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23 Sep 2009 - 10:31pm

User Experience Staffing Firm Featured in Business Journal's All Over the Country

IT staffing firm finds its niche in user-friendly arena
San Antonio Business Journal - by Mike W. Thomas

In just four years, Harvinder Singh has grown his small IT staffing firm,
working mostly in the local market, into a multimillion-dollar company with
clients across the nation.

In its first year of operation, Bestica Inc. had just $250,000 in revenues.
This year, the company expects to gross more than $2 million.

"There was a need in San Antonio for a small company that could find quality
players (for the tech industry)," Singh says.

30 Sep 2010 - 7:17am
Adrian Howard

Re: [IxDA] Show more options, but not fewer

Hey m,

On 30 Sep 2010, at 13:33, minimalist wrote:

> Looking for info on the following pattern: > > User opts to show more options, which switches modes to show more controls (or progressively discloses some more), but the option to go back to the fewer options is not given. [snip] > Anyone know of any field testing data that may add more color to the actual usability of this pattern (as opposed to merely my or others' gut)?

I can think of one instance of this in some user testing I did some years ago.

24 Jun 2008 - 8:51am
6 years ago
2 replies

Relocating - Was: Importance of Masters Degree for IxD Professionals

Hi Allison,

Thought I'd chime in here also as I am in a similar boat to Adam (with
looking at an advanced degree to further my interest in the field). I too
would have to relocate my entire family, wife and kids, in order to pursue
an advanced degree at a school worth going to.

Relocating for a job is a lot different than relocating for school. For a
job, there would be relocation assistance from the company (I've already
interviewed a number of places who were willing to add a relocation package
into the deal).

27 Feb 2008 - 1:36pm
6 years ago
15 replies
Rob Nero

iPhones on Campus

Just found this article on AppleInsider:

Apple holds big plans for 'iPhone University' on college campuses:

You can follow a link from the article to this page:

Interesting video on the 2nd link, showing how an "average&q

4 Jun 2006 - 11:16pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Elizabeth Bacon

Career paths & organizational structures for IxDs

Hi folks,

I need this group's expertise for an investigation into career paths for
Interaction Designers. I do IxD & UX work with the title of "Human Factors
Design Engineer" at a medical device company.* I am charged with creating a
blueprint for our department to use as we grow the group and promote senior

18 Jul 2006 - 7:31pm
Jim Ungar

Job Posting: Interaction design opportunity in Knoxville, TN

*Interaction Designer *

- Strong user-centered design skills
- Ability to effectively gather and interpret information from end
users to inform design
- Solid knowledge of common web component behaviors and capabilities
- Ability to produce wire frames and mock-ups in parallel with the
requirements gathering process
- Ability to clearly communicate design specifications to engineers
and design rationale to stakeholders
- Experience in usability testing
- AJAX, CSS knowledge a plus
- Graphic design a plus

This is a full time, permanent position is in the S

3 Sep 2006 - 11:07pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Nicholas Hausman

Usability and meaningfulness of our mailing list

Hi all,

I was wondering what others thought about our mailing list, is it not hard
to read and scroll through posts? On the one hand, I could conform to the
current standards of the format (which humans are very good at,
thankfully?), but isn't design about making things easier to use, and in
terms of present trends, full of beauty and goodness?

>From a young designer to experienced designers,

Nick Hausman


9 May 2007 - 9:35am
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3 Feb 2011 - 3:59pm
3 years ago
3 replies

Interaction Design Conferences

Hello - I'm an interactive designer interested in attending an interaction design conference this year. Aside from the IxDA Interaction Eleven does anynone have suggestions of good conferences they have been to? Thanks -L

2 Nov 2010 - 8:26pm

UX/IX Designers in Baltimore

Hello IXDA!   I am a graduate student in Baltimore, and I am now recruiting a group of professional IX designers to a IX design research experiment.   I would appreciate it a LOT if anyone on this list would participate.   It shouldn't take more than 90 minutes, and I am highly flexible as far as hours. The place is not as flexible: It is University of Baltimore in Baltimore Midtown.