Discussion Archive: August 2009

6 Aug 2009 - 12:34pm
Theresa Singh

[JOB] Art Director - iPhone apps / Gaming, Redwood Shores, CA full-time (recruiter)

UxStation is seeking an experienced Art Director to join our client's
winning team. Our client is the #1 MMO gaming company on iPhone with many
hit titles enjoyed by millions of people. Each of their titles has reached
the top 10 in the free category on the App Store.

6 Aug 2009 - 12:22pm
Richard Hill

IA Summit 2010 Announced

The Information Architecture Summit 2010 will be April 7-11 in Phoenix,

Our beta site is live at http://iasummit.org now so you can get a head start
on your planning.

The Call for Consortium Proposals is your first opportunity to help shape
the program. Come and find out what the Consortium is all about.

6 Aug 2009 - 12:18pm
7 years ago
12 replies
Melissa Casburn

Company goals vs. user goals

I'm a firm believer in strategy and UX as products of the intersection between business needs and user needs. People don't use a brand or a product just because you want them to. They use things and ideas that advance their own goals. A smart company doesn't look for problems that fit its solutions; it designs solutions to existing problems.

This applies to your website as much as it does to your core product/service offering. A website that gets in their way (instead of being intuitive) gets abandoned if other low-barrier options exist.

6 Aug 2009 - 11:58am
Ian Chan

**SL-JUNK** Company goals vs. user goals


There's a big difference between company goals and user goals! Perhaps
you could make the distinction in terms of helping the user solve a
problem (user centric) vs telling the user what the problem/solution
is (company centric). Nav that is user centric would use labels and
content sections pitched to address the interests, concerns,
questions, etc that a user may have in mind. Company centric nav, on
the other hand, would probably describe product, services, solutions.

I do think that both can work.

6 Aug 2009 - 11:26am
Eva Snee

[JOB] UX Designer & UX Researcher - Renton, WA - Tyler Technologies - Full Time

User Experience Researcher
Responsible for designing, conducting, analyzing, and interpreting user research to ensure the most comprehensive information is obtained from our partners and customers so the user experience of our business software solutions will be the best in the industry. [More details here…<http://tylertech.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1115>]

User Experience Designer
Responsible for ensuring that the next generation of software products are delivered with the best-in-industry user experience.

6 Aug 2009 - 11:13am
Chauncey Wilson

[JOB]: Senior Interaction Designer, Waltham, MA, Autodesk, Inc. Fulltime

Senior User Interaction Designer, Autodesk, Inc. (Waltham, MA)

This is your chance to help shape the user-centered future of
model-based design tools in the building industry. As a User
Interaction Designer for Autodesk Revit, you will be responsible for
interaction design and usability for a product based on an emerging
platform. You will help articulate design specifications and drive
your work through the software development process as a champion of
our users’ needs.

6 Aug 2009 - 8:38am
Adrienne Massanari

Research participants needed for a study about IA/IXD

Hello IXDA,

My name is Adrienne Massanari, and I am an Assistant Professor at Loyola
University Chicago in the School of Communication. I am currently
working on a project related to information architecture/interaction
design practice, and I’d like your help.

I want to understand how individuals working within the field of
information architecture/interaction desig talk about these emerging

6 Aug 2009 - 4:11am
7 years ago
1 reply
Evelyn Lee

Research Partner in South Korea

fhios is currently looking for a research partner in South Korea.

Any suggestions / recommendations please?

Many thanks!

evelyn at fhios dot com

6 Aug 2009 - 12:40am
Bill DeRouchey

Interaction 10: Now Accepting Submissions!

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) and the Savannah College of
Art and Design (SCAD) are proud to announce Interaction 10 in
Savannah, GA, February 4-7, 2010. Mark your calendar so you don't
miss this incredible opportunity to gather with several hundred other
design professionals from around the world.

Learn more at http://interaction.ixda.org

We’ve got lots of new ideas this year, and three new ways for you
to get involved!

5 Aug 2009 - 5:39pm
7 years ago
3 replies

Endless.com code snippet (Tread: Long list with multi-select )

I would love to do some testing with the multi-select that several folks suggested that is on endless.com. ( http://www.endless.com/landingpage/brandwomen/ref=home_sb_wm?node=242169011&landingType=department )

I searched for awhile for a code snippet/plugin to use that has the same functionality without any luck.