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19 Mar 2008 - 5:52pm
Andrew Croll

[Job] Senior Interaction Design Leader, Beaverton, OR, NIKE, Full Time

Senior Interaction Designer

Interaction design attempts to improve the usability and experience of
the object or system, by first researching and understanding certain
users' needs and then designing to meet and exceed these needs. In this
role, you will create visual and behavioral characteristics for Nike's
digital products that meet business objectives and achieve the highest
standards of consumer usability.

As our Senior Interaction Designer, you'll drive the decision-making
process that leads to product confirmation and the delivery of Techlab

11 Oct 2010 - 7:15am
William Hudson

October Update - UX and UCD Courses in London, Hamburg and Vancouver

Our Agile User Experience and UCD course was well-received in Brussels last week. This is being repeated next month in Hamburg and London. We also have a follow-on workshop, where participants will be able to spend more time developing personas and interaction designs, called Persona-Driven Design on 6 Dec in London. The Hamburg course follows an evening talk I am giving at the betahaus the night before.

19 Mar 2010 - 12:07pm

UX Training

Hi All,

I am considering some UX training and am interested in either the CUA training offered by HFI or the UXD "Mini-Masters" program at Rutgers. Any thoughts on either of these programs? Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time or money to put into this training but am looking for a good overview program and something that I can put on my resume.

Thanks in advance for your input; here are links to both programs:

HFI - http://humanfactors.com/home/usability.asp
Rutgers - http://rate.rutgers.edu/programs/uxd-user-experience-design

11 Oct 2007 - 4:05pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Feature-based design, according to the Onion.

It's an oldie, but a goodie.


I swear, I wanna read that at a poetry slam sometime.

Andrew Hinton
inkblurt at gmail.com

18 Aug 2004 - 4:17am
12 years ago
5 replies
Joe Leech

I need some advice

I have just started working at a medium size web development company
based in the South West of England after finishing an MSc in HCI. The
job market being as it it for us newbies (ie tough to get into) meant
that I stated applying for a web developers jobs. I got to the
interview for the company I work for now and the interviewer asked me
nothing about my web development skills and a lot about my HCI skills.

I was offered the job of web developer and I have been working here for
around 6 months now.

14 Mar 2010 - 8:50pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Ryan Webster

UX 2010 Conferences

If you had just one conference to attend, which of the two would you choose: UX Week San Francisco or UX London?  And why?

This will be my first conference, and both look extremely appealing.  I don't think I can lose either way, but I can only afford to go to one.  I live in California myself and the travel to San Francisco would be minimal, although the experience of a trip to London would be incredible.

What are your thoughts?  Any experience in either conferences of the past?

http://www.uxweek.com/ and http://2010.uxlondon.com/

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!

31 Jan 2007 - 12:59am
Nancy Falkenburg

Job: Senior Interaction designer (CONTRACT) @ Intuit (Mt. View, CA)

We're looking for an exceptional interaction designer with a solid
design portfolio and extensive experience with user-centered design and

If you're interested in the challenge of transforming the #1 most
admired software company's consumer-target web sites and delivering
great customer experiences, then Intuit is the place to do it because:
We are serious about creating a great web experience for our customers;
customers are our #1 priority, and we're willing to invest both people
and dollars behind our current initiatives to deliver on that goal.

17 Nov 2004 - 8:33am
11 years ago
15 replies
Jim Hoekema


I've never liked the term "wireframes" because it comes from ancient days of
computer graphics when you had to create the "wireframe" image first, and
then fill in with local color, reflections, highlights, etc. No connotations
of interactivity.

"Wireframe" is really slang - "mockup" or "prototype" communicates the idea
without requiring the listener to be an "insider" familiar with industry

- Jim Hoekema

22 Jun 2007 - 1:29am
Morten Hjerde

I did not pledge!

Just kidding!! :-)

Of course I pledged! I would not be without the daily ramblings of all you
grumpy old mac-apologists!
Seriously, this is a great resource and I read and learn from it daily.

Since I'm an ignoramus from the back-woods, I thought that "pledge" ment
"promise". That we were supposed to pay regularly. I expect you consider
introducing an annual membership fee at some time? I would absolutely
support that.


Morten Hjerde