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15 Jan 2009 - 2:35pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Whats in a name, my fellow Usability Experience Specialists?


Needless to say I'm hesitant to bring this up, but 'Usability Experience
Specialist' made me cringe, not to mention they start out by saying that
'This profession has a hard time agreeing on a name for itself.

12 Jan 2005 - 8:52am
10 years ago
43 replies
Dave Malouf

MP3 w/o a screen?

http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle (site feels a bit slow this morning)

So? What do people think?
1. No screen, so you can't see, select, or organize your music on the device
2. barebones controls and options. Not even EQ options: shuffle on/off; hold
3. load a play list and let it roll!

6 Apr 2009 - 7:18pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Svetlana Yost

Job Posting: Information Architect (Contract) - Brisbane, CA - Walmart.com

Partnering with business owners, program managers, engineering teams
and other user experience counterparts, the IA will work on
initiatives to continually improve our ability to market and sell

Using a customer-focused design approach while understanding and
meeting technical requirements and business goals, Information
Architects determine and own the content structure, navigational
systems, user/process flows and page interaction that comprise the
overall experience on our interactive interfaces.

10 Sep 2009 - 1:33pm
5 years ago
2 replies
David Poteet

Examples of Experience Vision

I'm looking for more examples of an experience vision (or
"envisionment" as some call it) for a brand, product, service or
organization. Can you help me?

It could be in the form of a narrative, cartoon, video - anything
that tells the story of the customer's experience. Not a product

Here are some excellent examples I am aware of already:

• Adaptive Path's concept for the Charmr

• Apple's Knowledge Navigator video.

23 Aug 2005 - 5:21pm
Dave Malouf

FW: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Presenters wanted for the 2005 AWF conference

I'm forwarding this along ... I think that there are a few people from this
list who went last year and can speak to the conference if they so wish.
I've heard wonderful things about it in the past.

-- dave


Does work have to be work? People work. People play. Are they independent
aspects of life or can play facilitate work? The 2005 AWF conference is
looking for people who would like to give a presentation or lead a workshop
centered on this year's theme: work & play.

8 Jan 2007 - 10:12pm
Esteban Barahona

"carpet" of bookmarks and sessions ("inside" tabs and windows)

This may be purely linguistical, but what are exactly sessions? This is one
of the features in which Opera was unique. Each session is a group of web
pages, it can be auto-saved (useful after a crash and for consistency of
information) or it can be saved by users. But looking at it, why is a
session different from a group of webpages inside a "carpet" of the
bookmarks library? Isn't that redundant?

Firefox has a feature that (as of this writting) isn't implemented in Opera:
save all open webpages (the tabs in a window). Isn't this basically the same
as saving a session?

29 Mar 2008 - 8:28am

[JOB] BOSTON: Adobe Systems Senior User Experience Designer/Contact Julia Margherita (full time)

If you are interested, please contact Julia directly!

---------- Forwarded message ----------

*Sr. Experience Designer – Newton, MA*

*Adobe Systems Inc.*

*Please email resume/portfolio to juliam at adobe.com*

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10 May 2005 - 2:26pm
Jim Leftwich

RE: Is beauty too deep?

The following quote is my favorite regarding how beauty and design are
integrated with and emerge from form and function.

I've long been aware of a basic and fundamental differentiation
(speaking in broad generalizations, but still there) between the
American approach to design (more *advertising* and *styling* oriented)
and the European approach to design (wholism, integrated experience,
generalist design approachs, elegance from integration of function with
beauty and aesthetics, etc.).

2 Nov 2011 - 7:50am
3 years ago
4 replies

Guiding an interface evaluation session

Dear all,

I'm planning a session with some users who are experiencing a problem with an existing complex editing interface (aimed at structured data capture). What I wanted to achieve is to identify where the key problems lie so I can work on a redesign: ideally via one to one sessions but this isn't possible as the team is very distributed so we need to do it as a group in a central location.

5 Mar 2006 - 1:05pm
Vishal Subraman...

Whats in your inspirational toolkit?

Taneem's gift Q made me wonder what toys/artifacts/games/methods do
folks use for inspiring design concepts?