Discussion Archive

7 Dec 2005 - 10:48am
9 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

UXmas Party in NYC on Fri, 12/16 (feel free to pass along)

NYC-CHI, NYC IxDA and the NYC IA Meetup are joining forces for a combined
NYC UX holiday party on Fri.

14 May 2012 - 4:46am

Persuading the Product Team that there is too much copy on the site


If anyone out there can help me or has come across a similiar situation..

I need a persuasive argument to back up my claim that there is too much copy on each page of the website (member system) we are putting together. The copywriter is literally explaining all the things that can be done on each page, which, if the navigation and buttons are clear enough, should be self-explanatory! The PD team are treating each page like a brochure, when in fact there is some pretty complex functionality per screen.

7 Aug 2009 - 1:29pm
5 years ago
12 replies
Ali Naqvi

Confusing terms in customer documentation

Hello folks,
I work as a technical writer and have a User Centered Design background.
My background constantly reminds me to look at terms and phrases from a
user's viewpoint.
One term, which I hate, has been decided by the management to be used in
our manuals.

My understanding is that this term can confuse people and a better term
can be used instead.

A Mobile Station is supposed to be a RADIO.

20 Nov 2012 - 5:59am
Jeremy DEagle

User Interface Guidelines for a desktop application delivered via Citrix

Hi, I'm after some advice regarding some guidelines to consider when deploying applications over Citrix.

My company is going to be using Citrix in the near future. We have suppliers who deliver our desktops, applications etc, within boundaries set by my company's IT strand. We have a principle of procuring commercial, of the shelf packages wherever possible.

13 Nov 2006 - 11:43am

Portal Usability Guidelines

are there separate portal usability guidelines??

10 Aug 2009 - 12:25pm

[Job] Sr. IA/UX Designer, Teehan+Lax – Toronto, Full Time

Teehan+Lax is currently reviewing portfolios of qualified Senior UI
Designers who will research, architect, and design interactive
experiences for web, software and device-based interfaces. We are
looking for someone who is passionate about creating experiences that
delight end-users and drive business goals: someone who shares our
belief that designing great user experiences is as much about evoking
an emotional response as it is about providing users with a means to
an end.

30 Nov 2009 - 4:32pm
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT Recap] - Chicago - UXsears, multichannel changes in a large organization

It was a big night; easily the most attended event to date. There
wasn't even any food remaining at the conclusion of the event.

Andrew Daniel's presentation was compendious and informative. UXsears
has encountered and tackled significant challenges in the reformation
of an iconic American retailer.

8 May 2007 - 3:45pm
Kim Hoffman

Job: UX Designer, Adobe Apollo, San Francisco

Experience Designer-Apollo
Location: San Francisco

Please contact Kim Hoffman at kimh at adobe.com

Position Summary:

Adobe is looking for an Experience Designer to work on the user
experience for Adobe Apollo. Apollo is the codename for Adobe's new
runtime environment which combines the best capabilities of the web
(HTML, Flash and Acrobat) and allows web designers and developers to
develop desktop applications.

18 Jan 2008 - 9:53pm
cone johnson

call them "T-shaped people"

Armano @ Logic+Emotion introduced this term to me. Today over lunch the
discussion turned to cross pollination, overlapping skillsets and new vs.
old job descriptions. I wondered, as a practioner what is your principal
skill or vertical leg of the T?

today's find: Ten Jobs You Didn't Know You Wanted
Cone Johnson
conejohnson at gmail
today's find:

17 Oct 2006 - 2:41pm
Eve Goldhirsh

Transcription service recommendation

Hi all.

I'm planning a customer research project, and will need to hire a transcriptionist to record and provide transcripts of customer interviews that we'll be conducting over the phone. Does anyone have any recommendations for a transcription service?

Many thanks for you help!


Eve Goldhirsh
User Experience Architect
Corporation Service Company