Discussion Archive: August 2008

18 Aug 2008 - 9:51am
Julian McCrea

Interfaces/Research for 12-17 year olds: Any thoughts?

Hey guys,

Long time lurker, second time poster J

I am designing a web interface for a well-known entertainment brand for
the ages of 12-17 years in the UK.

What I am looking for help with is around user behaviour with this

1) Continuous partial attention - in my initial research, this
audience really adhere to this concept i.e. a state in which most of
one's attention is on a primary task, but where one is also monitoring
several background tasks just in case something more important or
interesting comes up.

18 Aug 2008 - 4:15am
Eric Scheid

Oz-IA/2008 - discounts for IXDA members

Hi everyone,

Oz-IA invites your participation to this premier Australian event on
Information Architecture for the web.

18 Aug 2008 - 3:34am
Danny Hope

[event] UX Brighton: Local & Remote Usability Testing

(Apologies for the cross-post.)

Tomorrow night, Brighton, UK:



This sessions focusses on 2 new products for 2 types of usability testing:

1) Guerilla Usability Testing with Silverback (Andy Budd)

Usability tests are an excellent way of discovering problems with a
product or service. However commissioning a dedicated usability lab
can be costly and time consuming.

17 Aug 2008 - 3:45am
Murli Nagasundaram

NYT:Digital Designers Rediscover Their Hands

"Some people thought we were crazy to do this," says Michael Gough, a
vice president for design at Adobe. "But for others, the experience
has started to inform how they work," giving them a better
appreciation of how customers experience Adobe's programs.

My son has never dismantled a bicycle. For me, it used to be an
annual ritual to take the whole thing apart, lovingly clean off the
dirt and grime and make the parts shine, and then put the thing back
together again.

16 Aug 2008 - 3:41pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: Indianapolis: INTERACTION DESIGNER for boutique UX firm, cool clients + up/coming 'hood: UX recruiter (JWG)

**Plea for help to the greater IxDA community: Please forward to your
Midwestern/Midwestern-minded friends---I could sure use your networking help
in our nation's breadbasket! thanks so much; referral bonus offered!**

Hi IxDA'ers---quite a mouthful of a subject line---but there's quite a bit
to squeeze in about this role..!

16 Aug 2008 - 3:30pm
8 years ago
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Brad Ford

The World's First Open Source Circular and Spiral Dock

Circle Dock is a free open source dock-style applications launchers
for Windows that appear where your mouse is instead of you having to
move your mouse to the dock like with other programs. This is
accomplished by making the dock a circular or spiral shape so that it
can be placed anywhere, even near the edge of the screen. The
offscreen portions of the dock are easily reached by just scrolling
with your mouse wheel or arrow keys.

Its Windows only But i would like to see..if anyone has tried this App.


16 Aug 2008 - 3:02pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC: 3 Information Architects for global, casual (!) investment research firm, UX recruiter (JWG)

Privately-held firm specializing in knowledge management is looking for
THREE---count 'em 3!---midlevel IAs with 3+ years experience. Work with BIG
BRAINS in a bustling environment filled with subject matter experts (ie,
former CEOs of hedge funds and other heavy hitters in the government,
insurance, financial services, etc arenas).

I hear through the grapevine that anyone who interviews here *really* likes
this company and has high hopes that they'll get hired. You'd interview in a
suit/corporate clothes but once "in", it's a very casual, laid back

16 Aug 2008 - 2:52pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: NYC/(London): Sr Information Architect, global news analysis/publishing "biggie"

Talk about getting a high-brow name on the ol' resume---drop this name
during an intellectually snobby cocktail party and you'll be the beau/belle
of the ball. :) Very prestigious, internationally reknowned
company/publisher since the mid 1800's with a circulation of 3.7 million
that's known for its adherence to excellence, research, logic, and high
standards through and through.

16 Aug 2008 - 2:41pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: Jersey City NJ: Sr IA with Financial Svc bkgd for prestigious FS consultancy: UX -recruiter (JWG)

Hello my dear IxDAers!

Calling all financial services-savvy UX folks! (or if you know someone great
for this role, please do pass it on; referral bonus offered, as always!)

This fulltime role is at a very well-known financial services consulting
company. Bonus program is insanely good and is 100% employee performance
based, and the office is a shake of a lamb's tail across the street from the
PATH train station---easy to get to.

The Role:


16 Aug 2008 - 7:56am

IxDA DC Local Site


I just opened up the IxDA DC local chapter website. Anyone can join, but
profiles still require approval so we can make sure marketers and spammers
don't get through.


*From the site: *Why another social networking site for IxDA folks?

We really have only a few focused goals:
1. Keep track of local and national events of interest to the IxD and IA
communities, but with emphasis on DC.
2. Serve as meeting place for local (DC, VA, MD) UX professionals for
networking, socializing and community building.