Discussion Archive

7 Aug 2006 - 5:19pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Peter Boersma

how to implement a dialogue?


For one of our clients, we're considering designing a site around the
concept of a dialogue, and I could use some help in deciding on approaches
and maybe technologies.

In this concept, the website would act as one partner in a conversation, the
visitor as the other. We might even decide to have multiple
client-representatives participate in a conversation. The conversations
would be focussed on learning about, selecting and buying financial products.

(And before I go any further: no, we are not creating the new Boo.com!

9 Nov 2004 - 3:29pm
Jacqueline Antalik

Looking for interaction designer/usability specialist, Vancouver BC, TELUS, 1 yr. contract


TELUS Business Solutions (one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies) is seeking an interaction designer & usability specialist for our Vancouver office (this is a one year contract position). In this role you will apply a user-centred design process on a variety of Web site and Web
application design and development projects to create a high quality user experience.

- Lead client and user interviews and user requirements gathering sessions. Perform task analyses.

16 Nov 2007 - 3:46pm
7 years ago
5 replies
beril guvendik

How to help a new employee to get started

I am looking for insight and best practices to how to help a new designer
get started with the team, company and the product. I haven't been in a
situation where I was responsible for this so I am slightly at a loss.

How do you approach getting a new designer familiar with everything. What is
a good way to spend the first day? What is a good day to spend the first
week? Is there anything you ask them to do specifically to benefit from
their fresh status?

29 Apr 2008 - 9:59am
7 years ago
2 replies
Mark Schraad

DC Ixda

Thanks Will, for organizing the meet and greet last night in Dupont Circle.
Nice to meet all of you - great turnout. I hope we can do that again, and on
a regular basis.


Part-time/Flexible HCI/IxD courses

Hello everyone,

I'm very interested in interaction/UX design that I'd like to do this full time. After reading books like "About Face", "What makes them click", "Why we love or hate everyday things"..etc I started developing solutions for issues I had in mind, with the purpose of practicing design in general. 

To work in this field full time, I was advised to enroll in a program. However, I'd like to keep my full time job in Dublin while studying.

5 May 2010 - 3:18pm
5 years ago
9 replies

Preserving Filter Selections

Hello everyone,

I do not have the ability to do any usability testing for this, but I wanted to know if there was a best practice for this scenario:

The user lands and on media asset viewer (default view w/another view option) with options to filter the media asset viewer by category and media type. After making a few filter selections, the user then flips the media asset viewer to another view - would most users expect that their filter selections from the previous view to be preserved?

Your opinions are very welcomed.


22 Jul 2008 - 10:04am
7 years ago
6 replies

Masters Programs in the DC Area

I'm on the verge of taking a job in the DC area and wanted to know if there
were any good programs in the area for UX or Interaction Design. Any help or
advice would be much appreciated. Thanks.

-Matthew Stephens
Co-Founder, deviantART.com

16 Nov 2010 - 7:46am
4 years ago
1 reply
frank dahle

Java based web frameworks - any experiences regarding flexibility and frontend design?

In the planning of a large scale web application project the following web frameworks has been suggested:


  • JBoss Seam
  • Spring Web Flow
  • Spring MVC
  • JSF
  • PrimeFaces
  • Struts
  • Stripes
  • Tapestry
  • Wicket
  • AppFuse
  • Turbine


My concern as the principal consultant on user experience is to avoid any frameworks with limitations that can compromise our main target, an efficient, user friendly concept. I'm sure you all know my concerns in this regard.

10 Jun 2010 - 8:19pm
5 years ago
2 replies

Need help with process flow

Just starting a discussion if anyone can help me define an comprehensive UX or IxD organization process flow. Any input on this discussion would be gladly appreciated. Problem came about because working with other deparments while implementing UX has been not been operating smoothly. Is there any sites or other resources where I can get more information about a process flow from kickoff all the way to launch stating which departments handle certain type of deliverables and requirements but focusing more from a UX POV.

3 Jul 2006 - 5:53am
A.C.Roibas at b...

UbiComp Workshop older users (last call!)

I hope this announcement is appropriate for the list.



(Apologies for cross-posting)

Last call for papers - July 5th, 2006: Submission Deadline Extended! (workshop position papers)

“Future networked interactive media systems and services for the
new-senior communities: enabling older users to create and share self authored multimedia content” workshop in conjunction with UBICOMP 2006 – www.sintef.no/ubicomp

Today, the traditional barriers between mainstream and homemade media are dissolving.