Discussion Archive

24 Jul 2008 - 1:14pm
Jackie O\'Hare

(Job) Staff User Experience Lead/ IA - NYC - Recruiter

My client, a premier interactive strategy, design, and development
agency with major Fortune 500 clients is looking for an Experience Lead
to direct the research, usability, and interaction design of their
projects. The ideal person is a user experience professional devoted to
creating innovative, clever solutions on interactive projects. Someone
who thinks strategically and creatively, who can focus on all project
phases from initial research through launch.

15 Mar 2005 - 3:42pm
11 years ago
1 reply
Jim Leftwich

Interaction Design, Generalism, and the Missing Pieces

This general area of discussion has interested me for nearly a quarter
of a century, if not more. I graduated with a degree in design
(concentrating in product design) in 1983, and shortly thereafter my
experience with the Macintosh set my career's goal - to be a pioneer in
human interaction in products, software, and systems, and to approach
this as designers in my own tradition had always done.

14 Jan 2005 - 10:49am
Dave Malouf

Decision Trees (was Report Back from IxDG NYCFace-2-Face)

Re: iterative thinking ...

"Evolution" (if you are inclined to believe in such a concept)

Defense rests ... ;)

Seriously though ... Iteration is all around us. The question is do we
create a structure for acknowledging it and do we take iteration to a

I have been known in previous years of my life to think that there is
diminishing return on ideas that promote iteration. I probably get 60%
"right" the first time out and then improve in very small increments afte

3 May 2010 - 7:51am
Tori Breitling

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23 Jun 2008 - 2:42pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Jeff Howard

Associate Degree in Interface Design (Was: IxDA Curriculum)

Todd Zaki Warfel wrote:
> The most important thing for an IxD is to actually
> start doing IxD. Learn the basics, which I think Dan
> has laid out a pretty good program for, get the foundations
> down, and then hit the street and start doing.

I don't really agree, but I was inspired by Todd's comment in the
previous thread to consider this from the opposite end of the

15 Jul 2008 - 9:01am
Fred Beecher

Is Google trying to use human intelligence to improve search results?

Hi all,

Aiding my wife in playing around with a dream, I searched for "france
immigration" in Google. I got the following result set:


If you've ever searched for immigration info, you know that it's very
difficult to actually get government info. The companies that help you
obtain work permits, etc. crowd the top results. Google appears to be trying
to mitigate this by prompting searchers to suggest better results.

Look at the bottom left of the screenshot...

24 Feb 2009 - 7:57pm
Ryan Lum

(Job) UX / Interactive Designer * Seattle * Contract * Recruiter

Downtown Beautiful Seattle, ONSITE

In general the design work for a UX designer at this client spans the entire gamut of product design.
Starting in the market and user research, software product concepts; functionality and Creative problem solving.

3 Mar 2011 - 2:23pm
5 years ago
2 replies

Product Category Pages


I have been noticing a trend on many ecommerce sites recently away from providing category pages - that is, instead of providing top-level categories, a number of subcategories, some subsequent categories, and finally listing pages, sites are skipping some levels of category pages and going straight from top-level or subcategory pages to listing pages with hundreds of items.

Example: Men -> Shirts -> Polos (Listing 20 items) vs. Men -> Shirts (Listing 300 items)

22 Jun 2009 - 6:25pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Steve Baty

Audience segmentation and user modelling

I'm interested in hearing about the different techniques people use to
represent the differences in the audience for products, services,
applications etc. It's OK if they're not explicitly used in the design
process or if you recognise the short-comings of that particular method. I'm
just trying to understand the range.

13 Jan 2008 - 11:55am
Seamus McQuaid

Job# Web Visual Designer# West London # LOVEFiLM # Full time Permanent

Web Visual Designer
Salary £30 -35K

LOVEFiLM is looking for an exceptional visual designer to join our team.

The job holder will enhance design and user interface of our web based software platform. Additionally the job holder will collaborate with the product design team, product managers, and software developers to design, build & maintain customer-facing UI elements, web pages, and sites.

The ideal candidate will be a practical-minded perfectionist with the ability to both create compelling visual treatments and work through complex concepts and details.