Discussion Archive: July 2009

31 Jul 2009 - 11:33pm
6 years ago
4 replies
Elizabeth Buie

UX/Usability folks on Twitter


Today I started making a list of the UX/usability folks on Twitter.
The list is here: http://bit.ly/UXTweeps

If you're not on it and you'd like to be, or if you're on it and you'd like
to be removed, please let me know. Or if you know someone I've missed.

Elizabeth Buie
Luminanze Consulting, LLC
web: www.luminanze.com
twt: @ebuie

31 Jul 2009 - 3:31pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] UxD, Belmont, CA | 70-85k

My client delivers highly-customized learning solutions for colleges,
universities, instructors, students, libraries, government agencies,
corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are
delivered through specialized content, applications and services that
foster academic excellence and professional development, as well as
provide measurable learning outcomes to its customers. They are
revolutionizing how students learn. They create online, interactive
learning solutions that increase student effort and engagement in their
high school and college courses.

31 Jul 2009 - 2:55pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT and RECAP] Chicago IxDA July and August Events

We're sending out double-duty email here - August's event, and a
(delayed) recap of our last event on Rapid Prototyping.

AUGUST Happy Hour---

Please join us on Wednesday, August 12th for our next Chicago IxDA gathering!
Chris Bernard of Microsoft will be hosting the happy hour at the Aon
Center. There will also be a demo available for Microsoft Sketchflow,
the interaction design tool that's part of the Expression Blend suite
(see our recap below for more information - this tool garnered a lot
of interest at our July meeting).

Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Address: Aon Center, 200 E.

31 Jul 2009 - 11:09am
6 years ago
12 replies
Yohan Creemers

Password Masking and Chroma-Hash

An experiment from Mattt Thompson in how to visualize the input of
masked password fields:

Some explanation taken from his blog:

Chroma-Hash displays an ambient color representation of the input as
it is being typed.

Use Case 1: Login Check
If your password normally is represented as “red, purple, orange”,
and after you’ve finished typing you see “pink, green, grey”, you’ll
know you mistyped it somewhere along the way.

31 Jul 2009 - 10:37am
San Francisco IxDA

[Event] IxDA-SF Presents: Meet with the IxDA Board + Help Us Design the Future of IxDA, Saturday, August 15, 2009

*What's IxDA to you? How could it be better?*

Meetup with the IxDA board, have your say and help us build a better global
and local network!

The IxDA Board will be in town for a strategic planning retreat, and they
want to hear the local community's take on some of the issues and
opportunities facing our young and growing network.

Join us for a drink to meet and discuss what's important to you as a member
of IxDA...

We will have a brainstorming session.
Please share your thoughts with the group at the meeting..

31 Jul 2009 - 4:28am
6 years ago
3 replies
Joe Lanman
31 Jul 2009 - 1:21am
USID Foundation

USID2009 : Forum NOKIA - USID Design Challenge 2009

*FORUM NOKIA – USID Design Challenge2009***

*Enrich the lives of the differently-abled,
Get rich!*

*Do you think you can create a difference to the world with your ideas? Then
how about enabling 650 million disabled people?**

Forum Nokia USID Design Challenge 2009 gives you an opportunity to design an
aid or a support system using the information and communication technologies
(e.g. Mobile Applications, Devices, Services etc.) for the people with

30 Jul 2009 - 11:31pm
HK PolyU Design

The 1st International Conference in Interactive Art & Design

16-18 October, 2009, Beijing


The conference aims to strengthen international academic exchange on
interaction design, and to explore on an interactive platform between
design educators and creative industries under a global vision.

30 Jul 2009 - 9:43pm

Design with Intent - How designers can influence behavior

Stumbled across this great article talks about new approaches to UX
design that allows designers not only to understand users' tasks and
behaviour and make products that comply with them but also to change
these behaviours. Three practices described — Persuasion Design,
Catalyst Design and Performance Design


Sachendra Yadav

30 Jul 2009 - 6:55pm
Rob Meyer

JOB: Interaction Designer, SF, CA, Tealeaf (Contract)

Tealeaf is looking for an interaction designer to help improve overall
ease of use.