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20 Mar 2007 - 1:15pm
Swipr Information

[PLUG] Free swipr workshop @ IA Summit

Hi there,

We will be hosting a free swipr workshop in Las Vegas, on Friday the 23rd of
March. Time and location still need to be determined, and depend on the
number of people that will show up.

21 Jul 2009 - 3:40pm
Rochelle Rubin

Job: Information Architect - Freelance - Onsite in NYC

We are actively looking for an Information Architect with extensive
ecommerce experience for a major publishing company in NYC. The ideal
candidate should be able to create wireframes, sitemaps, and prototypes
for complex and heavy content websites. She/He should have 4-7+ years
of hands on experience working with large scale web-based applications
at a reputable digital ad agency or in-house company with a strong

This is an ongoing freelance position.

23 Jul 2009 - 4:23am
6 years ago
6 replies
Batyah Rubin

Does scaring users help an e-commerce site?

I am doing freelance user interface design for an e-commerce web site
which sells protection products against a certain insect.

I strongly recommend that the company avoid using scary pictures of
the insect on their site. I feel the user is already in a state of
panic and that these scare tactics do not promote sales. If the user
sees a picture of the scary bug, I expect it would add to the user's
stress, cause him/her to close the site and look else where for a
'soothing' solution.

1. Do you agree with my claim?

25 Apr 2008 - 3:15pm
Dave Malouf

Degrees? ... Is this a good list to be on or off?


Check out the link above. It will take you to a Yahoo ad.
It first caught my eye b/c "Bounty Hunter" was listed first and I noticed
that the bounty hunter icon didn't meet my expectations, so then I started
exploring them all.
Oh! I also didn't know you needed a degree to be a bounty hunter. Good to

But then I noticed that there were 3 designers listed: Web, Graphic and

At first, I thought, "Whew!

9 Feb 2010 - 3:12pm

JOBS: Looking to hire UX designers and UX Design Director in London (Native Design)

We are a boutique premium design firm headquartered in London, UK and are
looking for super talented UX designers and also a UX Design Director.

We have designed some of the most iconic, beautiful and functional products
and experiences in the world. And now, have plans to expand our UX offerings
and grow our substantial client base in North America and around the globe.

Please contact me directly with interest and your CV.

18 Oct 2007 - 3:56am

"What’s in Leopard for Designers (1): Core Animation"

"In a week, you'll be able to purchase Leopard. In a few years, you
may look at it as a watershed event for a new interface paradigm. With
over 300+ features Leopard is a big cat.

2 Dec 2008 - 12:12pm

Marty Cagen Loves Us - UX Book club in SV


I am reading Inspired, and really pleasantly surprised about Marty Cagen's
passion for IxD, IA and UX in general. I decided I wanted to discuss that
with other UX peeps, and talk about why Product anad design are at each
other's throats so often.

13 Jul 2007 - 5:02pm
Christian Sosa-Lanz

Catalyze Community

Check out this new community. It's interesting to bring BA's together
with UX/IA's in a single forum, particularly when Interaction
Designers need to become more involved in the business in order to
evangelize usability with in their org.



Catalyze is a new, member-driven community for all professionals who
define business systems, design software applications or create

5 Dec 2003 - 2:12pm
Michael Quibuyen

XP: Extreme Programming & Product Usability

They don't fit in. :)

Here's why:

XP relies on a "customer" to decide which features should be implemented
and when. A "customer" may be a product/project manager, customer service
employee, a marketing resource, etc.

14 Sep 2011 - 1:25pm
Austin Govella

[Local] Reminder: Houston UX meet-n-greet TONIGHT, Wed, Sep 14

Don't forget. We're kicking off the IxDA local group in Houston tonight with a UX meet-n-greet at the Nouveau Antique Art Bar.

Full info is on the website:
* http://houstonexperiencedesign.wordpress.com/2011/09/06/wed-sep-14-back-to-school-meet-n-greet/

We'll have free drinks, book giveaways courtesy of Rosenfeld Media, and a jolly good time. Come out and meet your fellow locals.

We'll be there from 5:30 to about 8:00pm, so stop by after work.


Austin Govella
User Experience