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31 Dec 2009 - 11:55am

JOB: Senior UI Developer, San Francisco, MTV Networks

Senior UI Developer - AddictingGames.com division of MTV Networks

Are you a dynamic, creative, User Interface Developer? Can you client
side technologies and user facing portions of our AddictingGames and
many other sites? Can you be mindful of building widgets and
functionality that can be ported to those sites? Do you also possess an
understanding of server side technology? Can you produce flawless code
and also research, plan, estimate tasks, quality assure and deploy

10 May 2005 - 8:58am
9 years ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

Is beauty too deep?

In my readings about aesthetics (thanx everyone for the great suggestions),
I noticed a concentration on "beauty". Now I know from the formal side of
the aesthetics community aesthetics is almost the philosophy of beauty. A
noble academic goal indeed. But this line of reasoning feels a bit too
academic and hard to make tangible into my day to day.

I wonder if "beauty" is not really the right noun to be thinking about and I
wonder what word would best replace it with something as all encompassing,
but less intangible.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:42pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Creating Robust Taxonomies

I wanted to follow up on Shara's posting about creating taxonomies. 

I just joined a new company and one of my first projects is to improve the search experience, most likely by implementing a faceted search.

25 Mar 2011 - 9:58pm

Silicon Valley IxDA Event :: Mental Model Diagrams: Sparking Creativity Through Empathy :: Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto

Please join us for our next Silicon Valley IxDA event! Indi Young will speak about mental models.

When: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

17 Nov 2009 - 7:01am
5 years ago
14 replies
Dave Malouf

Work in groups or as individuals in your IxD work

I know that everything we do is collaborative in that we have to work with
biz & tech and often other roles of design like visual, copy, research, etc.

But my question is how often do you find yourself collaborating on group
work in your specific role as an IxD or UX designers?

I ask this question b/c when I look back on my work career there were very
few moments when I did work in a group.

30 Jun 2008 - 10:34am
Eva Kaniasty

Statistics on browser toolbar usage?

Is anybody aware of any statistics on what percentage of web users install
browser toolbars, and on average how many?

A google search did not yield any useful info.


Eva Kaniasty

19 Feb 2009 - 6:04pm
Barbara Ballard

Design For Mobile conference, April 20-22, Early Bird ends March 7

In late 2007, we got tired of all the conferences focusing on mobile
user experience being in Europe. Usually London. Since more and more
there's really great mobile design work going on in North America, we
decided to make a new conference. And in 2008 it was terrific.

The 2009 conference is approaching, with topics ranging from academic
to theoretical to incredibly practical, from user research to

19 May 2009 - 2:43pm
Peter Merholz

Mobile Literacy - Designing Mobile Technology for Emerging Markets

Adaptive Path has just released it's latest R&D Project

Mobile Literacy
Designing Mobile Technology for Emerging Markets

Through research done in the Kutch district in rural India, we
developed insights about what works (and, largely, what doesn't) when
it comes to mobile technology in a society that is significantly
illiterate and innumerate.

15 Dec 2006 - 11:16am
8 years ago
4 replies
Jason Witenstei...

Roots of Power?

Does anyone know the "etymology" of the symbol that is ubiquitously used
as the Power icon?

Jason Witenstein-Weaver

hillcrest labs

28 May 2011 - 9:20am

Tickets Now on Sale for the 2011 User Experience Awards

The User Experience Awards showcase the value of User Experience in creating successful digital products and services. This event is a partnership between NYC IxDA, NYC-CHI, NYC UPA and the IA Meetup. It features jurors Chloe Gottlieb, Bryan Hamilton, Peter March, Gloria Petron, Whitney Quesenbery, Nicole Rubin, Kip Voytek and Beverly May.