Discussion Archive: March 2009

23 Mar 2009 - 2:38pm
Dan Brown

JOB :: Summer Intern :: Washington, DC Area :: EightShapes, LLC :: 3-month contract

Just a reminder. If you or someone you know is interested in interning at
EightShapes for the summer, applications are due a week from today.
-- Dan

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 8:28 AM, Dan Brown <brownorama at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello!

23 Mar 2009 - 2:23pm
Adam Stout

Survey on Value of Usability Testing

We are looking to gather your thoughts on the value of usability
testing in your interfaces as well as what you currently use to
assess this and what you think of the current tools on the market.

If you have 10 minutes to spare to help out a team of graduate
students at Carnegie Mellon University, please take the survey at:


This research is an essential part of our teams Capstone Project. We
greatly appreciate your time and input.

23 Mar 2009 - 1:38pm
Boston IxDA

Event: Boston IxDA Bookclub kick-off: Josh Porter discusses Designing for the Social Web

To promote the free exchange of ideas in the local user experience
community, Boston IxDA is changing the format of the social night.

23 Mar 2009 - 1:24pm
E. Miller

[JOB] UX Designer, Portland, OR

Squishymedia is looking for someone to join us as a front end user
experience designer and developer.

You'd be working on sophisticated information design projects for
clients primarily in government and healthcare. The ideal fit for this
position is a designer with demonstrable experience creating
attractive website and web application interfaces with particular
emphasis on clarity and usability.

23 Mar 2009 - 10:31am
7 years ago
2 replies
Mike Myles

Survey Tools (pop-up type)

I've always had good results with SurveyMonkey.com.

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Posted from the new ixda.org

23 Mar 2009 - 10:12am
7 years ago
15 replies
Oleh Kovalchuke

Command line vs. menu driven interface

Katie Albers wrote in another thread:

"Let's take a really obvious example: Every test I've ever seen shows that
people are measurably faster using a mouse-based interface than a
command-based interface. At an extremely high level of expertise both in
typing and in the app, people do, in fact, become faster using the
commands... but "membership" in this group is much smaller than the number
of people who believe they are in the group.

23 Mar 2009 - 8:48am
7 years ago
7 replies
Bryan J Busch

Avoid self-fulfilling prophecies in Most Popular lists

Say you've got a list of the Top 5 Most Popular Whatevers. Is it
reasonable to fear that these top 5 will stay in the top 5, just
because they are positioned as the most popular?

If so, are there any best practices (or even anything you've used
successfully) for building an algorithm that will make sure the top 5
list isn't just a self-fulfilling prophecy?

23 Mar 2009 - 5:45am

Add your insight to interaction design challenge blog

Add your insight to interaction design challenge blog and win some cool

We would like brainstorming, thoughts, ideas, input, and feedback from you,
our usability and user-experience experts, about developing novel
interaction techniques that enable a user to experience the benefits of
listening with two ears (binaural hearing) compared to just listening with
one ear (monaural hearing).

23 Mar 2009 - 5:30am

Job - Interaction Designer - Park City, Utah - Full time - Recruiter

Interaction Designer with Ecommerce Experience. Web 2.0 or Social Networking
a Plus , Park City Utah

Our client is a rapidly growing company located in beautiful Park City Utah.

3 plus years of industry experience, portfolio required, e-commerce
experience preferred. Culture is very sport oriented and out door loving so
if you like being out door and sports it might be the best fit for you.
Experience with social networking or Web 2.0 would be a plus.

22 Mar 2009 - 10:50pm
Melvin Jay Kumar

JOB POSTING : Looking for Senior User Experience professionals based in Singapore

Hello All,

Apologies for the cross posting.

Hi, I am looking for senior user experience professionals based in Singapore :

You should have an education in any of the user experience fields such as :

a) Information Architecture,
b) Human Factors,
c) HCI,
d) Interaction Design
e) related others....

You should also have experience and knowledge in any or all of the following :

a) Usability and user-centered design techniques for gathering user
needs, identifying usability problems, and collecting feedback
inclusive of accessibility.

b) Principles and best practices for designing user int