Discussion Archive

1 May 2005 - 3:16pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Helen Killingbeck

Organizational Placement of a Usability Group

I am currently wrestling with the issue of the best organizational fit
for a Usability Group.

Eric Schaffer devoted a section to this issue in his book
"Institutionalization of Usability".

25 Jul 2007 - 11:05am
Victor Lombardi

What classes would you like to take?

Smart Experience is planning new Internet, mobile, and software
classes for this Fall and Winter and we'd love to know what
classes you want, so we created a short survey. It's most relevant
if you live in the New York area, but we'll be creating online classes
in the not too distant future.

17 Nov 2010 - 8:59am
3 years ago
8 replies
Tim Schneidermeier

Use Case Modeling


I was wondering which kind of setup you use for writing use cases? Do you use a simple Word template or tools like Visual Use Case 2009?

Right now I am using Word for writing and Omnigraffle for doing the diagrams. But there hast to be a better and more efficient way..


13 Aug 2008 - 1:12pm

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Director of Interactive Design, Logistics

Los Angeles, CA

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You will be responsible the management of web artists across all our clients
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opportunity for advancement.

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* Work hand-in-hand with Director of Interactive, Creative, to

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14 May 2012 - 5:46am

Persuading the Product Team that there is too much copy on the site


If anyone out there can help me or has come across a similiar situation..

I need a persuasive argument to back up my claim that there is too much copy on each page of the website (member system) we are putting together. The copywriter is literally explaining all the things that can be done on each page, which, if the navigation and buttons are clear enough, should be self-explanatory! The PD team are treating each page like a brochure, when in fact there is some pretty complex functionality per screen.

12 Jun 2008 - 9:03am
Megan Rye

JOB: Senior IA: Philly: Recruiter: Full-time Contract

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opportunity in Center City Philadelphia for a Lead Information Architect
to manage a project focused on cutting edge interactive product
development. You will join a think-tank of the top Information
Architects and User Experience professionals in the Philadelphia region.
This is a Senior role, leading a team of 3-4 people with a single
product focus, integrating mobile and video experiences.

12 Mar 2009 - 10:18am
5 years ago
2 replies

"The tiny things matter" - a UX story

We all have these stories, I suspect. A friend wrote this up and I'm
passing it along, with his permission, anonymized.

He was buying a new car - fairly high end, significant purchase:

"The choice came down to [Car A], which is an updated version of my
old car, or the [Car B]. I love love loved the feel of spaciousness in
[Car B], I could have used the cargo space, and the user interface
with the nav/audio screen is stunning.

2 May 2008 - 10:02am
3 years ago
12 replies
Mike Dunn

Trying to educate my design team

Hello, all. I have been lurking for a while and finally have a dire need
that I hope you all can help me with. I am currently trying to organize some
'lunch and learn' sessions in an effort to educate our design team on, well,
designing more effectively for the medium. I have several things I plan to
cover such as web standards, table-less design and how it can liberate the
designer, using fireworks as a prototyping and comp tool rather than
photoshop, do's and don'ts, among other things.

25 Aug 2007 - 9:45pm
6 years ago
7 replies

Prioritizing design in successful, legacy applications

A good friend of mine and product manager at our company asked
if he could post an entry on my new blog. I said "sure", and then he
smiled and said "can I write about anything?" And I said "as long as
it relates to design and isn't R-rated".

So his post came to my email tonight and I posted it.

26 Apr 2006 - 9:23am
Dan Saffer

Yahoo Go for TV launches


Looks like the TiVo aesthetic was very influential...

Oh, and it's US-only and Windows only.