Discussion Archive: October 2009

9 Oct 2009 - 3:05pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Colleen Reinhart

UX/ID Education Options in Canada at the Graduate level?

Hi there,

Is anyone aware of graduate-level programs in UX/ID in Canada? I'm a
Canadian undergraduate student, interested in getting into the field.
My undergraduate degree will be in Rhetoric and Professional Writing
from the University of Waterloo, if that matters at all.

Thanks all :-)


9 Oct 2009 - 12:27pm
Megan Munro6

[JOB] Information Architect, Calgary AB Canada, Shaw Communications, Full time

Western Canada's leading entertainment and communications company is
looking to hire an Information Architect to head up the IA/UX division
of our Web Solutions team working out of our Calgary Corporate office.

Working on innovative sites, living in one of Canada's most beautiful
cities, close to the Rocky Mountains, great restaurants and cultural
night life - this role has excellent compensation and a premier benefits
package including extensive health & dental coverage, stock options (ft
only), Employee Share Purchase Plan, employer-paid pension plan, Shaw
products & services disco

9 Oct 2009 - 12:16pm
Jared M. Spool

[PLUG] Special offer: User Interface 14 Conference

[Apologies if you get multiple copies.]

I'm very excited about the User Interface 14 Conference that's coming
up, November 1-3 here in Boston, MA.

We have worked on this program for most of the year, and I have to
say: It's probably the best event we've ever done. (I know, I know --
I've said that before. But this one has really blown me away.)

There's IxDA's own Todd Zaki Warfel giving an amazing workshop on

9 Oct 2009 - 10:47am
6 years ago
5 replies

A minor follow-up on identifying credit cards' types

Recently there was a discussion on the list about whether it was
necessary to require users to select what type of credit card they
were entering.

This morning I made a donation through the online service causes.com.
As part of that process I entered a credit card number. There was no
field to select card type.

9 Oct 2009 - 6:29am
6 years ago
4 replies
Chris Bierbower

Advice for IxD Grad Student

Hi All,

I’m an American doing a graduate program in Interaction Design in Australia
and I was hoping to get some advice on what I should do with my American
winter (Australian summer) to be prepared for the “real world” of
Interaction Design.

Interaction design is obviously an incredibly broad discipline. The skills
I’m most interested in mastering are those related to designing new
interfaces or designing new user processes (like checking in at the airport
for example).

9 Oct 2009 - 6:03am
6 years ago
7 replies
Sam Menter

shopping cart (basket) design pattern

(apologies if this appears twice on the list)

Hi all

Working on a project where a client is keen to implement a shopping
cart design as per: http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/ .

9 Oct 2009 - 4:49am
6 years ago
6 replies
Thomas Petersen

IxDA discussions usability

So what is up with the IxDA forum, why is it made the way it is?

Its really the most confusing thing I have ever experienced.

I seem to have problems with reading all threads, sometimes I can see
someone have commented but cant find their post as if it gets cut off,
sometimes I cant submit a post?

Is there anything I am missing here? Is it legacy from old mail list
or what?

8 Oct 2009 - 4:24pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Thomas Petersen

Visual Browsing Interface

Check out http://www.cooliris.com/ that is one of the best tools out
there, all though I am sad that their former infinty scroolbar is not
as good as it used to be.

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Posted from the new ixda.org

8 Oct 2009 - 3:46pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Charusmitha Ram

The future of healthcare

I’m not sure if I like all their ideas but some of these have great
potential. The portable/ accessible aspect of data in a unified system
certainly opens up a lot of possibilities.


Smitha Ram
Senior Interaction Designer
Thomson Reuters | www.thomsonreuters.com

8 Oct 2009 - 1:14pm
6 years ago
2 replies
David Hatch

Best practices for UX team organization at large companies?

Hi all,
Wanted to get your take on how UX teams are organized at big companies. Where I work UX is composed of UX architects. Most all of them have research skills and so also do research and usability testing among other things but they don't have the official title of User Researcher. The designers are in another group (not UX) but within the parent org of marketing (same with the UX team). If you work in a large organization and are part of a UX team, what does that UX team look like? Who's in it?

Thanks all,