Discussion Archive

6 Sep 2006 - 9:54pm
Gabriel White

Design games

I've been running design games with my team over the last few months,
and wanted to share my experiences and find out what other things
people are doing.

The objectives of the games have been:

- Help better understand design process
- Improve design criticism skills
- Get better at designing under pressure
- Get better at designing collaboratively
- Mode switch - focus on something that's not related to our daily work
- Have fun!

The games are structured around a 20/20 rule - 20 minutes working in
pairs, then 20 minutes together as a group (six people total plus me).

The structure is a van

7 Nov 2008 - 9:46am
7 years ago
1 reply
Janna DeVylder

Are you going to Interaction09? Let your networks know!

It takes more than amazing content and speakers to make a conference.
It's all of us who gather that take it over the top.

So, in that light, if you are going, start encouraging your friends and
esteemed colleagues to join you!

Here are a couple of easy ways to get the word out:

Let your network know you're attending...share the event!

C'mon, so easy.

29 Jan 2009 - 12:12am
7 years ago
1 reply

Help me categorize UX-related conferences/workshops

I've been asked numerous times to recommend conferences and workshops to
and usability professionals.

I've decided to create a matrix to categorize the various events on two axis
1) practical to theoretical
2) non-visual to visual

If you have 5min, please take the following survey and help me create an


*I will of course publish the results as soon as I have a reasonable set of

Best regards,


28 May 2008 - 3:29pm
Greg Hester

Job-Job# 4879-User Experience/User Interface Professional-Alpharetta, GA- Contract-6+ months Duration-Recruiter

Comsys, a leading IT consulting services organization, has an
immediately available 6+ month contract opening in Alpharetta, GA, for a
User Experience/User Interface Professional.

Candidate must be able to travel up to 25%. Candidate will be required
to travel 25% to domestic sites including but not limited to Seattle,
California, Chicago, etc. Candidate will be gone for 1 week at a time.

9 Mar 2011 - 11:43pm
5 years ago
2 replies
India Green

Graduate Student Living in an Area with limited UI/UX/IxD opportunities or communities

I am a working graduate student at DePaul University. I'm currently enrolled in their Master of Science in HCI online program. I live in Louisiana so UI/UX/IxD communities are almost non existed here. Does anyone have any  suggestions for future students who are interested in Interaction Design but live in an area where there isn't much opportunity or community around? 

14 Feb 2005 - 10:21am
11 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Interaction models for countering spam on blogs


Has anyone else noticed that comments on Boxes & Arrows have basically

I realize that B&A had a bad spam attack and even shut down commenting for a
spell while they set up a system to require authentication in order to
create comments. The authentication system they chose is supposedly
something that other bloggers can tap into (if they subscribe to it), but
not many have from what I have seen.

Having recently faced this problem recently I have taken a slightly
different path. The one that requires you to read an unOCRable (scanable)
graphic and type in the string.

23 Sep 2008 - 10:30am
7 years ago
1 reply
Boston IxDA

Boston IxDA: jQuery for designers follow-up

Hi Folks, thanks to all those that came to our September event. For those
that could not make it, John delivered a talk that first introduced the
basics and then walked seamlessly through ever increasing degrees of power
up to 'I dont know why you'd want to do this.. but you can' (o;
John has put the content up here

Since the presentation I've read yet more articles declaring jQuery as the
defacto js library of choice.

28 Oct 2008 - 1:02pm
Miriam Melo

User Experience Networking Event hosted by salesforce.com- November 5, 2008

You are invited to the User Experience Networking event hosted by salesforce.com
Please join the salesforce.com User Experience team in San Francisco at a free networking event!

Come and meet fellow User Experience professionals and find out more about salesforce.com and our growing User Experience team.

23 Jul 2009 - 2:01pm
Joy Zigo

[JOB] Senior Web Designer, NYC, Posted for Recruiter, Full Time

Please respond to kmaloneyATflaggstaff.net

Our client is seeking an experienced Senior Web Designer to contribute to
the creative direction of COMPANY North America*s websites.

12 Sep 2006 - 9:41am
9 years ago
2 replies
Paul Sherman

Badly behaved applications - how do you prevent?

Listening to a CNET podcast today, I learned that Amazon's new "Unbox"
service commits a few faux pas - and arguably some unpardonable sins -
in how it interacts with users.

Amazon Unbox, a video download service, does the following:
-Requires users to download a media management and player application.
-The application sets itself to start when you start Windows - without
asking the user's permission.
-The program doesn't provide an option to not start with Windows.