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27 Jun 2011 - 9:24pm
3 years ago
14 replies

At a crossroads

I'm at a point in my life where I know I want to do ux design after doing web design for so long an then reading about usability testing etc 6 years ago. But my issue is I'm tired of working for orgs who say they care about their customer but don't do testing to even know what their customers want from them. So, do you guys know of places in Pittsburgh that focus on hcd and value it for themselves and their clients? I'm kind of fed up with working for people who don't get it.
23 Mar 2008 - 6:50am
7 years ago
2 replies

Godin & Interaction Design

Every once in a while the great bald one posts to his blog about an
interaction design issue - this one is good and illustrates that there are
always places to improve the user experience:

The world's worst toaster
*http://tinyurl.com/2t9p4a* We recently acquired what might be the worst
toaster in the history of the world. It's pretty fancy and shiny and
microprocessor controlled. And it makes toast.

But here's what I have to do to use it:

1. Choose the number of slices, and bagel or bread.

31 May 2006 - 10:18pm
Janna Cameron

FW: [international-usability] Opportunity -- Interaction DesignSummer School -- 10 June 2006

Hey all,

I remember that previous sessions of this school were discussed on this
list. I don't think I've seen an announcement this year.

25 Nov 2005 - 10:11am
Dave Malouf

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9 Apr 2008 - 3:06pm
Alexa Baise

[JOB]-Sr. Interaction Designer-Lake Forest, IL- Acquity Group-Recruiter-Alexa Baise-Full Time

Our client helps customers save time and money by providing them the
right products to keep their facilities up and running.

26 Jan 2010 - 3:35pm
5 years ago
4 replies

Usability List on Twitter

FYI...I've adding usability/ux/captology/accessibility folks to my Twitter
UX/Usability list as I find them -

If you are not on it and would like to be, I am at
http://twitter.com/kim_cre8pc or please see my email addy below.

24 Mar 2009 - 9:19am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] From Napkin Sketch to Live Prototype in 2 Days - GDF in SF 2-3 April

Hey all--

Good Design Faster (April 2-3 in San Francisco) is Adaptive Path's
newest workshop -- a unique experience where attendees spend two days
with Adaptive Path practitioners sketching interactive experiences and
turning them into functioning prototypes.


The basic premise of Good Design Faster is that wireframes are good
for some things, but quick, iterative, interaction-oriented design
ain't it.

In this workshop, we'll take participants from back-of-the-napkin

24 Sep 2009 - 8:20pm
Chris Cox

Hello all. Please feel free to circulate to your network. Thanks so much.

Intuit is a leading software provider of business and financial
management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers
and accounting professionals. You probably know us by our flagship
products, QuickBooks®, Quicken® and QuickTax®/TurboTax®, but that's
just the start.

5 Jul 2013 - 11:26am

Frame of Reference: The Real Issues at the Heart of Modern Interface Design

I wrote this post on Medium, which quickly became the most reccommended article. In it, I attempt to peel the mask off of the issues surrounding the trends in interface design, to reveal the underlying need for affordances of all types. Please share if you enjoy it.


And as always, feedback and discussion are more than welcome. In fact, I encourage it.
Thank you.

1 Feb 2005 - 9:33am
10 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Concept drawings? "prototypes"?


This is an article in wired.com about concept drawings for NASA and other
space agencies.

The reason I bring it here, is to point out an example of where
non-working-prototypes are valuable total product lifecycle process.

The artist put it this way:

"Conceptual space art provides the initial glimpse at what could be," said