Discussion Archive: December 2006

6 Dec 2006 - 2:33pm
Jennifer Boral

JOB: Experience Lead - Full-time - New York - Avenue A | Razorfish

Back in grade school, some people used to make fun of the smart kids. We
hire them. We're Avenue A | Razorfish, the world's largest interactive
agency and a division of aQuantive, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQNT). We help
forward-thinking companies transform their businesses online. We're more
than 1,000 creative minds in 12 U.S. cities and Europe. Each office is
filled with opportunities for people who want to invent the digital

6 Dec 2006 - 1:46pm
Nina Gilmore

Conference: VDA 2007

Hi All,
I'm interested in the 2007 Visualization and Data Analysis conference (sponsored by IST and SPIE) and wonder if anyone could share opinions/insight/experience about the conference content, etc.
Please respond directly to me, and I can produce a summary email for interested parties.

This conference covers all aspects of visualization and issues affecting
successful visualizations.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:54pm
Jeff Gothelf

JOB: UI Designer Contractor at WebTrends in Portland, OR


WebTrends is hiring a UI Designer on a contract basis at our headquarters in Portland, OR. This position is on-site working with our small but growing user experience group. Company details and job description are below.

6 Dec 2006 - 10:31am
David VanEsselstyn

how not to introduce a project change: lesson learned from NBA basketball experience

What if you introduced a design change in a product, heard immediate
complaints from established users, and then users' fingers started bleeding
and hurting so badly they had to tape them a few months into the adoption?

A lesson on how not to test and evaluate user experience (the testing is
especially laughable...) comes from the National Basketball Association:


--David VanEsse

6 Dec 2006 - 8:40am
9 years ago
1 reply
Austin Govella

Washington, DC IxDA Meet & Greet

We're having a meet, greet, and plan meeting next Wednesday, 12/13 from 6-7pm.

The agenda is to meet people, greet people, and throw out some ideas
for events for next year.

We've found a Starbucks a block away from Metro Center:
* http://tinyurl.com/yz66g9 (Yahoo Map)

Metro Center is at the intersection of the red, orange, and blue metro
lines and one stop away from the green and yellow lines (change trains
at Gallery Place).

The Starbucks is at 13th and E St.

6 Dec 2006 - 4:43am

IxDA Silicon Valley Event :: The Shifting Role of Design :: Tonight, Wednesday, December 6th

IxDA Silicon Valley Event: The Shifting Role of Design

Luke Wroblewski will speak about the shifting role of design in today's
product companies. Following Luke's presentation, Lisa C. Anderson of
Intuit, Pabini Gabriel-Petit of Spirit Softworks LLC and UXmatters, Andrei
Herasimchuk of Involution Studios LLC and Design by Fire, and Luke will
participate in a panel discussion on this topic.

6 Dec 2006 - 12:35am
9 years ago
1 reply
Nasir Barday

NYC-UX Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 12th, 6:00 pm

Hi Everyone,

For the third consecutive year, it's time again for a NYC User Experience
Community Holiday Party! No RSVP required. UX people of all flavors welcome.
If you haven't figured your particular flavor out yet, you surely will have
it sorted by your ninth cocktail :-).

Tuesday, December 12th 2006
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eight Mile Creek (downstairs)
240 Mulberry Street (between Prince and Spring)
Map: http://tinyurl.com/yeh9z5

- Nasir Barday

5 Dec 2006 - 6:02pm

[IxDA Sweden] - IxD & aesthetics with Jonas Löwgren, 11/12 i Stockholm

--- IxD and aesthetics with Jonas Löwgren ---
On Monday the 11th at ca 18:00 IxDA Sweden is arranging a
lecture/discussion with Jonas Löwgren (Professor of interaction
design, School of arts and communication , Malmö University) on
interaction design and aesthetics.

5 Dec 2006 - 1:35pm
9 years ago
32 replies

Motorola Motofone User Experience

I just visited this website that Motorola put together describing how they
created the User Experience for their new Motofone...their is an incredible
focus on the design process including profiles of the designers on the
project. Unfortunately, there are not that many photos of the actual screen
UI...just descriptions of it and discussion of the inspiration which is good
and bad.

5 Dec 2006 - 11:40am
9 years ago
1 reply
Petteri Hiisilä

Lexus parking assist (was: Re: Innovation and User Expectations)

Josh Viney kirjoitti 6.11.2006 kello 23:08:

> One new experience change/innovation re: automobiles that could
> have some
> significant risk associated with it is Lexus' new parking assist
> available
> in the new LS. I forget the name of the feature, but the
> commercials have a
> rather large LS parking itself between pyramids of crystal
> champagne flutes.
> It has me more than a little concerned.