Discussion Archive: February 2010

13 Feb 2010 - 3:35pm
Adrian Howard

CFP for Agile 2010 User Experience stage!

Hi folks,

Considering the... feisty... conversations that sometimes occur here when the topic of interaction design work and agile comes up I'm hoping that I can persuade folk here to submit proposals to the Agile 2010 User Experience stage.

This is the stage for agile team members passionate about creating products with a great user experience.

12 Feb 2010 - 6:33pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Senior Interactive Developer, NYC | 100-115k

This is a full time, on-site, salaried position located in New York City
paying $100,000 to $115,000 + benefits. US Citizens, Green Card holders,
EAD or CAN only please. Local candidates only. No telecommuting. Thank

As a Senior Interactive Developer with our client, you will get the
opportunity to create unique, world-class interactive experiences for
marquee brands.

The Interactive Developer defines and implements graphical user interfaces.
Projects range from small promotional sites and game interfaces, to full web
portals and large web-based software applications.

12 Feb 2010 - 6:33pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] Senior Designer, NYC | 100-120k

This is a full time, on-site, salaried position located in New York City
paying $100,000 to $120,000 + benefits. US Citizens, Green Card holders,
EAD or CAN only please. Local candidates only. No telecommuting. Thank

Our client's designers have a passion and detailed understanding for how
Next-Generation interactive experiences should look, feel and function on
the web.

12 Feb 2010 - 4:50pm
Michael Eckersley

Service Tools For Self-Managing Chronic Disease Risk

Dear All,

Last summer I presented a piece at the Service Innovation Design & Dev conference in Chicago. Topic was Service Tools For Innovating Chronic Disease Management. Worked with a great team of IxD and Design Management grad students at University of Kansas. Employed varied research and interaction methods to better understand those either suffering from chronic diseases or at risk for chronic disease. This spring we're picking up where we left off, prototyping and testing the actual tools with patients at St.

12 Feb 2010 - 3:54pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Kayan Ng

Flash Rotators

Flash Rotators, should we have users activate them? Should we have a
pause, stop button? Should they be rotating at all? I saw that Yahoo
Lifestyle recently added command buttons to their pages
http://ca.lifestyle.yahoo.com/. I personally have never believed in
their efficiency in conveying multiple messages but it looks like I am
stuck with them. I want to at least make the user's experience as easy
as possible. I have looked for articles and research to prove my point
but have not found much. I hope you guys can help, Thoughts?



12 Feb 2010 - 2:05pm

Visio 2010 Beta (?)

Hi All,

Has anyone had a chance to test drive Visio 2010 Beta? Initial impression is
it doesn't seem a significant leap per how it might help us with UX, IxD, IA
day-to-day demands (not that it'll ever outshine OmniGraffle - LOL). If
anyone has sampled it, I'd welcome your thoughts on it's pros/cons . .

12 Feb 2010 - 1:45pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Jeffrey D. Gimzek

JOB: AD/UX Hired Gun

Hey Kids,

Do you want to work on all the [soon to be] coolest online and mobile application interfaces ?

Can you design both interaction and visual 'look and feel' ?

Then we have the gig for you:
My company is looking for experienced designers that can shape the user experience from both and interaction and visual perspective.
If you are stronger in one than the other, that is fine, but some experience in both is necessary.

Our clients are mostly Fortune 100 financial services companies, with some random startups thrown in to keep us fresh.

We are looking for motivated and self-managing f

12 Feb 2010 - 1:37pm
Stacey Sarris

Testing a URL

Hi can anyone make any suggestion on how to test the likability of a

Thanks Stacey

12 Feb 2010 - 11:44am
6 years ago
1 reply
Eric Smith

JOB: UX Designer San Jose, CA Confidential Contract

Looking for a thought/design leader with e-commerce, UX experience:

Our client is seeking qualified hybrid visual/interaction designers
who are comfortable working with wireframes and systematic design. We
are looking for UX Designers who come from a visual design background
but have moved into more research-based design and user centered
design processes.

12 Feb 2010 - 11:34am
Louis Rosenfeld

ANN: "Remote Research" book now on sale

(apologies for cross posting)

It's a pleasure to announce that Nate Bolt and Tony Tulathimutte's new book,
*Remote Research <http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/remote-research/>: Real
Users, Real Time, Real Research, *is now available for purchase. Remote
studies allow you to recruit subjects quickly, cheaply, and immediately, and
give you the opportunity to observe users as they behave naturally in their
own environment.