Discussion Archive: December 2008

2 Dec 2008 - 5:02am
Maria De Monte

1st reminder: CALL FOR PAPER: aaate 2009 conference

Hello there,

I already posted this last month, but there could probably be someone new in the Forum who could be interested, so I'm re-posting this call for paper.

I also take the chance to launch a proposal: It'd be cool to meet if some of you is working in Italy. Just come up in some way and we'll try to arrange something.

1 Dec 2008 - 10:59pm
7 years ago
16 replies

How to cue people for drag and drop

I have a screen with a slightly unusual UI. There is a table of rows
that can be edited in place, but you can also drag and drop the rows,
somewhat in the style of Excel. You can also drag the rows onto
targets adjacent to the grid.

The question is - how do I give people reasonable visual cues that
drag-and-drop are acceptable actions here?

Given that there are a large number of drop targets, I can't think of
a good design pattern other than drag-drop for this but I'm open to
suggestions on that as well.

Any thoughts?

1 Dec 2008 - 3:56pm

[JOB] come work with me at Linkedin

I need an amazing IxD/IA with Interface chops to join me at LinkedIn to do
some insanely awesome innovative stuff I'm percolating.

We're located in Mountain View CA.

ping me if you want details.

1 Dec 2008 - 2:34pm
erin malone

[JOB] UX Senior Manager in Fremont CA - Full time

Hey all -

this client of mine is looking to hire someone internal. This will be
the first time they have hired a UX person for a new software
division. This looks to be a really interesting position with
oversight on software design for touchscreen, voice and traditional
computers. They are looking for someone senior who can do hands on
design, manage a small team and external design partners.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:37pm
7 years ago
9 replies
Matthew Taylor

Visual Design Candidates

Hello List,

Have been tasked with ramping up the UX/UE roles at my company (I currently
occupy the IxD role).

One of the areas I have identified that we do not currently have dedicated
staff for are Visual Designers. We have capable people, but no one that
specializes in web application interface mock ups/visual comps. (I'm sure a
lot of small web app. companies fall into this category).

1 Dec 2008 - 12:35pm
Kyle Pero Soucy

NH UPA Holiday Party - 12/17 - RSVP REQUIRED!

2008 is coming to an end and NH UPA has had an amazing first year as
an official UPA chapter. As a thank you to all our members who have
supported us by attending meetings, volunteering and presenting we
want to invite you to the annual NH UPA Holiday Party!

We have a terrific night planned with good food, drinks and surprises!
This will be a great opportunity to combine celebrating the holiday
season with getting to know your fellow NH UPA members better.

This year's Holiday Party will be held at the beautifully renovated
Beaux Arts Lobby in The Music Hall in Portsmouth.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:29pm
Todd Warfel

Vote for a Department of Innovation

I'm forwarding this from another group. I think it's something this
community might be interested in:

Cognate with the notion of a National Design Policy, advanced at the
recent US National Design Policy Summit organized by Dori Tunstall, is
the concept of a new US Department of Innovation. Now we have a
chance to create one.

On Change.org, the website created by the Obama Transition team to
solicit new ideas for the next four years, Alain Rostain has proposed
the creation of a Department of Innovation.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:25pm
7 years ago
8 replies
Julian McCrea

Best practice for touchscreen interfaces in airplanes

Hey guys and gals,

I am doing some a proof of concept for an aeroplane IFE (in flight
entertainment) system.

Note: The interface is touchscreen and will not allow for Dan Saffer
gesture-based loveliness L

Any papers, usability best practices, IFE examples would be much

Thanks in advance,

Julian McCrea
User Experience Architect

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1 Dec 2008 - 12:06pm
Leigh Carrick-Moore

JOB London User Experience Manager/Senior Interaction Designer Permanent

Overall purpose of the role/key tasks:

Reporting to the Head of Product, the purpose of this role is to:

* Create, maintain and be accountable for the entire user
interaction model and overall visual design of the network of sites and

* Influence the strategy of the medium to longer term Product

With line management responsibility for a User Interface developer, you will
be responsible for all deliverables within the areas of both interaction and
visual design (information architecture, design, prototyping, client-side
development), playing a key r

1 Dec 2008 - 12:01pm
7 years ago
13 replies
James Box

Google by default

I'm sure we've all witnessed on how common it is for a user-experience
to begin at Google these days, even when the user has a known

I do it myself. For instance, say I want to look up 'Brighton' on
Wikipedia, I find the most efficient method of getting there to type
'wikipedia brighton' into my browser's in-built google search. This is
all based on the assumption that this will be the first result (it
normally is) and therefore the quickest way for me to achieve my goal.

This is certainly borne-out in the research I'm doing at the moment.