Discussion Archive

14 Mar 2007 - 1:24pm
Kim Goodwin

JOB: visual interface designer at Cooper, San Francisco CA

Are you a world-class visual designer who believes that usability and
desirability go hand-in-hand?

What visual interface designers do
Cooper visual designers are responsible for balancing usability with
desirability-using color, style, type, icons, information design, and
visual hierarchy to clarify data, indicate relationships, hint at
behavior, and communicate about brand.

4 Nov 2008 - 3:32pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Mark Schraad

looking for an article

Does anyone have a reference or know of an article that specifically
describes the difference between designing and producing mocks (using
photoshop)? A college asked and, had I the time, I would just write
it... but I do not right now. Thanks.

16 May 2011 - 2:41am
3 years ago
3 replies
30 May 2007 - 8:27pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

What would you do different ... ? (Google Gears)

Google Gears was just released as a beta.

What is it?

It is a browser extension (Open Source) for both Firefox and IE to allow
offline functionality through a JavaScript API.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:29pm
Angel Anderson

[EVENT] Reminder: IxDA LA & HUGE present "Methodology Madness", Wednesday April 23, 7-9pm

Wow! Only 2 spots left - RSVP today!

*Methodology Madness!* A good methodology can help you organize your
thoughts and, ideally, help you design better products. However, with so
many methodology flavors out there, it can be a bit confusing. Goal-directed
design? Contextual design? Scenario-based design? It's madness! What are
the *real* differences between them anyway? More importantly, how
effectively can you use them where *you *work?

27 Jul 2009 - 5:30pm
5 years ago
2 replies

People who learnt wikipedia syntax

Hi All,

Wikipedia has had such wide-spread acceptance despite the fact the it
expects the user to learn a new syntax. Of course one needs to learn
that only if one wants to do some formatting, add images etc.. but
one would quickly need those tools when writing articles.

I am wondering if there is any material available on how this new
language was adopted. Was it that the early adopters were much more
tech savvy and quickly learnt? was the help content great? is the
syntax itself very natural? Something else?

Alok Jain (AJ)

10 Sep 2008 - 12:02am
6 years ago
5 replies


For those of you out there that enjoy the great outdoors, Moosejaw.com
just launched a new site... curious what everyone thinks. REI.com made
*huge* steps forward with their recent redesign, and although
Backcountry.com is no longer top dog, I'm pretty sure they saw this
coming and are working on something hot. Can't wait.


user experience strategist
los angeles | washington dc

27 Jul 2010 - 12:40pm

*Searching for Director/VP, Business Development or Client Services role*

Hi Everyone,I am looking to make a career move in the SF Bay Area. I have 4+ years of Design (frog design, Native Design) Consulting/BD and Operational experience plus 12 years of Software and Technology Sales/Marketing success. I am very interested in finding a design firm/consultancy that is in need of my skill-set to help them get to the next level.

25 Jan 2008 - 7:48am
7 years ago
2 replies
Paul Eisen

Differnce between user interface and interactiodesign?

>>> Wipe out the entire design colony and start afresh and just name
>>> anyone who does work in any of these areas as a Designer.
>> Amen brother.

> That makes two of us.

That unfortunately still doesn't solve the problem that often people -
including arguably at least two postings to this very thread - refer to
people who *develop* interfaces as designers.

16 Jan 2008 - 9:17am
Dave Malouf