Discussion Archive: January 2008

22 Jan 2008 - 5:28am
4 years ago
14 replies
Pankaj Chawla

Desktop GUI prototyping tools...


Any recommendations on GUI prototyping tools specially for desktop
application prototyping. I could find a good list at
http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?GuiPrototypingTools and am looking at any feedback
on the ones listed or maybe a new tool not listed there but somebody has
used and strongly recommends.

The need is to capture the paper prototypes into higher fidelity prototypes
that can be tested and reviewed before getting commited for actually coding.


22 Jan 2008 - 2:32am
Jeff Howard

Don Norman on ACD at Apple?

Don Norman in Business Week earlier this month re-framing Apple's
design process as what sounds a little like activity centered design.
It's just a brief quote in a much longer article:


> Apple's approach isn't about targeting hipsters, says Donald A.
> Norman, a professor at Northwestern University and author of The
> Design of Future Things.

21 Jan 2008 - 8:16pm
Richard I. Anderson

PLUG: User Experience Managers and Executives Speak

I'll soon be offering a unique and exciting course via UCSC Extension
in Silicon Valley entitled, "User Experience Managers and Executives
Speak." The course is scheduled to meet 7 consecutive Wednesday
evenings from 13 February through 26 March, 2008.

A portion of the course description

"How do user experience managers and executives achieve success? What
are their strategies? How do they approach the multitude of
organizational challenges they face?

21 Jan 2008 - 7:46pm
Azita Arshadi

1 opening - Job Code # 1174- Design/Usability Analyst- Full Time Opportunity at Lumension Security in Scottsdale- Posted by Corporate Recruiter at lumension

Lumension Security, formed by the combination of PatchLink and
SecureWave, is a leading global security management company, providing
unified protection and control of all enterprise endpoints, applications
and devices. The ineffectiveness of silo endpoint solutions has sparked
demand for a shift in the security paradigm as organizations look to a
more holistic approach to unified security management.
Founded in 1991, Lumension pioneered the patch management market segment
and led the charge in effective security and vulnerability management.

21 Jan 2008 - 3:59pm
Steve Silvers

job - Sr. Interaction Designer - Redwood City, CA or Seattle, WA

Please contact me off list.




Visto is seeking a Senior Interaction Designer to join our Product
Design team in Redwood Shores. The Interaction Designer will design user
interactions across all of Visto's enterprise, mobile, web and desktop

21 Jan 2008 - 12:03pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Pedro Neves

IxD translation ?


I've realised that it's not consensual the usage of Interaction Design
in English in all languages, for example in the translations of the
First Principles from Bruce Tognazzini (
http://www.asktog.com/basics/firstPrinciples.html) the translation it's not
made in German and Italian language, but in Polish, Spanish, and Dutch,
Interaction Design as a title, it's translated.

>From the IxDA point of view what's the most correct?

Best regards
Pedro Soares Neves

21 Jan 2008 - 5:39am
John Wood

[JOB] - Sr. User Experience Design Consultant - Dublin, Ireland - iQ Content - Full Time

iQ Content (www.iqcontent.com) is a user experience design consultancy
based in Dublin, Ireland. We help smart organisations design and build
websites and web applications that are better for their users and
better for their businesses. We have an opportunity for a senior user
experience design professional to join our growing consulting team.
Senior Analysts are responsible for researching, designing and
communicating user-centred design solutions for our clients.

As a Senior Analyst you serve as the principal user centred design
expert on a project.

20 Jan 2008 - 7:16pm
Mark Schraad

Defining UCD

Good thought - let's move forward.

User Centered Design (UCD) is an approach to the design process that
emphasizes adding value to the end user as more important than the
inclusion of specific technologies, monetization or other motivations.

Hammer away...


On Jan 20, 2008, at 7:32 AM, Jeff Seager wrote:

> Seriously, guys, can you make this any more difficult?
> As a writer/editor, may I suggest something that may help advance
> this beyond the realm of philosophy? (please say yes)
> Write a definition that suits you.

20 Jan 2008 - 9:48am
8 years ago
6 replies
Mark Schraad

design process - and my role

I am going to hijack this tangent from the UCD discussion for the

Lots of designers fight their changing roles. From the independent
role where I get to decide everything that is 'design' to a
management role where I shepherd great work, or to a collaborative
environment with shared design responsibility - change is hard.
Design by committee is a much maligned notion, but a collaborate
group of designers with a single vision is extraordinarily powerful.

19 Jan 2008 - 10:53pm
Chris McLay

[Job] Mid-level & Senior Designers, User Experience Team, Sensis Pty Ltd. Melbourne, Australia. Full Time, Permanent & Contract

Mid-level & Senior Designers, User Experience Team
Sensis Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia Full Time, Permanent & Contract


We have a number of Designer positions available over the next few
months for mid-level and senior designers in the User Experience team.

Our User Experience team works at the forefront of product d