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13 May 2006 - 2:08pm
Alvin Tan

OT: Looking for work from home/telecommute job

Hey Guys,

I'm based in Manila, Philippines and I'm wondering if any of the members are looking to outsource some work to a freelancer. I would like to earn income on the side while I'm developing a product of my own. I've been basically doing ASP.NET 2.0 and XHTML stuff now with C# and MS SQL. Prior to doing business on my own, I was working with a Philippine/US based ISV exclusively working on .NET.

30 Apr 2004 - 6:58am

Success Metrics (was: Visual aspects of interactiondesign...)

MessageHi Frank

Please see my responses below... ***

Pabini Gabriel-Petit

You wrote:
Yes, most of us are after better products from a usability and visual design perspective. However, don't you think that all designs should be evaluated based on unique, pre-identified success metrics?

***Certainly, this makes sense.

For example, an interactive design submitted to Comm Arts is probably going to have success metrics skewed toward innovation in the visual design realm. In that realm, text on gifs *could* be evaluated as good design if extensibility, download time, etc.

11 Feb 2009 - 7:23pm
Laureen Modder

Job: Freelance visual designer Hoboken/NYC area

Please review the description below and let me know if you or anyone you know may be interested in learning more (feel free to forward). We want to start interviewing within the week and fill this position very soon. Our plan is to convert it into a long term full time or freelance role if interested.

Thanks in advance,
L_Mazalewski at hotmail.com

Our goal is to have mercer.com become one of the leading consulting sites to support positioning of the Mercer brand as a leading consulting firm.

5 Dec 2013 - 7:27am

Reseach Centers?

Do you know any established and visionary interaction design / creative industries research centers in any place of the world? similar to: http://www.research.philips.com/
2 Oct 2009 - 9:55am
5 years ago
12 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Leaving Las Vegas...I mean the website site.

> [...] and I have learned that when you have a link that is
> internal you have that link open within the same window. On the other
> hand, I was taught that any link that you have that is a reference to
> an external website you should have the link open in an external
> window or tab if the user has that set up.

This practice has been debated for years. There are pros and cons to either
solution, and like every "rule", there are exceptions even if the practice
works well for you. The context, as usual, matters most.

19 Jan 2010 - 1:41pm

Request for input on our second video "How to Ace Your UX Career"

Where's the video?

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27 Oct 2007 - 11:07am
Michael Wood

World Usabiity Day in Chicago: November 8th

Hi everyone, if any of you are in Chicago that week, and several of you will
be for the dux conference, then join us for World Usability Day at the
Intercontinental Hotel!

To register, visit: http://www.chicagoupa.org/WUD2007/

The 2007 Chicago event will focus on the user experience within health care.
We will offer presentations and other activities that focus on the usability
of all aspects of health care, including morning speakers and afternoon
collaboration tanks.

Some topics to look forward to:

--Usability of Drug Packaging and Labelin

20 Apr 2009 - 12:52pm
6 years ago
7 replies

Streamlined sign up flow

Does anyone have any examples of articles discussing the cons of having a
sign-up process before using an application that requires personal
information (i.e. your address). I remember reading articles a while back on
how asking for personal info when someone just wants to try out your app is
a huge turn off to users (for obvious reasons) and you really want to reduce
all barriers to entry.

Have you written or read something like this recently?

20 May 2007 - 6:40pm
8 years ago
4 replies
frank gruger

Learning how to sketch

Hello Alexander,

I'm sure the list with perk up with some of the standard classics, but this
is one I've stumbled across recently and have been buying up spare copies
for friends whenever I come across it:

Visual Notes for Architects and Designers By Norman Crowe, Paul Laseau


A former colleague of mine found it in the "leave a book/take book" pile in
the basement of her co-op.

17 Jul 2010 - 2:36pm
5 years ago
1 reply
William Hudson

RE: [IxDA] Right-hand navigation

I wrote an article on this a while back - it's not a definitive answer but addresses the suggestion that right-hand navigation might be more efficient.

However, I have to say that 'people usually figure things out' is not good evidence in favour.