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5 Dec 2013 - 2:17am
Angel Steger

Know of any good examples of account validation using SMS (a la Twilio's SMS API)?

Hi everyone,

I'm working on a flow for starting a free trial for a paid product. We're exploring using a phone number (SMS them a code, they enter the code on our site) to validate the user as unique. What are your thoughts on this approach? Are you familiar with products or services that use this? Any that use it with particular success? How would that compare with something like using Facebook authentication?

Any advice is much appreciated!



7 Jul 2008 - 2:24pm
Stephanie McNee

Secondary Research Methods

First time post!

Recently I've been reading / hearing / conversing about how to
identify your target demographic and what constitutes secondary
research and the difference between that and marketing.

I have heard several different views from clients / contractors and
employers from basically - the company does user research for
everything including information serach into the broad scope to
identify demographics and revenue - to that of marketing who
identifies the demographic and user researchers "deep dive" into the
user types, tasks etc.

Does anyone have any views

8 Jul 2008 - 2:58pm
3 years ago
15 replies


Hi, which master program will be better for my job?

I am planning to work on a career as an Interaction Designer....right now I am
admitted and planning to do a Master Program with a focus on HCI (I think it is rather theoretical but at the same time very solid stuff)... but also I have the chance to do a Programm in Interaction Design (Master of Arts)...
I passed the test last week and they admitted me as well (which is generally great)....

25 Sep 2006 - 9:46am
Karin Kawamoto

JOB: Content Strategist- OgilvyInteractive, NY--Full Time Contract and Employee

Content Strategist

We are seeking seasoned Content Strategists to work on short and
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If you have several years experience in interactive marketing, and
many of the skills and abilities listed below, we'd like to hear from

Education and Experience:

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Job Description

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30 Oct 2009 - 12:58pm
Chris Cox

Intuit is still interviewing for our Staff Interaction Design Expert. Know anyone that would be a fit? Please share the description below. Much thanks, Chris Cox Intuit

Intuit is a leading software provider of business and financial
management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers
and accounting professionals. You probably know us by our flagship
products, QuickBooks®, Quicken® and QuickTax®/TurboTax®, but that's
just the start. We are currently going through a fundamental
transformation from a shrink-wrapped software company to one of the
country's leading providers of web-based applications and
We are hiring for several UX roles in addition to the role outlined
in detail below.

4 Jun 2006 - 7:20am
lourdes cueva ...

IxDA RDU/Chapel Hill Event: Getting Started With Personas

Hi Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill IxDA and UPA members and friends,

Robert Barlow-Busch from Quarry Integrated Communications Inc., will meet
with us on June 7th at 6pm to share his experience on creating personas.
(Details here: http://www.triux.org/2006/05/personas-by-robert-barlow-busch/

If you're not going to be able to attend his one-day workshop or not sure if
this personas approach is the right for your company, this is the perfect
event for you.

Lulu Press Inc
800 Aviation Pkwy
Suite 300

25 Jan 2007 - 6:49pm
Scott Weiss

MobileMonday NYC: Rich Mobile Experiences with SVGt

MobileMonday New York in collaboration with Antoine Quint of SVG.org, Dan
Appelquist of Vodafone and MobileMonday London, and Scott Weiss of Usable
Products cordially invite you to join us at the "Rich Mobile Experiences
with SVG".

31 Jul 2004 - 4:12pm
Andrew Otwell

"Designing Everyday Computational Things", Johan Redström

Hans didn't post the URL for this diss. It's at
http://www.viktoria.se/~johan/thesis/ and is exceptionally good. If
anyone's read Malcolm McCullough's recent "Digital Ground", Redström's
project covers pretty much the same topic, but is written as a series
of design case studies, which I find more interesting reading.

> For example, I have been interested in the work of Redstrom :
> Jonas Redstrom, Designing Everyday Computational Things
> Ph. D. Thesis. Gothenburg Studies in Informatics, No.

11 Feb 2006 - 5:46pm
Dan Saffer

Interview Excerpt: Marc Rettig

I've been fortunate to get some great interviews with interaction
design luminaries for my upcoming book. Most of the interviews have
been too long to publish in their entirety, so I'm excerpting them on
the book's website and including some (great) material that
unfortunately won't make it into the book.

I've just posted the first excerpt: an interview from Chapter 1 with
Marc Rettig, discussing the History and Future of Interaction Design.

16 Apr 2012 - 6:35am

Creating Web Portals for Java / Symbian Devices

Hi all,

Quick one for the smart designers here. How do you create a web potal that will support and work across the majority of older Java and Symbian phone browsers. I am also looking for resources and tutorials that guide the best pratice for mobile portal design. 

- Owen