Discussion Archive: November 2007

5 Nov 2007 - 8:54am
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Caroline Jarrett
2007
5 Nov 2007 - 8:47am
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Parth Upadhye
2007

sliders & sparklines combined

Nice use of AJAX. I like this except that it is very low on the page,
and the page scrolls down thus you can't change parameters and see
the change dynamically. Flash/Flex would allow you to do this very
easily. Without instructions (unless it's clear in Swedish) of some
sort - verbal or visual - it can be a tad confusing. I like the bars
(available results) above the slider.

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5 Nov 2007 - 4:16am
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Fredrik Matheson
2005

Anyone at the Web 2.0 Expo in Berlin?

If you are, give me a holler and we'll arrange a meet-up sometime
during the week.

- Fredrik

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Fredrik Matheson
Interaction designer
fredrik.matheson at gmail.com
M: +47 982 19 313

4 Nov 2007 - 7:33pm
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7 years ago
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Michael Darius
2007

[Event] IxDA San Diego F2F, Wednesday 6:30

Please stop by the M Concepts Design Lab this Wednesday at 6:30pm for
our San Diego chapter IXDA face to face.

Meet with other industrial & industrial designers in San Diego,
discuss usability, process, industry & technology.

Where:
M Concepts Design Lab
7855 Fay Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037

When: 6:30pm

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4 Nov 2007 - 11:49am
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SemanticWill
2007

[Event] IxDA Boston Social F2F -- UI12 2007 Conference -Reminder

*IxDA Boston Social Face2Face — UI12 2007 Conference*

What. IxDA Boston will be holding a social gathering of IxDA professionals
from across the country that will be attending the UI12 2007 in Cambridge,
Massachusetts.

When. Monday, November, November 5th, 5.30pm - ??

Where. From the hotel lobby Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel @ 5.30pm walk
down Broadway, right on Amherst - then walk over to Tommy Doyle's Irish Pub
1 Kendall Square # 100, Cambridge, MA 02139. View Map

Who. All IxDA members.

3 Nov 2007 - 12:56pm
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7 years ago
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Ben Hayes
2007

Using color to identify content, or types of action, or both?

I'm working on a web app that has a brand color palette with 6 bright, bold
colors:

- very dark blue/black
- baby blue
- magenta/pink
- yellow
- orange
- lime green.

The app needs to have a young, vibrant feel to it and I've been thinking
about how to best use these colors.
One way is to use the colors to color-code types of action. Right now I have
the magenta to indicate 'action'. Green can mean 'save' or 'confirm' and
yellow or orange can be used for error messages.

But I'm also drawn to the idea of using the colors to identify types of
content within the app.

3 Nov 2007 - 10:58am
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7 years ago
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Christopher Fahey
2005

Do Engineers Understand UX documents?

On Nov 2, 2007, at 10:41 AM, Joseph Selbie wrote:
>
> I would love to see standardization also, but I don't expect it soon.
> Architecture has had 5 millennia to evolve some standards, software
> has had
> 5 decades :).

Agreed that we won't see it soon, but I don't agree that I would ever
love to see it.

As I've argued many times before (http://tinyurl.com/35gqm8),
standardization of design documentation in our business is in many
ways a sure-fire recipe for stagnation, especially if the product

3 Nov 2007 - 10:39am
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MoniDD9
2007

JOB: Information Architect, 1 hr from Manhattan, Kubisys Inc., Contract

Our company is looking to hire an Information Architect on a consulting
basis.

Location:

NY - 1 hour from Manhattan.

Project:

Re-evaluation of the current site of a high profile government client

Task:

Describe in flow-charts the information flow of the current web-site.

Work with the client to determine what new design is required.

Produce flow-charts and wireframes describing the new design.

Graphics and fonts are NOT in the scope of this task.

Expected Duration:

5-6 week

Availability:

Immediate

Big Plus:

Experience with Information Architecture of Library

2 Nov 2007 - 4:26pm
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7 years ago
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ELISABETH HUBERT
2007

A Usability Question

Hi all,

I'm not sure how usability works other places, but at my company we
currently run mostly functional usability testing where the user has
to complete a task. When they complete a task with minimal
effort/confusion/etc. then that is deemed a successful outing. If not
well you get the point.

We are currently looking to test new concepts that I know will confuse
most users since the idea is so new to them.

2 Nov 2007 - 10:22am
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7 years ago
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maya gorton
2006

Hourly rates?

Hi there,

How do you calculate hourly rates? Is there a formula that can help you
extrapolate from a yearly salary?

I have a freelance job that's 20 hours a week for the next 3 months, working
remotely--I feel I should charge less than I would for a short-term project
but more than I would for a full-time gig.

What do you think?

Can anyone give me a clue about industry standards in New York for a Senior
IA and/or Creative Director?

I'd be happy to hear anyone's experiences with this.

Thanks for your help!
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m a y a