Discussion Archive: March 2009

25 Mar 2009 - 9:29am
6 years ago
9 replies
Mike Dunn

UX Certification?

So I've been asked at work to research UX Certification programs. While I'm
glad that an interest is being taken, I feel to a certain extent that the
whole certification thing is outdated. I'd rather just go to one of
Adaptive Path's UX Intensives (http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2009/uxi/),
but because no 'certification' is involved, it's not even being considered.
Does anybody know of any programs out there? Anything worthwhile? Cooper
offers certification but they are very vague about what it entails...


25 Mar 2009 - 8:35am
7 years ago
8 replies

ixd failure(?) exploited for voting fraud

The entire article is worth reading (and has actual hot links), but I'll
call out how the design failure(?) was exploited by pollworkers to
change votes:



The Kentucky officials are accused of taking advantage of a somewhat
confusing aspect of the way the iVotronic interface was implemented.
In particular, the behavior (as described in the indictment)
of the version of the iVotronic used in Clay County
apparently differs a bit from the behavior described in ES&amp

25 Mar 2009 - 2:43am
alie rose

Interaction Design Programme (CIID) - call for admissions

The application process for next year's interaction design programme,
run by the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and the Danish
Design School is well underway. This graduate programme is the
successor to our current Interaction Design Pilot Year. It will offer
students an intensive 12-month education in interaction and service

24 Mar 2009 - 9:50pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Guillermo Torres

the little pointy hand

If you are on a mac and press command-Tab to switch apps, you will see your
cursor will change from the arrow to a pointing hand. We know this cursor is
good for pointing out links or buttons, particularly for the web. At first I
blamed the inconsistency on an oversight, which is common on web apps (Gmail
only changes the cursor for underlined text, Reader doesn't). But this
cursor is rarely used at the OS level; someone had to make the decision to
make the switch. Do you know why? I can't.

24 Mar 2009 - 9:13pm
7 years ago
23 replies

$705k for redesigning a website???

Wow - see post/article here:

This is for real (and maybe I'm the only one shocked about the price tag?)

Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/russwilson

24 Mar 2009 - 7:17pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Eric Parkinson

Different form fields: mobile v. computer browsers?


We are creating a page which includes an input field asking for a
user's e-mail address paired with a second field asking them to
retype it to confirm.

This page will also be offered for users visiting with a mobile
browser and we have been debating whether to drop the confirmation
field for mobile users since it would seem to be more of a nuisance
in that context.

Is the assumption that we should drop these "luxury" fields for
users with mobile browsers a good one? On the one hand, it saves them
time and effort.

24 Mar 2009 - 7:08pm
7 years ago
6 replies
Jonathan Warner

IxD Portfolio review resources

Can anyone suggest a resource for professional portfolio reviews? As
so many of us have migrated from other fields, creating a
straightforward portfolio is more difficult. The budding IxDA
mentorship initiative may eventually provide an opportunity here, but
I'm looking for something available now.

Moreover, I haven't found much in the way of IxD-specific portfolio
tips. (Thanks SCAD and this site for a couple good tidbits). Thanks
for any help anyone can offer.

- Jonathan

24 Mar 2009 - 6:55pm
Vincent DiMauro

[JOB]Los Angeles-Flash Developer, Interactive

Hello all,

This position is located in West L.A. and is a senior position with an Ad Agency. They will pay very well for the right person. Check out the job description below and please respond if you fit the requirements below. My contact info is at the bottom.

Thank you!

Senior Flash Developer, Interactive
Location: Culver City, CA

Notes- They mostly work in AS3, Flash 10, & have a custom built framework for AS3. However, they do have some legacy projects and/or clients that they need to build off their AS2 framework.

24 Mar 2009 - 6:39pm
Eben M. Haber

Last Chance for CHI 2009 Online Registration

CHI 2009 is barely a week away!

For those who haven't yet registered, registration ends this
Saturday, March 28th. Register now and save $200 over onsite


For those already registered:

The CHI 2009 Registration area is located on the second floor level
of the Hynes Convention Center, outside of Hall C. Pre-registered
participants must pick up their badges and conference materials in
this area.

24 Mar 2009 - 6:19pm
Liz Geddes

[JOB] Sr. Information Architect with Flex 12+ months NYC

Hey All,

This role is located in downtown Manhattan and is a senior position within a financial firm. This group is looking for the best and for an IA who has worked in the financial realm around projects that involve Flex. Please send your updated resume to liz.geddes at sapphire.com or call 212-257-6123 as soon as possible if you are interested.