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Looking for great User Experience talent

We at Vidli are trying to find a well rounded User Experience
contractor for our new video licensing system.

In short, what we are looking for is someone who knows how AJAX
works, can build some intuitive wireframes that designers and
developers can understand and take lead from.

We have a far more in depth job posting on our site at

Please do take a look and even if you don't have all the
qualifications, we may in the end find you are perfect for the gig.


Nathaniel Brown

14 Mar 2008 - 5:40pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Bryan J Busch

what are we calling this inertia thing?

So, when you scroll down (or up) on the iPhone screens, the screen keeps
scrolling for a bit even after you've removed your finger, in essence you
stopped telling it to scroll.

I've seen some computer mouses have a similar effect.

What are we calling this property? So far I've just been using the term
"inertia," as in "the screen scrolls with inertia."

Is there a more widely-used term?

10 Nov 2009 - 8:10am

IxDA NYC presents Steve Portigal "Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration" - Just a few seats left!

There are just a few seats left for Steve Portigal "Yes, My Iguana Loves to
Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration.

Register Now: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/458927665/

*An interactive evening with Steve Portigal :*

*"Yes, My Iguana Loves to Cha-Cha: Improv, Creativity and Collaboration"*

Improv is not "stand-up comedy." It's a series of games with rules that
offer huge degrees of freedom within a set of constraints.

3 Jul 2007 - 3:39pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cronin

Personas and Mental Models (was DDD conflicts with Cooper GDD)

> Michael Scharf said:
> But what do you do with the mental models of the different personas?
> Do you formalize them? How do you communicate them to the developers?
> Have you ever tried to let the developers create some
> software that represents the mental model(s)?

Good questions.

At Cooper, we tend not spend a ton of effort "formalizing" our personas'
mental models.

20 Aug 2010 - 8:29pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Jared M. Spool

Re: [IxDA] SXSW Panel: Digital Ethnography for Design Innovation

On Aug 20, 2010, at 10:42 AM, Paul Bryan wrote:

> Please consider voting for my proposed session at SXSW 2011
> entitled: "Digital Ethnography for Design Innovation."

I'd be interested in hearing more about this. I voted for it.


29 Mar 2009 - 9:35pm
Peter Merholz

Addendum: JJG's IA Summit 2009 Keynote

When I said:

"Thankfully, the membership demonstrates far more sense than the

I did not mean the current leadership of the IAI or IxDA. From what
I've seen (which, admittedly, isn't much), current leadership "gets
it" more often than not.


14 Apr 2009 - 12:06pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Los Angeles IxDA

[EVENT] IxDA Los Angeles & Yahoo present "Personas SUCK / Personas RULE!", Wednesday, April 29th 7-9pm

Personas. Do you use them? Are they useful or a waste of time? Our
April event will feature persona experts who will explain why, when,
and how personas can be used effectively in your interaction design

What do you do when you know you need personas, but you can't seem to
convince the client or stakeholders? Go rogue!

28 Apr 2008 - 2:33pm

# JOB # Interaction Designer and Developers Needed # Los Angeles, CA # Recruiter # Contract

interaction designer (x1)

time frame:

beginning ASAP, project might be long term.

job description:

the interaction designer will lead user interface design for facebook

skills required:

- graphic design - CS3 fluency

- interactive design experience - ideally social networking widgets,
web sites, games

- experience working in the facebook platform desired

- seasoned understanding of smart user interface design

- programming capabilities highly desirable

developer (x2)

time frame:

beginning ASAP, project might be long term.

job description:

this perso

3 Sep 2010 - 11:54am
5 years ago
2 replies
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: new book-in-progress on survey design

(apologies for duplicate postings)

2 Oct 2009 - 3:59pm
6 years ago
4 replies

[EVENT] National Design Week in NYC is October 18-24, Objectified Film screenings & The Biz of Design w/ Bill Moggridge (FREE), who's in?

Just received this in email newsletter and it looks quite interesting.
I'd like to rally up some IxDA'ers to go not necessarily as an
official meeting but to represent and possibly chat afterwards.

October 20, 2009, 8:30 – 10:00am


Business leaders discuss how design impacts their overall strategy
and affects their bottom line. Moderated by Daniel H.