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11 Aug 2008 - 8:05am
Scott Roth

[JOB] 2 full time contractor User Experience positions in NYC for Agile Partners

Agile Partners (http://agilepartners.com) is looking for two User
Experience / Usability people to help us deliver web-based solutions
for our clients, which range from start-ups to some of the largest
corporations in the country.

The first position is a detail-oriented project manager role with
previous UX / Usability experience required. This person will be
driving Usability Testing and other UX projects.

26 Oct 2004 - 1:06pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Wendy Fischer

recruiting agencies for testing

I am looking for recruiting agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area that is capable of recruiting enterprise users. Any ideas or recommendations?

Also, what do you think that approximate cost might be that an agency would charge to recruit per person? I am looking a doing a usability test of approximately 5-10 people on an enterprise developer type of product.

-Wendy Fischer

1 Apr 2005 - 10:28am
9 years ago
2 replies

To Attend or not to attend

A couple of comments here got me thinking about conferences that address our issues and thoughts.

Personally, I don't have a problem with a good mix of academic topics mixed in with "industry tested"
practices. The theoretical academic research is very important and needed to advance our field forward - for this reason we shouldn't look down on it and should support it equally. Any intelligent person out there can take academic concepts and try their own application of the principles at work.

23 Sep 2010 - 4:03am
4 years ago
2 replies
19 Aug 2004 - 3:53pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Tony Lopez

Are you building RIA's?

I'm in search of individuals and studios that have been designing and/or
building RIA's. I'm particularly interested in speaking to parties who have
been working with Macromedia Flash and Flex.

I'm in the process of building the user experience discipline for Macromedia
Professional Services and I want to establish outsourcing relationships with
top talent. Please contact me directly if you think that you or your company
fits the bill.


Tony Lopez | User Experience | Macromedia Consulting

7 Oct 2004 - 2:41am
Dan Zlotnikov

Combining form and function

Or rather, playing on words in a rather impressive way.

Political views aside (sorry for bringing up such a hot-button topic),
I can only applaud the marvelous design job. If these become popular,
the same street vendors who sell fake Oakleys at every NYC
intersection will be peddling these flip-flops.

28 Oct 2006 - 10:44am

Job opening: IxD Professorship at Umea Institute of Design, Sweden

I thougth this migth be of interest to more people.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Niklas Andersson <niklas.andersson at dh.umu.se>
Date: Oct 28, 2006 3:56 PM
Subject: Job opening: IxD Professorship at Umea Institute of Design
To: sweden at ixda.org


The Umeå Institute of Design is a small, exclusive industrial de

3 Nov 2005 - 2:03pm
9 years ago
5 replies

Any Ixder's working on physical products inthegroup?

In answer to the original question, I am working on the design of some
physical phone related products and am happy to start a dialogue about that.

In terms of the ipod discussion below...I have an ipod and I love it *in
spite* of the interaction which frankly I often find confusing. Very
frequently, I am hitting the menu button at the wrong time instead of select
and I find the term "Menu" which really means "Back" on an iPod (sometimes)
to be very confusing and difficult to use. Having spoke with others, I know
that I am not alone in this observation.

19 Dec 2007 - 6:18pm
7 years ago
12 replies
Nicholas Iozzo

Must we be Leonardo da Vinci?

Yes! We most be the best designer of our generation, as well as the best engineer and scientist!

At least this is a reasonable conclusion you could make by following all of the heated arguments in the threads:
* "Design" in Interaction Design?
* The mighty UX guru has spoken - Discuss!!

We are in the midst of creating a new field. If we define this field as GraphicDesign + Computer Engineering + Usability Evaluations + UserResearch = Interaction Designer. Then no interaction designers would ever exist.

17 Dec 2009 - 8:25am
5 years ago
16 replies
Don Habas

Long Online Application and Chunking with Several Pages

Hi All.

I'm designing a very long online application for a financial product which spans across several pages. There are some sections which may possibly show a great deal of additional (reflexive) questions for certain scenarios.

For instance, on a page with 10 questions, the way questions 2, 3, 6, and 7 are answered may then show an additional 10-15 questions for each. Originally, I was going to display the reflexive questions under each parent question. However, I think it may intimidate the user and cause them to abandon.