Discussion Archive: March 2009

24 Mar 2009 - 2:30pm
Melinda Bonneville

Local Event - Columbus, Ohio

IDSA's Central Ohio chapter and Young Professionals section are
teaming up with the Columbus chapter of IxDA (Interaction Design
Association) for this month's Blender - a monthly get-together and
happy hour to mingle with other designers and see what's going on in
the community.

Come join us for a drink, a chat and some music this coming Thursday,
March 26 6-9pm @ Bristol Bar - 132 East 5th Avenue Columbus, OH

Your local IDSA and IxDA representation will be there in full-effect.
Make sure to bug us to fill you in on what we have coming up, and feel
free to tell us anything that’s on yo

24 Mar 2009 - 1:22pm
Emma van Niekerk

Looking for best of breed date and time pickers

Anyone know of any great date AND time pickers out in the world.



24 Mar 2009 - 11:33am
Sean Pook

JOB: Senior Freelance User Experience Manager/Strategist; London, UK; Recruiter; Contract

£Consultancy rates

Key profile: UX Management, UCD Strategy and business development, team leadership/management, Interaction Design consultancy

My ground-breaking public sector client has identified user experience as a key facet of its growth strategy and is seeking senior level advice on a consultancy basis to shape the UX team's development and future.

Candidates are required to participate at a high-level in identifying needs and structure for a brand new usability team and must have had experience developing a medium to large team in the past.

Experience in web is a

24 Mar 2009 - 9:26am
6 years ago
44 replies
Dan Saffer

Five things Interaction Design probably isn't

I'm stunned no one has commented on this Core77 article yet:


"I went to Interaction09 in Vancouver with an intense personal mission
to nail down a clear definition of Interaction Designer, and what
abilities are needed in order to be one.

24 Mar 2009 - 9:19am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] From Napkin Sketch to Live Prototype in 2 Days - GDF in SF 2-3 April

Hey all--

Good Design Faster (April 2-3 in San Francisco) is Adaptive Path's
newest workshop -- a unique experience where attendees spend two days
with Adaptive Path practitioners sketching interactive experiences and
turning them into functioning prototypes.


The basic premise of Good Design Faster is that wireframes are good
for some things, but quick, iterative, interaction-oriented design
ain't it.

In this workshop, we'll take participants from back-of-the-napkin

24 Mar 2009 - 6:24am
6 years ago
5 replies
Mark Schraad

job descriptions

I was struck by how well this post was written (and what an amazing
opportunity if you have the juice) and thought it worth sharing... I
know there are lots of recruiters lurking here. No mention of rock
stars or free lunches... and yet its pretty damn compelling.


24 Mar 2009 - 2:09am
6 years ago
8 replies
Taras Brizitsky

Feature discoverability

Greetings, guys.

After doing some testing/research we have found that some key
features of our application, DaisyDisk (www.daisydiskapp.com) are not
discoverable. )The app scans disk or folder and displays it as
sunburst diagram.) People get familiar with the map and navigation
very fast, but few can find out that one can right-click/cmd click to
reveal the context menu. Context menu is primary used for opening
target file or folder in finder.

23 Mar 2009 - 7:26pm
Cindy Lu

[UPA 2009] Call for Position Papers:Best Practices of UCD in Agile

UPA 2009 Workshop on Best Practices of UCD in Agile

*Workshop Date: 8:30a.m. – 5:30p.m. Monday, June 8, 2009*

*Location: *UPA Conference, Portland, Oregon



Agile has been increasingly applied to small and large scale projects in
various companies. With agile, there are unique opportunities (such as more
collaboration) and unique challenges (such as short cycle time).

23 Mar 2009 - 4:21pm
6 years ago
2 replies
gretchen anderson

Interaction '09 Video: Robert Fabricant -Behavior is our Medium

I remember a question a while back that I don't' see answered: Now that
Brightcove is gone, are the video's from '08 gone for good? Or will
those eventually live here too?

23 Mar 2009 - 3:22pm
Tara Barrett

JOB - Information Architect - Susquehanna International Group - Full Time - Philadelphia, PA

Susquehanna is looking for an Information Architect to join our
trading technology organization. In this new role at SIG, you will
work with our trading and technology teams to synthesize user data
and technology requirements into a cohesive user-centered application
structure. We believe that improvements in our UX will provide
significant value to SIG’s businesses and you will have the
opportunity to strongly influence our direction.