Discussion Archive: January 2007

26 Jan 2007 - 3:15pm
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akemi
2006

Any IxD in the list fluent in French IxD?

Hi,

Has any of you are practitioner in French world?

What is the terminology used for Interaction design, User experience
design and Strategic design in design consulting in France?

It seems that all they do is ergonomics/usability (practitioner) or
Human-to-Machine Interaction (academia Intéraction Homme Machine).

If you can speak about our discipline other then in these words, I
will appreciate your input. Or does what we do boils down in the end
to Human-to-Machine Interaction (according to French)?

Thank you very much
Akemi

26 Jan 2007 - 3:03pm
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Lana Carlene
2007

2007 Conferences

I have a limited training budget available, and I'm interested in both
the IA Summit (March) and the UPA Conference (June). The session
descriptions are up for IA and look outstanding, but UPA's won't be up
until late Feb! How do I decide? Which would have more recent,
non-published ideas and materials (my thinking is, I can always buy
related books if I can't attend).

26 Jan 2007 - 2:49pm
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Barb Hernandez
2005

JOBS - User Experience Research and Design Postions at TechSmith

User Experience Researcher - Are you passionate about understanding how
users use and understand technology? Understand how to conduct research
using industry standard practices? Have the desire to employ creative
methods to gather data? Are you ready to help improve business and
inspire users? We are looking for permanent employees as well as interns
for this role.

User Experience Designer - Passionate about designing user experiences;
know user interface design standards inside and out; know when to break
the rules? Are your designs easy, elegant and delightful?

26 Jan 2007 - 2:18pm
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Dave Malouf
2005

Sketching vs. Prototyping: Bill Buxton (was Flash vs. Flex)

http://synapticburn.com/comments.php?id=199_0_1_0_C

A couple of people have asked for more info on Bill Buxton and Sketching.

Bill has written a yet to be published book called "Sketching User
Experience". Some pre-marketing to that book was a presentation to the
Boston ACM-CHI group and Jared Spool had a nice write up that I reference
in the above link.

Enjoy!

-- dave

26 Jan 2007 - 1:52pm
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Deanna Curri
2007

"JOB" User Experience Lead, Austin, TX with Avenue A Razorfish

Overview:

Back in grade school, some people used to make fun of the smart kids. We
hire them. We hire them because some challenges demand intellect. Some
opportunities require curiosity. And some questions are so tired of
being answered with the same trite clich's that they're begging for
someone with brilliance and an offbeat sense of humor to wrestle with
the answers.

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.

26 Jan 2007 - 12:03pm
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7 years ago
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russwilson
2005

Flash vs. Flex

I'm guessing Dave will have an opinion on this... :-)

I'm having a hard time deciding whether to stick with
Flash (our current prototyping tool) or move to Flex.
I purchased Flex, and it seems powerful, but at the same
time, it was a little more difficult to create an interactive
prototype. Also Flex lacks any layout guides, rulers, etc.
that are present in Flash.

But, if Adobe is moving in the direction of focusing Flash
more on Animation and Flex more on interaction, applications,
I don't want to be left behind, and wonder if we should
invest further in Flex now to be prepared.

26 Jan 2007 - 8:54am
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Susan McGaha
2007

JOB: Interactive Designer: Charleston, SC: Blackbaud, Inc.: Full Time

Interactive Designer

Blackbaud is the world's leading provider of software and related
services specifically tailored to meet the needs of nonprofit
organizations. Publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol BLKB,
Blackbaud is a successful, growing company with more than 25 years of
experience and annual revenue in excess of $166 million. The company,
led by chief executive officer (and former Microsoft(r) executive) Marc
Chardon, offers an integrated suite of nonprofit management applications
built with Microsoft(r) technology and delivered by our professional
services team.

26 Jan 2007 - 8:51am
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Susan McGaha
2007

JOB: Senior Interaction Designer: Charleston, SC: Blackbaud, Inc.: Full Time

Senior Interaction Designer

Blackbaud is the world's leading provider of software and related
services specifically tailored to meet the needs of nonprofit
organizations. Publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol BLKB,
Blackbaud is a successful, growing company with more than 25 years of
experience and annual revenue in excess of $166 million. The company,
led by chief executive officer (and former Microsoft(r) executive) Marc
Chardon, offers an integrated suite of nonprofit management applications
built with Microsoft(r) technology and delivered by our professional
services team.

26 Jan 2007 - 7:25am
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7 years ago
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.pauric
2006

education on new feature, was [Invitation] @ Thu Jan 25 22:30 - 23:30 (1 hr)

I apologize for this, a feature I hadnt noticed before popped up in my
gmail, "add event info"

Being the curious type I clicked it in part of replying to Dave. It
somehow pulled in an account setup by our admin for a group potluck
event in December. I didnt notice - apologies to the group.

Now the question I have, apart from my own carelessness, is are there
any guidelines on introducing features?

26 Jan 2007 - 6:11am
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Dean Wilson
2007

53 CSS techniques you couldn't live with out

Well you probably could live without them, but its a neat collection of
examples nonetheless:

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/01/19/53-css-techniques-you-couldnt-live-without

Dean