Discussion Archive

28 Sep 2009 - 4:56pm
Karen Pascoe

JOB: FT User Experience Design, JPMorgan, New York City

User Experience Leads/User Experience Designers/Interaction Designers
Full-time, New York City
JPMorgan Chase – Worldwide Securities Services, Client Access

The user experience team is growing again as we continue to deliver a
broad range of improvements to customer facing technology projects
within the wholesale banking division of JPMorgan Chase.

We are dedicated to best practices in user-centered design as seek to
revamp the way our global client base interacts with us online.

6 Apr 2009 - 6:18pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Svetlana Yost

Job Posting: Information Architect (Contract) - Brisbane, CA - Walmart.com

Partnering with business owners, program managers, engineering teams
and other user experience counterparts, the IA will work on
initiatives to continually improve our ability to market and sell

Using a customer-focused design approach while understanding and
meeting technical requirements and business goals, Information
Architects determine and own the content structure, navigational
systems, user/process flows and page interaction that comprise the
overall experience on our interactive interfaces.

8 Mar 2012 - 10:54am
2 years ago
15 replies
David Birnbaum

Serial comma in UIs?

Hello everyone,

I'm wondering whethere there is an established convention about using serial commas in lists of items in UI text strings. To be more specific, I'm working on Android.

This is a serial comma (the comma preceding "and"): "Portugal, Spain, and France"

2 Sep 2010 - 2:46am
4 years ago
2 replies
Andrew Thelwell

HFI Training Courses (particularly "Design for the Big")


Just wondering if anyone has been on any training courses run by HFI (Human Factors International) and whether they were any good? I'm particularly interested in the upcoming 'Design for the Big' course. However, with limited training budget and time, I need to be pretty sure of the quality before making the commitment.

Have you been on an HFI training course? If so, which one? Anyone been on the 'Design for the Big' course? Was it any good?

Any insights greatly appreciated.



14 Jul 2009 - 6:32pm
Jarod Tang

New open source tool: video note taking utility


---------- Forwarded message ----------

Hey all,

A potentially useful new tool for those of you who work with video
analysis. A colleague here at IBM Research developed a video note taking
tool that is being made available open source. It ties in basic review and
logging functions so that you don't have to toggle back and forth between
the video and text files for notes.

25 Mar 2009 - 8:41pm

Wall of Deliverables


I am not sure if anyone noticed but at the IASumit09, they have this
Wall of Deliverables idea and the photos are up, as is the website.



8 Feb 2009 - 11:39am
5 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Different actions on multiple data types

I have a list containing two types of data elements (say A & B). Some
actions (say 1 & 2) can be performed on Type A only, some (say 3 & 4) on
Type B only and some (say 5 & 6) on both Type A & Type B. What would be the
best UI to display these interactions? It would be awkward if only the
allowed actions are enabled based on the items selected. Its not possible to
separate the two types of data elements.


21 May 2007 - 7:01am
Kyle Pero

NH UX Gathering! - Tuesday, June 19, 2007, 6:30 PM

**Apologies to those that have received this announcement more than once**

Come out and join other UX professionals in the Seacoast NH, Southern NH,
and Southern ME regions for drinks and networking!

This will be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow usability
professionals, information architects, interaction designers, and other
professionals that fall under the User Experience umbrella to share
experiences and learn about job openings in the area.

This is the first of many networking events we expect to have in this area.
Our goal is to foster the growth of the local UX community and,

2 Oct 2009 - 8:55am
5 years ago
12 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Leaving Las Vegas...I mean the website site.

> [...] and I have learned that when you have a link that is
> internal you have that link open within the same window. On the other
> hand, I was taught that any link that you have that is a reference to
> an external website you should have the link open in an external
> window or tab if the user has that set up.

This practice has been debated for years. There are pros and cons to either
solution, and like every "rule", there are exceptions even if the practice
works well for you. The context, as usual, matters most.

26 Feb 2004 - 7:13pm
Josh Seiden

When a widget is just not right ( was RE: [ID Discuss]Re-orderingrows in a table.)

Another spin on this great subject line:

When an answer is just not right, re-think the

In other words...

When faced with a choice between two undesirable
solutions, it often pays to go back to the problem
definition. Sometimes by redefining the question, you
can open up a new solution space that includes
something desirable.

Some questions I would ask: why does a user want to
re-order things on this page? Are all re-ordering
options equally valid? Is complete flexibility needed?
Is it even desirable? Maybe template-based layouts work