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23 Sep 2009 - 5:49am
Daylan White

JOB Lead User Experience Designer at Hotels.com.uk (Expedia.com.uk)

Purpose of the Role

Hotels.com EMEA is looking to hire a Lead User Experience Designer to
join our team on a full time basis. The role will work within the
Hotels.com User Experience team to lead a team of User Experience
Designers in distilling user research and business objectives into
functional and interface specifications/prototypes. The Lead IxD / IA
will work with a cross-functional team of Product Managers, Program
Managers, Creative Designers, Design Technologists and Java
Developers to produce compelling and fun experiences for our

2 Mar 2005 - 4:43pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Dave Malouf

Upload vCard instead of filling out a form?

I know lots (too many) of companies request some sort of information in
exchange for some sort of content, like demos and the like.

20 Jul 2004 - 12:18pm
Gerard Torenvliet

Does usability hinder innovation? (Was RE: ADMIN:)

Dan quoted Nico Macdonald who wrote:

> "Usability can be used to improve an innovation, but
> it can't drive innovation...Usability has come to dominate
> thinking about the design process...Too much user focus
> may be a barrier to innovation. Research is likely to tell us
> that users desire an improvement on something they
> already understand. Ask them if they would use a
> proposed innovation and they will say no - and then adopt
> it when they have seen its utility demonstrated.

7 Feb 2009 - 12:32am
tien yang

Job: Unconventional Interaction Designer and Educator needed. Singapore

We are a premier institution in Singapore offering a 3 year program in
Interaction Design under the faculty of Interaction & Digital Media.
The team comprises of practitioners as full time and part-time staff.
We work very closely with the industry but have the leeway to conduct
highly experimental stuff too.
Must be passionate, imaginative, positively rebellious and interested
in inspiring people.

10 Jan 2014 - 3:17am

For months I thought I had a ticket...

Because of a silly mixup, I discovered last week that me and my colleague did in fact NOT have tickets for the Interaction'14 conference. 

Plane tickets are booked, hotelrooms are booked, but no conference. 

I'm going anyway, though. I have signed up for the workshops hoping for a last minute resolution. 


So if you are, or know of someone selling one or two regular tickets to the conference, please let me know!

Thank you :)
- Berit

berit (*) zedge . net

17 Jul 2006 - 1:15pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Christopher Fahey

Sorting with the word "The"

Can anyone offer an answer as to why iTunes disregards leading "The"s when
sorting Artist names (putting "The Fall" right next to "Fats Waller") but
puts all the "The"s together when sorting by song titles?

(By the way, I agree with the iTunes person-name sorting approach, advocated
in High Fidelity, where artist names are sorted in the order of the words in
the name (not by "lastname, firstname") since many pop artists' names are
made up anyway.

16 Aug 2006 - 8:41am
8 years ago
1 reply
Paul Sherman

Complexity, learnability, efficiency... (WAS: Common design mista kes?)

[Cindy said]:

Their designs are innovative but sometimes complex. For example, we are
debating a design that a designer came up recently: a dropdown list that
contains checkboxes, OK, Cancel, Clear, Close buttons for a simple search

The main product my team supports uses this type of design *everywhere*.
(Sans checkboxes though...) Most people on the UCD team - including me -
were new to the product; I formed this team in January of last year. Us
newbies invariably had the same reaction the first time we saw this
overloaded drop-down:


26 Jul 2007 - 11:17am
Maria Moratis

NYCCHI Elections: Polls still open - only five days to go!

--- m_moratis <m_moratis at yahoo.com> wrote:

> To: nycchi at yahoogroups.com
> From: "m_moratis" <m_moratis at yahoo.com>
> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:55:16 -0000
> Subject: [nycchi] NYCCHI Elections: Polls still open - only five days

15 May 2008 - 2:42pm
Dave Malouf
Christopher Rider

BBC Sport redesign

Hey all, there's a great blog post about the relaunch of the BBC Sport website: