Discussion Archive: September 2009

10 Sep 2009 - 7:17am
6 years ago
49 replies
Magdalena Mateescu

How trendy is UCD? Are we critical enough about it?

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 consequences. More than that, I hope
for a discussion.

9 Sep 2009 - 10:34pm
6 years ago
4 replies

websites as art

I was chatting whit a colleague, and we could recall examples in the early
days of the web where a site was a work of art, and no other thing but art,
but can't think of recent examples. any sightings?

9 Sep 2009 - 10:15pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Flash UI Developer, Delray, FL | 75-110k

Flash UI Developer, Delray, FL | 75-110k

This is a full time, on-site, salaried position located near Delray, FL.
No telecommuting allowed. US Citizens, Green Card holders or EAD only
please. Local candidates preferred; however, candidates considering
relocating at own expense considered as well.

The Flash Developer will be responsible for developing Flash
applications that run on next-generation media tablets. These
applications will include casual games, utilities, media browsers,
information access services, as well as user interfaces.

9 Sep 2009 - 3:39pm
6 years ago
5 replies

add to favorites vs save for later

Any thoughts or articles on "add to my favorites" (as an action from a
product page) vs "add to my wishlist" (which I think is the same thing?) vs
"save for later" (as an action on the shopping cart page, a la Amazon)? Any
good design patterns for favorites? How should one access one's favorites
list at a later time? Has anyone studied conversion rates on these features?


9 Sep 2009 - 11:43am
Katy Moore

Senior Technical Writer Location(s): San Francisco, CA - HQ

Description: As a technical writer on the Documentation team, you will
work collaboratively with other experienced writers to design, create,
write, and deliver concise, easy-to-understand documentation for the
Salesforce CRM application and/or the Force.com platform. You should
be self-directed and team-oriented with the ability to understand the
needs of business users and administrators, and deliver the documents
necessary to make them successful. You are not only a writer but a
customer advocate and an integral part of the software development

9 Sep 2009 - 10:54am
Brent Rogers


Here are the latest job openings at CISCO. Please contact Brent at
breroger at cisco.com if interested.

**I had not included the requisition numbers with the previous
discussion group job postings on IxDA. They are included on this

Interaction Designer

San Francisco, California

This position is in Cisco’s Consumer Business Group (CBG), formerly
known as Linksys. It's an exciting time to work at Cisco.

9 Sep 2009 - 7:37am
amara cohen

[JOB] Senior Visual Designer - Newton, MA, SimpleTuition, Full Time

SimpleTuition seeks a creative, high-energy visual designer to expand
the design vision and brand to new web-based products. SimpleTuition
is a company dedicated to making education and finance choices easier
for consumers with a unique online comparison-shopping platform.

You are an individual with a sound design process and the ability to
develop and lead designs from conception through completion. The
qualified candidate should have the demonstrated ability to shape the
design vision for projects, and to visually communicate rich data for
consumer products and services.

9 Sep 2009 - 6:58am
Greg Scherzo

[JOB] Information Architect, Boston - MA Recruiter, Contract

My client is looking for a contract IA in Boston to start ASAP for a 1 month project.

This opening is 100% onsite and requires local candidates.

* Develop and deliver logical information models, user flows, wireframes, sitemaps, nomenclature documents, content mapping, and navigation schemes for new and existing websites
* Heuristic reviews or evaluations (IA portion)
* Concept generation and modeling
* Assist in planning and development of usability testing
* Assist in translating complex business requirements, user require

9 Sep 2009 - 4:55am
Itamar Medeiros

[EVENT] frog 40 exhibition and frog design mind, SEPTEMBER 26th, 5:00PM-8:00PM

frog design, a leading global innovation firm, and one of the most respected
designers and business consultants in the world.

9 Sep 2009 - 4:45am
Itamar Medeiros

[EVENT] "A Fine Line: How Design Strategies Can Shape the Future of Businesses" Book Reading with Hartmut Esslinger, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2009/12:30PM - 2:30PM

Founder of global design and innovation firm frog design, Hartmut Esslinger,
will discuss his new book, "A Fine Line--How Design Strategies Can Shape the
Future of Businesses." Esslinger's hugely influential 40-year career and
portfolio includes revolutionary products like Apple's Mac computer,
Lufthansa's brand and fleet image, LV's brand aesthetic and much more.