Discussion Archive: September 2010

30 Sep 2010 - 3:02am
4 years ago
22 replies

Need advice for starting a career in UX/Interaction Design.

Hello everyone,

I'm having a lot of trouble getting a job in UX/Interaction Design.

I've seen a lot of discussion with people in the same situation as me, but I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong or what I could improve on. (specifically in my case)

Here are the things I've been doing/done...

I've recently graduated with an HCI major at the University of Washington. I've taken as many classes I can with design, interaction design, user experience, etc.

30 Sep 2010 - 1:40am

Techcrunch Disrupt 2010 [VIDEOS]

Check out the Battles as well as the Panel Discussions.
If you have seen it or after you see some, pls post which ones you like.
I haven't gone thru them all since there's a lot and I haven't started watching since i've been busy

30 Sep 2010 - 12:10am

Re: [IxDA] What UX Podcasts Do You Guys Listen To?

Boxes and Arrows podcast Adaptive Path podcast

-- Sachendra Yadav http://sachendra.wordpress.com

29 Sep 2010 - 11:28pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Re: [IxDA] Master of Arts OR Master of Science

I could not agree with you more re do what you want, do what you are good at plus learn to market yourself. No one else can or will do it with the same passion.

29 Sep 2010 - 8:15pm
5 years ago
4 replies

What UX Podcasts Do You Guys Listen To?

Lately, I've broadened my typical podcast listening to include more UX and Web oriented podcasts. Some of these I'm REALLY digging and bring some lively conversations at work and are a great way to stay in the know with things, concepts and the industry.

What are some that you like? 

Here's some of my favs:

UIE Brain Sparks (SpoolCast) -- Jared Spool's podcast.
The Pipeline with Dan Benjamin
The Big Web Show with Dan Benjamin and Jeffery Zeldman


29 Sep 2010 - 11:04am
Lori Baker

Public Axure Training in Minneapolis, MN

Evantage Consulting is offering a Public Axure Training November 3rd and 4th in Minneapolis, MN. Check out our website to learn more about this training.

Thank you!

Lori Baker
Senior User Experience Consultant
Evantage Consulting

29 Sep 2010 - 10:46am
5 years ago
10 replies
Sean Pook

Creating your User Experience Dream Team - positions and titles

Hi all,

Imagine you had a sizable budget and have been tasked to create an entire user experience team from scratch.

You're allowed to hire one person per function. What's your line-up?

Here's my skinny line-up:

User Researcher | Information Architect | Interaction Designer | Visual Assets Producer

Possibly combining the IA and IxD or combining the IxD and VD.

And my full-fat bells and whistles version:

29 Sep 2010 - 9:00am
Brian Sullivan

[EVENT] Dallas Workshop on an Introduction to Photoshop By Big Design and DFW-UPA

Hello, everybody!  Our friends at the Big Design Conference and DFW-UPA have announced their newest workshop in Dallas on October 23 from 10AM-430PM.  The details can be found at:  http://bigdworkshop05.eventbrite.com.  Your instructor is AJ Wood, who is an Adobe Certified Professional and owner of Media-Kats, a local Dallas firm that specializes in training.  You will not be disappointed.

29 Sep 2010 - 6:02am
Dan Brown

[EVENT] EightShapes Fall Workshops in DC • Early b ird ends Friday!

Hello all! A quick reminder that Early Bird pricing for the October Flow Charts workshop in DC ends this week. Visit http://www.eightshapes.com/training-workshops for more information and to take advantage of the 15% discount.

One lucky participant will get a free copy of Communicating Design, 2nd Edition. Learn more about this completely revised version here: http://communicatingdesign.com/

Hope to see you there!-- Dan

29 Sep 2010 - 2:16am
5 years ago
1 reply
Janne Kaasalainen

Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Simplicity is Not Overrated, Just Misunderstood

Hi Richard,

I was simply wishing to point out that buying in general is a situation where I think it should be reasonable to question whether the customer has sufficient information to make an informed decision. I would think it fair to assume that consumer electronics as well as as software, whether in web or not, are very difficult to judge without special interest to do so or previous exposure to them and their alternatives.

What comes to needs, if we explain everything by saying it satisfies some need, yes, we only buy things we need.