Discussion Archive: July 2007

6 Jul 2007 - 8:57am
9 years ago
4 replies
Dan Saffer

Uses of Wireframes (was: Contract Rates going at $150 - $250/hr ??)

On Jul 6, 2007, at 6:20 AM, Phillip Hunter wrote:

> Wire frames are a tool for some interaction design, right? I
> haven't found
> them all that useful for speech interaction design nor would I
> imagine that
> device designers use them much. Same with Ajax.

I use them for devices and Ajax apps all the time. Anything with
visual controls and inputs can be wireframed.

I agree they aren't a tool for voice-input though. Annotated flow
diagrams seem to be the best option there.


5 Jul 2007 - 8:56pm
Dave Malouf

[iai-members] 2007 IA Summit Redux in New York City, July 19th

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Subject: [iai-members] 2007 IA Summit Redux in New York City, July 19th
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(Apologies for duplicate postings)

Couldn't make it to the IA Summit in Las Vegas?

5 Jul 2007 - 7:39pm
9 years ago
2 replies

Where would you rather be? (was Contract Rates)

We pay $75/hr for a usability engineer quasi interaction designer in Philly.
I do the actual graphic/web design work (putting everything together,
providing living prototypes for him to test). Of course, we're a
non-technical industry (healthcare) and have other UCD folks on staff, but
he tells me we're in his low range.

Please smack me if this type of discussion is off-limits here...

On a similar note, I'm pondering a move, and wondering whether freelancing,
finding a design agency, or a full-time position is better.

5 Jul 2007 - 3:24pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Marcia McLaughlin

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5 Jul 2007 - 3:23pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Marcia McLaughlin

[JOB] UI Developer (Flash) - Ramp - Bellevue, WA

UI Developer (Flash)

Ramp Technology Group

Bellevue, WA

www.rampgroup.com <http://www.rampgroup.com/>

Ramp Technology Group's User Experience (UX) practice is growing!

5 Jul 2007 - 2:34pm
9 years ago
28 replies
Hooman Anvar

Contract Rates going at $150 - $250/hr ??

Hope everyone had a nice holiday...

Today I talked to a recruiter that is looking for visual
designer/interaction designer combo. Not really my cup of tea. But in our
conversation he said the following:

1. There is a severe shortage of interaction designers

2. IDs are charging between $150 to $250 per hour for contracts and easily
getting picked up for projects

Are you seeing this same trend out there?



5 Jul 2007 - 2:01pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Will Parker

Fighting the good fight

An email exchange this morning:

[Creative director]
Let's look at all of our 'standard' text buttons and price formatting
as a group and attempt to _really_ standardize how they look
across all of our products.

Absolutely. I'm on it.

[Account manager]
Let's standardize how we standardize things. ;-)

Actually, yes, let's do that.

5 Jul 2007 - 11:11am
Dave Malouf

Bill Buxton on Touch technology and multi-touch

Wow! Thanx to Brian Christensen from UIE for pointing out this great
piece that Bill Buxton put together. ...

5 Jul 2007 - 10:19am
John Ennis

JOB: Interaction Designer, Boston MA, Contract, RECRUITER

A major financial services company in Boston MA is looking for an
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This is a 6+ month contract position.


Work in partnership with Web Usability Manager and the project team to
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4 Jul 2007 - 5:59pm
Dave Tanchak

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