Discussion Archive

1 Sep 2008 - 7:23am
6 years ago
4 replies
Chauncey Wilson

Need some help with Drop Down values

I think that the addition of a "I don't know" function would depend on
the particular question. If you were asking me "Are you going to
retire at 65?" I could easily see "Yes", "No", and "I don't know"
since I might be considering future economic changes that are not
entirely predictable (I can actually see "I don't know" as being the
most common answer for some age groups).

24 Jun 2008 - 8:16pm
6 years ago
3 replies

[off-topic] work for equity

Hi -

Sorry for the slightly off-topic posting, but the quality of this list
makes it my first choice; and I expect some of you have experience with
this question.

I may have a chance to work for a small (3-person) startup. They have
seed capital, a good idea, a wireframe, and are now looking to design a
working prototype. My role would be designer/UI/UX guy.

I'm impressed with the team and the idea, and would like to negotiate
for equity rather than pay (it's a freelance position).

23 Mar 2006 - 5:44pm
Jean Hand

JOB SF,CA- Senior Interaction Designer

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right designer with an
outstanding consultancy in the San Francisco Bay Area. The position is
as a full-time employee. The work is varied and has real design
challenges with some of the newest technologies.

24 Jul 2009 - 2:45pm
5 years ago
3 replies
Phillip Hunter

Usability of pre-filled versus empty in content capture software

(No semantic or grammar debates, I promise)

I'm researching a number of health care software packages. Many of
them have some way of short-cutting data entry, such as pre-selection
indicating the absence of unlikely conditions.

One tool, however, leans heavily on progressively, and supposedly
intelligently, filling in data based on answers given as the user
moves through the queries for content.

28 May 2009 - 4:31pm
Lucia Smith

[JOB]: User Experience Designer; NYC; Lime Wire LLC; Full Time

Lime Wire LLC, maker of the famous P2P file-sharing program, seeks a USER
EXPERIENCE DESIGNER for its LimeWire Store.

ideal candidate will have experience conducting user research, extracting
requirements, designing an interaction framework, iterating on your
framework, and presenting your ideas to development and management. You will
be working closely with product managers, software developers and web
designers to determine necessary features and drive the design of products.


. Working across product, development, and design teams


10 Jul 2006 - 12:29pm
8 years ago
27 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Meaningful labels

Somehow, before I started with my current employer, a decision was made
(arbitrarily) to use "OK/Cancel" buttons for everything they applied to,
regardless of whether or not something else, like "Apply" or "Save", would
offer more meaning.

This morning I was asked to present my case for why to avoid using the same
button labels in every case, and instead use something more meaningful when
it makes sense to do so.

11 Jun 2011 - 10:50am

Re: Color and Usability / User Experience

While I'm sure someone has researched how a particular shade of red improves conversions I believe that contrast and understanding how certain hues recede vs 'pop ', emotions of color etc. Smashing Magazine has a good color theory article that I will link to later.

On Jun 10, 2011 4:54 PM, "Karen Lindemann" wrote:
I'm looking for a study or guidelines about how to use color to enhance the usability of a website or an application.

15 May 2008 - 5:32am

The Rise of Contextual User Interfaces

Stumbled upon this great article on ReadWriteWeb

It talks about the journey from Microsoft's "Throw every imaginable
choice at users at once" to Apple's "liberating movement towards
simplistic, contextual interfaces" and the Web's move to the
Contextual, AJAX-based UIs

Sachendra Yadav

31 Jan 2005 - 4:11pm
Elizabeth Bacon

Position at St. Jude Medical

I'm pleased to announce that our team is growing even more this year! Here's
hoping one of you IxD's are interested in working in the rewarding area of
medical device technology...


Position: Human Factors Specialist
Company: St. Jude Medical, CRMD
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

About Us:
The Human Factors team of the St. Jude Medical Cardiac Rhythm Management
Division is recognized as having a central role in defining interactive
products that delight our customers. St.

29 Sep 2006 - 9:17am
Scott Weiss

Web 2.0 UX Benchmark: Please Help

Usable Products Company is exploring doing a US-based quantitative user
experience benchmark of Web 2.0 properties. This benchmark will be limited
to three sites in the same category for its first release. Our goal is to
inform our community and to at least break even on the investment.
Benchmarks provide invaluable information to designers and marketers, and
a point of comparison to determine usability improvements.