Discussion Archive

3 Mar 2009 - 6:20am
Catriona Macaulay

MSc Design Ethnography: Open Days

Come along to the Design Ethnography studio at Duncan of Jordanstone
College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, UK, and find out
whether a career in user research is for you (and if you can't come
along in person join us online instead!)

DATE: Tuesday March 31st 2009
PLACE: Dundee (UK) and Cyberspace...
TIMES: In person (1200-1400 GMT) Online (0800-1000 GMT and 1700-1900

User research and design ethnography are in wide demand across the
design and technology sectors globally; from interior design to mobile
phones to computer software, the world's leading companies unde

29 Apr 2011 - 3:59pm
3 years ago
3 replies

Aspiring UXer, in a unique situation. Need advice!

Hi there,

I'm new to the community, thanks in advance for the welcome :) So I've been out of college since 07, and I'm in a pretty unique situation with my current role and I'd like some advice for how to proceed. 

18 Sep 2009 - 2:46am
5 years ago
16 replies
Joshua Porter

On the topic of Recruiters

Ok, I just received the 2nd recruitment email for exactly the same job
from exactly the same recruitment agency.

I'm all for getting IxDAers jobs (who wouldn't be), but I'm not
convinced that recruiters should be able to post to the list.

Also, there is a difference between a company posting a opening
themselves (hopefully they're participating in the community
beforehand) and a recruiter posting a "mystery" job for someone else.

I feel that we should make a reasonable effort to keep a discussion
list for discussions....and filter out things that aren't.

So I wonder...

8 Aug 2007 - 5:46pm
7 years ago
15 replies
David Armano

The Black Art of Usability

One of my favorite whitepapers is The Essence of Effective Rich Internet Applications by Kevin Mullet of Macromedia (2003). It provides a nice POV relevant to UX, Design and IA related disciplines. One thing that always stuck with me was this portion of it:

“Usability has always been the most difficult quality to instill in software design. It sits at the
junction of form and function to constrain and inform the design of both aspects of the

16 Feb 2009 - 4:45am
5 years ago
5 replies
Chris McLay

Long / Large forms


I'm looking for examples of very long forms, or forms for gathering
lots of data. Forms that have multiple questions (20+) for gathering
lots of long answers (150 words +).

I'm thinking these would be like Resume Builders, Grant
Applications, Business Plans...

Anyone seen or worked on something like this?



Chris McLay.

29 Oct 2008 - 3:54pm

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.

31 May 2005 - 8:04am
9 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Ivrea is having a summer camp

Normally I don't do forwards, but thought this one was too relevant and
interesting to avoid:

-- dave


Interaction Design Institute Ivrea promotes the first SUMMER CAMP (Italy)

Interaction Design Institute Ivrea presents Summer Camp 2005, a chance to
learn about creativity, innovation and technology.

24 Mar 2009 - 1:30pm
Melinda Bonneville

Local Event - Columbus, Ohio

IDSA's Central Ohio chapter and Young Professionals section are
teaming up with the Columbus chapter of IxDA (Interaction Design
Association) for this month's Blender - a monthly get-together and
happy hour to mingle with other designers and see what's going on in
the community.

Come join us for a drink, a chat and some music this coming Thursday,
March 26 6-9pm @ Bristol Bar - 132 East 5th Avenue Columbus, OH

Your local IDSA and IxDA representation will be there in full-effect.
Make sure to bug us to fill you in on what we have coming up, and feel
free to tell us anything that’s on yo

3 May 2010 - 12:52am
lisa herrod

Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] AB testing non-public low-fi prototypes

Paper or electronic?

Is it the recruitment that's the hurdle, or the testing environment?

> My questions are:
> What low cost options do we have for recruitment and what's the fastest way to get eyes on the page?

You've always got the "finger in the air" approach - ask somewhere
online - your blog, a community you're a part of (with low UXer
population), Twitter (this one I have done, successfully).

We would be testing electronic prorotypes.

15 Sep 2009 - 5:06am
Sean Pook

JOB:Lead Mobile UI Solution Designer; Scandinavia; Recruiter; Full Time

£Neg + benefits

I'm specifically looking for talented professionals outside of Europe. Visa and sponsorship are not an issue for this forward-thinking client.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with market leading and innovative creative design agency. My client in this instance are specifically looking for candidates with experience in leading mobile UI design teams and excellent business acumen to add value in terms of building efficient and business enhancing UX solutions for clients of multiple sizes/domains.