Discussion Archive

17 May 2008 - 5:08am
5 years ago
7 replies
Apar Maniar

too much feedback?

Hi everyone

I took a look at this photo

and this got me thinking that while it is a good rule of thumb to give the
user feedback, how and when does feedback stop being helpful and become
overkill or just plain nuisance.

I cant remember the countless number of times I have t click on the little
"x" to get rid of the network connection notification in XP somewhere in the
subconscious it hurts


The goal of the action is the action itself!

3 Jan 2005 - 2:25pm
9 years ago
1 reply

"Usability Meets TV Advertising?"

OK, it's a new year but an old problem:


"Experience from overseas (notably the UK) and some activity here in the US
suggests that as far as interactive advertising is concerned..."

What exactly is the "UK experience" mentioned here?

Nullius in Verba

17 Jul 2007 - 9:55am
Zachary Thacher

JOB / Information Architect / New York / Company C / Full time


Information Architect

New York

Company C

Full time

Company C is an integrated direct and interactive marketing agency in
downtown New York servicing Fortune 100 clients. We recently re-branded
ourselves after 20 years of providing services as Chinnici Direct, primarily
a direct marketing house. Our client list for interactive projects is
growing, and our current focus is on the Travel, Financial Services and
Communications industries - although that list is growing as well.

17 Jul 2007 - 9:35am
6 years ago
5 replies
Fredrik Matheson

Is the IXDA a well-kept secret? (was: Interesting Article About Usability as a Career in New York Times.)

The article that Harvinder mentioned gives a nice introduction to our
profession for those not in the know.
( "The usability industry helps make new products work"

After reading it I wondered why the Usability Professionals Association
(UPA) was mentioned, but not the IXDA.

16 Jul 2007 - 1:00pm
George Muenz

JOB Information Architects Vancouver BC, Canada Recruiter Contract

Good day

We have a few immediate contract opportunities available for 6 months+++
with our client in Vancouver, BC.

Information Architects

Strong experience with Usability concepts and best practices

Web Portal Experience

HTML/Flash development experience

Wire Frame development

Lead Customer workshops


George Muenz

Senior Consultant

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1 Nov 2007 - 9:47am
Chris Borokowski

Project management control structures ( was Do Engineers Understand...)

Hierarchy to me is a liberator from that question of who owns what, and
as a result what parts need to match up with others.

9 Feb 2010 - 3:36pm
Jeff Gothelf

[JOB] Lead Product (visual) Designer needed in NYC

Hey folks -

TheLadders.com (one of the most successful startups in NYC), located in SoHo, is looking for a Lead Product Designer. This is a visual design position and is full time, on site.

There are three basic requirements:
- killer design chops (and the portfolio to showcase them)
- an opinion (and the initiative to express and pursue it)
- an understanding of Interaction Design

Local (NYC metro) candidates are preferred but relo's will be considered (if you're awesome, determined solely by me :-)

Interested? Know someone who is?

7 Jul 2007 - 10:34pm
6 years ago
4 replies

2007 IA Summit Redux in New York City, July 19th

(Apologies for duplicate postings)

Couldn't make it to the IA Summit in Las Vegas? Can't wait for next
year's Summit in Miami?

Join us on Thursday, July 19th in New York City for a Redux of the
2007 IA Summit. Presenters from the Summit who live in the NYC area
will be gathering at the Avenue A | Razorfish offices in Midtown
Manhattan to provide recaps and highlights of their talks.

10 Jul 2007 - 4:06pm
6 years ago
6 replies

Crafting a user research e-mail... what to say?

Hey all,

I've pushed hard enough to be able to reach out to some users of our web
sites. We can blast out an e-mail to the students to grab user interview
candidates. I need to write the e-mail, but I wanted to first ask if anyone
had anything like this laying around I could use as a reference. Also, any
best practices?

23 Jan 2009 - 6:25am
5 years ago
2 replies

Recommendations on UI for filtering content / switching user-roles.

Hi all,

I've recently joined this list so hope I have followed the standard
etiquette for posting messages.

Does anyone have any recommendations of sites using a technique for a
registered user to switch their view of a website from job-specific to
'show all'.

So if a user chooses to view the site as their registered job role of
'Travel Writer', whilst they will be able to access all the content on
the site, role-specific articles will be promoted more heavily within
the site pages.