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14 Sep 2010 - 7:58pm
Fil Sapienza

Humor for IA and Usability People

For a brief break during the workday, I once posted some humor and satire about the field that was well received. Then the site ended and for awhile the humorous stuff was unavailable. I apologize for this outage. In response to ongoing requests by visitors, the humor has been restored and moved to http://www.filippsapienza.com/blog1/2010/02/02/humorous-writing/  



6 May 2008 - 12:45am
6 years ago
44 replies
Joanne Weaver

the UX hall of shame

I am 1/3 laughing, 1/3 flabbergasted, and 1/3 MAD at how poorly
www.godaddy.com <http://www.godaddy.com/> is designed

(plus I am trying to use it at 130am and I am tired anyway, which is making
me even more laughing/flabbergasted/mad)

But it brings up a fun idea:

How about a UX contest to redesign that site?

11 Jun 2010 - 9:24am

iPhone UI as HTML

If anyone out there has tried jQTouch - http://jqtouch.com/ - you might have reacted as I did - initial excitement, followed by increasing frustration. It makes for a great demo - a web app with rich iPhone look-and-feel on any device. It's implementation, however, is clearly still in beta.

In particular:

- The CSS is hard to understand, undocumented, internally inconsistent, and a bit buggy
- It only uses CSS3 properties for webkit, and doesn't define the other variants (mozilla, etc.)

20 May 2005 - 7:32am
Steven MacLaughlin

Information Architect / Charleston, SC / Blackbaud / Full-Time

My employer has been looking to add a solid Information Architect to our
consulting team. I wanted to throw out the basic position specs to see if
there might be any interest from this group. Feel free to drop me a line
with any questions or a resume.

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the leading global provider of software and
related services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations.

13 Nov 2008 - 5:22pm
Peter Boersma

Looking for design template samples forimagine/discovery phase


> Very interested in cool formats for presenting
> distilled design innovation concepts to key stakeholders.

Victor Lombardi's Concept Design Tools article (http://www.digital-web.com/articles/concept_design_tools/) may be of use to you.

Peter Boersma | Senior Interaction Designer | Info.nl
http://www.peterboersma.com/blog | http://www.info.nl

27 Aug 2010 - 10:23pm

UI/UX professionals wanted for Startup Weekend Toronto

Hi All,

Startup Weekend is coming to Toronto Sept 24-26, 2010.  These events are gaining tons of momentum in cities all over the world and Toronto is next.

Checkout http://toronto.startupweekend.org and http://startupweekend.org for more detailed information.

The Toronto event needs UI and UX professionals to come out and share their specilized skills to help build some amazing stuff.

25 Oct 2006 - 10:27am
Jorge Barahona

Usability in Aptrix

We have been any problem to work with Aptrix CMS to make banking portals
applying general usablity and accesibility W3C guides.
Anybody work with Aptrix and solve that problem?
Jorge Barahona Ch.
AyerViernes S.A. (http://www.ayerviernes.com)
design . interaction . user

24 Sep 2009 - 9:58pm
Suzanne Ginsburg

iPhone App Heuristics

Hello IXDA peeps,

I'm in the process of adapting Nielsen's heuristics for iPhone apps &
would love your input. Here's an example of one:

1. Visibility of app status
The app should always keep users informed about what is going on,
through appropriate feedback.
Example: Shazam provides feedback as it analyzes audio.

19 Aug 2009 - 1:27pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Dan Saffer

[PLUG] Designing for Interaction, Second Edition

I'm very pleased to announce that the much-improved second edition of
Designing for Interaction will be available (in the US) on Friday, 21

The new edition features new chapters on design strategy, design
research analysis, brainstorming and design principles, and
prototyping and development.

5 Nov 2007 - 9:47am
Parth Upadhye

sliders & sparklines combined

Nice use of AJAX. I like this except that it is very low on the page,
and the page scrolls down thus you can't change parameters and see
the change dynamically. Flash/Flex would allow you to do this very
easily. Without instructions (unless it's clear in Swedish) of some
sort - verbal or visual - it can be a tad confusing. I like the bars
(available results) above the slider.

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