Discussion Archive: October 2007

10 Oct 2007 - 10:37am
Dave Malouf

JOB: User Experience Manager, Motorola Enterprise Mobility - Holtsville, LI, NY, USA - full time-permanent

Well, who here wants to be part of this exciting opportunity at one of the
most successful groups in Motorola. This ain't for you fashion-atis
interested in RAZRs.

10 Oct 2007 - 4:38am
4 years ago
10 replies
Adrian Howard

glossary / UX terms

On 10 Oct 2007, at 10:01, Johan Sjöstrand wrote:

> Hello.
> I was just wondering if there are any UX/IxD/IA/etc term definition
> resource/glossary out there?

For IA related stuff http://www.iawiki.org/ has some useful stuff

... but it appears to be dead at the moment... how annoying...


10 Oct 2007 - 3:53am

Job: Information Architect/Interaction Designer, Chicago

My employer (Designkitchen) is looking for another IA/IxD to join our

Mid-size design agency seeks passionate, creative thinker to lead
information architecture for multiple engagements (site maps,
wireframes, design reviews). Expect smart coworkers, a hip
environment, and many opportunities for professional development.
Reply to hello at designkitchen.com with your portfolio.


9 Oct 2007 - 5:04pm

Poll for Austin IxDA'ers

A quick poll for Austin IxDA'ers --

I've been told by one subscriber that they are very
interested in simple meet-n-greets for the purpose of
building community in Austin, mingling socially, etc.

How many agree? And more specifically, what are you
really interested in as far as meetups in Austin?

I was aiming for scheduled speakers, conference reviews,
basically organized presentations, etc.

9 Oct 2007 - 2:06pm
Janna DeVylder

LOCATION CHANGE TOMORROW: Chicago IxDA - Oct. 10th - Design Pattern Libraries

We're moving locations to ensure there's enough space for all that have
1200 W Lake, 2nd Floor [corner of Lake and Racine]

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

If you're in the Chicago -land area, please join us for our first
topic-oriented event!

Topic: The 'WHAT', 'WHY' and 'HOW' of design pattern libraries
No one seems to be talking about pattern libraries these days, so we thought
we'd be the first to... oh, wait.
Ok, so everyone is talking about them. But WHAT are they? WHY are they worth
our consideration?

9 Oct 2007 - 12:09pm

JOB: Contract Position (2-3 months), Interaction Designer, Washington, DC (or anywhere), Starfish Retention Solutions

Contract Interaction Designer for DC Startup

A new startup focusing on the education market is looking for one or more
contractors to design a web-based enterprise application. For the
contractor, this represents a unique opportunity for creative control
unencumbered by legacy brand or systems. The software application will
facilitate college students getting involved with their instructors for the
purpose of deeper engagement and higher graduation
rates. Think "appointment system deeply customized for education".

9 Oct 2007 - 10:59am
8 years ago
26 replies
Dante Murphy

IxD Managers (was: d schools)

This is where most will end up, because too often the next step in pay
grade is only achievable by moving into management.

This of course is a terrible idea because it takes the best designers
and promotes them into management, where they can't design.

But to become a manager, when "managing" is an entirely different
discipline and requires different talent, just to conform to a broken
system, seeking better rewards, seems like the wrong path to me...

I'm an IxD manager, and I still design. A lot. My boss, who is a VP,
also designs.

9 Oct 2007 - 7:57am
8 years ago
1 reply

World Usability Day Bangalore - 5th November 2007

Hi All,
World Usability Day 2007 is being held in Bangalore on the 5th of November
2007. Please find the write up and registration wiki here -

Date and time : 5th Nov 2007, 3pm to 7pm
Venue : NIAS auditorium, IISc campus, Bangalore

Thanks and Regards

8 Oct 2007 - 8:20pm
8 years ago
63 replies
Ryan Lum

JOB UX Designer, Fulltime/Permanent Role, Recruiter, Redmond, WA

This position is with the world's largest software company; they are looking for talented individuals to help them make the user experience on their search engine the very best. Below is the job description for your review; if you are interested in this opportunity please send me your resume in a word format along with a day and time that we may talk.

8 Oct 2007 - 7:49pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Guidance on building a job-search engine

I'm moving on from my current job to a tech lead position building a
social-networking-esque startup that connects people looking for
opportunities to people who provide them. Basically, it's a job-search site
for a niche market. The nature of the niche requires users to upload videos
of their work, so leveraging an existing service probably won't work.