Discussion Archive: June 2008

8 Jun 2008 - 11:05pm
Jared M. Spool

[Event] Book Launch Party: Handbook of Usability Testing, 2nd Edition

[ Apologies to those who receive more than one copy of this.

8 Jun 2008 - 12:48pm
Matthew Zuckman

Job - Experience Designers - San Francisco

Real Branding is a leading independent digital marketing agency with a
tradition of driving real business results through great experiences.
Our methodologies, practices, and culture allow Real Branding to
combine the best of research, strategy, design, and technology to
create innovative marketing solutions. Clients include Anheuser-Busch,
Disney, Lipton, Red Lobster, and Olive Garden.

Musstanser Tinauli

Interaction Design and Experiential Factors, What do you think?

The theme of this research is: IxD and Experiential Factors.

The considered experiential factors include (Learnability, usage, error and
feedback, Comfort, Collaboration, Affect, Guidance and support,
Accesability) . Depending on the kind of product some factors can become not
applicable .

The boundaries of IxD here are pretty much similar to those defined in Dan
saffer's IxD Relationship .

8 Jun 2008 - 12:05pm
Angel Marquez

linux: fedora & ubuntu OS eval;

i just installed and am dual booting my mac and pc with some linux os's. pc
with ubuntu and mac with fedora. any thoughts on the os ixda, uxd, ui of
these 2 open source projects?

does your os and application choices reflect your personal values?

I'm thinking I will use open source solutions for my music based on the
theory that it does.

8 Jun 2008 - 11:43am
8 years ago
1 reply
bcopello at ari...

Job: Sr. Interaction Design- Loc: NYC. CO: Ariel Partners: Recruiter/ Full-time Employee or Contract long term

Senior Interaction Designer: Loc: NYC. CO:Ariel Partners LLC;
Recruiter: Full-time Employee or Contract long term.

Ariel Partners (www.arielpartners.com) has an immediate opening for an
AJAX-oriented Information Architect/Interaction designer !

This position is for immediate hire. The salary/rate and tax structure is
open for the right resource able to make a long term commitment; i.e.

8 Jun 2008 - 10:55am
Rohit Keluskar

Weekend Workshop on Design Inspection Methods and Usability Testing- Mumbai

Sorry, in my previous mail, few hours before, I forgot to mention that the
Weekend Workshop is in Mumbai.

Rohit Keluskar
Design Incubator R&D Labs Pvt. Ltd.
+91 ( 022 ) 6552 9069

7 Jun 2008 - 11:29pm
Rohit Keluskar

Weekend Workshop On Usability Testing and Design Inspection Methods

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

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
Design Incubator R&D Labs Pv

7 Jun 2008 - 8:09pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Boston IxDA

[Event] IxDA Boston invites you to a night of short talks: June 26th

IxDA Boston is very pleased to announce our first nanoConference, a
night of 10 minute talks examining hot button topics for designers,
moderated by Chauncey Wilson.

As you can see we've got a great set of speakers presenting on topics
ranging from research to evaluation, from communication to process...

Juhan Sonin: Design and Open Source Software
Jeremy Merle: Designing in an Agile Environment.
Ian Muir: Designer-Developer collaboration
Jesse Beach: HTML5 Heads Up
Jared Spool: What's the Best Way to Compare Multiple Design Alternatives?
Christa Houlahan: Search, Beyond the Box
Matt McKeon:

7 Jun 2008 - 5:55am
8 years ago
3 replies
Chauncey Wilson

Legal Questions for a possible conference panel on Intellectual property


This is a lively discussion. I'm on the CHI2009 conference committee
for usability and user experience and I'm proposing a panel with IP
lawyers to discuss patents and other issues that are relevant to
designers and usability practitioners. Aside from the issue of
patents, I would be curious what other legal questions this group has
beyond the debate about patents. For example, there are many
copyright issues like the use of thumbnail images in products and for
usability practitioners there are issues around the use of sweepstakes
as incentives for questionnaires.

7 Jun 2008 - 12:45am
8 years ago
3 replies
Joseph Kurachi Luk

Flash components for rapid prototyping?

Hi all,

Can y'all recommend some free Flash components for UI prototyping purposes?

I'm coming back to Flash after 4 years or so, and hoping that
something has emerged since then. Lately I've been asked to do a lot
of proof-of-concept type stuff for mobile and devices, so I'm looking
for something as generic as possible, to show off the interaction
design and to avoid attracting specific feedback on the graphics. The
default components are ok, but are missing essential stuff like tabbed
views and scroll bars.