Discussion Archive

1 Oct 2008 - 7:44pm
Richard Dalton

Foci of User Experience - comments please

Hi IxD folks, some of you (Dave) may have seen the latest "defining IA"
thread on the IAI list and without wanting to encourage the kind of chaos
that erupted there i'd love to reach out to get your perspective on
something I created to try and distinguish disciplines from roles within UX.

There are a few comments/discussions on it on the post so feel free to junk
that up rather than your forum!



14 Jul 2009 - 7:54am
5 years ago
1 reply

Exploring mobile gesture design at Nokia--In the wild

Just saw this across the Twitter stream. It’s a video of Nokia design team doing gestural design research for a new device. While I’m not sure if it’s an ad or an attempt at a B2B viral video it’s still somewhat interesting nonetheless. As a super-proponent of design through user research it was great to get a glimpse at how Nokia (or at least a part of their team--possibly) goes about it.

28 May 2009 - 9:27am
5 years ago
4 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

Even Google's not immune to bad design

Looking for a place to post the ole resume. Someone mentions Google
Page. Googled that:

I read:
"We are no longer accepting new sign-ups for Page Creator because we
have shifted our focus to developing Google Sites, which offers many
of the capabilities of Page Creator along with..." etc. along with
paragraphs of more information about the change.

'Fine', I think as a user. 'I'll use Google Sites, whatever'.

29 Apr 2005 - 10:06am
Peter Merholz

SF Bay IA Summit Redux - May 6

To everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area:

The IA Summit Redux in San Francisco is set for Friday, May 6th at
12:30 pm

For those who attended the summit, come see the presentations you
missed! And for those who couldn't make it to Montreal, here's your
chance to see some great topics presented and catch up with other IA's
in the area!

When: Friday, May 6th. Start time: 12:30
Where: Offices of Adaptive Path, 363 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA
Who: You!

24 Apr 2008 - 2:53pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Rob Nero

Animotion Sickness?

(no, that isn't a typo)

Has anyone encountered motion sickness on a website or webapp that animates
the interaction too much?

I am in the middle of designing a new navigational paradigm for enterprise
webapps that would heavily use the scriptaculous animation framework. The
idea is that each click of diving deeper into the application and content,
each layer deeper would animate onto the screen to show the relationship of

While watching a coworker demonstrate a prototype he developed, I started
getting concerned that too much animation might be a bad thing.

10 Jan 2013 - 10:12am
Brittany Schade

Looking for a Mobile App UX/UI designer in South Florida to speak to my class.


I am teaching a mobile app graphic design class at Florida Atlantic University this semester. We would love to have someone with mobile app design experience come and talk to us about the design process, careers, and the mobile app industry. I am not sure we have any sort of budget for this yet, therefore I am reaching out to those already living/working in South Florida to volunteer to spend and evening with our class.

Please let me know if you are interested, or if you know someone that might be. Thank you!

Brittany Schade (brittanyschade@gmail.com)

29 Dec 2006 - 8:11pm
Jennifer Boral

JOB: Information Architects wanted - Full time or freelance - Avenue A|Razorfish - New York

Back in grade school, some people used to make fun of the smart kids. We
hire them. We're Avenue A | Razorfish, the world's largest interactive
agency and a division of aQuantive, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQNT). We help
forward-thinking companies transform their businesses online. We're more
than 1,000 creative minds in 12 U.S. cities and Europe. Each office is
filled with opportunities for people who want to invent the digital

25 Jan 2010 - 3:37pm
4 years ago
7 replies
Melissa Casburn

Recruiting & cold calling: pitfalls?

A client has asked us to cold-call some existing customers to do some
fast research on purchasing decisions. This isn't an activity we
normally engage in, so I'm treading carefully.

The survey is fairly short (about 15 questions) and includes a $50
incentive. The call script looks tidy, with the incentive called out
very quickly. We believe the questions are short and clear, and easy
to answer via the phone (as opposed to a readable format like paper
or web). Anybody have additional items we should double-check, or
basic guidance from past experience using this technique?

Thanks in advance

13 Dec 2012 - 12:32pm
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: 20% off on 2 new UX titles from Rosenfeld Media

(apologies for cross-posting)

Hi all; we've just published two new user experience books: Sara Wachter-Boettcher's Content Everywhere and Kevin Cheng's See What I Mean (details below). Buy them together directly from Rosenfeld Media before 1/1/13 and you'll get 20% off. UX stocking stuffer?

  by Kevin Cheng; foreword by Dan Roam
  Rosenfeld Media; December, 2012. 202 pages.

19 Jul 2007 - 10:32am
gretchen anderson

designing mobile interfaces for semi literateandilliterate people

I remember Gabriel White (isn't he on this list?) presenting work he did
for a phone in China that addressed this issue I think. But I can't seem
to find the actual product name. I'm sure he can expound...

> >> but what could be the possibility of designing mobile user
> for semi literate and illiterate people.
> >> is using regional language a solution?