Discussion Archive

6 Jul 2008 - 2:57pm
6 years ago
34 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Should persuasion be left to marketers?

Purely philosophical question:

I've been studying social psychology a lot lately, and have become
incredibly interested in the persuasiveness of sites and applications—how to
make them more persuasive, what makes them so now, etc. But it makes me

Should the persuasive elements of a site design be left to marketers?
Assuming you work for a company who has a marketing department and a UX team
that are separate from each other, how much should the UX team be involved
in the design of persuasive elements?


1 Apr 2012 - 11:25am

Summer grants for university design students

Koc University  Design Lab. Istanbul offers summer school grants for university design students to work in  excellent  advanced media labs. Istanbul is  the most favorable destination for design industries. More detail for applications http://design.ku.edu.tr deadline: April 15, 2012

29 Oct 2008 - 4:54pm

Job - Information Architect - Contract - Washington, DC - Recruiter

Information Architect
Washington DC

Job Description

A global interactive agency that uses innovative ideas and technology to
deliver results for the world's leading brands.

Our client is looking for a talented Information architect who is a creative
thinker with a background in human factors, user experience and usability
practices to help maintain and enhance a large web site. This is a contract
position, with a duration of 2-8 months.

10 Nov 2008 - 9:18am
6 years ago
7 replies

PC Suites and mobile handsets


Hope everyone is well. Apart from the lovely weather and all the hard work, everything is peachy around these sides of London. Got a new project in hands - the redesign of a PC Suite for a mobile company (discretion advised).

18 Feb 2004 - 10:55pm
11 years ago
1 reply
George Schneiderman

Nice article on the design of the Tivo remote control in tomorrow's Times

There's a nice article in tomorrow's NYT (2/19/04) on the design of the
Tivo remote control.

7 Oct 2005 - 10:47am
9 years ago
3 replies
Vishal Subraman...

metaphoric interfaces

My boss wants me to create a metaphoric interface for a website
(really!). He's from Natural Resources though. Our clients have already
created a prototype based on a metaphor and he wants me to improve it.

(Its a Natural Resource website and the Interface has the image of a
scenary that they created, with icons of camping, lakes, hiking etc near
corresponding items.)

I'm planning to convince my boss/ clients that metaphors were disposed
ages back for informational websites.

15 Jun 2005 - 2:00pm
9 years ago
23 replies
Wendy Fischer

book recommendation for everyone

I'd like to recommend that everybody read the new edition of Cost-Justifying Usability : An Update for the Internet Age.

I just finished reading the majority of it, and thought that it was an excellent read. While it is a "usability" book, it's a valuable resource for interaction designers also, particularly if they have to ROI activities.

In addition, there was an excellent chapter that detailed how to think about improving internal social return on investment.

13 Nov 2007 - 5:16pm

IxDA SF: In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces - Tomorrow Night!

In The Moment: UX research about life instead of just interfaces

IxDA SF returns with its third event in our design tools series. This
month we present Nate Bolt, CEO of Bolt | Peters, as he presents UX
research about life.

Not all UX research is about the interface. It’s about the habits,
moods, location, and motivations of the people using your interface.
Unfortunately, that junk is unpredictable and difficult to measure,
but can make or break the accuracy of your research.

10 Jun 2007 - 4:19pm
Dan Zlotnikov

[Humour] Some suggestions on keyboard and mouse improvement

Lore Sjöberg of Alt Text proposes a few interesting (and only slightly
insane) improvements for the world's most common desk ornaments.


Dan Zlotnikov

22 Feb 2005 - 5:03pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Wendy Fischer

mobile design books?

Can anybody recommend some good books for UI design for mobile devices? I am moving over into this space and was looking for some good books to get up to speed.