Discussion Archive: December 2009

7 Dec 2009 - 12:49pm

[Event] IxDA NYC presents UX Show and Tell with Chris Avore

IxDA NYC is pleased to present

UX Show and Tell with Chris Avore

UX Show and Tell is a casual workshop that’s all about the work, where you
get feedback on your UX, IA and IxD deliverables from practitioners instead
of stakeholders.

Because let's face it: even the most involved practitioners of the UX
community have few places to share work with other helpful colleagues in a
face to face environment.

Even if you don't have something to show, help your fellow IA's, designers,
and researchers by sharing solutions with those who are showing work.

The Format
There will be three rooms to

7 Dec 2009 - 12:09pm
Shane Farrell

JOB: Lead Interaction Designer/Portland, Oregon/Second Story Interactive Studios/Full Time

Lead Interaction Designer

Second Story seeks an experienced interaction designer or design
director to lead the creative execution of innovative

interactive media projects.

7 Dec 2009 - 11:00am

Re-cap of November Event Steve Portigal presents “Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration.”

On November 19 Steve Portigal presented “Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha:
Improv, Creativity and Collaboration.” We’d like to thank our special guest
speaker for engaging us in a relaxed, informative, and truly interactive
evening of improv games that gave us fresh ways of thinking about our
creative work. Steve did a fantastic job facilitating a nicely-paced mix of
slide presentation, exercises with audience members, and subsequent group
discussion in which the room was openly engaged.

7 Dec 2009 - 8:05am
6 years ago
18 replies
Jeff Kraemer

Deciding whether to use a "Show n items per page" control

Hi all,

How do you decide whether to include a means to control how many list
items to display?

In an earlier thread (http://www.ixda.org/discuss.php?post=46070),
someone pointed to 37Signals' "Getting Real," in which they
suggest that preferences like these are a cop-out, a little decision
that one shouldn't force on the user.

7 Dec 2009 - 5:24am
6 years ago
1 reply
John Gibbard

What's your pen top?

As we continue to investigate the role of choice architecture in interaction
design, this post struck me today


Rather like the sequencing design that returns your card at the ATM before
your cash in order to prevent you walking off without your card (which would
surely be the case if your card was returned after the cash), this sort of
real-world behavioural psychology analogies really help sell in our skil

7 Dec 2009 - 3:45am
6 years ago
2 replies
Vera Brannen

Looking for trends in the user experience design of e-commerce (shopping) sites

Hi all,

I am currently doing some research on trends in the user experience
design of e-commerce (shopping) sites.

- Which trends are you observing?
- Which concepts work/do not work based on your experience or user
research results?

(i.e., dragging and dropping products into shopping carts, facetted
search, etc.)

I am looking for trends in both fields:
- User research
- User experience design

Thanks a lot in advance.


vera.brannen at usablebrands.ch

7 Dec 2009 - 2:18am

Job - Principal Interaction Designer with complex applications experience- Manhattan, NY - Recruiter

Job Title:Principal Interaction Designer with complex applications
experience, Manhattan, NY

Job Description:

Bestica is anxiously looking for an ideal Interaction Designer with 5 plus
years of industry experience in the Interaction Design field, someone who
has experience creating complex applications preferably desktop
applications. However we will consider some one working on web apps like
dynamic SAAS.

This is an excellent opportunity with competitive salary, great bonuses and
an awesome work environment.

6 Dec 2009 - 9:49pm
Christopher Fahey

[JOB] Interaction Designer/IA at Behavior Design - New York City

Hi IxDA,

Behavior is ramping up for 2010 and is looking for freelance and staff IxDs or IAs (it doesn't matter which you call yourself -- chances are you do the other stuff, too!). We're also seeking visual designers and project managers, as well.

For these UX roles, we're looking for practitioners with 3+ years experience, as well as senior talent with 7+ years design leadership experience.

6 Dec 2009 - 7:27pm
6 years ago
16 replies

Starting a career in IxD, UX, IA

Being just recently graduated from college, its seemingly very hard to
find an entry level/associate level job since I don't have the
experience and years required to get started. I was thinking I might
have to start with a web design/development job to get my foot in the
door and then gradually transition over once I have some experience
under my belt. Just wondering what approach has worked for others
that has been successful.



6 Dec 2009 - 4:42pm
IxDA Board of D...

Deadline tomorrow: Nominations for the 2010-2012 IxDA Board of Directors

Reminder: all nominations for the IxDA Board of Directors positions are due
tomorrow, Monday, December 7th, at 11:59 pm ET. Nominations for this
global board are open to all, from any part of the world.


IxDA is now accepting Board member nominations for the 2010-2012 IxDA Board
of Directors term.