Discussion Archive: October 2008

21 Oct 2008 - 3:20pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus

Bruno Latour on Design

Hi Everybody,

Since there was a little talk of bringing some more academic
discussion to the list I thought I'd share a great article by Bruno
Latour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Latour)

http://tinyurl.com/6qr477 (warning, PDF)

It is a keynote that he delivered at the Network of Design conference.
I haven't even finished reading it entirely, but already it's really
interesting stuff..

Also, in doing some background reading on Latour I found out a little
about his Actor-Network Theory

21 Oct 2008 - 2:52pm

JOB: Senior level, user-focused web designer, New York, Hot Studio, Contract, 3+ months

*Senior level, user-focused web designer*

Hot Studio is a leading people-centered design firm in Manhattan and San

Our Manhattan office is looking for a highly skilled, senior-level,
freelance web designer with a deep understanding of design systems,
interaction design and content management systems.

- All work will be conducted on site at our office in Manhattan or at our
clients' office.
- Position will report to Creative Director.
- Work requires deep collaboration with the Project Manager, User
Experience practitioners, Design Engineers, and Visual Design team.

21 Oct 2008 - 2:42pm
Shannon Caddigan

JOB: Senior Information Architect: SF Bay Area: Jessie (Recruiter): Full Time

*Title: Senior Information Architect
Location: SF Bay Area (10 minutes south of SF)
Salary: To low 100's + significant bonus
An online shopping site that also offers digital music downloads and
online photo processing is searching for a Senior Information Architect
to determine how its interactive user interfaces should work and to
create plans for team members for developing the graphical user
interface, content and functionality of its site.

21 Oct 2008 - 2:27pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Josh Seiden

IxDA Value and Purpose

Hello All,

I'm excited to be able to tell you about some work the Board has recently completed.

At our Board retreat earlier this month, the Board (http://www.ixda.org/about_leadership.php) reaffirmed and clarified the mission of our organization. I am just so excited to be able to share this with you, and I hope that after you've had a chance to read and discuss, that you'll share my enthusiasm.

IxDA has always been dedicated to two propositions.

21 Oct 2008 - 1:46pm
7 years ago
14 replies

ISO: Films about interaction design

Are there films (shorts or features) that you would consider good
viewing for an interaction designer?

Any and all suggestions appreciated!

-- Kim

21 Oct 2008 - 1:27pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Josh Santangelo

Hybrid mailing list / forum?

Are there any community software packages which work like the IxDA site does
-- that is, a mailing list that works like a forum, and a forum that works
like a mailing list? I haven't seen this executed well anywhere outside the
IxDA site, and I assume that one is all custom.

21 Oct 2008 - 1:18pm
Shannon Caddigan

JOB: Senior User Interface and Interaction Designer: San Jose: Jessie (Recruiter): Full Time

Title: Senior User Interface and Interaction Designer - Social Networking
Location: San Jose, CA
Compensation: To low 100's + stock

A leading social networking site with over 12 million registered users
and the highest average visit time among all social media web sites is
seeking a Senior UI and Interaction Designer to handle a combination of
hands-on design work and leadership opportunities.

21 Oct 2008 - 1:02pm
Joy Zigo

Event NYCUPA 10/28 - Recipe for Success: A Case Study for Usability Testing Techniques


It has become clear that the blurb for our 10/28 event did not adequately
convey the thrust of the presentation.

While the subject matter involves the presidential election and the
usability of candidate sites, the main subject of the presentation is how to
plan, run, and present findings for a usability test.

The presentation will be of interest to those who are:

● Considering doing some usability testing on their own and want a
step-by-step walkthrough of the process
● Doing usability testing and want to learn a bit more about best practices
● Considering con

21 Oct 2008 - 12:04pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Chad Jennings

Online Questionnaire Best Practices (Anyone remember that Interactions article?)

Howdy all -
I am looking for a resource which outlines list best practices for
online questionnaire creation. Want to provide some guidance to our
marketing team. I remember reading a great one or two page article on
"Top Ten Best Practiced for User Questionnaires" or something like
that in an issue of Interactions magazine a year or so ago, but cannot
for the life of me track it down. It had a some great items such as
starting with easy to answer questions and to not include a middle,
neutral point (i.e.

21 Oct 2008 - 12:03pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Jhilmil Jain

CFP: [HCII 2009 Session] - An Exploration of HCI Methods and Approaches in 2009

CFP: HCII 2009 Session - An Exploration of HCI Methods and Approaches in

Submission Deadline: Friday, Oct 24, 2008, 11:59pm PDT

You are cordially invited to consider submitting a paper and participating
the parallel session entitled 'An Exploration of HCI Methods and Approaches
in 2009'
that will be held in San Diego, CA, USA, 19-24 July 2009, in the context of
HCI International 2009 (http://www.hcii2009.org).

Session Theme:
We invite practitioners and academics who have experience with *new* HCI
and methods to submit a