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Reminder - Dynamic Web Pages: Effective Use of Ajax Webinar
We're running some of our Guerrilla UCD webinars in private sessions for one of the world's best known telecoms companies. Let us know if you need something special: you can pick the time, tweak the content and share the recordings with your whole organization (rather than just an individual team).
Regarding linear processes or wizards that include a clearly communicated number of steps such as Step 1 of 3, Step 2 of 3, etc.. My client is a large and well-known financial company. I am coming on to a project where we are designing standards for design patterns for a system. I came across a pattern where someone designed a linear flow (for making a payment for example) when Step 3 is actually the confirmation screen saying "Thanks, payment has been made" There is nothing left for the user to do but close the dialog.
I've been working as an interaction designer for less than a year (student, interning) and have struggled with finding a good tool to use for creating product flows. Programs like Fireworks and Flash Catalyst are great for making clickable prototypes. And programs like Visio are decent for creating flowcharts showing the overall organization of an application. But the two remain largely separated.
This is iPhone application related.
Application UI is already done for S60 phones but we are developing
new version for iPhone as well.
There is a screen that displays a list of devices. For every device
in the list the user can perform one of the following
1. browse into the directory of the device
2. see device properties
3. see home page of the device
I am currently working on behalf of an excellent client on a long
term Senior Interaction Designer contract. If this sounds interesting
to you or you know someone that fits the bill, please get in touch!
The successful candidate will sit in Glendale Arizona and travel to
San Francisco will be required. This is the perfect opportunity to
work with a large, well known institution. We are looking for
candidates with heavy transactional experience (e.g. in banking,
insurance, travel, etc). Experience working on an employee facing
application is a big plus.
Here's a very interesting game that applies some pretty unique UI
concepts to support a concept entitled "flow theory."
Flow theory [is] a psychological concept first developed by Claremont
Graduate University's Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ... it mostly boils down
to impulsive, easy-to-understand gameplay that eliminates disruptions.
Nothing comes between the gamer and the experience -- no menus, no
tutorials, no prompts or instructions; most of all, no dying.