Discussion Archive: September 2009

11 Sep 2009 - 3:03pm
6 years ago
10 replies

web video content

Working on a project which has a video explaining a new product. The video, as it stands now, is about 5 minutes and has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning is a (rather boring and technical) introduction: "Hi, I'm so-and-so, I invented this product and this is why." Then it gets into how to use the product. The video editor (who comes from a television background) feels strongly that we need the introduction first, for the flow/narrative.

11 Sep 2009 - 7:37am
Dan Brown

[PLUG] EightShapes September Workshop: Creating & Using Flow Charts

I'll be teaching a half-day workshop in DC on Sept 25 on *flow charts* and
their cousins storyboards and wireflows.
Details here:

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Hope to see you there!

-- Dan


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10 Sep 2009 - 7:59pm
Greg D'Augusta

Sr. Interaction Designer Opportunities with VMware in Palo Alto -- pls contact gregd at vmware dot com to pursue further. Thanks !!

This position is devoted to the development and ownership of the user
experience for enterprise class virtualization applications. The
challenge: innovate and create enterprise management and monitoring
tools that make complex virtualization software a pleasant experience
for our users.

Virtualization is the technology that is poised to change the way we
think about computing.

10 Sep 2009 - 7:16pm
6 years ago
20 replies

Why isn't the OS a browser?

I hope this isn't a dumb question, but I've been thinking about how
much duplication there is between the OS and the browser -- each has
its own navigation, its own file structure, its own applications and
plug-ins, and all that real-estate-hogging chrome!

Sure, some businesses are never going to be comfortable with cloud
computing, but the rest of us don't really care whether an
application is launching from a remote server or a local hard drive.
Why should I have to remember whether a file is in Google docs, or
saved in Delicious, or nested somewhere on my hard drive?

10 Sep 2009 - 5:03pm
6 years ago
2 replies

Looking for interaction designers in China

I am co-teaching a Cross-Cultural design course at the Stanford d.School in
the spring. The course is a collaboration between graduate students at
Stanford and graduate students at Peking University. Stanford students
travel to China in early spring to do user research. The Chinese students
take a design intensive course in the winter to prepare for the design
projects they do with the Stanford students in the spring.

10 Sep 2009 - 3:25pm
6 years ago
5 replies
gretchen anderson

How trendy is UCD? Are we critical enough aboutit?

Here's one (or one to watch):

It all prompted me to ask on my blog show me a major success
(Apple-like success) that was based on UCD. No answers yet. ;-)


-- dave

10 Sep 2009 - 2:15pm
Greg Scherzo

[JOB] Information Architect, Kansas City - MO Recruiter, Contract

I just got in a 2-3 month contract for a client of mine in Kansas City. They are in need of an information Architect.

Activities - document usability requirements.
Deliverables - wireframes / strategy documents.

This project must be done 100% onsite but my client does have a budget for travel expenses.

Telecom or eCommerce experience is a big plus!

Please let me know if you know anyone who would be interested. Please feel free to pass along my information if someone comes to mind.

10 Sep 2009 - 1:33pm
6 years ago
2 replies
David Poteet

Examples of Experience Vision

I'm looking for more examples of an experience vision (or
"envisionment" as some call it) for a brand, product, service or
organization. Can you help me?

It could be in the form of a narrative, cartoon, video - anything
that tells the story of the customer's experience. Not a product

Here are some excellent examples I am aware of already:

• Adaptive Path's concept for the Charmr

• Apple's Knowledge Navigator video.

10 Sep 2009 - 9:43am
6 years ago
1 reply
Yohan Creemers

[Event] Design by Fire cafe 28 SEPT 2009 - Utrecht, NL

IxDA Nederland is happy to organize it's first 'Design by Fire Café', an informal gathering for (interaction) designers. Each café will feature a short, inspiring presentation as tapas for discussion.

The first café edition will take place on Monday 28 October 2009 in Utrecht (NL).

There are lots of websites that let you plan events with a group of people, but most of them don't exactly make it easy or quick.

10 Sep 2009 - 9:23am
Magdalena Mateescu

User Centered Design in Interface Design: Assumptions and Consequences of Considering that Users Count

Hi dear all :)

In the last year I spent a lot of time reading and writing about
interface design, User Centered Design (UCD) and alike. I am not a
convince blogger, but I want to share my thoughts with you about some
assumptions that are more or less explicit in UCD and their