Discussion Archive: September 2009

22 Sep 2009 - 2:18pm
7 years ago
11 replies
Sachin Ghodke

Shop or Buy?

What is the appropriate button to use on the product detail page when
the website navigation asks the user to either Shop or Buy?

Of course, can we get a little more interesting and personal? For
example: instead of Shop or Buy can we use buttons that say - 'Go
and Pamper' (for a gifts e-commerce website) or 'Educate Yourself'
(while buying education books) or 'Push Limits' (while e-shopping
for BASE jumping equipment).

22 Sep 2009 - 12:44pm
susan lopes

JOB: User Interface Designer opportunity at Foodbuzz San Francisco Full-time

I recently joined a great, San Francisco-based, well-funded company
called Foodbuzz and we are looking for a creative and hard-working
User Interface Designer.

Who are we?

We are the third largest online property, growing at an insane rate
of 200%!
We work with more than 2,500 food bloggers!
We reach 7 Million Unique Users!
And...we love food!

Foodbuzz: the first-ever community site devoted exclusively to food
and dining content—an unparalleled resource for searching, surfing
and sharing with fellow foodies everywhere.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:20pm
Sharon Greenfield5

New Atom Developer Program w/ Appstore for netbooks

Intel has just launched:

Time to create groundbreaking new netbook applications, no?

22 Sep 2009 - 10:03am
7 years ago
6 replies
Rutger van Dijk

Color palette / scheme for use at night ?


I'm looking for some best practices or guidelines for color schemes
used in our port management system at night or in low light

At our company we have shift workers on vessels in the harbour, who
also work at night. Having to look at bright coloured, high contrast
screens all night is more tiring than we expected.

Is it common to introduce a 'night color scheme' which is more easy
to read or look at ?

And how would a standard 'night' theme look like ?

With regards,

Rutger van Dijk

22 Sep 2009 - 5:49am
6 years ago
4 replies
Pia Gabel

Blog Usability

Hi there,
has anyone ever worked on rich content (media) blogs including interaction

Thanks for input,

22 Sep 2009 - 5:18am
7 years ago
36 replies
Jarod Tang

nice read: On Apple's connection with the consumer

It may help resolve some long fights over Apple's design philosophy ?

" "We did iTunes because we all love music. We made what we thought was the
best jukebox in iTunes. Then we all wanted to carry our whole music
libraries around with us. The team worked really hard. And the reason that
they worked so hard is because we all wanted one. You know? I mean, the
first few hundred customers were us.

"It's not about pop culture, and it's not about fooling people, and it's not
about convincing people that they want something they don't. We figure out
what we want.

21 Sep 2009 - 8:59pm
Jamie Peil

[JOB]: Senior UI Designer - CA Inc., Wily Division - South San Francisco - Full Time

The Wily business unit is one of the last remaining hyper growth
opportunities in Silicon Valley. People who know the Application
Performance Management market know the leading product is Wily
Introscope. We are seeking a qualified Senior User Interface
Designer to join the CA Wily Engineering team at our office in South
San Francisco, CA.

This is a critical position! This position will contribute to the
future design of CA Wily’s APM product.

21 Sep 2009 - 1:47pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Andrea Burton

Icons for Internal Links

I was just curious if anyone uses an icon for internal links (similar
to the box/arrow icon for external links). Specifically, I am
thinking of header links, when the header on a page section links to
that section. On so many sites, i just see a color assignment for the
header link which doesn't always seem obvious and depending on the
header style an underline could look out of place or clunky.

i am new here so maybe there is a convention already in place but i
couldn't really find anything searching the archives discussing

21 Sep 2009 - 12:52pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Sachin Ghodke

E-commerce websites for mobile

What rules should one follow while designing e-commerce websites for
the mobile? I understand that usability on mobile is extremely
primitive and very difficult. In such a case what are the usability
rules and GUI guidelines one needs to adhere to?

As far as I know that using assisted technologies (Javascript, AJAX,
jQuery, Flash, Flex, etc) would make the experience even more
cumbersome and confusing only because the Mobile has not evolved.

21 Sep 2009 - 12:18pm
Chris Colosimo

2 new Interaction Design Positions

Job Posting Title: IRC1255951 or IRC1255592

Job Title: Senior or Principal User Experience Developer 4

Job Type: Full Time, Employee Status

Org Name: Oracle Health Sciences Global Business Unit-Product Development

Location: Burlington, MA

Company Description

Oracle's business is informationhow to manage it, use it, share it, protect it.