Discussion Archive

7 Mar 2006 - 12:18pm
leo.frishberg a...

Portland, OR Design Research Tutorial Opportunity


On Saturday, March 18, the Portland IxDA community has the rare
opportunity to participate in an intensive tutorial/workshop:
"Expression into Facts: Practical statistics in Design Research". Led
by 20 year veteran of product design, Dr. Tom Cocklin, the workshop will
cover such issues as when to research and when not, how to ask the right
kinds of questions, basics of the scientific method and experimental
design, validity vs. reliability and more.

10 Nov 2004 - 6:09pm
10 years ago
3 replies

An interesting interface to writing

Proof that stuff still happens in the U.K.:


Useful? Usable? Attractive?

Nullius in Verba

15 Nov 2010 - 9:27am
Lisa Goldberg

Re: [IxDA] High-End Users in a Low-End Web.

Regarding the smartphone/mobile question, mobile and desktop tasks are different. It's not just a question of the back end--you need to present different options in mobile vs. desktop sites. See these links below for some key differences:

http://www.intentindex.com/ http://www.intentindex.com/mobile/

I don't think you can say that channels such as mobile and social networking sites have supplanted traditional websites. They are used for different purposes.

Sincerely, Lisa

6 Apr 2007 - 3:17pm

JOB: Full Time IA / ID / UXD position at Orbitz.com in Chicago

Job title: Information Architect

Location: Chicago, IL

Company: Orbitz

Job type: Full time (staff & contract)

Orbitz.com is looking for experienced Information Architects,
Interaction Designers, Interface Designers or related User Experience
Design professionals who are interested in staff or contract employment

All qualified candidates:

1) Will be able to demonstrate direct involvement in the
definition and design of complex, dynamic, Web sites or applications.

2) Must have samples of common artifacts such as wireframes, site
maps, process flows,

13 Jan 2008 - 10:55am
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.

7 Oct 2009 - 2:04pm
5 years ago
5 replies

Design Patterns: multi-touch and stream

I'm designing some interface ideas for a conceptual interface that might
exist in a few years, and I was wondering if anyone has seen either of the

1. Design patterns for touch and multi-touch on a scale larger than the
iPhone (think Surface table or multi-touch wall)
2. Design patterns or idea for what a "stream" would look like. What I mean
by "stream" is a real-time flow of information (e.g. articles, social feeds,


28 Feb 2007 - 8:27am
Dante Murphy

FW: Bumptop

I can't decide which I want more...the "bumptop" or the "$$$" ring one
of the narrators is wearing.


Dante Murphy | Director of Information Architecture
Medical Broadcasting Company | A D I G I T A S INC.

30 Apr 2004 - 10:08pm
Dave Malouf

Reminder: April in May NYC IxD Salon (THIS TUES!)

Hello NYC IxD people,

New Yorkers may remember Crazy Eddie's Christmas in
July Sale. I'm not Crazy, just Disorganized, so I'm
announcing the April in May NYC IxD Salon.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 4 @ 6p - 8p

WHERE: the offices of vi[z]rt @
555 8th Ave. 10th Floor
(bet. W. 37th St. & W. 38th St.)

SUBJECT: The digital camera. You love it, you hate it.
Why are they so popular? What makes them so

16 Oct 2005 - 3:29pm
Dan Saffer

NYT Magazine Article on Interruption Science

"A picture of 21st-century office work emerged that was, [Gloria
Mark, an HCI researcher] says, "far worse than I could ever have
imagined." Each employee spent only 11 minutes on any given project
before being interrupted and whisked off to do something else. What's
more, each 11-minute project was itself fragmented into even shorter
three-minute tasks, like answering e-mail messages, reading a Web
page or working on a spreadsheet. And each time a worker was
distracted from a task, it would take, on average, 25 minutes to
return to that task.

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.