Discussion Archive

5 Dec 2005 - 4:08am
Christopher Fahey

JOB: Information Architecture Practice Lead at Behavior (New York, NY)


Behavior is seeking a management-level Information Architect to join our
team full-time. We will consider candidates seeking near-term freelance
positions, but we are ultimately looking for someone to fill a full-time
leadership position within our firm. We are willing to take our time to fill
this key role.

[Behavior is a growing web design firm in NYC, with blue-chip clients, a
great leadership team, and a deep commitment to excellence.

21 Apr 2004 - 4:51pm
Beth Mazur

The Umbrella, Heller's comments on "A rose by any other name"

At 7:57 PM +0100 4/21/04, kjnarey wrote:
>I was under the impression that the 'umbrella' was decided collectively as
>'interaction design' - hence the gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse brood
>we communicate with on this list.

Not for me. This gloriously cosmopolitan and diverse IxD brood may be filling
in a hole that isn't served by an existing organization, but from my perspective
it is more on a par with AIfIA...a group that has both "big" and "little"
aspects to it.

15 Mar 2007 - 10:06am
Chris Bernard

Regarding Microsoft Expression: Clarity is on the way

So this note is more of an introduction than anything else. I've been reading this list for quite a long time and I've actually met or interacted with a good chunk of the regular posters here as well. In reviewing threads over the past few weeks it's clear there's a lot of questions, confusion, etc. about what Microsoft is up to. I'll try to be more visible here in addressing some of the issues that have been raised here that haven't been answered.

18 Mar 2006 - 2:40pm
8 years ago
13 replies
Amnon Dekel

Functional Specs

This is a serious issue. At my startup we are tryng hard to find the best
trade off between spec'ing and wasting time. Although I wrote a 200 + page
UI spec for our app, I think the following article is VERY relevant. Here
is an excerpt.

---- Excerpt ----
*Step 1: Don't write a functional specifications document*
Don't write a functional specifications document. Why? Well, there's nothing
functional about a functional specifications document.

Functional specifications documents lead to an illusion of agreement.

2 Feb 2010 - 7:48am
5 years ago
2 replies

Focus Group Questions

Can anyone point me to online resources that can guide me in the
organization of a focus group?

I've participated in them in the past, but could use a refresher.


Tony Zeoli
Digital Strategy Works

22 Apr 2008 - 2:47pm
k lenox

[events] IxDA-SF Weds 4/22: Matt Jones talks about "Playfulness in Design"

Just a reminder that Matt Jones will be speaking on "Playfulness in
Design" TOMORROW night.

The fun starts at 6:30. The address is:
385 Grove Street
San Francisco CA 94102

Presented by IxDA-SF, Odopod, and Tiny Pictures. Hope to see you there!


14 Mar 2007 - 1:24pm
Kim Goodwin

JOB: visual interface designer at Cooper, San Francisco CA

Are you a world-class visual designer who believes that usability and
desirability go hand-in-hand?

What visual interface designers do
Cooper visual designers are responsible for balancing usability with
desirability-using color, style, type, icons, information design, and
visual hierarchy to clarify data, indicate relationships, hint at
behavior, and communicate about brand.

3 Jan 2007 - 7:49am
8 years ago
2 replies
Carl Klutzke

Interaction Designers in Indianapolis?


I'm investigating interaction design as a new career path, and I'd like to
meet with someone who is already doing it professionally. Is anyone out
there in the Indianapolis area?


Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is
noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if
anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think
about such things. - Phillipians 4:8
Carl Klutzke - http://sirvalence.livejournal.com/

14 Dec 2009 - 4:13pm
Loi, Daria A

[JOB] Social Science Research Intern at Intel Corporation

Dear Colleagues,

Please distribute this job description as appropriate throughout your professional networks. Candidates must submit applications through the Intel hiring tool at http://www.intel.com/jobs/
In the tool, search on job # 572579 (and make sure to click “Show Search” in order to access the text field to enter that job number).

The earlier candidates can apply the better, as we would like to start an intern early in the new year. Interns must work in Portland, OR.

6 Jul 2008 - 1:57pm
6 years ago
34 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Should persuasion be left to marketers?

Purely philosophical question:

I've been studying social psychology a lot lately, and have become
incredibly interested in the persuasiveness of sites and applications—how to
make them more persuasive, what makes them so now, etc. But it makes me

Should the persuasive elements of a site design be left to marketers?
Assuming you work for a company who has a marketing department and a UX team
that are separate from each other, how much should the UX team be involved
in the design of persuasive elements?