Discussion Archive: August 2009

8 Aug 2009 - 4:51pm
6 years ago
3 replies

IxDA Mentorship Program - Update


Just a quick update on the IxDA Mentorship program. Since we launched
the program on June 13th, 37 people have volunteered to be Mentors,
127 people have requested a Mentor, and we’ve matched 37 total pairs.
Recently, we asked for feedback on the program, and here are some
positive responses:

My mentor is great.
I got clarity as to how the job market in my field has changed in the
past 5 years.
I got coaching as to what to apply for now, and how to position
myself for my next specialty area.
I ordered the book she recommended, and have started reading it.

8 Aug 2009 - 11:58am
Roland Studer

UX Book Club Switzerland

Hi everone

We're starting a UX Book Club in Switzerland. Everyone is welcome to join.
What / when / where is not decided yet.

Just join our amazee group, or write me an email, if you're interested.
Updates will be posted on the amazee page:

Have a great weekend!
Roland Studer, avertas

8 Aug 2009 - 10:51am
6 years ago
1 reply
Chicago IxDA4

[Event Reminder UPDATED] Chicago IxDA AUGUST Social


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 Park
Grill. Join us for people watching, great discussion, and maybe a few
surprises from Microsoft.

Chris has mentioned he'll try to up there around 5:30 in case anyone
wants to come early and pick his brain about Sketchflow and Expression

8 Aug 2009 - 10:39am
IxDA Board of D...

IxDA needs your input and feedback

Next week the IxDA Board of Directors will be gathering in San Francisco for
our annual retreat Friday through Sunday, and we will be meeting with the
local IxDA group on Saturday evening. We will be coming from Australia,
Brazil, and every time zone in the US. In preparation, we'd like to gather
any feedback, comments, questions, and ideas you may have for us. Your
thoughts could have great impact on our agenda.

7 Aug 2009 - 2:29pm
6 years ago
12 replies
Ali Naqvi

Confusing terms in customer documentation

Hello folks,
I work as a technical writer and have a User Centered Design background.
My background constantly reminds me to look at terms and phrases from a
user's viewpoint.
One term, which I hate, has been decided by the management to be used in
our manuals.

My understanding is that this term can confuse people and a better term
can be used instead.

A Mobile Station is supposed to be a RADIO.

7 Aug 2009 - 8:57am
6 years ago
8 replies

Documentation requirements

I understand creating the following different deliverable documents in

1. Creating user personas
2. Scenarios
3. High level use cases document
4. Requirements specifications document
5. Low-level use cases document
6. Design draft documents
7. Wireframes creation
8. Task flow diagrams
9. UI specification document
10. Help manual, user documents

I would like to know where or which from the above includes the
following documents/ document parts:
1. Typography specifications
2. Color palettes info

7 Aug 2009 - 6:34am
Human Resource

[Job] : Sr. User Experience Architect, Chicago, Illinois, Full Time

Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of
companies. Sears Holdings Corporation, the parent company of Kmart
and Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the nation's fourth largest
broad-line retailer with over $50 billion in annual revenues and
approximately 3,800 Full-line and specialty retail stores in the
United States and Canada. We are the leading home appliance, lawn &
garden and tools retailer in the U.S. and operate the largest home
services business in the nation.

Shilpa Cherian

Usability review of sharepoint application

Hi all,

Can anyone advice me on how to conduct the usability review of a share point
What are the guidelines that i need to stick to?

Please help...


7 Aug 2009 - 2:03am
USID Foundation

Forum Nokia - USID Design Challenge 2009

Hi All,

*We have received some queries regarding the scope of Forum Nokia Design
Challenge 2009, we would like to clarify that we design solution/ aids shall
not only be limited to the Mobile phone application but could be **a
product, applications, solutions including mobile devices/applications,
computing, learning & Information aids and Health & safety etc.using the
information and communication technologies*.

6 Aug 2009 - 4:32pm
6 years ago
11 replies
David B. Rondeau

Just Because You Can Innovate Doesn\'t Mean You Should

In a recent blog post, Hugh Beyer raised an interesting concept. He
said, "Innovation is easy...the hard part is actually acting on the
innovation." http://incontextdesign.com/blog/innovation-is-easy/

I work with Hugh at InContext Design, and based on my experience
working with many design teams, I think he's right. After reading
his post, it got me thinking about how this impacts our work as

At InContext, it affects how we run our design projects and the
design solutions we recommend.