Discussion Archive: June 2008

4 Jun 2008 - 2:40pm
Aaron Louie

Seattle Monthly IA/UX Meetup, June 10th

Join us for drinks, conversation, networking, and geeking out with
fellow information architects, librarians, usability experts, user
experience designers, and other like-minded user-centered
professionals and students. It's open to anyone, so bring a friend --
especially those in other local organizations! The format will be
casual, but all are encouraged to bring something to discuss -- recent
work, an interesting topic, or even your resume.

4 Jun 2008 - 2:09pm
8 years ago
11 replies
Elise Edson

Perception of light / relative brightness

Hello IxDAers!

My team has received a request from the mechincal engineering team to help
them understand how the human eye perceives relative brightness of light.
Specifically, how sensitive is the human eye to changes in brightness?

An initial literature search on ACM & Google did not yield results. Can
anyone recommend any articles or other resources, or does anyone know about
related research on this topic?

Kind regards,

4 Jun 2008 - 1:42pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Dan Brown

Customer Conversations & White Label Products

Modern web marketing and design strategies suggest that online products
should be highly responsive to customer feedback. Sites like
GetSatisfaction.com further escalate and highlight conversations about
products, encouraging companies to actively participate in them. Ultimately,
the point is to narrow the communications gap between a company and its

Here, then, is a logistical question: what if your product is

4 Jun 2008 - 1:28pm
karen kranack

[JOB] Information Architect, New York, Thumbplay - Full Time

Thumbplay Inc., the leading consumer brand in wireless entertainment,
has an immediate opening for an Information Architect to join a growing
group of user experience professionals on the product development team.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate a depth of experience in
information architecture practices, with an emphasis on navigation
design, interaction design, and principles of designing for e-commerce

4 Jun 2008 - 1:26pm
Steve Silvers

#JOB# Interaction Designer II # Redwood City, CA # Visto # Full-time

Interaction Designer II

Job Location:

Redwood City


Visto is seeking an Interaction Designer to join our Product Design team
in Redwood Shores. The Interaction Designer will design web and desktop
applications that interact with our mobile applications across a variety
of wireless platforms.

4 Jun 2008 - 10:03am
Meredith Noble

[EVENT] IxDA Toronto Meeting: Tues June 10, 7pm

Announcing our second IxDA Toronto Meet-up!


IxDA Toronto Social, at The Rhino


1249 Queen St. W. (just west of Dufferin)

Tuesday June 10, 7pm

Informal Discussion Topic: "process"

Come out and share what your design process is like, and pick up some good tips and ideas from others.

4 Jun 2008 - 8:27am
8 years ago
1 reply
Beth Manzi

sharing behaviors

I am relatively new to this discussion list and appreciate thoughts,
references etc about ways users might create and share web pages using 2.0
apps. Thinking the best approach is to look at the various of ways users are
doing it today. Is there a different approach you recommend taking?

And. .

4 Jun 2008 - 7:58am
6 years ago
5 replies
Brian Donohue

3D secure and verified by visa

Hi folks,

We're trying to improve the implementation of 3D secure (Verified by
Visa) for a client's site. (3D secure is the additional step during an
online purchase when you're brought to your credit card company's
site to enter an additional password.) Abandonment rates at this stage
of the checkout process are a serious issue, but the Fraud/Security
folk within the company have so far trumped our efforts to have 3D
secure removed from the checkout process.

Has anyone come across any good examples of a 3D secure

4 Jun 2008 - 7:47am
8 years ago
7 replies

ISO: Something do to in New York, June 5

I might have some down time tomorrow afternoon between meetings. Is
there some fabulous IxD-related exhibit or anything I ought to check
out while I'm in NY? Looks like I just missed a glass-making demo at
Cooper-Hewitt. :-(


-- Kim

3 Jun 2008 - 11:47pm
8 years ago
10 replies
oliver green

Profile vs. Persona

Hi All,

Is there a difference between the term profile and persona?