Discussion Archive

7 Jul 2008 - 1:11pm
Danny Hope

Next UX Brighton Event: Objects & Play

[apologies for cross-posting]

Incase you weren't aware, the next UX Brighton talk—A serious talk about
"the importance of being playful" by Thomas Forsyth—has been announced:

How can it help you?
Find out how being 'playful' can help you develop creative products,
companies and relationships whoever you are online, or offline.

Come along and explore your inner child (sensibly) and go away with fresh
creative ideas for building products, business and creative strategies.

13 Sep 2009 - 3:23pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Ali Naqvi

User Experience Research Issues

I am reading a book about User Experience and came across the
following in the Research Plan chapter:

"The competitors' design is a lot less polished and much more
chaotic, yet they get twice as much traffic with a similar amount of

How can you find such information about the competitor's traffic?

Is such information available for everyone?

18 Jan 2007 - 9:00pm
9 years ago
1 reply

Boxes and Arrows Needs You

[deep and heartfelt apologies for cross posting, which I almost never do]

Hello all and sundry,

Boxes and Arrows, arguably the most influential publication in our
industry ;-) need YOU to help end that argument and become undeniably
the most important publication in our industry. Right now we are a
volunteer organization, but slowly we are getting a bit of money in, and
eventually we'll pay. But not quite yet. For now, for zero money down,
we offer

Editor Positions! Set strategic directions, meet influencers, correct

27 Dec 2009 - 8:21pm
yannis vasmatzidis

JOB: Junior Information Architecture Postion at Wells Fargo/NJ

Hello Ixda-ers,

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has an opening for a Junior Information Architect.

11 Oct 2004 - 10:37am
11 years ago
11 replies
Petteri Hiisilä

3D desktop replacement


"The SphereXP is a 3D desktop replacement for Microsoft Windows XP.
Taking the known concept of three-dimensional desktops to its own level.
It offers a new way to organize objects on the desktop such a icons and
applications. Check the videos and screenshots to get the idea."

What do you think?

- Petteri

12 Apr 2006 - 7:58am
Dave Malouf

[Fwd: USB products - food for thought]


Ping Mag for people who don't know is out of Japan and sometimes has
diddies like this article that highlights an exhibit that focuses on how
to bring physical design into what is normally our virtual world. I
found the pieces in the exhibit to be very creative.

Just thought people here might be interested.

-- dave

29 Jun 2011 - 11:08am
Sunny Medwed

Updated email address for Sunny

Hi there,
As of tomorrow I will no longer be using sunny@solve360.com. Please update your contact info to include my new email address:


Thank you!

28 Jan 2010 - 2:55pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Jennifer Gieber

Data to support the ROI of implementing faceted search?

Since click through on search results is based on the quality of the
search and the quality of the results descriptions, I think it would
be hard for anyone to guestimate any KPIs without know the project.

As for case studies, take a look at the book "Search User
Interfaces" by Marti Hearst. It's available online at

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20 Jul 2006 - 6:57am
Karen Pascoe

JOBS: User Experience Designer, Analyst, FT, New York

User Experience Designer, User Experience Analyst / Internet Strategy
JPMorgan Chase – Treasury and Securities Services

JPMorgan Chase is currently seeking an experienced User Experience Designer
and User Experience Analyst for the Client Access group of Treasury and
Securities Services (TSS).

TSS Client Access utilizes user-centered design techniques to drive
planning, development, and execution of Internet initiatives across the TSS

15 Nov 2010 - 9:43am

Re: [IxDA] High-End Users in a Low-End Web.

I think you're seeing the combination of two factors, of which Jared has correctly identified one. Try this on for size:

"Most people in the world (and probably most people who use the Web) don't search but if they do, they use Google"

"Most people in the world don't use social network sites, but if they do they use Facebook." (of course these are exaggerations, but play along for a minute please)

What has happened is that a few monopolist-like(*) companies (google, apple, facebook, amazon, ebay) have dominated their particular segment of the Web space.