Discussion Archive: August 2009

26 Aug 2009 - 10:48am
6 years ago
8 replies
Diego Fernandez

How to design an online help?

Hi list! (this is my first post.. sorry if my English is not so good).

26 Aug 2009 - 10:47am
6 years ago
32 replies
Sascha Brossmann

We don't make consumer products, hence no need for a User Centered Design development process.

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 08:59, Ali Naqvi<Ali at amroha.dk> wrote:
> Time and time again I am being told that a user centered design
> development process isn't needed in our company since we do not make
> consumer products.

This is an obvious strawman’s argument (one may call it even simply
bullshit). Apart from ‘users’ not being equivalent to ‘consumers’:
Your products are still used by *humans*.

26 Aug 2009 - 10:21am
Harry Saddler

JOB: User experience designer, mobile - San Jose, CA

We are looking for a user experience designer with very strong skills
in information, visual, and interaction design with a primary focus
on consumer mobile applications.

The company:

Siri, Inc. is building a virtual personal assistant that will launch
later this summer. With deep experience in artificial intelligence
and mobile technologies, we're a top-notch team building a fun,
innovative product. Based in San Jose, Siri is well funded and
backed by SRI, Menlo Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures.

26 Aug 2009 - 9:15am
Beau Gould

[JOB] User Experience Designer, San Carlos, CA | 70-85k

My client delivers highly-customized learning solutions for colleges,
universities, instructors, students, libraries, government agencies,
corporations and professionals around the world. These solutions are
delivered through specialized content, applications and services that
foster academic excellence and professional development, as well as
provide measurable learning outcomes to its customers. They are
revolutionizing how students learn. They create online, interactive
learning solutions that increase student effort and engagement in their
high school and college courses.

26 Aug 2009 - 7:02am
Peter Van Dijck

Hiring junior/midlevel IA's immediately in NYC

Hey all,
we're hiring a few junior/midlevel IA's in NYC.

- Your hiring test is basically this: we chat about a feature, you
wireframe it out in a day (Visio), it rocks. You're hired.
- You need to be physically in NYC and legally allowed to work in the
- We work on mobile UI (iPhone, Android, ...) and websites so familiarity
with phone UI is great.

Email me with resume and we'll talk.


Skype id: peterkevandijck
India tel: ++91 953 639 39 79

26 Aug 2009 - 6:09am
Steve Kuhn

JOB - Information Architect - NYC - Fox Mobile Group - Contract Full Time

Fox Mobile Group is seeking junior to mid-level information architects to join our New York office on a contract basis to help us design and specify the next generation of entertainment applications for mobile handsets. We're a small, fast-moving group in a big company, working on things we think are pretty cool. Fun to work with, no problem working from home when needed...a pretty great environment.

25 Aug 2009 - 5:02pm
6 years ago
1 reply
David Leak

JOB: Business Process Modeler - New York - RECRUITER: David Leak - Full Time/Perm

Please post the re-write.

The job description has changed as per our client's request.

Title: User Interface / Business Process Modeler

Location: New York, NY (Mid-Town)

Length: Full Time Permanent

Global Financial Services Firm is looking for a senior User Interface /
Business Process Modeler

The Ideal Candidate:

Has been doing functional User Interface design and usability modeling for
at least the past 5 years or more.

Has strong Business Analysis skills and the ability to translate Business
requirements and workflows to system flows and specifications.

25 Aug 2009 - 12:53pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Victor Lombardi

Global navigation: persistent or not across all pages?

What you're referring to is called 'transitional volatility' -- how
much the navigation changes as you use the service. In the key study
on the topic, it was found that a little bit of change, consistent
change, is good and better than a lot of change or no change at all.

Here's a summary of the study:

To test yours, you can essentially recreate the test used in the


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25 Aug 2009 - 12:49pm
Séamus T. Byrne

[Event] IxDA Dublin, Ireland: August 09 Meeting

When: Wednesday, August 26th. Starting at 6:30pm until 8:30pm

Where: Neary's Pub. 1 Chatham St.

25 Aug 2009 - 6:30am
6 years ago
2 replies
Atul Thanvi

Click to enlarge

If we talk about a new online user than a link should be in text form
as "click here to enlarge" or any similar textual indication.

For a regular online user : We can use more interactive icons /
buttons or symbols to indicate them that he needs to click here for
the related action.....

But still some kind of textual indication should be there because
some users may use text based browser or may not even see images on
normal browsers also due to slow internet speed.