Discussion Archive

31 Jul 2007 - 10:47am
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

Design Better with CRAP



Design Better with CRAP

The power and ease-of-use of today’s computer applications has raised
the bar drastically on the quality of design expected in the
documents we produce. As recently as ten years ago, it was typical to
produce business letters, memos, and other documents using a courier-
like, monospaced typeface, often with only underlining available for
emphasis of key passages or section headings.

9 Apr 2005 - 10:44am
Caryn Josephson

UPA 2005 Conference June 27-July 1 in Montreal

The 2005 UPA Annual Conference - BridgingCultures will be held at the
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada from June 27 - July 1,

UPA 2005 will begin with a Plenary address from Farès Chmait entitled,
Building Bridges and Reducing Misconceptions and will end with a Plenary
address from Aaron Marcus entitled, Cross-Cultural User-Experience
Design. Between these two addresses, UPA 2005 will offer 32 Tutorials &
Workshops, 48 Presentations, 8 Invited Speakers, Idea Markets, a French
Track and much more.

13 Feb 2008 - 10:45am
6 years ago
2 replies
Gregor Kiddie

Evil Datagrids! ( was Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote )

" Datagrids are the evil demonic spawn of feable minds and people of
small souls!!!"

As a part-time UI dev on a Datagrid (and form) heavy Flex app, what
exactly is it you guys find so objectionable about Datagrids?

28 May 2009 - 9:27am
5 years ago
4 replies
Sharon Greenfield5

Even Google's not immune to bad design

Looking for a place to post the ole resume. Someone mentions Google
Page. Googled that:

I read:
"We are no longer accepting new sign-ups for Page Creator because we
have shifted our focus to developing Google Sites, which offers many
of the capabilities of Page Creator along with..." etc. along with
paragraphs of more information about the change.

'Fine', I think as a user. 'I'll use Google Sites, whatever'.

17 Sep 2010 - 2:31pm
4 years ago
1 reply
Sara Spelz

Newspaper company looking for a UX mentor

I work for the newspaper division of E.W. Scripps, and - due to an increased interest in user experience by the execs - our small UX team is tasked with defining the term as it relates to our business as well as defining a strategy for applying UX principles to existing products and new projects.

What a mouthful.

17 Jul 2007 - 11:47am

The evolution of product enabling technology

Here's the keynote from the Killer App conf.

28 Jan 2005 - 3:58pm
Michele Manuel


>>>Please post ASAP.
>>>Michele J.

29 Nov 2007 - 8:29am
7 years ago
9 replies

Books on IxDA and RIAs?

I'm looking for a good discussion on how the technologies that get
generally lumped under the "Web 2.0" label (which I hate, but never
mind) affect good established Web interaction design practices.

I don't need someone telling me what Ajax is, or what the value of
including customers as participants is - I get all that. What I'm
looking for is concrete discussion of how I should (re)think
workflows, user goal achievement, and design patterns when I have a
technology like AJAX available to me.

Any suggestions?


26 May 2006 - 10:29pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Information Architect, NYC | 70-80k

Information Architect, NYC | 70-80k

The ideal candidate for the position of information architect is a
creative and/or analytical thinker; this person should be able to
contribute to the creation of imaginative interface designs that are
intuitive, aesthetically pleasing and technically feasible. Excellent
written and oral communication skills are a must. Ideal candidates will
have experience in user research, interaction design/prototyping and/or

24 Feb 2005 - 4:22pm
Billie Mandel

Referral needed: Visual designer

Hi all -

I'm casting my net out there for visual designer referrals for an
intranet redesign project. Here's a bit of background:

- It's a 3-year-old intranet for a national nonprofit of ~500 users
- We only have budget to redesign look & feel and some IxD/IA (mostly
home page and global search/navigation).