Discussion Archive: August 2009

5 Aug 2009 - 5:37pm
Cindy Alvarez

Need your help with survey research project

Hi all -
I'm working on a project to help small companies more effectively do "quick
and dirty" user research.

Looking for volunteers to either:

- share past surveys with me (send me the questions, feel free to
anonymize specific details) OR
- have a 5-10 minute conversation (via email, IM, or phone) about the
types of decisions or learnings that your team makes based on survey

You'll have my gratitude and I'll share with you what I've learned in a
couple weeks when this project wraps up.


The Experience is the Product - from the archives:

5 Aug 2009 - 1:57pm
Marvin Smith

[JOB] Branch Systems Business Sr Manager (Executive Level); Full Time; Columbus, OH; Sent on behalf of Terri Cosgrove (recruiter)

Interested parties please contact Terry Cosgrove directly...

* Terri Cosgrove | Chase Retail Financial Services | Executive Recruiter, VP

Phone: 614-213-6637 Cell: 614-537-4511| 1111 Polaris Parkway | Columbus, OH

Terri.Cosgrove at Chase.com

Explore opportunities & apply on-line today!

5 Aug 2009 - 12:08pm
7 years ago
2 replies
josh schwartz

JOB: User Experience Lead, full-time

As the User Experience Lead, you will be a core member of our User
Experience group, a unique and small team of highly talented wizards
responsible for the overall user experience and creative direction of
our products. The UX Lead is a unique interdisciplinary role that
bridges the gap between our Visual, Interaction, and Information
Design Leads. Therefore, you are expected to have and demonstrate
proficiency in each area.

With so much to get done, every member of the team is encouraged to
participate in all areas of the group.

5 Aug 2009 - 10:07am
Dan Brown

[PLUG] Workshop • Wireframes with EightShapes Unify • August 21, 2009 • Washington, DC

[Please forgive the cross-posting!]

The holy grail of design documentation is efficiency. You want to spend your
time solving design problems, not fiddling with annotations or getting your
wireframes to line up just so.

EightShapes Unify, a collection of templates, stencils, and components can
help you get there.

5 Aug 2009 - 9:46am
Bryan Owens

[EVENT] NYC Information Architecture Meetup - Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30pm

The NYC IA Meetup is taking a break in August, and then meeting at a
great new location on September 8.

We're continuing our new format, in which members can submit topics
for discussion.

Get details and RSVP at http://ia.meetup.com/14/calendar/11015045/

Hope to see you there!

5 Aug 2009 - 9:09am
Nelson Rodrigue...

Revista Faz, interaction design magazine


just wanted to let you know that the third issue of Revista Faz is
available online.

Revista Faz is an interaction design magazine in Spanish directed by
my colleague Marcelo Garrido. This issue is about the second Mexican
HCI workshop, 2008, Baja California.

You can find out more about this and the previous issues at:



Nelson Rodríguez-Peña

5 Aug 2009 - 8:46am
7 years ago
4 replies
Sam Menter

video sharing / hosting


I'm about to start work on a concept for a video sharing site to sit
behind a corporate firewall and I'm looking for examples of best
practice. I'm currently looking at what works well / not so well in
YouTube, Vimeo, iPlayer, Ted.

What advice would you give me? Has anyone carried out research into
video sites and how people use them?

In an ideal world we'd carry out extensive research ourselves, but in
this case there isn't time / budget unfortunately.

What do you think works well in the current video sites?

4 Aug 2009 - 7:18pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: freelance Business Analyst, fun agency with dog + Wii, asap: UX-recruiter (JWG)

Hi everyone--- I'm looking for a freelance Business Analyst for an
immediate, onsite gig at a boutique NYC agency, for an open-ended amount of

Great place to work---smart people, built on a solid sense of community +
collaboration, low stress + low ego.

Projects are of the ecommerce/transactional ilk, so you should have
experience creating + writing functional specs for complex websites +
applications (UX heavy lifting), work effectively with UX + Creative + Tech
teams, and be prepared to send functional spec samples upon request.

Must be local to NYC area.

100% onsite posit

4 Aug 2009 - 7:18pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: Director of User Experience, agency-side, fulltime, $500 ref bonus. UX recruiter (JWG)

Hi IxDAers; hope the summer's been treating you all swimmingly.

Have a new job to share---I'm offering a $500 referral bonus eligibility on
this one, so I'd appreciate it if you'd pass it along to your favorite +
trusted UX networks; thanks!

Seeking a fulltime DIRECTOR OF UX for large, stable agency with offices
around the world
who is stretching + growing their digital offerings.

4 Aug 2009 - 3:40pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Michel Milano

resource: search interfaces book by marti hearst

apparently this went up in june and it is entirely possible that i
can't find/recall this having been listed here already; but at the
caveat of repeat-risk, i thought that others could be interested in
the "full text online free-of-charge access" to the upcoming book
from marti hearst.


brief extract:
"This book focuses on the human users of search engines and the tool
they use to interact with them: the search user interface."