We're working on a new site design and some initial user testing has shown that our local navigation is just as effective on the right side of the page as it is on the left. Generally, my experience has been that if it looks like navigation, people usually figure out that that's what it is, so, while I'm feeling like the right-side will work, I'm still hesitant to flout conventions.
I reviewed this thread from a couple of years ago:
I've been in the UX field for 3+ years now but I keep hitting a series of bumps (starting with a layoff in 2009) that have prevented me from expanding my professional design portfolio. The majority of my professional work has revolved around usability evaluation and user research, although I have done some design work professionally, on the side, and in grad school. For the past year, my professional work has focused on usability testing and user research.
RPA (rpa.com) is looking for a couple of people to help with user experience design efforts alongside our existing teams. As a User Experience Designer, you will work closely with Project Managers, Creatives and Engineers through numerous stages of the product development cycle. You will be involved in all aspects of the product lifecycle, from ideation to implementation.
You will help to define the user model and user interface for new and existing projects.
Earlier today I received back from an editor the revised version of an article I have in the works. Whilst reviewing the changes I came across the following comment in amongst the annotations: Design is not a “problem-solving technique”...
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