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23 Mar 2009 - 1:24pm
E. Miller

[JOB] UX Designer, Portland, OR

Squishymedia is looking for someone to join us as a front end user
experience designer and developer.

You'd be working on sophisticated information design projects for
clients primarily in government and healthcare. The ideal fit for this
position is a designer with demonstrable experience creating
attractive website and web application interfaces with particular
emphasis on clarity and usability.

24 Nov 2009 - 2:04pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Yun Liu

Google added AJAX to Google Translate?

I used Google Translate a lot, from English to Chinese, from simplified
Chinese to Traditional. The process was like: you type in text you had ->
clicked the Translate button -> the page will help you to translate.

Today, when I use google translate, I find that as soon as you put in a
character, it will help you to translate it. So I guess google has added
AJAX function to the page, when you put anything into the text area, it will
trigger the translation function, and begin to pull out data from the
database(or something like that).

5 Jan 2006 - 8:16am
10 years ago
1 reply
Scott Weiss

Mobile Phone UIs: Vodafone, Verizon, and more

At Usable Products Company, we had the good fortune to work on the
Vodafone Simply's design in collaboration with Vodafone's excellent
internal UE team.

The Vodafone Simply is the world's first phone designed completely by an
operator ('carrier' in US parlance). The UI and industrial design came
from Vodafone. The phone has been a tremendous success. This phone is a
basic voice and SMS phone, though it has an animated color user interface
and has integrated context-sensitive help. It does NOT provide Vodafone
Live! access, nor does it feature a camera.

19 Aug 2009 - 9:23am
6 years ago
2 replies
Traci Lepore

Social media and potentially offensive material....how/do you mediate?

Yesterday I was reading this post in NY Magazine.....about Disney hiring David Mamet to help write a new movie version of The Diary of Anne Frank. Now I don't know how anyone who is familiar with Mamet's work doesn't have a moment of what that could sound like flashing in their head. I certainly did before I even read the post. What stunned me though was the comments about it. Many people found it offensive and "not funny".

This brought up the question for me about social media these days and the good use of freedom of speech it seems to allow.

17 Jan 2012 - 2:01pm
Samuel Lee

Gesture Recognition - Designing for NUIs

When designing "apps" for gesture recognition, what is most appropriate to use? A UML User Flows or a Service Design Blueprint?

Any insight or suggestions are helpful!




30 Sep 2009 - 3:54pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Noreen Whysel

2009 IA Salary and Benefits Survey is now open - Please participate

The 2009 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey is now open at:


The survey takes only a minute or two to complete, so we hope you'll
stop by and contribute.

We have made slight edits from last year including a much simpler
matrix of responses for IA related tasks, a more normalized breakdown
of salary ranges and a further refinement of job titles and experience

19 Oct 2005 - 1:43pm
10 years ago
5 replies

references for designing international interfaces?

Hi all -

Wondering if anyone could recommend any good resources or give any
good advice on designing UIs with localization to different languages
in mind. There's a big difference in word length between Chinese and
German. :-)

Thanks -


PS: as an aside, if anyone knows any cross-platform GUI programmers,
my company is hiring.

19 May 2006 - 6:47pm
uijobs at aim.com

JOB: Sr. UI Designer - Full Time at AOL in Mountain View, CA (USA)

The AOL Experience Design Team is looking for a Senior UI designer for our Mountain View, California Development office.
You will help drive the user interface design for our web based mail & calendar products including AOL and AIM Mail. You will create flow diagrams, wireframes, and detailed interaction specifications for use by Engineering and Quality Assurance.

27 Mar 2009 - 8:11am
7 years ago
3 replies
Joel Eden

Lexus ad, another mention of design and usability

I know people have already discussed the Ford designer TV commercial
here, so I thought I would note a related ad...maybe it's a trend...is
design becoming more of a differentiator with the economy the way it

1 Jan 2010 - 6:35am

Creative Thinking for Interactive Media Design is now in Amazon Book Store

Dear Member,

Paper back version of "CreativeThinking for Interactive Media
Design" is now on the stock of the Amazon Site


Ebook version is still available by Lulu Inch.