Discussion Archive: July 2006

20 Jul 2006 - 11:20am

Job Opportunity - xHTML, CSS, JavaScript

Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE: "SAY") is one of India's largest
software solutions companies. We are present in 55* countries, across 6
continents. Over 28,000* dedicated and highly skilled IT professionals, work
in development centers in India, the USA, the UK, the UAE, Canada, Hungary,
Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan and Australia* and serve over 469* global
companies, including over 156* Fortune 500 corporations.
(* - Figures as of March 31, 2006).

20 Jul 2006 - 10:41am
Jennifer Boral

Job Opportunities with Avenue A | Razorfish in the Northeast

With over 100 User Experience professionals across all our offices, Avenue A | Razorfish offers a lively community of designers and a company that understands the complexities of user-centered design process.

Our work includes complex transactional financial services applications, rich media microsites for major consumer brands, employee portals and partner extranets, plus sites for newspapers and magazines you love (and the advertising that supports them too!).

20 Jul 2006 - 6:57am
Karen Pascoe

JOBS: User Experience Designer, Analyst, FT, New York

User Experience Designer, User Experience Analyst / Internet Strategy
JPMorgan Chase – Treasury and Securities Services

JPMorgan Chase is currently seeking an experienced User Experience Designer
and User Experience Analyst for the Client Access group of Treasury and
Securities Services (TSS).

TSS Client Access utilizes user-centered design techniques to drive
planning, development, and execution of Internet initiatives across the TSS

19 Jul 2006 - 9:13pm
10 years ago
3 replies
Joshua Gross

motivating new learning - was Re: keyboard shortcuts + contextual menus

This is an interesting problem (regardless of whether or not you agree
about kb shortcuts) - at a certain point, learning comes to a
near-complete stop.

19 Jul 2006 - 5:07pm
Shiv Singh

Intranet Best Practices Report (free!)

Aplogies for the cross postings but I thought some of you would find
this interesting -

We just published an intranet best practices report here at Avenue A |
Razorfish. This 43 page report discusses intranet maturity, trends and
best practices. It also includes ideas to steal from the consumer world.
It's a free report and can be downloaded at

Take a look and let me know if you have any feedback or thoughts for a
future version.



19 Jul 2006 - 1:48pm

FW: design by committee??

I think that data can be used successfully to backup functional design
decisions. You can test different interaction methods on users and
measure efficiency, effectiveness, etc.
(e.g. sequence of screens to support taskflow)

But it's more difficult to test whether or not "orange" is better than
"blue" (my made up example).

19 Jul 2006 - 8:05am
John Grøtting

openBC.com Design Competition

Some of you may be familiar with the Design Competition that
openBC.com has going on. You can read all about it on the competition

I am very much against design competitions and spec work for our

18 Jul 2006 - 8:31pm
Jim Ungar

Job Posting: Interaction design opportunity in Knoxville, TN

*Interaction Designer *

- Strong user-centered design skills
- Ability to effectively gather and interpret information from end
users to inform design
- Solid knowledge of common web component behaviors and capabilities
- Ability to produce wire frames and mock-ups in parallel with the
requirements gathering process
- Ability to clearly communicate design specifications to engineers
and design rationale to stakeholders
- Experience in usability testing
- AJAX, CSS knowledge a plus
- Graphic design a plus

This is a full time, permanent position is in the S

18 Jul 2006 - 1:41pm
Chad Jennings

Recruit Event: The New Business Degree Is Not An MBA

For those interested in Grad Programs, most specifically design
innovation and strategic planning, the Institute of Design is holding
this SF engagement.

thx, chad


The New Business Degree Is Not An MBA

August 9, 2006, 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Varnish Fine Art, 77 Natoma Street, San Francisco, California

What do the iPod, Web 2.0, Bottom of the Pyramid, and the Cooper Mini
have in common? They are all driving how business is done today and
they are all design-driven innovations.

18 Jul 2006 - 12:57pm
10 years ago
2 replies
Mark Schraad

synergies with engineers??

>> Does anyone have any successful experiences to share regarding
>> improving synergies between design/development?

Three things that I think have helped me a lot:

1) Sometimes the engineers are right, and it is worth giving them some real consideration.

2) If you are an ethnographer debating a positivist (sometimes qualitative vs. quantitative) it helps to be have sufficient expertise in the oppositions camp. This establishes credibility and allows you to debate with a common language.

3) I have had great success using evidence.