Discussion Archive: January 2008

5 Jan 2008 - 4:58am

Dell (and Others) Trying to Catch Up with Apple's Style

Interesting read: - http://www.macrumors.com/2008/01/04/dell-and-

"At Dell, in 2001, some were even lobbying for the elimination of the
Design Director job as it was seen as "unnecessary". At the time,
Dell only employed 6 designers, but this number has been increasing
in recent years and is up to 90 as of today."

"Design is expected to take center stage at the Consumer Electronics
Show (CES) which kicks off this Sunday in Las Vegas, NV.

4 Jan 2008 - 6:56pm
8 years ago
1 reply

A question in this year's business trends

Hi all!

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season. I was looking through the
blogsphere today and happened upon an interesting article and than upon some
interesting questions. I posted these thoughts on my site as well, but I
wanted to ask the IxDA group if they had any thoughts.

4 Jan 2008 - 5:23pm
Gary Kleinau

Job: Information Architect / Interaction Designer, New York City, Ann Taylor, Inc., 6-Month Contract

Ann Taylor is looking for a lead usability designer to work on the
redesign of the application used to create product specification
packages. The product specification package contains the detailed
instructions for how to manufacture Ann Taylor designed product. The
content consists of a rich mixture of graphics, tables, and text.
Various roles must be supported, including functionality for fashion
designers, fit technicians, and external suppliers. The platform will be
.NET and might include both WinForms and Web-based UI's.

4 Jan 2008 - 4:13pm
Celeste Cefalu

User Experience Mission Statement

Hello All,

First I'd like to say thank you to everyone who contributes to this
discussion board, it has been immensely helpful and thought provoking for
myself and my work.

I'm beginning a new position at with a large corporation with a strong brand
identity outside of the web. I will be their first User Experience Designer
for their digital properties.

4 Jan 2008 - 1:28pm
8 years ago
18 replies
Baruch Sachs

Cramming what we do into a few hours

Hello everyone,

My company has given me the opportunity to teach incoming technical and
project management type folks about what it is that we do. The goal is to
help these folks understand where we come in in the overall product
development methodology.

I have about 2-3 hours to give these folks a sense of what our profession is
about, our activities and the value it adds when properly incorporated into
a project. So I am curious: given those admittedly loose parameters what
topics should I be sure to cover?

Baruch Sachs

4 Jan 2008 - 9:57am
thomas lissajoux

[CFP] WIF - Panel on Agile Web Design

Hello, (with our apologies for any duplicates)

We are looking for speakers for our panel on Agile Web Design.

Call for Proposals
WIF 2008 Panel : Agile Web Design
17-19 April 2008, Limoges, France

Submissions deadline: 25-Jan-08
Notification date: 30-Jan-08

Event website:

WebDesign International Festival
From April 17th 2008 to April 19th in Limoges, France, the WIF
is both a competition and a conference.
Learn more about the

4 Jan 2008 - 9:03am
Caroline Jarrett

Designing great user experiences for Products:References, resources, books, discussion threads, websites etc

From: "Timothy Yeo" <timyeo at gmail.com>

: I've spent the last 4 years working in the user experience field for
websites and mobile phone interfaces.

4 Jan 2008 - 3:41am
8 years ago
8 replies
Darek Paciorek

Style guides


Maybe someone know where I can find style guides for windows?

Thanks a lot.


Darek Paciorek

PS. Sorry if my english is bad.

3 Jan 2008 - 5:11pm
8 years ago
2 replies
Darlene Arriola

The applicability of NLP to interaction design.

Hi Alex,
I have to admit that I have almost no understanding of NLP, other
than having read about it briefly on Productivity and Success blogs
in the past few months. Here is a quote found on the web (pasted here
mostly for my benefit): "Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is an
incredibly powerful discipline that enables people to unblock the
structures of human communication and human excellence. By doing so
people can think, communicate and manage themselves, and others, more

3 Jan 2008 - 4:57pm
Dave Malouf

Interaction08 - Last 25 spots ... We will be sold out by end of day

Well b4 everyone on the East Coast rushes home, here's your last
change to register for the conference.
Only 25 spots left!!!!


Dan & I had no clue you all would be this excited in attending this
1.0 conference.
We really apologize that we won't be able to have everyone who wants
to attend come out and join us.

If you want to catch some of the early buzz of the conference, check
out our social network whether attending or not.