Discussion Archive

27 Jul 2007 - 4:07pm
7 years ago
1 reply

The world without oil (was: User Experience Strategy)

I watched the movie and personally found it very interesting.
And now I have a curiosity and a design / thinking challenge for all of us:
How do we see the world without oil? What would be different? How would
everything be designed?

13 Feb 2008 - 9:16pm
Charlie Kreitzberg

Agile & UCD (was Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote)

Hi Ambrose:

That is wonderful! We need many more software architects and
developers with passion for UX.

I think that what you are saying is on-target. I would only add a
couple of points:

1. Some aspects of product development are, and probably always will
be, "waterfall." I was trying to make that point in another thread.
For example, you have fund --> design/build -->release in almost any
business. There are Ux elements in all of them. So I think that we
will always be dealing with some form of hybrid models with waterfall
elements and agile elements.


22 Jan 2010 - 10:30am

JOB User Experience Exec, Heathrow nr London, British Airways, Full time


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Competitive benefits package

Are you fascinated by what makes people tick when using websites?
This role provides the opportunity to influence an iconic British brand in a
dynamic, creative and challenging environment.

18 Jun 2007 - 11:03am
A.C.Roibas at b...

JCHB - Special issue "Enabling elderly users to create and share self authored multimedia content"

Subject: CFP: JCHB - Special issue "Enabling elderly users to create and share self authored multimedia content"

(Apologies for cross-posting)

? Deadline for paper proposals: 1st of August, 07
? Feedback to proposal authors: 15th of September, 07
? Full paper submission deadline: 1st of December 07

Journal of Computers in Human Behavior - Special issue:
"Future networked interactive media systems and services for the new-senior communities: enabling elderly users to create and share self authored multimedia content".

This Special issue looks

31 Jan 2009 - 8:37pm
Juhan Sonin

Job: Interface Designer, Boston, Involution Studios (Full time)

Interface Designer
Boston, MA
Involution Studios (http://www.involutionstudios.com)
Full-time or contract

Do you want to design, code, and build beautiful, amazing services
and products...

2 Nov 2007 - 12:03am
Janna DeVylder

[Event] Chicago IxDA - Nov. 14th - Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)

If you're in the Chicago-land area, please join us for another event!

When: Wednesday, November 14th

Time: 6:30 - 8:00pm

Topic: Rich Internet Applications
What is the definition of an RIA, and when is a particular solution
considered one? How are RIAs breaking and redefining users' mental models of
web sites and traditional applications? What benefits can interaction teams
be taking advantage of in their designs - and what potential pitfalls should
they be watching out for?

4 Dec 2008 - 10:01am
6 years ago
13 replies
Ali Naqvi

iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

I have recently come across a book written by Gary Small called "iBrain:
Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind".
The book is about the technologies that have become part of our daily
lives are changing the way we think. According to a local newspaper the
book tells us that ggogle and youtube actually makes us dumber.

Key concepts of the book:
*The brain’s plasticity—its ability to change in response to stimuli from
the environment—is well known.

5 Sep 2006 - 8:51am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA meeting Tues., 9/19, Designing for Diverse Audiences (+job posting)

(scroll down for job posting)

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Designing for Diverse Audiences: Are We More Alike Than We Think?

Speaker: Whitney Quesenbery, principal consultant, Whitney Interactive

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Join us as Whitney Quesenbery, past president of the national UPA, presents
a case study of the design of a web site for The Open University that would
appeal to and be usable by more than one audience.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refresh

14 Sep 2004 - 10:36pm
Caryn Josephson

Usability Professionals Association 2005 Call for Participation now available

Mark your calendars! UPA 2005 will be held June 27-July 1, 2005 in
Montreal, Quebec.

Submissions for presentations, papers, panels, advanced topics, tutorials,
workshops, posters and idea market topics are now being accepted.

15 Sep 2006 - 1:24pm
8 years ago
9 replies

Value of utesting a client driven marketing site.

I'm currently working at an agency and am trying to figure out the
value of utesting in this environment. Our current process does not
include utesting of any sort. It's mostly client-driven design through
back and forth conversations.

For the client I'm working with, the site basically markets a product.
The creative thinking revolves around the marketing objective of
making their products appear to be top quality.