Discussion Archive: June 2009

19 Jun 2009 - 4:21pm
7 years ago
11 replies
alexis rachel

Interaction flow as subterfuge.

I recently ran into an issue on Drugstore.com, wherein there is a discount
offer that may be obtained, but only by a series of not-so-obvious steps—all
done on the site, but not clearly documented. In fact I accidentally
activated the promotion only because I tend to be tenacious with these
things and clicked through a multitude of links. In fact, I hadn't realized
that the promotion had been added to my cart as a result of my actions until
I was already on the phone with customer support. He explained the overly
complex process I unwittingly had gone through.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:16pm
Leigh Haller

JOB: Sr. UX Designer, Plantronics, Santa Cruz, CA, Full Time

Senior User Experience (UX) Designer

Company Background

Working at Plantronics gives you the rare opportunity to make a
difference and feel valued, respected and supported, both personally and
professionally. You'll find the ideal blend of a casual, fun, friendly
atmosphere with a strong commitment to the company's success.

Since 1961 Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) people have been bringing sound
innovation to the world. We design and manufacturer leading lightweight
communications headset products for consumer and business markets

19 Jun 2009 - 11:11am
19 Jun 2009 - 11:03am
7 years ago
2 replies

diagram of what we do

Yesterday, I had an inspiration after a conversation with someone who was
trying to understand what I do and created a diagram that I just posted on
our blog explaining where my work fits in at a high level.

What do people think? I felt like something about it suddenly made clear
where we fit in when we work with companies to create products.

19 Jun 2009 - 5:42am
Eric Reiss

Registration now open for EuroIA

Early registration now open for the fifth annual EuroIA Summit in
Wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark, September 24-26, 2009. Discounts for
ASIST, IAI, and STC members.

This year, we’ve got a fabulous line-up of speakers from 15 countries
and four outstanding pre-conference sessions with internationally
recognized experts. In short, if you’re only going to one conference
this year, EuroIA is the place to be.

Starting with precons on September 24, we then head into two exciting
days with a full two-track programme.

18 Jun 2009 - 10:13pm

[Event] Seattle Book Club, 29 July, 6:00pm

Hello from the Seattle local chapter. I'm organizing a book club
meeting/discussion next month. If you are planning on coming please
let me know.

The Book:
Designing for the Digital Age (Kim Goodwin) - Chapters 1 -11 (Getting
Started, Research, and Modeling).
It's pretty thick so we'll break it down into two sessions or maybe
more. I think the book is a lot of food for thought/discussion so
let's just see how far we get in this meeting.

Wednesday, July 29, 6pm

Cafe Vivace (Espresso Vivace Alley 24, 227 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA.

18 Jun 2009 - 9:02pm
Joel Flom

[EVENT] IxDA Brisbane: Donna Spencer's Queensland book launch, 7 July, 6:00pm

IxDA Brisbane and UX Book Club Brisbane present...


Donna Spencer will be in Brisbane on Tuesday, 7 July 2009, to talk about her
new book, Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories. Come hear Donna speak
about her experiences with card sorting and learn how you'll gain more
confidence in your designs by including card sorting in your projects.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Card sorting helps us understand how people think about
content and categories. Armed with this knowledge, we can group information
so that people can better find and understand it.

18 Jun 2009 - 4:43pm
7 years ago
5 replies
Todd Warfel

The Business of Design [was: Shaun Inman's Fever]

On Jun 18, 2009, at 12:20 PM, Vishal Iyer wrote:

> That does not make business models a part of design. On the
> contrary, design is a part of the business model.

I fail to see how design can be a part of the business model w/o the
business model being part of Design. Not taking into account the
business model is a Design failure.

I think Jared Spool's talk on the Amazon is a perfect example. The
fact that Amazon is able to turn inventory 25 days faster than it's
credit line, floating cash, making interest instead of paying interest
is by Design.

18 Jun 2009 - 1:10pm
Dana Landry

JOB: Senior UX Designer in Seattle, WA, FILTER (recruiter)

FILTER is seeking motivated, self-directed Senior UX Designer for a 6
month contract opportunity (with probable extension to 1 year). We're
looking for someone who can wield user-centered designs by incorporating
market analysis, customer feedback and usability findings. In addition
to designing the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of new
web and software applications, you'll present design work to the user
experience team, product team, and executives for review and feedback.

18 Jun 2009 - 12:55pm
5 years ago
6 replies

Education for a team of none

Hi all,

Over the past few years as a web designer I’ve noticed a lack of
education specific to people like me.

I wrote an article on the subject, and I implore you to read it.


In my article, I use an example of building robust personas. I
recently saw Jared Spool present on the topic.