Discussion Archive

14 Sep 2004 - 10:36pm
Caryn Josephson

Usability Professionals Association 2005 Call for Participation now available

Mark your calendars! UPA 2005 will be held June 27-July 1, 2005 in
Montreal, Quebec.

Submissions for presentations, papers, panels, advanced topics, tutorials,
workshops, posters and idea market topics are now being accepted.

7 Aug 2006 - 12:53pm
Mila Turbek

example MRD contents?

Hi Everyone,

I'm considering helping a group out by participating in a UI design
project for a Win32 application. Before taking me on, of course, they
would like a cost and schedule estimate. Before I can work on any
sizings, however, I would like to see their MRD (marketing requirement
document) and past products. The new MRD doesn't exist in any written
down form yet, however.

2 May 2006 - 11:59am
Peter Merholz

[PLUG] Adaptive Path Workshop, May 17-18, Chicago


There are still seats available for Adaptive Path's newest workshop,
"Beyond Usability 2.0: The Four Cornerstones of Successful Digital
Product Design," May 17-18 in Chicago, IL.


You can get a 15% discount by using the promotional code FOPM.

This workshop is has the "2.0" moniker because it's markedly
different from our past "Beyond Usability" workshops.

24 Nov 2009 - 2:04pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Yun Liu

Google added AJAX to Google Translate?

I used Google Translate a lot, from English to Chinese, from simplified
Chinese to Traditional. The process was like: you type in text you had ->
clicked the Translate button -> the page will help you to translate.

Today, when I use google translate, I find that as soon as you put in a
character, it will help you to translate it. So I guess google has added
AJAX function to the page, when you put anything into the text area, it will
trigger the translation function, and begin to pull out data from the
database(or something like that).

3 Jul 2008 - 6:16am
MJ Broadbent

[Event] NYC IxDA: Thursday, July 24 – Luke Williams of frog design presents “The Naked Interface—Liberating Brain, Body, and Digital Interactions”

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RSVP to: nyc-rsvp (at) ixda (dot) org
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Please join the NYC IxDA community for our July event:

“The Naked Interface—Liberating Brain, Body, and Digital Interactions”

Throughout the electronic age, people have become accustomed to
interacting with digital media indirectly, mediated through screens
and peripheral devices.

5 Jan 2006 - 8:16am
10 years ago
1 reply
Scott Weiss

Mobile Phone UIs: Vodafone, Verizon, and more

At Usable Products Company, we had the good fortune to work on the
Vodafone Simply's design in collaboration with Vodafone's excellent
internal UE team.

The Vodafone Simply is the world's first phone designed completely by an
operator ('carrier' in US parlance). The UI and industrial design came
from Vodafone. The phone has been a tremendous success. This phone is a
basic voice and SMS phone, though it has an animated color user interface
and has integrated context-sensitive help. It does NOT provide Vodafone
Live! access, nor does it feature a camera.

19 Aug 2009 - 9:23am
6 years ago
2 replies
Traci Lepore

Social media and potentially offensive material....how/do you mediate?

Yesterday I was reading this post in NY Magazine.....about Disney hiring David Mamet to help write a new movie version of The Diary of Anne Frank. Now I don't know how anyone who is familiar with Mamet's work doesn't have a moment of what that could sound like flashing in their head. I certainly did before I even read the post. What stunned me though was the comments about it. Many people found it offensive and "not funny".

This brought up the question for me about social media these days and the good use of freedom of speech it seems to allow.

30 Sep 2009 - 3:54pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Noreen Whysel

2009 IA Salary and Benefits Survey is now open - Please participate

The 2009 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey is now open at:


The survey takes only a minute or two to complete, so we hope you'll
stop by and contribute.

We have made slight edits from last year including a much simpler
matrix of responses for IA related tasks, a more normalized breakdown
of salary ranges and a further refinement of job titles and experience

19 Oct 2005 - 1:43pm
10 years ago
5 replies

references for designing international interfaces?

Hi all -

Wondering if anyone could recommend any good resources or give any
good advice on designing UIs with localization to different languages
in mind. There's a big difference in word length between Chinese and
German. :-)

Thanks -


PS: as an aside, if anyone knows any cross-platform GUI programmers,
my company is hiring.

19 May 2006 - 6:47pm
uijobs at aim.com

JOB: Sr. UI Designer - Full Time at AOL in Mountain View, CA (USA)

The AOL Experience Design Team is looking for a Senior UI designer for our Mountain View, California Development office.
You will help drive the user interface design for our web based mail & calendar products including AOL and AIM Mail. You will create flow diagrams, wireframes, and detailed interaction specifications for use by Engineering and Quality Assurance.