Discussion Archive: February 2009

4 Feb 2009 - 12:22am
7 years ago
1 reply
Chauncey Wilson

Livescribe Pen / was: User Research: Three user groups, five hours. What would you do?

Hi Eva,I've been using the Pulse pen since it came out and find the pen and
the software quite good. I used it at our user conference and even gave it
to some users so they could describe something to me while they drew
diagrams. I found the sound fine and there are some adjustments for
sensitivity and a special mike that you wear. I like that you can use codes
to note where there was something useful. The software allows you to speed
up the sound which is helpful and since you can bookmark or code good stuff,
the pen is quite useful and efficient.

3 Feb 2009 - 11:01pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Krystal Higgins

Tablet PC vs PC Wacom ?

I think the biggest factor is whether your team will be more
desk-centric (ie cubicles) or mobile when they do their design work.

I use a tablet pretty exclusively at work, because I mostly do design
when at my desk. The reasoning:

1) A separate tablet is easy to place in an ergonomic position.
I've tried tablet PCs and they're not unlike touchscreens, where
you have to extend your arms or crane your neck to use them for long
periods of time.

2) I get easier access to my keyboard (I'm also a shortcut hound).

3 Feb 2009 - 9:57pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Pankaj Chawla

Tablet PC vs PC+Wacom ?

I am trying to equip my design team with work toys and was
wondering if anybody has strong opinions or experience while
working with a touchscreen based tablet PC vs a regular PC/laptop
with digital Tablet (Wacom etc.)

Here is the link to the tablet PC that I have in mind

The second option of having a regular PC + Wacom will be
a 21 inch LCD with a high end desktop processor and stuff
plus a Wacom digital tablet pad.

I know the choice will also depend on what we want to do
as part of the design but lets say from a pure

3 Feb 2009 - 2:39pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

titles for education programs (a survey)

I created a 2-question survey to help us come up with a program title for
our interaction design masters degree we are creating.
For many reasons, we've decided for now, that "Interaction Design" is not
the right term.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:38pm
Liz Bankhead

JOB: Contract Interaction Design (on-site in Redmond, WA)

The group that designs for Xbox and Windows Games is looking for an
experienced Interaction Designer.

The employee would implement user interfaces and design
specifications under the direction of a senior Product Designer. May
design or implement mock ups, task analysis, usability studies,
personas, user flows, wireframes, style guides, navigational
structures and affinity diagrams.

If you have a solid design portfolio and previous experience with
interaction design on small screen devices, please contact me at
lizbankhead at volt dot com.

I'd love to review your portfolio.

3 Feb 2009 - 12:23pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Eva Kaniasty

Livescribe Pen / was: User Research: Three user groups, five hours. What would you do?

Anyone else use the livescribe pen? Looks like pretty cool

3 Feb 2009 - 11:28am
Valerio De Angelis

Job: UX – Senior Interaction Designer -- Mindflash (Santa Barbara, CA - US) -- Full Time position

UX – Senior Interaction Designer

Mindflash is looking for a Sr. Interaction Designer to firmly establish user
centered design as a foundational element of our e-learning system. The Sr.
Interaction Designer will take on a position of leadership within a fast
paced, hungry team working to bring the power of well designed SaaS products
to the e-learning industry.

2 Feb 2009 - 8:53pm
Dave Malouf

Introducing Quince: A UX Patterns Explorer

I find this REALLY impressive work on many levels!!!!
Thanx for sharing!

In particular it is a great example of RIA design (yes, peeps you have to
download a new plug-in, so what!?!) .

-- dave

On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 7:28 PM, J. Ambrose Little <ambrogio at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi folks!
> I thought you'd like to know about a new (free) tool that Infragistics just
> released.

2 Feb 2009 - 7:36pm
7 years ago
14 replies
Al Abut

Preparing a presentation on Fireworks

I'm getting back into public speaking and giving a short presentation
next month on my design process in Fireworks, so I thought I'd
collect some questions from the list in advance.

2 Feb 2009 - 5:46pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: *ASAP* freelance BUSINESS ANALYST / functional spec writer, UX-recruiter (JWG)

Here's the details of the role, from the client, which is an interactive
fashion website in Manhattan:

We need an IA/documentation person. We've already done the wireframes, etc,
but now need someone to come in and detail out the functional specs. We
don't need a conceptual person, but a documentation person or Business

starts ASAP

lasts for up to 2 months

onsite in NYC

email me if you're game!