Discussion Archive: February 2009

15 Feb 2009 - 11:12pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: temp to perm SENIOR IA with e-commerce bkgd or detailed wires, for *fun* boutique agency. UX Recruiter (JWG)

Hope y'all had fun in Vancouver, those that went!

This job's a fun one and a great opportunity for a client-facing Sr IA to
make a splash in a smallish (30-40 person) pond and be a key, client-facing
member of their spirited team. They've got a dog, a foosball table, a Wii, a
penchant for office pranks, and an obvious respect for each other and
enjoyment for what they do.

If I have you on my "books" already and you are interested, please know that
I haven't forgotten you---and help me out by raising your hand!

15 Feb 2009 - 9:27pm
7 years ago
3 replies

carbon footprint

Here's a topic for discussion. As usability practitioners, we do a lot of
traveling to see end users. What do you as independent consultants or those
who work in larger corporations do to offset your carbon footprint?
I cringe at the amount of fuel for the plane, styrofoam in takeout meals and
other random things I consume more of when traveling than when at home.
Do you make it a visible charge to your customer? Do you decide on your own
to make a donation as a percentage of your net income?
Other creative solutions? Thanks!

Janna C.

15 Feb 2009 - 8:38pm
7 years ago
38 replies
Dan Saffer

Terms Every IxD Should Know

At I09, there were a lot of calls for a vocabulary we can all
understand, no matter what medium we're working in. As part of my
"crowdsource the book" effort, I'd like to include these terms in the
second edition of Designing for Interaction I'm currently working on.

Here's the list I have.

15 Feb 2009 - 7:30pm
Stephen Holmes

Linking Online interaction with Off-line completion

I'm wondering if any studies or work has been done with improving
success rates where a person has to fill in a form on-line but submit
the some of the results by snail mail (for legal reasons).

A project I'm working on has a major non-completion problem (over
40%), with stuff being sent in the post not being completed

15 Feb 2009 - 7:18pm
Donna Maurer

Call for proposals: UX Australia 2009

UX Australia 2009: Call for proposals

We are very pleased to announce the call for proposals for UX Australia

The conference program for UX Australia 2009 will be based on your
input, to ensure that the conference reflects current user
experience practice and also reflects the types of presentations you
would like to see.

15 Feb 2009 - 6:48pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Interaction Design for Instruction

Watching my 4 year old laugh and learn while playing games on pbskids.org...

I came up with a question.

But first, a little background: If you haven't seen pbskids.org, please
check it out. It's a large collection of interactive learning games for
young minds to enjoy; lots of interactive puzzles, classic jigsaw
puzzles, music makers, etc... including a puzzle involving the physics
of getting a ball (meatball) to fall from a platform and be guided (by
you) to a landing pad (bowl of spaghetti). The game simulates gravity
and inertia, trajectories, etc...

15 Feb 2009 - 6:17pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Angel Marquez

When Man and Machine Merge | Ray Kurzweil

This months Rolling Stone <http://www.rollingstone.com/issue1072> magazine
has a good article about Ray
Rather interesting.

14 Feb 2009 - 8:48am
7 years ago
11 replies

Talk to the Hand: Dan Saffer and gestural interfaces, by Andy Polaine

Talk to the Hand: Dan Saffer and gestural interfaces, by Andy Polaine
In Core77

"Product designers are now service designers," argues Saffer. "We
can't help it. Most of the devices we're making now are part of a
network, or need to work with other devices, or at a minimum have a
website. Our products are now services."


So after reading the article - what do you think?

13 Feb 2009 - 9:58pm
13 Feb 2009 - 8:09pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Jarod Tang

Nice article, Is Good Design Replicable? by Joshua Porter

> To me process is like an Airline Pilot's preflight checklist and
> training.

Cool metaphor.
These days, a better format of the checklist will makes more sense, like a
checklist of inspiring questions instead of statement?