Discussion Archive: August 2005

4 Aug 2005 - 7:36pm
Margaret Motamed

"Sr Interaction designer" job opening, EFI, Foster City, CA, Contract

EFI is the world leader in digital imaging and print management solutions for
commercial and enterprise printing.

EFI is looking for a talented user interface designer for its Product Design
group. As a UI designer, you will be working closely with product managers,
engineers and other designers to design and prototype highly usable, sensible
and elegant interface solutions for a wide range of EFI software products
through user-centered design process.

4 Aug 2005 - 3:30pm
11 years ago
1 reply
David Robertson

Task Analysis Exercises for Groups

Hi Folks

A colleague and I am going to be doing some field research in the near
future, and we are looking for specific activities or exercises that can
be used to elicit information from users regarding their job and work
culture. Ideally, we would be using some of the ideas introduced in
Contextual Design, but we have some constraints on time.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:20pm
11 years ago
3 replies
Josephine Choi

Design professional getting an MBA?

Hi all,

Since getting out of college a couple years ago, I have been employed as
an interaction designer at a software company. I really love the work,
it's what I want to be doing for years to come, however I have noticed
(as many people have discussed on this board numerous times) a
disconnect between the business, development and design. Lately, I have
been thinking about applying to business school, hopefully to gain
perspective and help address this gap between all parties.

I would like to get any of your opinions on whether this move would be
successful or not.

4 Aug 2005 - 10:03am
Marc Rettig

Designing for the cultural 'other' (was Ethnographicresearch methods)

Thank you, Anirudha. I enjoyed your post. A couple of comments....

> Marc: ...U.S. companies conducting field work in India and/or China. They
[employed] local people to use as researchers.... Which I thought was
helpful if less than ideal.

> Anirudha: Just curious: what do you exactly mean by 'less than ideal'.

You anticipated my reasons in your response.

4 Aug 2005 - 9:50am
Pete Gordon - U...

Creativity that Goes Deep

For those that have not seen this article from BusinessWeek/Yahoo...

Creativity that Goes Deep

Pete Gordon

4 Aug 2005 - 9:49am
11 years ago
2 replies
Wendy Fischer

Firefox - mobile device user agents

Does anybody know where I can get a listle of mobile device user agents and their descriptions from a phone manufacturer like Motorola, Nokia, or Sony-Ericson?



4 Aug 2005 - 4:06am
11 years ago
1 reply
Tricia (Bluesky...

Top 10 E-Commerce Companies


Does anyone know where I can get a list of the top 10 E-Commerce



2 Aug 2005 - 12:38pm
Marcin Wichary

Apple releases a multi-button mouse.

The guys in Cupertino seem to enjoy freezing the hell over and over

2 Aug 2005 - 10:11am
11 years ago
1 reply
Ville Tikkanen

UI patents

Hello everyone!

I have been mining the web via google for information about u.s.
patents granted for (graphical) user interfaces.

Does anyone have any knowledge of information repositories of ui
patents, critical reviews of these patents that would maybe
contain understandable summaries of the patents or other publications
that might summarize gui patents somehow??

Best regards,

Ville Tikkanen
Media Lab UIAH

1 Aug 2005 - 11:50am
Jim Kalbach

Announcement: EURO IA Conference - Call for Papers Extended

We are delighted by the initial response to our Call for Papers for
the first Euro IA Summit. But we also know our deadline for
submissions came right in the middle of many vacations. Therefore, we
are EXTENDING THE DEADLINE until August 15, so everyone has a fair
chance to be heard.

Do you have a great idea for a panel, presentation, or poster? Don't
wait until the last minute – let us know about it NOW. You'll find
all the submission details at: http://www.euroia.org/call.html

Want to know more about the Summit?