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2 Jun 2009 - 9:18pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Shaun Bergmann

[Event] IxDA Vancouver -- Interaction09 Video Redux and Discussion

Come join us next Wednesday, June 10th, at Lift Studios in sunny and warm
Vancouver for a few video presentations and lively discussion!

Date: Wednesday June 10th
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00
Location: *Lift Studios* 230-1616 Pandora Street, Vancouver, BC

Now that the videos are up on the IxDA Library <http://library.ixda.org/>,
we have an opportunity to share as a group a few select presentations to not
only give those who were not able to attend the conference an opportunity to
experience what they missed, but to open the floor for a more intimate

6 Jul 2008 - 2:57pm
6 years ago
34 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Should persuasion be left to marketers?

Purely philosophical question:

I've been studying social psychology a lot lately, and have become
incredibly interested in the persuasiveness of sites and applications—how to
make them more persuasive, what makes them so now, etc. But it makes me

Should the persuasive elements of a site design be left to marketers?
Assuming you work for a company who has a marketing department and a UX team
that are separate from each other, how much should the UX team be involved
in the design of persuasive elements?


9 Feb 2009 - 12:32am
6 years ago
2 replies
Harikrishna VP

Usability Evaluation Checklists - Products

Hi Group,

Can you please share information and resources on checklists for doing
evaluation on software products.

Warm Regards,
Harikrishna VP


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29 Oct 2008 - 4:54pm

Job - Information Architect - Contract - Washington, DC - Recruiter

Information Architect
Washington DC

Job Description

A global interactive agency that uses innovative ideas and technology to
deliver results for the world's leading brands.

Our client is looking for a talented Information architect who is a creative
thinker with a background in human factors, user experience and usability
practices to help maintain and enhance a large web site. This is a contract
position, with a duration of 2-8 months.

13 Jan 2004 - 6:48pm
11 years ago
1 reply

Table data entry, dialog win, and widget focus;"

Sandeep Jain <sandeepblues at yahoo.com> writes:

>Basically, suppose that you have a dialog box, with a
>spreadsheet equivalent as one of the widgets in the
>dialog box. The user will use Tab and Enter to
>navigate from one cell to another, and row to another,

10 Nov 2008 - 9:18am
6 years ago
7 replies

PC Suites and mobile handsets


Hope everyone is well. Apart from the lovely weather and all the hard work, everything is peachy around these sides of London. Got a new project in hands - the redesign of a PC Suite for a mobile company (discretion advised).

18 Feb 2004 - 10:55pm
11 years ago
1 reply
George Schneiderman

Nice article on the design of the Tivo remote control in tomorrow's Times

There's a nice article in tomorrow's NYT (2/19/04) on the design of the
Tivo remote control.

7 Oct 2005 - 10:47am
9 years ago
3 replies
Vishal Subraman...

metaphoric interfaces

My boss wants me to create a metaphoric interface for a website
(really!). He's from Natural Resources though. Our clients have already
created a prototype based on a metaphor and he wants me to improve it.

(Its a Natural Resource website and the Interface has the image of a
scenary that they created, with icons of camping, lakes, hiking etc near
corresponding items.)

I'm planning to convince my boss/ clients that metaphors were disposed
ages back for informational websites.

15 Jun 2005 - 2:00pm
9 years ago
23 replies
Wendy Fischer

book recommendation for everyone

I'd like to recommend that everybody read the new edition of Cost-Justifying Usability : An Update for the Internet Age.

I just finished reading the majority of it, and thought that it was an excellent read. While it is a "usability" book, it's a valuable resource for interaction designers also, particularly if they have to ROI activities.

In addition, there was an excellent chapter that detailed how to think about improving internal social return on investment.

13 Nov 2007 - 5:16pm

IxDA SF: In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces - Tomorrow Night!

In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces

IxDA SF returns with its third event in our design tools series. This
month we present Nate Bolt, CEO of Bolt | Peters, as he presents UX
research about life.

Not all UX research is about the interface. It’s about the habits,
moods, location, and motivations of the people using your interface.
Unfortunately, that junk is unpredictable and difficult to measure,
but can make or break the accuracy of your research.