Discussion Archive: October 2007

2 Oct 2007 - 2:02pm
4 years ago
9 replies

Tools for communicating styles to developers

Does anyone have any nifty ideas/thoughts/tools for creating design-specific style guides from photoshop mockups?

Basically, i've designed a site and now have to communicate the various styles - text, padding, margins, etc... - to the coders.

Ideally, simply creating html rather than graphic mockups would save time (but add it to the design phase).

My current method of choice is using illustrator to create visual style guides, using a legend, etc...

2 Oct 2007 - 1:14pm
8 years ago
3 replies

Rockstars and Professional Development (was: Hiring Strategies)

Hi Will,

Yes, I've seen that too. Unfortunately, with the current state of the
market how can someone hire rock stars when there are more jobs than
candidates to fill the shoes. That, and rockstars normally have egos
that decimate the team they join (I've witnessed this) because no one
wants to work with an arrogant person in a team environment.

>From my experience, a company who doesn't contribute to professional
development is not one worth working for.

2 Oct 2007 - 9:43am
8 years ago
4 replies
Michael Micheletti

Looking for guidance

Hi Holly, and welcome!

Bill Moggridge's book "Designing for Interactions" has good stories about
how different designers solved a variety of problems. It's a big book that
touches on design issues over the last couple of decades.

Themes I get from the book include: How do you focus tightly in order to
create the exact right thing? What do breakthroughs look like and how do
they happen? How did the great shops like Xerox Parc and IDEO consistently
turn out great work? What are the roots of modern interaction design and
what can we learn from them? You get the idea.

2 Oct 2007 - 9:07am
Scott Weiss

UX jobs in NYC: http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nycchi/join

If you're looking for a UX job in NYC, join the NYC-CHI Yahoo! group.

Membership is free. There are presently 1,356 members, most of whom are in
the NYC area. Job postings are the most frequent email. The other postings
are local area usability, UX, etc. meeting announcements--and the occasional
discussion. Low spam, since it's a moderated group, though without extensive
rules, just a devoted, connected, involved board of directors.

2 Oct 2007 - 5:39am
8 years ago
3 replies
Eric Scheid

CFE - movie session finder/browsers

I'm looking for examples of different ways to do movie session browsers,
particularly those that include facets of geography (state/city/region),
cinema, and movie.

For example:


1 Oct 2007 - 10:59pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Dante Murphy

Hiring Strategies (was: Potential interviewquestions...)


Great question, and one that crossed my mind as well while reading the various responses to the interview questions thread.

For me, the biggest part of my strategy is to be heavily involved in recruiting, and to rely on the good judgement of others to help out with assessment. And despite the truly wonderful outcome, I wish I'd had as good a method earlier in life when dating.

Really, the two processes are not that different.

1 Oct 2007 - 9:16pm
Kate Walser

JOB: Web Developer / User Interface Developer (SRA International, Inc., Washington, DC, Full-time)

*Position Title*
Web Developer / User Interface Developer

*Daily Responsibilities*
- Develops the code for the User Interfaces for in-house, custom
Web-based applications using CSS, XHTML, JavaScript, JSP and Struts
- Produces designs for new and enhanced user interfaces using HTML
mockups, wireframes, page flows, interaction diagrams, etc.

1 Oct 2007 - 9:02pm
Kate Walser

JOB: Mid-level User Experience Designer, Fairfax, VA - SRA International, Inc. (2 FT openings)

*Position Title*
User Experience Designer

*Daily Responsibilities*
- Create effective, efficient, and engaging user experience designs,
primarily for Web-based content and sites.
- Coordinate design and implementation in development teams, acting as
user advocate and product champion on each team.
- Facilitate and lead discussions between functional and technical
stakeholders to implement design that achieves usability and
accessibility objectives within project timelines and budget.
- Demonstrate and apply subject matter knowledge of design principles to
create effective, efficient, and enga

1 Oct 2007 - 7:31pm
8 years ago
1 reply

Call for Participation - CHI2008, in Florence, Italy!


If you think CHI is not for you - think again.

There was a time when CHI bowed to the confines of Academia, leaving
designers and usability practitioners frustrated and alienated. That's
changed, and it has changed in a big way. Since the 2006 conference, the
organizing committee has pushed hard to give practicing creatives a voice in
the programming and structure of the conference.

1 Oct 2007 - 3:32pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Görkem Çetin

A resarch survey on free/open source software (F/OSS) usability

Dear usability experts and F/OSS developers,

If you are working in an open source project, we are inviting you to
participate in a doctorate study that investigates how developers and
HCI experts work in a distributed manner. You will be asked to answer
a set of questions regarding F/OSS projects you take part in.