Discussion Archive: September 2009

28 Sep 2009 - 4:16pm
gretchen anderson

Is there a good reason to require people to id theircredit card?

A credit card number is a unique identifier. No need for additional
qualifier. And more and more the trend is against having ppl make that
choice. Saw a site recently that had it AFTER the card number field and
it auto populated based on the first number in the card.

28 Sep 2009 - 4:02pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Amy Jones

Is there a good reason to require people to id their credit card?

Hi all,

Given that it's fairly easy to identify what kind of credit card someone
is using (Visa/MC/Discover/etc), is there a good reason to require
people to select the flavor they're using? I can imagine that people
might get confused if they're not asked, but I'm curious as to whether
there's any research for or against.

Amy Jones

28 Sep 2009 - 2:22pm
Dave VanEsselstyn

[JOB] User Experience/Product Designer - Brooklyn, NY - Wireless Generation

I'm posting a new User Experience/Product Designer position for Wireless
Generation and wanted to give IXDA'ers a brief taste of what we are looking

Full details are available here: *
Wireless Generation is an innovative educational software company
headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.

* You'd become a part of a great design group and great company.

28 Sep 2009 - 7:55am
christine chastain
28 Sep 2009 - 7:15am
5 years ago
38 replies
Queen Catherine

Unusable things

OK - so we work in the world of digital. Here the affordance is a
perceived one. But what about our real lives?

Here's the thing - I want to start a list of unusable real life

1. Elevator buttons: when I press the wrong floor (which is quite the
frequent occasion in my uncaffienated state before 12pm) why can't I
"unpress" my mistake?

2. Toilet doors: why does one open in and the next out. Furthermore -
why wash your hands when you must touch germ-ridden door handles after
the fact? If there is ever a need to have automatic doors - here it


27 Sep 2009 - 8:59pm
Jarod Tang

read, what a good interaction ( design ) should be ?


Most interesting were Westergren’s comments about advertising. As you can
see in the clip below, the show’s host, Scott McGrew, and my co-panelist,
NPR’s Laura Sydell, claim to be huge Pandora fans but couldn’t seem to
remember hearing many ads. Said Westergren: That means we’re doing it right.

He said when he talks to Pandora users they always say they don’t hear many
ads, and they don’t think they interact with the site much.

27 Sep 2009 - 6:08pm
6 years ago
9 replies
Jared M. Spool

Exploring the Magic of Design

Hi David,

I'm intrigued with your comment:

> But what Designers do IS magic! That act of synthesis towards craft
> towards implementation is a wondrous magical thing once turned into a
> Palm Pre or HP NetBook Mini that brings new areas of delight that were
> never there before.
> What's wrong with magic? What's wrong with the unexplained? Or the
> secretly explained (LIKE MAGIC!).

Magic is an awesome metaphor.

27 Sep 2009 - 1:42pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Elizabeth Buie

CFP: CHI2010 Workshop on Researcher-Practitioner Interaction

The CHI2010 Workshop on Researcher-Practitioner Interaction will bring together researchers and practitioners of HCI to explore whether and to what extent difficulties exist between them -- and, if so, will endeavor to identify the dimensions of the problems and propose possible solutions. On the one hand, we will work to articulate factors that may render the research literature inaccessible or irrelevant to practitioners and to suggest potential improvements and approaches.

26 Sep 2009 - 4:15pm
Allen Ackerman

(JOB) Sr. Information Architect in NYC for Temp to Perm

Our client is global news company who looking for an experienced IA to help with re-architecting the entire site as well as a CRM migration.


* Organizing content logically to create exceptional site architectures that are both highly usable and supportive of business goals.
* Critiquing site architectures based on industry best practices and providing recommendations for improvement.
* Creating and maintaining documentation including: site maps, wire frames, data schemas, content hierarchies and taxonomies.
* Creating and evaluating interface architectur

26 Sep 2009 - 1:08pm
6 years ago
12 replies
Ewa Liszcz

UX'ers on Twitter?

For those of you who want to follow each other on Twitter I've created
tweepml list based on contacts from some ux group on linkedin.com.