Discussion Archive: October 2007

14 Oct 2007 - 10:52pm
Joy Zigo

10/16 Event: Eye-Tracking for Usability Testing [NYC-UPA]

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*Eye-Tracking for Usability Testing*

Seeing what people do and hearing what they say is the heart of usability
research. But what's the brain doing? We used eye-tracking technology to
watch hundreds of people's eyes as they used the Web, doing a plethora of
different tasks and using different websites. Seeing exactly what the user
is looking at – and not looking at – is like getting to sneak into his brain
for a little while. Kara Pernice will discuss how she conducted this
research and present some of the findings from it.

14 Oct 2007 - 6:50pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Joe Lanman

BBC iPlayer interface


I was just reading PC Pro's review of the BBC iPlayer:


It reminded me how awful the interface was. I don't know if there have been
any discussions so far about iPlayer, or similar services (4oD is not much
better) - but it seems to me these content providers are shooting themselves
in the foot.

14 Oct 2007 - 5:02pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Pedro Neves

Graffiti & IXD

I'm a retired graffiti writer, pioneer of this type of manifestation
in Lisbon, Portugal, at the same time that I've graduated in
communication design (1999).

After graduation and one year in Prague I have quitted practicing, the
mercantilist society that we live in take over graffiti in Lisbon,
cans clothes even mass media adopted the language, and the dream of 10
young creative minds (that I was one) was drown by the incontrollable
mass of new writers that without any criteria made many mistakes
transforming Lisbon as many other cities full of visual noise that
have plasticity but associate

13 Oct 2007 - 6:47pm
Mark Shewmaker

JOB: Senior Interaction Designers - New York City, NY - R/GA - Full Time

R/GA is seeking seasoned Senior Interaction Designers to join its
Interaction Design team in New York City.

About R/GA:
Named Adweek's Interactive Agency of the Year and included in
Advertising Age's "Agency A-List, " R/GA's culture is associated with
creative excellence, innovation and collaboration. Emphasis is placed
on quality of work, team spirit, and the ability to partner well with
clients and other agencies.

12 Oct 2007 - 11:44pm
Itamar Medeiros

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Survey

Hello, everyone! I need some help with my dissertation, and I wish I
took take a minute of your time to help me collect some information
about Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), specially regarding the
INTERACTION DESIGN PROCESS in different countries:

1- Does your company/office have any specific practice to protect
(IPR), including Copyright, Design Right, Design Registration,

2- If YES, how does your company/office disseminate such practices?
(eg. Training? Employee Hand Book?)

3- Are you familiar with how such practices are regulated in your
country? (eg. Legislation?

12 Oct 2007 - 4:22pm
LaRohnda Roberts

JOBS: SW Validation Engineer-Hillsboro OR-Intel - FT

Intel's newly formed Visual Computing Group is seeking for experienced
Validation Engineers, responsible for developing comprehensive software
and platform test suites to validate the latest in world-class graphics
and multicore technologies. Some domestic travel may be required prior
to mid-2008.


Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science
or Computer Engineering with relevant experience.

12 Oct 2007 - 3:48pm
Aaron Louie

Reminder: InfoCamp Seattle this weekend!

InfoCamp Seattle 2007 - October 13-14
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA

InfoCamp is a two-day BarCamp-style un-conference for information
architecture, libraries, user experience design, interaction design,
usability, user-centered design, and information science research.

12 Oct 2007 - 11:26am
8 years ago
1 reply
Billie Mandel

Interview Questions - For interviewing a teamlead/mgr

Try to get him/her to go "off script" and talk candidly. Depending on
the cultural context, a little slang can go a long way (along with
relaxed body language etc).

- "What's the crappiest job you ever had? Why?"
- "What was the most awesome job you ever had? What made it awesome?"
- (Repeat the first 2 with "manager" in place of "job" if you want to
know what the person's leadership role model/anti-hero are like)
- "What's the hardest thing you've ever had to deal with as a

12 Oct 2007 - 10:13am
richard_dalton ...

IA Summit 2008 – Call for Papers Deadline Reminder

A reminder that the submission deadline for the 2008 IA Summit in Miami is
October 31st. The summit is a great opportunity to share your ideas on IA
and UX, meet old friends, make new ones, network and generally have a fun
and thought provoking time. See the summit site for full details,

2008 IA Summit Chair

> The Information Architecture Summit is the premier gathering place
> for those interested in information architecture.

12 Oct 2007 - 9:51am
8 years ago
3 replies

Interview Questions - For interviewing a team lead/mgr

Hi All,

I know there's been discussions before about interview questions, but
I don't think there's been discussion on this kind. I've got to
interview a potential teammate who might end up leading us. I'm
curious from those that have been through this as to good questions to
ask to get a good indication of what that person will be like to work
with, as well as possibly work for.

Any guidance would be great!



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