Discussion Archive

25 May 2006 - 7:31pm
Chris Rivard

Job: Ready for a change?

Clearwired, a small and growing web consultancy, is looking for an
experienced information architect / interaction designer to join our

Ready for a change of pace? Tired of fighting traffic? Fan of green
chiles? Join us in sunny Albuquerque, New Mexico!


You: "Albuquerque? What, are you crazy?"

Us: "Albuquerque was recently rated the #1 place in the U.S. to do
business by Forbes Magazine. Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
ranked Albuquerque #3 in the U.S.

5 Jun 2005 - 3:18pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Juan Lanus

Visio prototyping -LONG-

Gosh! Jonathan's simple question about where to find Visio training
triggered a raft of 18+ postings, all of then fairly worked!

As of now the subject "visio prototyping" is already historic. Now it
should be "Prototyping and design and documentation tools
(un)available", (please don't change it).

I'm following the thread with special interest because I'm designing a
related tool.

30 Jan 2008 - 8:16pm
7 years ago
5 replies
John Vaughan - ...

Wii Would Like to Play... Minority Report

Just got this in off the wire from a longtime colleague:

"A penny and a couple of vodka seltzers for your thoughts.


26 Jan 2007 - 11:03am
8 years ago
6 replies

Flash vs. Flex

I'm guessing Dave will have an opinion on this... :-)

I'm having a hard time deciding whether to stick with
Flash (our current prototyping tool) or move to Flex.
I purchased Flex, and it seems powerful, but at the same
time, it was a little more difficult to create an interactive
prototype. Also Flex lacks any layout guides, rulers, etc.
that are present in Flash.

But, if Adobe is moving in the direction of focusing Flash
more on Animation and Flex more on interaction, applications,
I don't want to be left behind, and wonder if we should
invest further in Flex now to be prepared.

28 Nov 2007 - 9:23pm
7 years ago
21 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Some form fun, to lighten the mood

This one cracks me up.


Choose Yes for all the three radio button options, then check each of the
checkboxes that appear as a result. (No need to type anything.) Have fun!

-Robert Hoekman, Jr.-
CEO / Principal Experience Designer
Miskeeto, LLC — www.miskeeto.com

5 Jan 2010 - 11:17am
5 years ago
3 replies
Audrey Crane

Indexing / storing usability study results

I am working in an organization that is focused on doing quick,
lightweight usability research, especially once the work has a good
foundation: bringing a design into a coffee shop, for example,
running 5 quick (15 minute) studies, making changes, showing 3 more
people the next day, etc.

In this model, I've seen things get revised and re-tested 10 or more

At the same time, there is a formal research organization that would
like to have all the results organized and indexed so they can find
them later.

1 Jan 2010 - 12:15pm
Sara Worrell-Berg

JOB: Information architect; Chicago, IL, USA; Univ. of Chicago; contract (ASAP)

Hello all, and happy new year -

The University of Chicago is seeking an experienced information architect to
work on a contract basis for a website redesign project in January. The IA
will work with a project team to conduct site audits, usability testing,
card sorting, surveys, focus groups, interviews and similar information
architecture methodology, to define business and user requirements and
create recommended information architecture and supporting wireframes or

Qualifications include:


4 Nov 2006 - 12:08pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Ted Booth

Create winning HW/SW designs (was Re: Bill Moggridge talk at Ideo tonight)

On Saturday, November 04, 2006, at 09:03AM, "Jared M. Spool" <jspool at uie.com> wrote:
>Can we get a good night's rest, snap out of this bickering about whose
>personal name tag has better foundations, and focus on how we get our
>entire community to know what they need to know to create winning designs?
>That's the question I'm most interested in.

Excellent point Jared!

2 Feb 2008 - 1:09am
Angel Marquez

HUD design resource request

I'm currently designing a HUD

for a video game. Would any of you happen to have any resources pertaining
to this topic? The game is heavily driven by voice recognition and the GUI
needs to address the voice analyzer.

27 Aug 2004 - 2:37pm
10 years ago
1 reply
erin malone

User Ratings, Reviews and Recommendations Questions

Hi all -

I'm looking for data and insights into UI issues related to user
ratings, recommendations and reviews of products services, travel
destinations, etc. (Epinions, Amazon, CNET, Yahoo! Movies,
Travelocity, etc.). I've attempted a literature review but not much
out there.

This topic covers alot of ground so here are a few things I'm interested in:

*What kind of symbols best communicate user ratings and what scale to
use (letter grades, 1-10, 1-5,
etc.)? Where to display the number of ratings and reviews?