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9 Nov 2004 - 3:29pm
Jacqueline Antalik

Looking for interaction designer/usability specialist, Vancouver BC, TELUS, 1 yr. contract


TELUS Business Solutions (one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies) is seeking an interaction designer & usability specialist for our Vancouver office (this is a one year contract position). In this role you will apply a user-centred design process on a variety of Web site and Web
application design and development projects to create a high quality user experience.

- Lead client and user interviews and user requirements gathering sessions. Perform task analyses.

18 Jan 2010 - 9:33am
Kimberly Byers

[Job] Student Research Assistant, London, NET-A-PORTER, Temp

Dear current HCI students,

The Net-a-porter Group's User
Experience team would like to offer you the opportunity to get some
hands on experience by supporting our staff during user testing in
Central London.

The User Experience team is responsible for testing Net-a-porter.com and TheOutnet.com.

16 Jan 2012 - 8:05pm
3 years ago
5 replies
Mathew Sanders

What is your dream IxD software setup?

I'm joining a new startup in 2 weeks (yay!) and have been asked to choose (within limits) what software I want to use, what would you choose and why?

I'm used to sketching in pen+paper then moving to hig- fidelity wireframes with omnigraffle but I'm thinking of adding Adobe Catalyst to the mix (to prototype rich interactions & transitions) and Fireworks for production graphics (buttons etc) which since it's a start up I will also be responsible.

What would you choose, and why?

30 Apr 2005 - 1:34am
Kevin Cheng

Lotus Notes S*cks! ... I know that is almostubiquitous, but here is definitive proof!

I submit http://www.ok-cancel.com/comic/11.html

At CHI2004, Tom ran into some people who work on Notes and they told
him what a huge fan of OK/Cancel they were. Tom's response,

"hey, that's cool ... ... uh, sorry we implied you guys don't do

David Heller wrote:
> I hope you all find it as funny as me and if anyone on this list
> for the Notes Client design team ...

23 Jul 2007 - 4:48am
7 years ago
8 replies
Morten Hjerde

Portfolio questions

I have a couple of questions. Say, in the hypotethical, a-hem, case that I
were to prepare a IxD portfolio that could be presented to a US employer.
There would be some cultural differences (I'm european) and I would want to
steer clear of the worst mess-ups.

1. Where I am from, its expected that you are somewhat modest and you expect
that the reader "reads between the lines". This is of course just a social
contract. Same or different in the US?

2. What about tone of voice? I'm not going to be flippant, but how dry do I
have to be?

3. How big?

19 Mar 2008 - 1:44am
7 years ago
3 replies
Ian Shou

principles of content placement hierarchy?


Sorry if this is not the right way to start a new thread. I'm new to this
site, and couldn't find a way to start a new topic. I know the summary
sounds somewhat cryptic, but I'm not sure how else to put this. I know each
website has its own requirements, but I'm wondering if anyone out there has
any "industry standards" (ie Jakob Nielsen, etc.) for "best practice"
principles of layout in terms of where to place content on a page according
to how important it is to the user. For example, I have a client who has 2
"functions" he wants on his homepage...

4 Apr 2006 - 4:32pm
9 years ago
4 replies
Bailey, Jack

How Many Users Suffer In Silence?

Does anybody have a reliable stat on the ratio of the number of users who complain about something to the number who just suffer in silence?

I'm looking for some way to say "for these 5 complaints there are probably xx many more people out there annoyed but not bothering to complain."

Thanks in advance.

27 Apr 2004 - 4:27pm
11 years ago
10 replies
Elizabeth Buie

Visual design = aesthetics??

Todd Warfel writes:

"Personally, while some usability professionals don't see visual design
(aesthetics) to be important, or as important, I think it most definitely

Todd, are you equating visual design with aesthetics, are you saying that
some usability professionals equate them, or are you saying that aesthetics
is a component of visual design.

I would agree that it is a component. I see visual design as much more
than aesthetics, however.

30 May 2008 - 5:31am
Rohit Keluskar

Last Dates – Weekend Workshop on Usability Testing for GUI, Web and Mobile

Dear Friends,

Design Incubator's Weekend Workshop (for Professionals) on *Module UCD 04 -
Usability Testing and Design Inspection Methods *has important dates coming

URL: www.designincubator.com/training_current.htm

Workshop dates are 28th Jun '08 (Sat), 29th Jun '08 (Sun),

5th July '08 (Sat), 6th July '08 (Sun)

Full Fees for this module are 14,000 INR * (inclusive of taxes).
Last Date for registration is 25th June '08.

Early Bird Fees for this Module are 12,000 INR * (inclusive of taxes).
Last date to avail this offer is 11th June '08

Rohit Keluskar

23 Dec 2008 - 4:49pm
6 years ago
3 replies

How to Prototype a Game in Under 7 Days

This article of Game Design & Rapid prototyping is worth a read,
especially around the topic of inspiring creativity & ideation.


3. Development: Nobody Knows How You Made it, and Nobody Cares

Nobody Cares About Your Great Engineering

Again, it's worth noting that a great engineer does not necessarily
make a great prototyper. "Correct" or "reusable" solutions are often
not what we look for in quick throwaway code.