Re: [IxDA] Thoughts on UXmap

11 Oct 2010 - 6:33am
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Danny Hope
2008

On 11 October 2010 00:40, iris.sharon wrote: > A few months ago I was looking for a local design consultancy in Japan, > and had trouble finding one. I thought it would have been great if > design and UX-related information is organized geographically. I came up > with UXmap.com [1] and began providing local UX information about > consultancies, labs, vendors, conferences, education, associations, > events, and jobs. I can see how it supports needs of both design and UX > people as well as their stakeholders. What do you think? Is there a need for > this? Would you, personally, find it useful? Why or why not?

Really like the idea of maps as a way of viewing this type of stuff.

I'd like to: start at my current location. be able to link to a specific location eg. uxmap.com/brighton be able to embed the map set to a specific location view it inside Google Maps (I like the full-screenishness)

-- Danny Hope User Experience Design, Brighton UK http://dannyhope.co.uk +44 (0)7595 226 792

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11 Oct 2010 - 11:05am
Joe Ortenzi
2008

interesting, but it appears to be loading very slowly. Any ideas why?

maybe you could cache the information instead of collecting it fresh with each zoom...

Joe

On 11/10/2010, at 08:06 , Danny Hope wrote:

> On 11 October 2010 00:40, iris.sharon wrote: > > A few months ago I was looking for a local design consultancy in Japan, > > and had trouble finding one. I thought it would have been great if > > design and UX-related information is organized geographically. I came up > > with UXmap.com [1] and began providing local UX information about > > consultancies, labs, vendors, conferences, education, associations, > > events, and jobs. I can see how it supports needs of both design and UX > > people as well as their stakeholders. What do you think? Is there a need for > > this? Would you, personally, find it useful? Why or why not? > > Really like the idea of maps as a way of viewing this type of stuff. > > I'd like to: > start at my current location. > be able to link to a specific location eg. uxmap.com/brighton > be able to embed the map set to a specific location > view it inside Google Maps (I like the full-screenishness) > > -- > Danny Hope > User Experience Design, Brighton UK > http://dannyhope.co.uk > +44 (0)7595 226 792 > >

12 Oct 2010 - 8:15pm
iris.sharon
2010

Hi Danny and Joe,

Thank you so much for your input. I will definitely think about ways to improve the site although I am kind of limited by what Google Maps allows me to do. And there are ways to bypass it.

Best,

Iris

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