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18 May 2004 - 3:29pm
Cindy Alvarez

Summer interns needed - IxD and D (with location)

Thanks to Kevin and Andrew for reminding me to add the location!

Yodlee is located in Redwood Shores (Bridge Park shuttle service from San
Carlos Caltrain).

Hi all -

I'm looking for one or two summer interns to help me out with some
application design and more visual design projects.

17 May 2004 - 4:15pm
Cindy Alvarez

Summer interns needed - IxD and D

Hi all -

I'm looking for one or two summer interns to help me out with some
application design and more visual design projects. This could be a great
opportunity for a student or someone who is just starting out with IxD or
UI design and needs to grow their portfolio.

The positions do not pay, but we will work to get you college credit
if possible and figure out a flexible schedule. I'd also be happy to help
you spec out and build your portfolio.

14 May 2004 - 10:28am
Gino Zahnd

Job: User Interface Designer, Santa Cruz, Ca

A User Interface Designer at Validus develops the underlying
concepts and detailed user interface elements behind our
multimodal, handheld medical products designed for physicians.

As a UI Designer at Validus, you will:

+ interact daily with content and speech UI designers,
the engineering team, and staff physicians;

+ conduct some formal, but mostly guerilla user research;

+ work with the product team to map your findings into
detailed design specs for the interaction design, application
flow, screen layouts, GUI elements, etc.;

+ create and fully develop GUI designs

14 May 2004 - 8:24am
Carrie Ritch

interface patents

My company is aiming to "productize" an online community application that we custom developed a few years ago. I'm working on redesigning the interface and I'm wondering if we need to be mindful of any existing patents. Are there specific web interfaces or combinations of widgets that have been patented or are in the process of being patented? And any patents specifically pertaining to community/collaboration web apps?

Any experience, knowledge, thoughts are much appreciated.


13 May 2004 - 3:40pm
10 years ago
1 reply
robert strati

Cool Breadcrumbs


I'm looking for any examples of some cutting edge breadcrumb
treatments/concepts - can be way out there - anyone seen any lately? Thanks.


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13 May 2004 - 8:56am
Narey, Kevin

FW: Labelling Progress Indicators [was Breadcrumbs]

Correct - this is a wizard, but with non-linear linking as per a shopping
experience hence there is no hierarchy but a broken down form with
dependencies i.e. you can't order a vehicle without a customer etc. Having
the whole form on one page would be unmanageable at best.

>Breadcrumbs normally show a hierarchical tree, not the cumulative
progression through steps.
Ok perhaps I should have said 'progress indicator' i.e.

13 May 2004 - 8:46am
Dave Collins

Labelling Progress Indicators [was Breadcrumbs]

>Not sure where your sitemap reference came from but thanks for your

'Implied' sitemap. (I probably should have said 'architecture') As in:
the details you provide about your pages hint at an overarching
structure that defines the relationships between the pages (not the
whole site, just this section). Or, more simply: I'd like to see your
boxes and arrows.


13 May 2004 - 7:21am
10 years ago
1 reply
Narey, Kevin

Labelling Breadcrumbs

This is probably a contextual issue, but I'd be interested to know whether
you prefer to label in such a way that it gives the user an idea of the
action they will perform when they get there or describe the content of that
page that they will find.

Example of breadcrumb trail labels with potential action to perform when the
user gets there:

Configure/Confirm Customer > Configure/Confirm Vehicle > Add Options >
Confirm Financials > Confirm Order


Example of breadcrumb trail labels with potential content description when
the user gets there:

Customer Details > Vehicle Deta

12 May 2004 - 2:58pm
Christian Simon

Subject: Re: what is this, Usenet? Macs vs. all others

> Apple
> was repeatedly cited as an example of everything you'd want your brand
> to be: known, consistent, clear, attractive.

Apple also positions very well in their markets, because they take risks
that other companies dare not. Apple was ditching the 3.5 floppy while Win
was still using it to boot their BIOS. And, Apple was head-to-head with Sony
with the standardization of FireWire and USB when PCs were still using
serial connections for their keyboards.

12 May 2004 - 9:26am
Michael Bartlett

Re: what is this, Usenet? Macs vs. all others (w as "web design")

That's exactly it Todd and I would agree with you. Every day on the tube I
have at least 2 or 3 fellow iPod cowboys - just in my carriage. So to say
Apple is unsuccessful is a little, well, silly really. You could, however,
say that Apple have been unsuccessul in their desktop penetration in
relation to Microsoft. The fact that they are one of the World's most
recongised brands is, without doubt, a feather in their cap and indeed they
are successful.

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