Discussion Archive: January 2009

27 Jan 2009 - 5:27pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Jerome Covington

Designing for sound

Sound as a part of interaction design seems to be the domain of games,
mostly. But I would love to hear more about how members of this list
envision the role of sound in other scenarios. I feel that it is the
most (sadly) under-utilized aspect of design.


27 Jan 2009 - 4:11pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Victor Lombardi

PLUG: Christian Rohrer teaches which research to do when

Hi IxDAers, just a quick note to let you know the next Future Practice
UX webinar is by Christian Rohrer, formerly Director of User
Experience Research at eBay and Yahoo!.

27 Jan 2009 - 3:50pm
Boston IxDA

[JOB] Boston: Senior User Experience Specialist, Axeda Corporation

Hi folks, this came to us via the Boston local email address. Contact
info for the position is at the bottom of the posting. Boston IxDA has
no further information and is not responsible for the content.

Lisa deBettencourt

Senior User Experience Specialist

We are looking for a Senior User Experience Specialist with
experience in transforming functional requirements to
wireframe UI designs and participating as an team member in
defining and clarifying UI requirements for the engineering

27 Jan 2009 - 3:48pm
amara cohen

JOB: Art Director, Newton, MA, Full-time

Art Director

SimpleTuition, a company dedicated to making consumer finance choices easier
with a unique online comparison-shopping platform, seeks a creative,
high-energy designer. You are an individual with a sound design process and
the ability to develop and lead designs from conception through completion
as well as supervise and mentor designers on assigned projects. The
qualified candidate should have the demonstrated ability to shape the design
vision for projects.

27 Jan 2009 - 12:06pm

[JOB] Junior Interaction Designer (eastern MA)

** Please reply to this posting at my work address: awexelblat at limebrokerage.com

I've gotten official approval to hire another designer to work with
me. This time we're looking for a junior person, by which I mean
someone who could be right out of school (with a good internship or
two to show) or 2-3 years' experience.

Below is the job description.

27 Jan 2009 - 10:37am
7 years ago
6 replies
Christian Crumlish

Interaction09: Dont' forget, international phone plan!

Good tips, Janna. When I went to Mexico for a week a year or so ago, ATT
also advised me to keep the plan on for an additional month because
sometimes the reconciliation from "foreign" (US-perspective) operators does
not come in right away. This may have just been their way of getting me to
pay extra for another month, though!

On Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 6:53 AM, Janna Hicks DeVylder <janna at devylder.com>wrote:

> Have you figured this out for other carriers?

27 Jan 2009 - 9:53am
7 years ago
7 replies
Janna DeVylder

Interaction09: Dont' forget, international phone plan!

Hey all,

I just called AT&T to see what I could add to my existing plan so I can use
my iPhone more economically while in Vancouver.

27 Jan 2009 - 5:09am

Pattern Languages for Interaction Design

Pattern Languages for Interaction Design

So I decided to get people excited about Interaction 09 - I would
interview Erin Malone, Christian Crumlish, and Lucas Pettinati to talk
about design patterns, pattern libraries, styleguides, and innovation.

27 Jan 2009 - 3:25am
7 years ago
3 replies
Gregor Kiddie

Drawbacks of using Flex for data processingapplication?

(Edit : This is a re-post as my original didn't pass moderation.
Providing context is a crime it seems)

Just to defend Flex for a moment (again another Flex developer here).

1. It is free, it is just the Adobe IDE that costs money. You can
download the SDK for free and start working.
2. Flex is more like a traditional programming language, so while
Javascript / HTML developers may struggle to get their heads round it
("traditional" web developers), hand it to a Java developer and they'll
be banging the work out in no time.

26 Jan 2009 - 6:01pm
7 years ago
26 replies
Angel Marquez

Information through sound.

Theatre has been doing it for centuries.
On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 7:06 AM, Leonardo Parra Agudelo <
lparra at uniandes.edu.co> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I just started working with sound as a source of information, among other
> things, and my starting point was Gestalt, and basic design principles to
> study sound pieces, from sound artists to raw pop, it seems to me there's a
> need to put together some sort of docu