Discussion Archive: August 2006

22 Aug 2006 - 3:31pm
Ted Booth

[JOB] UE designer at Symbol Technologies - NY

User experience designer
Symbol Technologies
New York City and/or greater NYC area

Having access to the right information at the right moment makes all the difference to a retailer monitoring inventory, a delivery person tracking a package or a doctor following a patient's progress. Symbol Technologies is global company and a recognized leader in providing mobility products and systems. We make people and organizations more effective by keeping them connected to business applications and information both inside and outside the workplace.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:07pm

Fwd: Interactive Art Director Job Description in SF

We’re looking for an exceptionally talented Interactive Art Director
with extensive interactive experience and a well-rounded design
background to join this highly creative, award-winning San Francisco
advertising firm.

The Interactive Art Director’s role is to initially collaborate on
overall campaign ideas with art director/writer teams and lead the
interactive-specific ideas.

22 Aug 2006 - 12:28am
Peter Merholz

IDEA Conference, October 23-24; Linda Stone, National Park Service just added!


The IDEA Conference, organized by the IA Institute, takes place
October 23-24 in Seattle, WA.

The event is a unique offering on the conference scene --
practitioners from a wide range of fields will present on the subject
of designing complex information spaces.

21 Aug 2006 - 5:31pm
Chris Colosimo

Job: Senior Usability Engineer-Denver, CO Oracle, Full Time

A senior usability engineer conducts usability evaluations, focus groups,

customer research, competitive analysis, and survey research for applications

products. They articulate a usability plan for one or more application product domains.

This person also mentors junior staff members in usability evaluations and

customer research, interfaces with lab administrative staff to run and

maintain Usability Labs, helps maintain department web sites,

and load balance with usability engineers in other groups.

21 Aug 2006 - 2:55pm
10 years ago
5 replies
Paul Sherman

Desktop app --> Web app guidelines

Today I received an interesting question from a Product Manager in another
business unit. She is part of an initiative to create a "web-based" version
of their Windows-only desktop application. Her question was:

"Has anyone [in the other application groups] developed guidelines to bring
their application to the web?"

I told her I'd ping a few UX/IxD/UCD discussion groups.

So, does anyone know of a good set of guidelines for "web-alizing" a desktop

21 Aug 2006 - 12:42pm

hypotheses about tasks.

>Can I simply ask a bunch of users to rate the difficulty of a series
>of tasks and see how it pans out? Is this a valid way to test the
>validity of the preceding statement? If so, I've already done that.
>It's how I made the original observation. Users completed a series of
>tasks and rated them on a Likert scale.

21 Aug 2006 - 7:24am
Paul Sherman

JOB: UI Designer - Sage Software, Atlanta GA

Job Title:
User Interface Designer

Job Overview:
The User-Centered Design Team at Sage Software / Small Business Division is
seeking an experienced User Interface Designer.

The User Interface Designer will be primarily responsible for creating
high-fidelity prototypes, storyboards and mockups to effectively communicate
designs to the R&D organization. The User Interface Designer's rapid
prototyping skills will also play a critical role in usability testing. The
User Interface Designer may also assist in defining functional interaction

21 Aug 2006 - 4:09am
John Grøtting

VC World notices good user experiences

I track a few VC blogs and found a nice article from Jeff Nolan about
websites that offer a good user experience. Check out his comments:

John Grøtting

Grøtting + Sauter
Barnerstr. 14B
22765 Hamburg

Tel +49.40.398.34342
SkypeIn +1.818.574.8440
Fax +49.40.398.34340
Mobile +49.172.4246.976
g at g-s.de

20 Aug 2006 - 10:46pm
10 years ago
5 replies

Right aligned labels

I would like to know everyone's views on Right aligned labels.

19 Aug 2006 - 4:49pm
10 years ago
41 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Testing a hypothesis

Interesting quote from Wikipedia:

"Most laws of nature are statements of the obvious, restated in less
obvious ways. Carried to an extreme, one could say, 'Nature always