Discussion Archive: May 2008

31 May 2008 - 10:45pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Joe Sokohl

Axure Site Down?

Hi all,

I'm trying to get some pricing info and other stuff for a
presentation...and www.axure.com seems to have disappeared. What the
f??? Anyone know anything more than "it's not there"?



Joe Sokohl
joe at sokohl.com
IM: joe at sokohl.com (MSM)
+1-804-873-6964 (mobile)

31 May 2008 - 6:15pm
5 years ago
6 replies

Thoughts on Tourfilter

A very good friend of mine designed Tourfilter - we worked together at
Gather.com, and I wanted to know people's thoughts on the stripped down
design - definitely taking a page from my kayak design:

~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel +1.617.281.1281 |

31 May 2008 - 4:49pm
Ruth Kikin-Gil

JOB: UX designers, Redmond, WA - Microsoft Office Labs, Full time

Hi IxDA-ers!

I'm part of an amazing R&D group in Microsoft that works on the borderline
of research and products, with innovation as its main goal.

The group is called "Office labs" and its charter is to explore the future
of the productivity space in the broadest sense. The good news is that we're

30 May 2008 - 12:41pm
MJ Broadbent

NYC Thanks Andrew Green, Avenue A | Razorfish, and Event Attendees

NYC IxDA would like to thank everyone who came out last night to hear
the ever-humorous-but-always-polite Andrew Green give a great talk
about sculpture, convenience, creativity, context, cats, why the
napkin sketch isn't enough, and What's in Yr Gut -- complete with dual-
screen projection!

Kudos to Mary-Lynne Williams and Avenue A | Razorfish for being a
superb host.

30 May 2008 - 12:29pm
8 years ago
4 replies
John Gibbard

Loan Calculator

Scenario: A loan calculator (for amounts under $50,000 / £25,000)

Option A:
Two sliders (with associated input fields) one for total amount,
second for duration.
Moving the sliders affects a results panel which shows amount
repayable per month & total cost of loan.

Option B:
Three sliders, as option A but this time also including a 'monthly
amount' slider. Moving 'amount' and 'duration' moves the 'monthly
amount' automatically.

30 May 2008 - 11:38am
Rochelle Rubin

[JOB] Content Strategist - NYC - Recruiter - Freelance (3mo)

Hi all-

Global Interactive Marketing Agency is in need of a freelance Internet
Content Strategist.

Familiarity with Financial Services is a plus.

Role Description:

Begin thinking about tagging strategies that will support customization
and personalization

Understand the lay of the land in terms existing content on the site of
a large financial institution and other public properties under
consideration and make recommendations regarding integration and content

Messaging strategy (i.e.

30 May 2008 - 11:35am
8 years ago
13 replies
christine chastain

qualitative and quantitative research

Good morning!

Does anyone have any experience with "making" qualitative research as
quantitative as possible? This is a rather nebulous idea in my mind for the
moment but I was thinking about something like using images from still or
video footage and tagging those such that they could be coded in a
quantitative way. Sort of like a heuristic evaluation on steroids.

Just thinking...thanks!

30 May 2008 - 6:55am
8 years ago
16 replies

Why haven't video calls taken off

It was supposed to be the next big thing but it fizzled out like MMS

An important thing to note is you would have to use the speakerphone
to do video calls (unless you're always on BT headset or handsfree,
which is not true for an overwhelming majority of people) and this
compromises privacy in a big way…no one wants people nearby snooping
in on their conversations.

Would love to hear your thoughts on why it hasn't taken off yet?

I will make a post about the responses I receive and will publish them
in a few weeks for all to see (names are anonymous)

Sachendra Yadav

30 May 2008 - 5:31am
Rohit Keluskar

Last Dates – Weekend Workshop on Usability Testing for GUI, Web and Mobile

Dear Friends,

Design Incubator's Weekend Workshop (for Professionals) on *Module UCD 04 -
Usability Testing and Design Inspection Methods *has important dates coming

URL: www.designincubator.com/training_current.htm

Workshop dates are 28th Jun '08 (Sat), 29th Jun '08 (Sun),

5th July '08 (Sat), 6th July '08 (Sun)

Full Fees for this module are 14,000 INR * (inclusive of taxes).
Last Date for registration is 25th June '08.

Early Bird Fees for this Module are 12,000 INR * (inclusive of taxes).
Last date to avail this offer is 11th June '08

Rohit Keluskar

30 May 2008 - 3:59am
8 years ago
3 replies

CREATE 2008 in London

Hello fellow Designers, I received this notification about a conference taking place in London and thought of sharing the info with you. CREATE 200824-25 June 2008, British Computer Society, Covent Garden, Londonhttp://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/research/idc/create2008/ A parallel question: I know that the life cost in London is really high, but don't you think the price of attendance is a bit over the charts?