Discussion Archive: April 2009

30 Apr 2009 - 11:02am
7 years ago
1 reply

[EVENT] UX Book Club Boston (with Steve Krug) - May 6th

Hi everyone,

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I started a branch of the UX Book Club (http://uxbookclub.org) here
in Boston (more info: http://uxboston.com) a few months back.

Our 2nd meeting is this coming Wednesday, May 6th @ 7PM at Betahouse
(http://betahouse.org). We're reading "Don't Make Me Think" by
Steve Krug. Best part is, Steve has agreed to come.

Please RSVP at the Yahoo!

29 Apr 2009 - 10:49pm
7 years ago
11 replies
Elle C.

Technical Limitation Arguements


I'm in a transition stage, moving from developer to business systems
analyst. In this new role, I'm trying to incorporate some usability
guidelines and improve user interaction. I get quite a bit of push
back from the developer team members.

They claim certain things cannot be done. However, being a
developer, I know some things can be done. There was even a point,
since I still have access to the environment that I wrote some code
to prove it. I cannot go on doing that for the rest of my career.

29 Apr 2009 - 8:34pm
6 years ago
4 replies



29 Apr 2009 - 4:58pm
Liz Geddes

[JOB] 2 Sr. IA Roles!! 12+ Month Contract NYC!!!


We have 2 Sr. IA/UX roles in downtown Manhattan 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, they would like to interview this week.

29 Apr 2009 - 3:46pm
Evan K. Stone

Preview of SketchFlow prototyping in Expression Blend 3

InfoQ has an article with an early preview of Expression Blend 3's
SketchFlow functionality for doing prototypes in .NET:


...just in case anyone's interested. enjoy.


29 Apr 2009 - 2:26pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Greg Petroff

Diagraming social networks

Anyone have good examples on diagramming social networks or networks
that are enabled by web2.0 tools?

Looking for examples that show interactions, inflection/tipping
points, tools used, time frames etc.


29 Apr 2009 - 1:29pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Bill Moggridge says IxD is over. ; -) (not really, but its nice and provocative)

Tim McCoy takes on the post here:

Jamin Hedeman had a first post on the quote here:

Here is how Jamin relates this:
"One audience member asked Moggridge to reflect on defining
interaction design as a discipline.

29 Apr 2009 - 11:52am
Andrei Herasimchuk

The purpose of "knowing how to draw"

Dave Malouf clarified my comment at the IxDA in Vancouver. Jason Santa
Maria says what I was trying to even more concisely.

Andrei Herasimchuk

Chief Design Officer, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

e. andrei at involutionstudios.com
c. +1 408 306 6422

29 Apr 2009 - 11:38am
Sarah Kampman

Detecting connection speed / light version ofsites

Though it's light on implementation, I hope this idea is useful. I
haven't actually implemented it, so I'll be interested to learn if
others see pitfalls.

I think the issue isn't dialup vs. broadband, it's simply speed of
rendering; even broadband connections can be slow at times. Therefore, I
wouldn't be inclined to do client detection -- I'd plan for all users to
get the same opt-out from the rich UI.

I don't have implementation details, but I know that it's possible to
render some text before the rest of the content. Yours could say
something like, "Loading too slow?

29 Apr 2009 - 10:06am
7 years ago
1 reply
Jennifer Musil

Has anyone done user testing on a site including Google search solutions for internal site search?

We are running user tests on our site. Last night we found 3 users in
a row said the same thing when they used our internal site search. I
was wondering if anyone has learnings from their own user tests
related to internal site search and Google's internal search