Discussion Archive: July 2008

10 Jul 2008 - 3:19pm
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6 years ago
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Joanne Weaver
2007

JOB: IAs / UX LEADS who want to "Do Good", local/remote, Los Angeles CA: UX-recruiter (JWG)

REFERRAL BONUS OFFERED---I would appreciate it if you'd forward this thru
your trusted networks, thanks! --- Joanne

Fulltime/freelance OK --- Local/remote OK too

Prefer onsite in LA but they are open + flexible for the right candidate.

The Company:

This is for a v. v. cool 35-person boutique branding/ideation/digital design
agency based in downtown LA whose bread + butter lies in ideating and
realizing entrepreneurs' visions about new online products, mostly in the
green/sustainability space.

10 Jul 2008 - 11:59am
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6 years ago
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Monique Escamilla
2006

Cover Flow-esque examples

Hi there,

Does anyone know of any blog-type sites that are using cover flow
similar to iTunes? I've looked at sites like:

http://www.celebuzz.com/

http://buzz.yahoo.com/

but my stakeholders want something more "shiny" and "coverflow" -
esque.

Thanks,
Monique

10 Jul 2008 - 11:38am
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Marty DeAngelo
2007

Utility Links in footer/base of page

Many sites use them - utility links at the base of the content or lower
on the page that act as a secondary navigation, particularly to things
that aren't defined in the primary navigation (orphan pages, corporate
links, etc.). For a project that I'm working on, the client has asked
that these links be placed at the very bottom of the page - below the
disclaimers, the legal jargon, the copyright.

The pages in question - Site Map, Contact Us, Register for Updates - are
truly secondary content NOT represented in the main navigation (well,
register is).

10 Jul 2008 - 11:27am
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5 years ago
7 replies
Marty DeAngelo
2007

Marking Required vs. Optional form fields

When creating a form, do you feel that it is more advantageous to mark
the required fields, even if they are in the majority? I ask because
I'm working on some guidelines for a client, and there is some debate
about which way to go with this. After reading Luke Wroblewski's book,
"Web Form Design: Filling In the Blanks", I have to agree with his
sentiment about indicating the MINORITY of the form elements:

FROM 'Web Form Design': "Many times there actually are
good reasons for indicating what is required when updating or creating a
record online.

10 Jul 2008 - 11:17am
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tdehnert@aquent.com
2008

Senior Web Design and Development- Hercules (East Bay) - Aquent/Recruiter - Full-time Ongoing Contract

We're looking for a creative, enthusiastic Senior Web Designer who can hand
code in HTML in their sleep. We also need someone who has decent working
knowledge of Javascript, AJAX and Flash Actionscript. Basically we need a
rock-star! Take this chance to design AND and bring your work to life!

What you'll be doing specifically is designing and developing content pages,
banner ads, ad response forms, and assorted special projects as they arise.
Your front-end development skills need to be top-notch in this position and
an understanding of the user experience and U.I.

10 Jul 2008 - 10:36am
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Boston IxDA
2008

Call for submissions for Boston CHI 2009

Hi,

The first deadline for the CHI2009 conference is coming up fast (July

18 for workshops and tutorials).

I'm the co-chair of the User Experience and Usability portion of the

CHI 2009 conference and am inviting both design and usability

colleagues to submit proposals for next year's CHI conference. We

would like to have a strong New England representation at CHI 2009 in

Boston so if you have any ideas and want to kick them around, you can

contact me or the User Experience and Usability Co-chairs at the email

at the end of this message.

10 Jul 2008 - 10:03am
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Caroline Jarrett
2007

[EVENT] Designing for people who do not read easily: workshop in Liverpool, UK

(apologies if you receive this more than once)

DESIGN TO READ - Designing for people who do not read easily

A workshop at HCI 2008, Liverpool John Moores University, 2 September
2008

Workshop website
http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/research/idc/designtoread/

How should we design for people who do not read easily?

Many people do not read easily. This might be because of an impairment
or disability, poor access to literacy or because English is not their
first language.

10 Jul 2008 - 12:44am
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Itamar Medeiros
2006

[worth reading] "Future of Making" Map, by the INSTITUTE OF THE FUTURE

"Two future forces, one mostly social, one mostly technological, are
intersecting to transform how goods, services, and experiences—the
"stuff" of our world—will be designed, manufactured, and distributed
over the next decade. An emerging do-it-yourself culture of "makers"
is boldly voiding warranties to tweak, hack, and customize the
products they buy. And what they can't purchase, they build from
scratch. Meanwhile, flexible manufacturing technologies on the horizon
will change fabrication from massive and centralized to lightweight
and ad hoc.

9 Jul 2008 - 6:27pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
gretchen anderson
2005

Should external links really open in the samewindow?

<self-referential design point>

I hate it when links open in the same window, unless they are navigational within a site.

9 Jul 2008 - 4:39pm
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Caroline Jarrett
2007

Designing for people who do not read easily - workshop in Liverpool, UK, 2 Sept 2008

(apologies if you receive this more than once)

DESIGN TO READ - Designing for people who do not read easily

A workshop at HCI 2008, Liverpool John Moores University, 2 September
2008

POSITION PAPERS DUE Friday 11 July 2008

Workshop website
http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/research/idc/designtoread/

How should we design for people who do not read easily?

Many people do not read easily. This might be because of an impairment
or disability, poor access to literacy or because English is not their
first language.