Discussion Archive: June 2008

30 Jun 2008 - 8:49am
jim muntone

JOB; Web Designer; Princeton, NJ; Dow Jones; Full Time

Web Designer
Princeton NJ
Dow Jones
Full Time

As a Web Designer you'll work alongside our user experience architects
and technology teams to bring concepts to life. The ideal candidate
should have experience with "information design" (think NYTimes.com not
Brand.com) and have a strong grasp of color, typography and space.

30 Jun 2008 - 8:47am
jim muntone

JOB; User Experience Architect; Princeton; Dow Jones; Full Time

User Experience Architect
Princeton, NJ
Dow Jones
Full Time

Great opportunity to lead the user experience of our new financial
services group. This individual will partner with our business and
technology teams to conceptualize, design and prototype applications for
the financial industry.

28 Jun 2008 - 12:42pm
Richard I. Anderson

interactions magazine, July+August 2008

Just published:
interactions magazine, July+August 2008

(Welcome) Interactions: A Quiet Call to Arms
Richard Anderson, Jon Kolko

Section: The Changing Relationships between Producers and Consumers

(COVER STORY) Changing Energy Use Through Design
James Pierce, David Roedl

(On Modeling) Learning Curves for Design
Hugh Dubberly

Organic Digital Marketing 2.0
Conor Brady

Mashing Up the Marketing Mix: Introducing the 6th P...Play
Michael Graber

Knowledge Architecture that Facilitates Trust and Collaboration

27 Jun 2008 - 8:38pm
8 years ago
3 replies

Will's worst site

worst site for tonight: bmw.com -- please.

someone introduce them to the idea of ip snipping.worst site for tonight:
bmw.com -- please.

You can do it!

~ will

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

Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
twitter: https://

27 Jun 2008 - 7:39pm
8 years ago
3 replies

IA of IDEA 2008

Does anyone else find it either: a) annoying; b) deceptive or c) bad IA that
the IA sites navigation has a tab for Program and Speakers, and then have
just a list of confirmed speakers. Should they not have a schedule listed
there? A sub nav item perhaps?

27 Jun 2008 - 3:49pm
Cindy Alvarez

Help on quick survey

Hi list -
I'm doing a very quick survey for a Facebook application I'm working on.

27 Jun 2008 - 3:11pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Badges? We don't need no steenkin' badges.

Suppose you're creating a campaign site for which the major call to action
for users is to grab the HTML for a "badge" (an image) and stick it on their
own site.
My instinct is that the word "badge" is all wrong. As in, a button that says
"Get the badge" and serves as the only call to action on the homepage of
said site will not do its job of getting people to the landing page nearly
as well as it needs to.

What other terms have been used for this? What other terms could be used for

Thanks in advance for your insights!


27 Jun 2008 - 11:20am
8 years ago
1 reply
lists at prince...

Job :: Snr. Information Architect at Fry, Inc.

Fry, Inc. (www.fry.com) helps retailers and consumer goods manufacturers
optimize their direct-channel businesses by identifying market
opportunities and providing multi-channel solutions. From strategy and
marketing through design, development, managed services and fulfillment,
Fry provides both the strategic expertise and technical solutions that
yield real business results for clients such as Ann Taylor, Brookstone,
Crate and Barrel, Eddie Bauer, Godiva Chocolatier, Meijer, The Swiss
Colony and Whirlpool.

27 Jun 2008 - 10:04am
5 years ago
23 replies

Great Online Banking Experiences?

Are there any stellar online banking experiences out there that you know of?


27 Jun 2008 - 10:02am
8 years ago
13 replies
Meredith Noble

examples of "HUDs" on the web?

Hi all,

Does anyone have any examples of web apps that use "HUDs" or "Heads-Up
Displays" to give the user feedback?

I'm talking a really light HUD here - basically a little rectangle that
comes up in the middle of the screen after the user completes an action,
says something like "Your widget has been deleted", and then fades away
after a couple of seconds.

The idea is to create feedback in the user's locus of attention rather
than somewhere else on the page where they might not be looking.