Discussion Archive

28 Aug 2009 - 10:34am
5 years ago
1 reply
Adrian Howard

Contract requirements that ensure usability issues are addressed

On 28 Aug 2009, at 07:21, Karen Dee Davis wrote:

> I am hoping one of you has some legal speak you'd be willing to share
> on contract requirements for usability standards. We have a vendor
> whose product has serious experience issues and want to make sure
> they get addressed throughout the product lifecycle.

To be honest - I don't think I'd try that technique. Never seen
attempts to specify usability standards via contract to be effective
in any way.

9 Jan 2006 - 10:16pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Gabriel White

Are good IxDers like good chess players?

In my morning malaise on the subway this morning I thought this:

Some of the best interaction designers I've worked with are like good
chess players. They are the kind of people who can think 39 actions
ahead, for each of the 27 different possible use scenarios.

29 Jan 2004 - 2:10pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Bob Baxley

Is Design an Objective Pursuit?


So you and I are hearing different stories about Apple. My sources
however are a bit out of date so I'll defer to yours. Either way, I
think we can agree that the determining factor in Apple's success is
the creative vision and leadership of Mr. Jobs.

As for visual design, while I agree that it is generally equated with
style, that doesn't mean it has to be. It is up to us as a community to
educate our clients and consumers about the real value and meaning of

12 Mar 2009 - 7:05am

The future of Wireframes (was: Joel Spolsky claims the

When asked "what tool to you use to create that presentation," (abstraction - that deliverable because it is a common enough question that can be abstracted up a level); what did John Maeda say in response?

On Mar 12, 2009, at 7:52 AM, Todd Zaki Warfel wrote:

On Mar 12, 2009, at 6:20 AM, David Malouf wrote: If I never see "wireframe" as a deliverable again, I will be a happy man. The age of visio, omniograffle, axure, iRise, etc.

10 Jul 2006 - 9:58am
8 years ago
6 replies

Is there an interactive newspaper

Looking at the different designs for newspapers and the way different
cultures interact with the different formats, I arrived at a question
which i wanted to pose for discussion.

What is an interactive newspaper, is there an example of an
interactive newspaper?

How can we as designers rethink of new ways to allow the users to
gather their own news into a platform?

Taking into consideration the cultural and social aspect of the
newspaper how can we devise a universal newspaper which can afford
different language while still retaining the pictorial and visual

1 Oct 2008 - 12:42pm

Job - Sr Usability Engineer - Seattle, WA - Full Time - Recruiter

Sr Usability Engr

Great opportunity to be part of a team of outstanding usability engrs and UX
designers in a groundbreaking organization.


² Develop and implement user-focused design and research methodologies
thru dev lifecycle in partnership with UX and cross-organizational teams.

² Employ multiple usability methodologies.

20 Mar 2006 - 3:16pm
Dan Saffer

Two New Interview Excerpts

I've posted two new interview excerpts for your reading pleasure:

Hugh Dubberly on Systems Design

"Today, ideas from design methods and systems design may be more
relevant to designers than ever before—as more and more designers
collaborate on designing software and complex information spaces."


Brenda Laurel on Design Research


24 Nov 2005 - 1:29pm

First IxDA F2F in Stockholm

We had our first face to face meet in Stockholm on the 17th and it
turned out to be quite successful. About 20 people turned up and we
had a great exchange of ideas and experiences.

The place (http://ag925.se) was just right for the event with a nice
atmosphere so we'll continue to go there.

16 Oct 2008 - 11:03am
5 years ago
1 reply
Dave Cortright

Designing with Vision presentation

I posted my Designing with Vision presentation to SlideShare yesterday, and
they decided to feature it on the home page today. I thought you all might
find it interesting.

Thanks for checking it out! I'd love your feedback.


1 Sep 2005 - 1:50pm
Marijke Rijsberman

usability contract work for Intuit intranet

I'm looking for a usability professional for a series of projects related to
the Intuit intranet and internal tools this fall. First project to start
September 12. Intranet experience highly preferred.

Please send me a resume at marijke at interfacility.com.