Discussion Archive: January 2009

7 Jan 2009 - 5:21pm
Joanne Weaver

JOB: SF: *asap* temp to perm MID/SR LEVEL IA, fashion company (UX-recruiter; JWG)

Hey IxDA'ers! Happy new year---hope it's going swimmingly so far ;)

A cool, oh-so-fashionable role to start 2009 off right, in the City by the
Bay.. apologies for x-post.

Looking for a..


...for a very cool little funky high-end fashion retailer in Union Square
area of San Francisco.

Office is in the heart of everything: shopping, restaurants,

transportation, and is housed in a heritage-style office building with

exposed brick walls, big open spaces, and a cozy, close-knit team.

Starts asap.

7 Jan 2009 - 2:55pm
7 years ago
4 replies
Shaun Bergmann

[Event] Vancouver IxDA -- Interactive Display Centre Tour

First Vancouver IxDA event of 2009 is lined up!

We've got a private tour at the Vancouver Port Authority Interpretive

The Center is a few years old now, and it is one of the first examples in
this city of an attempt at such an undertaking. We will hear, in their
words, their vision of the desired result, the challenges they faced, and
see how well the installation has aged.

It's a great opportunity for us to all participate in a real-world design
challenge and then get together afterwords to debrief on the experience and
brainstorm about potential redesign ideas.

7 Jan 2009 - 1:46pm
7 years ago
19 replies

Microsoft Surface and Windows 7

I was just wondering what people thought about the new Microsoft
Surface. Has anyone had a chance to demo it or play with the SDK?
Also, any thoughts on how interaction design will be impacted with MS
Surface technology being used with Windows 7 (due out late 09 early
10)? What preemptive measures can we take to deal with the shift in
how a user interacts (touch screen vs mouse) with applications on
there desktop pc or laptop?



7 Jan 2009 - 12:44pm
Mary Jeys

[EVENT] SVA MFA in Interaction Design Lecture Series in NYC continues January 14th 6-8PM

DOT DOT DOT: "The Urbanists"
The MFA Interaction Design Lecture Series

Join us for our January lecture, featuring four speakers giving four
talks in forty minutes. This month’s topic:

“The Urbanists”
New forms of public space are emerging. Through an exploration of new
definitions of urban environments, our four lecturers will examine the
time when public space is more personal, ubiquitous computing is
allowing cities to have an impact on users’ experiences, and the
design of services can truly be vibrant and meaningful.

7 Jan 2009 - 11:27am
Robert Skrobe

[EVENT] - UPA-PS - UW LUTE Lab Tours - Thursday, Jan 29, 2009 - Starting 5pm PST

The Puget Sound Chapter of the Usability Professionals Association will be
hosting usability lab tours at the University of Washington's Laboratory for
Usability Testing and Evaluation (LUTE) on Thursday, January 29th, starting
at 5pm PST. (http://uwtc.washington.edu/navresearch/lute.)

LUTE was founded in 1990 as a self-supporting research facility within the
Department of Technical Communication at the University of Washington.

7 Jan 2009 - 10:00am
Andy Budd

[Plug] UX London in June

Hi Guys,

Sorry my first post is a bit of a plug, but I thought my fellow
Europeans would be interested in the UX London conference we're
organising in June.


UX London is Britain's first major user experience event, comprising
two days of practical, hands-on workshops, and a day of inspirational

7 Jan 2009 - 6:42am
Subroto Bagh

JOB: Visual Designer, Bangalore INDIA, SupportSoft Inc., Full Time

Hello,We are looking for a Visual Designer with 4+ years of Experience.

*Visual Designer*

Are you looking for the opportunity to help create a compelling,
informative, and accessible user interfaces for a consumer Internet service?
SupportSoft is looking for a fast, creative visual designer to substantially
contribute to the day-to-day design and production of assets for our
website, client applications and online marketing campaigns.

7 Jan 2009 - 12:14am
7 years ago
1 reply
mary keitelman

Usability of accordions - an example

Here's a nice example:

Mary Keitelman

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6 Jan 2009 - 7:47pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Samsung UI Guidelines for Mobile Devices?

Anyone know of any (public) Samsung UI Guidelines for Mobile Devices, in
particular TouchWiz?


6 Jan 2009 - 7:05pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Anna Kalata

How do you present designs to remote stakeholders?

Happy New Year!

I'm working for an agency that wants to move into bringing web-based
collaborative tools to our team and clients. While I've come across many
good options for traditional project management and groupware systems, I was
wondering if anyone on the list had a preferred tool that serves as a
repository for uploading/displaying files for client viewing, feedback, and

Basecamp is one option I've used that enables clients to be involved in the
project management process, but I'm not sure most of our clients have that
level of web-savvy-ness.