Discussion Archive: October 2009

8 Oct 2009 - 12:49pm
Tobias Komischke

[Job] User Experience Consultant, Princeton, NJ, Infragistics, Full Time

About Infragistics
Infragistics (www.infragistics.com) is the world leader in user interface development tools and experts in the User Experience (UX) market. We are committed to providing our customers the highest quality of reusable presentation layer development tools for .NET.

8 Oct 2009 - 10:46am
Beau Gould

[JOB] UI/Flex Developer, NYC | 115-130k

UI/Flex Developer, NYC | 115-130k

This is a full time, on-site, salaried position located in New York City
paying $115,000-130,000 + benefits. No telecommuting allowed. US
Citizens, Green Card holders or EAD only please. Local candidates
preferred; however, rock star candidates interested in relocating at
their own expense considered as well.

Position Purpose:

The purpose of this role is to design and implement UX and UI solutions
for complex business requirements.

8 Oct 2009 - 8:59am
6 years ago
10 replies

Wheels as user interface mechanisms

Post on wheels as user interface mechanisms:
Curious - are there any examples of graphical wheels in user interfaces?
Specifically a graphical wheel
that the user would have to rotate?


Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/russwilson

8 Oct 2009 - 8:41am
6 years ago
1 reply
David Scharn

Where to learn more about adaptive/intelligent UIs?


I just left a design review meeting in which the product owner said the design presents too much information to the user. She wants the default view (and all screens) to display only what the user wants or needs and make additional functionality available as needed. I agree with this principle and thought I'd already addressed it.

My first response: I need to determine the most frequently used options or most typical tasks.

7 Oct 2009 - 9:28pm
Jonathan Cohen

10/20, 6-8PM: Twitter's Mobile UX Designer - Leland Rechis - will talk UX at 45 Main St in BK. Near A, C, F, 2, 3. Register at http://nycupa.org

As mobile applications, or "apps", proliferate in App Stores
everywhere, most people focus directly on the app itself. But let's
take a step back and look at the environments in which these apps
live. How do we effectively design a service that offers not just
apps, but SMS, mobile web, HTML5, and desktop integration?

7 Oct 2009 - 3:36pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Elana Glazer

Drag and Drop

Imagine presenting users with about 30 items of clothing and
accessories and wanting them to build 7 days of outfits (costs are
calculated per outfit as the output).

My team is thinking of presenting users with 7 rectangles, each
representing a day of the week, and having users drag and drop items
to these areas to build the outfits. (The target of the site are
adults 35-65).

My gut tells me that this is too many items for drag and drop and we
should explore other interactive options.

Can anyone point me to usability research on drag and drop.

7 Oct 2009 - 3:04pm
6 years ago
5 replies

Design Patterns: multi-touch and stream

I'm designing some interface ideas for a conceptual interface that might
exist in a few years, and I was wondering if anyone has seen either of the

1. Design patterns for touch and multi-touch on a scale larger than the
iPhone (think Surface table or multi-touch wall)
2. Design patterns or idea for what a "stream" would look like. What I mean
by "stream" is a real-time flow of information (e.g. articles, social feeds,


7 Oct 2009 - 3:02pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Adrian Severynen

Outsourced sketch > wireframe service?

Anyone know of any outsourced sketch to wireframe services? I'd love
to be able to send my rough sketches somewhere and have a nice
InDesign wireframe come back.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

7 Oct 2009 - 2:02pm
6 years ago
13 replies
Siegy Adler

Define a functional spec

Here's my definition...

A functional spec is a document that describes, in non-technical
terms and illustrations, what a Website, or Web-based application,
will look like and how it will function.

7 Oct 2009 - 12:39pm
6 years ago
3 replies

[Event] Next IxDA Seattle Event: Social Technologies, Oct. 19, 2009, Razorfish

The next IxDA Seattle event will be held on Tue, Oct. 19th at the
Seattle Razorfish office.

For this event we will be hosting three presentations - two about
social technologies and a case study.