Discussion Archive: March 2009

9 Mar 2009 - 5:46pm

IxDA Education Initiatives - Update


I wanted to post a brief update on the status of the IxDA Education
Initiatives, and invite you to get involved with our work.

We've targeted three main areas for progressive development this year.
Within each area, we have groups investigating a number of sub-initiatives,
with the intention of producing something actionable by May 1st of this
year. The details are listed below; if you would like to get involved,
please send me a message off-list specifying which specific sub-initiative
you are interested in and I would be happy to invite you to our basecamp

9 Mar 2009 - 1:42pm
6 years ago
69 replies

Joel Spolsky claims the "Program Manager" role does UI design... ????

"Lacking a program manager, your garden-variety super-smart programmer is
going to come up with a completely baffling user interface that makes
perfect sense IF YOU'RE A VULCAN (cf. git). The best programmers are
notoriously brilliant, and have some trouble imagining what it must be like
not to be able to memorize 16 one-letter command line arguments.

9 Mar 2009 - 12:12pm
Mary Deaton

IA Available: Seattle-based

I am unexpectedly available immediately for contract information
architecting or usability research work. If you are Seattle-based, I can
work on-site.

9 Mar 2009 - 12:04pm
Liz Geddes

[JOB] Sr. UI Desinger/Flex - 6+ Month Contract NYC

Hey All,

Please review the specs below. If you are interested please send me your resume and give me a call at 212-257-6123 if you are interested. It is located in downtown Manhattan.

9 Mar 2009 - 10:51am
Alan Cox

[JOB] UI Design Position at iContact

Hello All,

iContact has an immediate opening for a User Interface Design

9 Mar 2009 - 10:41am
6 years ago
1 reply
Tonia M Bartz

Inaugural IxDA Phoenix Meet Up

I am pleased to announce that Phoenix's local IxDA group will hold
it's inaugural meet up this Tuesday, March 10th at 6pm. Gangplank
(http://www.gangplankhq.com) in Chandler has graciously allowed us to
use their space for this event. Gangplank is a collaborative
workspace so laptops, cameras, and other gadgets are encouraged.

If you're planning on stopping by, be ready to get your hands dirty.
IxDA Phoenix is focused on not only bringing the community in Phoenix
together but bringing the community together for a purpose.

ComedyCentral IA

JOB: Mid to Sr-level Information Architect, Comedy Central, New York City

The Product Development team at Comedy Central Digital Media is
looking for a mid- to sr-level Information Architect. This position
is full-time freelance, to permanent staff for the right candidate.
As part of the IA group, you will be a strong user advocate and
collaborate closely with a team to produce great interactive

9 Mar 2009 - 10:09am
6 years ago
1 reply
Louis Rosenfeld

PLUG: Nathan Shedroff's webinar and book on sustainable design

(apologies for duplicate postings)

Hi all, I'm happy to report that *Nathan Shedroff's* *Design Is the
Problem: The Future of Design Must Be Sustainable *will go on sale
approximately *March 20.* Much that's been written about the topic pertains
to "green" construction; in this book, Nathan has taken sustainability to
the world of product design, providing a series of frameworks and lots of
practical advice.

9 Mar 2009 - 9:53am
6 years ago
5 replies

Favorite tool for sitemapping?


It's been quite awhile since I've had to actually do any sitemaps. I'm
wondering what your tool of choice is these days. I've got one to create
myself and I'm faced with a myriad of tools at my disposal: Axure,
Illustrator, InDesign and even Visio (ugh) to name four.

I like Axure, but I don't have the wireframes in that tool. Sitemaps have
always been such a manual labor type thing and hard to update.

9 Mar 2009 - 9:20am
4 years ago
16 replies
hope turner

alternate to Basecamp?

My company is looking for an alternate solution for posting files to
share with our clients.

Currently we're using Basecamp and it is good, but has it’s
limitations. We like the ‘forum’ nature of it but it good do with some
tweaks. I think the biggest downfall (forgive me if I’m wrong, I have
only the most basic understanding of it) is the presentation layer. We
should be trying to display as much work on screen as we possibly can,
rather than the continual “download and open” process.