

26 Feb 2009 - 9:48am
Nikhil paul

any IxDA group in Milan?

Hello all,

I am curious to know if there are any IxDA group meetings held in
milan. IxDA milan on twitter? No?

If there are , please let me know.



26 Feb 2009 - 9:14am

IxDA NYC is (also) on Twitter!

Shamelessly stealing from our good friends in Boston:

If you use Twitter and are interested in following IxDA New York City
happenings, events, and announcements (and even the occasional sharing of
good design-related stuff) follow us @IxDA_NYC

If you don't use Twitter and would like to more easily follow our event
posts, hook up to our RSS feed on ixda.org: Log yourself in on the site and
search Members for NYC IxDA.

IxDA NYC organizers (all eighteen of us)

25 Feb 2009 - 11:09pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Brad Ford

Software Websites: Box Shots?

how about screen shots of the software

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:33 PM, Sabina S. <sabinaux at gmail.com> wrote:

> Imagine you design Websites for software products. Your company's
> products are compelling and well designed. What do you put on your
> Website homepage?

25 Feb 2009 - 9:33pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Sabina S.

Software Websites: Box Shots?

Imagine you design Websites for software products. Your company's
products are compelling and well designed. What do you put on your
Website homepage? How do you fulfill your mission of distinguishing
your product suite when some of your products are similar?

To add more context, imagine you know that many of your customers
will download the software on the spot when they visit your site. A
few will order physical copies.

The defacto standard seems to be box shots -- thumbnail images of the
box the software comes in. Is that how you would approach the design?
Why? Why not?

25 Feb 2009 - 6:22pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Elana Glazer

Future-thinking Digital Interaction and Interface Design

I’m investigating unique (aka “cool”) interface designs that are
future-thinking and present a new way of interacting with digital
content (both as a user and an audience member).