Discussion Archive: April 2009

3 Apr 2009 - 2:59pm

Rational Requirement Composer

Wondering if somebody on the list is familiar with IBM's Rational
Requirement Composer software and how it compares to Visio and Axure.
Thanks in advance for the input.

3 Apr 2009 - 1:59pm
Chicago IxDA4

[Event] Chicago IxDA - Encouraging sustainability through online community - April 15th

On Wednesday, April 15th, we'll have our next Chicago IxDA meeting a review
of Manifest Digital's entry in the PhizzPop design challenge held at SXSW:
to design a digital experience that encourages a community to adopt a
sustainable lifestyle. We'll also be discussing the process in generating
the solution, and facilitating a discussion around engaging
community-focused sustainability.

What's PhizzPop?
It's a multi-company, multi-city design challenge hosted by Microsoft. Teams
in 5 cities compete, with the winners from each city meeting in Austin for a
final challenge at SXSW.

3 Apr 2009 - 12:52pm
Boston IxDA

[EVENT] IxDA Boston UX Bookswap. Josh Porter discuss his book, April 23rd 7pm

Joshua Porter will be discussing his book Designing for the Social Web
http://tinyurl.com/5hvqur followed by Q&A and discussion - send us your
question in advance if you cant make it.

There will be a raffle for some books from Morgan Kaufmann.

3 Apr 2009 - 6:28am
7 years ago
2 replies
Kordian Piotr Klecha

Time period in navigation


I am working on solution for a books-focused site, which publicate lots of
announcements (50-100 new books per day).

The problem is how to design filtering announcements by time period
(supposing that subject-filtering is already done): user may be interested
in books published on specific day, week, month and lots of combinations
(e.g. "books published in last month or announced for next two weeks").

Which solution would you suggest? Simple inputs/calendars?
GoogleAnalytics-like calendars? Timeline with two sliders*?

2 Apr 2009 - 6:44pm
Vijay Venkatraman

[JOB] Technical Writer - Santa Clara - Marvell Semiconductor - FT


Any designers out there with exceptional writing skills? Please write to me
(vijayv at marvell.com) with your resume and links to work samples (relevant to
this job posting).


*Position: *Technical Writer (Full Time)
*Company:* Marvell Semiconductor, Santa Clara CA

*Major Duties and Responsibilities***

- Produce high quality end-user documentation and procedures for a
technical audience.

2 Apr 2009 - 3:00pm

UX-User Experience Designer-San Jose, CA-Recruiter-FT, Contract

UX-User Experience Designer-San Jose, CA-Recruiter-FT

Do you believe that the best work comes out of a collaborative process? Is
your preference to work on consumer facing products? If your answer is yes
so far, please read on...

2 Apr 2009 - 3:00pm
7 years ago
10 replies
Nicole Maron

Examples of tags as dominant navigation?

Hello peers,

I'm working on a high-volume video site that covers an enormous number of
topics that is growing by 2-5 topics/subtopics per month. Our search is
great btu we need to improve wayfinding and browseability. We had an
overblown hierarchical structure before that was difficult to manage on the
editorial side. Our biggest problems to solve now:

1) Hierarchical structure is problematic because each video can easily fit
in multiple categories.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:12pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Joao Martinho Moura

YMYI - You Move You Interact


YMYI (You Move You Interact) is an interactive installation, where
one is supposed to build up a body language dialogue with an
artificial system so as to effectively achieve a synchronized
performance between the real user´s body and the virtual object

2 Apr 2009 - 10:52am
Sarah Kampman

"Help! Is there a Cardiothoracic Surgeon in theroom?"

"In our training institutions, we don't have an equivalent notion to
resident rotation, where those new to the field get to experience the
entire thing, then choose their specialty."

That may be true; I didn't go to school for UX. But I'd argue that
start-ups provide this type of skills rotation.

2 Apr 2009 - 10:14am
Gabby Hon

[Event] Chicago UX Book Club April Meeting

Here are the details!

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Argo Tea, 1 North Dearborn

Book: Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion

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