Discussion Archive: February 2010

4 Feb 2010 - 9:08pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Erica Watanabe

JOB: Web and UI Design HTML/CSS, Tourism Technology, Fulltime

$60,000-$70,000 + super

Mid-size software development company in the travel industry is
seeking a full-time web designer with strong technical and user
interface design skills. The ideal candidate will have outstanding
front-end development skills and will be highly proficient in
designing and hand coding clean and scalable interfaces for complex
web applications.

Mark FelcanSmith

JOB: Manager User Experience - Research Lab, Chicago, Sears Holdings, Full Time

Are you ready to help shape the future of retail?

Sears Holdings is seeking an experienced Research Lab Manager. We are
the nation's fourth largest broadline, multichannel retailer. We have
established a design studio in downtown Chicago with a fully equipped
Usability Lab, which is located directly on top of our downtown
Chicago flagship brick and mortar store; 4 floors of customers
actively shopping at your ready!

You are creative, motivated, and able to excel in a fast-paced,
innovative environment.

4 Feb 2010 - 3:31pm

Explain IA Final Week

Next week is the last week to enter Explain IA:


We'll raffle off two virtual seminars from User Interface Engineering:


And, on February 11th, we'll stop accepting entries, so we can start voting for the:

$1,000 grand prize (sponsored by the IA Institute and Endeca)

$500 best video award (sponsored by nForm)

$500 best diagram award (sponsored by Semantic Studios)

So, enter now, while you s

4 Feb 2010 - 12:13pm

Visual UX Designer Seeks Resource

Hello, I'm really enjoying this board.

Does anyone know of a good contract recruiter in the Bay Area?

Niya C Sisk MFA
experience design : www.niya.info

Feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn:

4 Feb 2010 - 10:56am
6 years ago
4 replies
Charles Boyung

Open Office V's MS Office

I have repeatedly tried to use OpenOffice in the past as a replacement
for MS Office, and each time it has come up incredibly short. For
VERY basic document editing, it is fine, but it can't really handle
advanced layouts very well, and it doesn't have most of the keyboard
shortcuts for formatting that you really need to be efficient when
writing large documents (at least that I've been able to find).

Calc vs. Excel isn't even a comparison. Calc is like using a
spreadsheet program from 15 years ago.

4 Feb 2010 - 9:47am
6 years ago
1 reply
Liam Greig

iPhone Design Metrics

Hi All,

I have been digging in on a big iPhone application project for the
past couple of months and having a blast. During this time, the
company I work for has also been working hard to develop a set of
metrics to help measure the value of UX within the organization. Last
week I was asked to contribute by researching / proposing a set of UX
metrics specific to the iPhone.

I have spent some time digging around various posts, threads and
articles this past week and there are seems to be a vast number of
approaches and opinions to UX metrics in general.

4 Feb 2010 - 8:30am
6 years ago
3 replies
Nina Gilmore

Q: Affinity diagrams with remote participants?

Hi All,
Does anyone know of a service/app that allows participants in remote locations to work collaboratively on an affinity diagram?

Thanks in advance,


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3 Feb 2010 - 10:22pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Stephen Collins

Expectations research

Pre-emptive apologies for the cross post (I wish I new how big the
common set was).

I'm in the planning stage of a piece of customer expectations research
for an important government service (passports provision). The client
is well aware that both their information site
(https://passports.gov.au) and the existing online application process
is pretty ordinary and they are highly motivated to get it right.

This chunk of the research is about public expectations.