Discussion Archive: March 2009

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
7 years ago
7 replies
Alan Cox

Design/UX goals in your company

As it grows, the company I work for is becoming more metric-driven.
Ultimately, I support the idea of having goals and metrics that help
us understand whether we're doing good work, the right work, etc.

I don't expect goals & metrics to ever tell the whole story; the
world is squishy and numbers are unlikely to paint a completely
honest picture. I do think, however, that they'll help us start
conversations and give us something to shoot towards.

I'm curious: what type of goals and metrics exist in your company
that are related to good user experience and good design?

6 Mar 2009 - 12:47pm
Kathryn Murrell

Job: IxD Internship VMware UX Server Team - Palo Alto, CA

The VMware User Experience Team is recruiting candidates for an
internship with our Server team in Palo Alto, CA

The summer intern will work with a UX lead on a project to specify
the interaction design for enterprise management and monitoring tools
for virtualized infrastructure environments.

Skills: identifying user requirements, developing user models,
designing and prototyping user interfaces for interaction, and
communicating with the development team to explain user interface

6 Mar 2009 - 11:15am
7 years ago
20 replies
Petra Bennett

Knowledge and Skill Requirements of the Industry

I conduct research viability analyses on potential program ideas for a

6 Mar 2009 - 10:22am
7 years ago
3 replies
Liam Greig

Heuristic Evaluations - A Personal Approach

Hi everyone,

Apologies in advance for the long post. The agency where I work as an
IxD recently started an employee driven lunch and learn series where I
had the opportunity to introduce the idea of Heuristics to the group.
I covered off the basics and background from Nielson on and it was
all very well received. Following the session we opened up the floor
and had some great dialogue on the personification of software and
it's application to Heuristics.

5 Mar 2009 - 9:31pm
Boston IxDA

[EVENT] Boston IxDA: Funny Business - Using Comics in the Design Process. Thursday evening, 3/19.

Many of the challenges we face as designers relate not to the quality of our
work, but the communication of our ideas. Boston IxDA is thrilled to host *Amy
Cueva,* Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer at Mad*Pow, who will be
conducting a “how to” session on getting started with comics from a
strategy, process and tools perspective.

This event is open to all.

5 Mar 2009 - 9:26pm
Jarod Tang

interesting AIGA article, "Design & Business An ethnography primer"

Design & Business An ethnography

It's just a primer, but interesting enough though not as heavy as
"Human-Machine Reconfigurations".



5 Mar 2009 - 4:11pm
Chicago IxDA4

[EVENT] - Chicago IxDA - Interaction'09 redux, panel & video

Sad you were stuck in Chicago and unable to attend the Interaction09
conference in Vancouver, British Columbia this past February?

Weep no more for the Chicago chapter is holding a conference recap on
March 18, 2009 at the IIT Institute of Design.

There will be a panel of local Chicagoan attendees ready to share
their experiences and perspective of the conference, answer questions
about the topics and speakers, along with highlight video compiled by
the organizing committee.

We'll try to recreate as much of the energy and the excitement of the
conference here in Chicago, save for the mounta

5 Mar 2009 - 1:31pm
7 years ago
10 replies
Tina Ajmera

Skittles Branding

Anyone beeing keeping track of skittles.com? First twitter, then
facebook and now Wikipedia. Is it possible to really get rid of a
branded website? Is that where the future of web design is headed?
Interested to hear what people have to say.

5 Mar 2009 - 7:39am
7 years ago
2 replies



5 Mar 2009 - 6:45am
7 years ago
9 replies
Mattias Konradsson

The war on widgets

Hi all,

One thing occured to me the other day, are we going towards a future where
we will have less visible widgets and controls in our applications?