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1 Mar 2012 - 12:44pm

What are the best introductory / onboarding processes for first time users that you've seen on social media sites?

Can anyone recommend social media sites that do a particularly great job with their first time user introductory / onboarding process?

5 Nov 2004 - 5:15pm
Dave Malouf

"Design" ... What's up w/ Digital Design?

In the spirit of Ziya's "I'm a designer" pitch. I recently wrote an
article that addresses this concern within what I am calling the digital
design community.

Check it out: <http://synapticburn.com/comments.php?id=17_0_1_0>

14 Oct 2008 - 2:41pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Billie Mandel

Vive l'ergonomie?

Hey folks -

I guess today's my day to open my trap on IxDA, which I haven't done in ages (*waving hello to everyone*)

So, question of the day: what can you guys tell me about the state of our field in France?

Back story: In my years in this community and on this list, I've met designers from many other countries, but never from France. And now I've got a new job building a design organization in a largely French software company.

17 Aug 2010 - 8:05pm
5 years ago
17 replies

Visually boring wire frames and charts

I am looking for inspiration to help me break out of my rut of generating wire frames and charts that are functional, but visually boring. Some individuals just have the knack to see and present data that doesn't put you to sleep. Datavisualization Yodas' if you will. Can you recommend some web sites, books or whatever that show examples of information relationships depicted in a visually appealing way. I have completely enjoyed the pattern libraries and I am hoping for the same when it comes to data.


18 Apr 2007 - 4:32pm
Renato Almeida

JOB: User Interface Designer for Web (contract) SunGard (Miami, FL)

*****Please do not reply to this email address. See contact info at the end
of the listing.****

POSITION TITLE: User Interface Designer for Web
DURATION: Contract

SunGard is a global leader in integrated IT solutions and eProcessing for
financial services. SunGard is also a pioneer and leading provider of
high-availability infrastructure for business continuity.

14 Oct 2009 - 9:18pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Amy Silvers

When to use faceted navigation

In e-commerce, I think it makes the most sense to use faceted
navigation when there's more than one criterion by which customers
are likely to evaluate products/services--which turns out to be most
of the time when you're dealing with a catalog of any size, IMO.

If you have a few items with only two facets, but the majority lend
themselves to multiple facets that are meaningful to customers, I
don't think that's a problem. But if your catalog consistently
supports only two facets (for example, brand and price), each with
only a handful of attributes, then faceting may be overkill.

26 Mar 2010 - 8:44pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Fred Celestino

Architecture: When Traditional meets Informational

Dear IxDA members,


Some of you may have learned from my previous threads that I am a visual designer and I would like to propose a collective usability test for a project I just launched this week.

20 Jun 2005 - 2:54pm
Challis Hodge

Experience People Job: User Experience Architect (Pasadena, CA, USA)

User Experience Architect

Experience: 7+ years
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
Status: Permanent Full Time
Relocation: Yes
Stock Options : Yes
Salary: Competitive


The User Experience Architect will apply principles of user-centered design
to develop user interfaces. You will have knowledge of customer tasks,
product functionality requirements, user interface architecture, 3rd party
and competitors' user interface designs, as well as industry interface

7 Oct 2005 - 12:36pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Danna Hudson

Metadata Questions

Does anybody know the maximum number of characters that can be used in
Metadata page description and keywords?

Thanks, danna :)

danna hudson
information architect

the designory
211 east ocean blvd suite 100
long beach ca 90802-4850

ph 562-624-0255
fax 562-432-3518
cell 949-533-4350

danna.hudson at designory.com

16 Apr 2009 - 12:22pm
Elizabeth Raymond

JOB post request- Customer Experience Designer (IA/UX) for Smarter Travel Media

Good Afternoon,

Can I post the following opening to your forum?

Company: Smarter Travel Media (an Expedia Company


Location: Boston, MA

Position Type: Full-Time Direct hire

Job Description

Customer Experience Designer - Information Architect
We are seeking a talented individual to fill the newly created position of Customer Experience Designer. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to make your mark across multiple brands within the Smarter Travel Media portfolio.