Discussion Archive: April 2009

9 Apr 2009 - 2:14pm
7 years ago
4 replies
chip trout

UX Roadmaps

I manage a small UX team within the Product department of a .com. As
part of the overall company strategy each department leader has been
tasked with creating a (gulp) 5 year road map of their respective
departments. I'm not a business school grad and have only seen road
maps and have never created one. Has anyone out there done such a
thing for a UX group and if so do you have any advice or resources
that might help me out.

I would appreciate any feedback.


9 Apr 2009 - 2:08pm
7 years ago
13 replies
Dave Robertson

Complex Data Table Design


I'm working in an enterprise application with a large table of data
that currently forces a horizontal scroll. This table displays data
contained in a work order. This is the legacy of a previously built

We know we need to eliminate the horizontal scroll, but the business
customers still want to use the table model to maintain some
consistency with the old application.

9 Apr 2009 - 1:21pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Louis Rosenfeld

PLUG: new book, new webinars

Hi all, my apologies for cross-posting. Just a few brief Rosenfeld Media
notes to share:

- *New book by Nathan Shedroff: *We have just published Nathan's *Design
Is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable *(
http://bit.ly/JQt1F ).

9 Apr 2009 - 12:53pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Sarah Kampman

Process resposibilties: PM does initial requirementsgathering with client?

Here, it's usually the Product Manager who gathers the requirements from
customers, prospects, and other business stakeholders and decides what
use cases need to be changed or supported. Occasionally I'll "ride
along" but not often, both because of time constraints and because the
requirements do not typically get transcribed directly from customer

I then work with the Product Manager to determine how to implement the
use cases in the software. I do user testing of the designs with
customers to ensure that the implementation is logical, efficient, and
pleasant to use.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:10pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Adam Clarkson

JOB Information Architect in Toronto at Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - Full Time

CBC (CBC.ca), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, is Canada's
National Public Broadcaster. We are looking for 2 Information Architects
to join our Creative Team in the Digital Programming department.

Details and apply here:

9 Apr 2009 - 11:56am
7 years ago
13 replies
Greg Petroff

Adobe Air / MS Silverlight... what's next

If you are working with Air or Silverlight ... where do you think it's
going? What is the current state of the tools? There yet? Not? How do we
see these changing what we do?

Love a discussion on what changes with them? What's the same? Are they
harder to build and develop then other alternatives? What do they mean
for the programmers/developers we work with?

Personal interest here:

Looking for examples of AIR and Silverlight that mimic a singular
environment...i.e. almost like creating your own os with its own
behaviors, affordances etc.

9 Apr 2009 - 8:42am
7 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Need to learn Graphic Design -- Do something about it!

@robfay posted this link on Twitter and I think this list of free tutorials
should be required for all y'all who feel you don't need Graphic Design
Stuff. YES! at the end they get into areas that you should probably already
know (well my point is you should prob already know all of it). But with
lessons on type, grids and color it is really great. I think what is missing
is more than grids in creating compositions, but grids is a great start!


9 Apr 2009 - 6:57am
7 years ago
13 replies

Searching People: Best Practices

Hi All,

Currently have some questions about searching an internal directory
of 20,000+ people.

There's some thinking that a Google appliance utilizing a white bar
with rich search capability (parameters / facets on particular
attributes) would be enough to narrow down to who you're looking

There's an opposing thought that an advanced search is required
Upfront for searching by a particular first name, last name, company
name, etc.

We don't have capacity to build both.

9 Apr 2009 - 3:02am
7 years ago
10 replies
R. Groot

Process resposibilties: PM does initial requirements gathering with client?

Dear all,

I'll keep it short:

in your company, which role gathers the requirements from the client?

a) project manager makes inventory in the initial meetings and passes them
to the interaction designer
b) project manager and interaction designer both do the initial meetings
together. The interaction designer collects the requirements
c) other, namely......

I'm very interested to hear from you!

Kind regards,

8 Apr 2009 - 3:17pm
IndustryNext LLC

JOB - Interaction Designer - IndustryNext LLC, New York City - Full-time

IndustryNext is looking for an Interaction Designer who is passionate
about designing intuitive and effective user experiences. The
Interaction Designer is primarily concerned with the organization,
flow, and usability of the solution and not its look and feel. The
Interaction Designer will be part of the creative team, report to the
Creative Lead and work across multiple disciplines to design
award-winning user experiences.