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4 Oct 2005 - 3:43pm
Mark Rovinsky

WORKBRAIN: Information Architect (Toronto, Canada)


Workbrain is seeking talented Information Architects who will lead the
design of best-in-class user interfaces for Workbrain's next-generation
of applications. Successful candidates will become key members of a
rapidly-expanding product usability team that is focused on deploying
innovative products that maximize ease-of-use for a wide range of

The Information Architect works on various project teams to develop
user-centered designs for enterprise web applications.

20 Dec 2007 - 2:24pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Dave Malouf

Must we be Leonardo de Vinci?

"That interplay and innovation comes out best when one person is able to
work through it all. Not a team. Teams are needed due to project deadlines,
scope, etc. Teams are the norm, true, but the ideal is still one person. I
very rarely see teams innovate. I often see single designers innovate." --

I love ya man, but this point I REALLY have to disagree with. My experience
here at Motorola Enterprise Mobility is that innovation is best done in

2 Nov 2012 - 9:29am
3 years ago
2 replies

Is a site accessible if it requires JavaScript?


The Target.com website blocks users who don't have JavaScript enabled. If you turn JavaScript off and visit the Target site, you'll see a modal dialog warning you that "Target.com requires javascript to be enabled." If JavaScript is off, you can't dismiss the dialog box.

It would never have occurred to me to design a site that way, and I've never considered the accessibility implications of such a sweeping move. Is this kind of a website accessible?

12 May 2010 - 4:57pm
Stephen Collins

Re: [IxDA] Best practices for designing Terms and Conditions/Customer Agreement Interactions

I recently did a piece of work with a big financial organisation. Naturally, they're required to present these sorts of things to customers, but fully realise that most (the vast majority, >90 per cent according to our research) don't read them, and those that do rarely finish or fully understand them.

As Mike notes, it's a cost/benefit thing - for both the customer and the organisation.

We ended up providing a legally approved conditions summary that was visible in our process and links to the full conditions subsequently displayed in a light box.

21 Mar 2006 - 12:07pm
John Vaughan - ...

On-screen legibility

>In order to have good on-screen legibility... a dark background screen is
>recommended with light
coloured text. ...Do you know of any references on the subject or do you
know the possible reasons for it?

Basic Perception:

Light/bright dominates. It is easier to find a star in the dark night sky
than to find a dark dot on a sheet of white paper.

Light/bright "blooms". esp. In a back-lit lightsource-driven environment,
like a TV or computer monitor, light images visually "grow" and "bleed" onto
darker backrounds.

28 Mar 2006 - 10:00pm
CD Evans

IA Summit Recording of Five Minute Madness!

Here is an mp3 recording of the entire 5 minute madness. It's a nice
little wrap up file, I'll try to post a few more things in the next few


CD Evans

23 Feb 2009 - 3:57pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Santiago Bustelo

IxDA Buenos Aires kickoff meeting: Friday, February 27th 9am

This friday is the first IxDA Buenos Aires meeting!

When: Februray 27th 9am
Where: Natural Deli, Laprida 1672 (ciudad de Buenos Aires)
Whom: All Are Welcome
What: Informal Meet / Get-To-Know Session ?

5 Sep 2006 - 8:51am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA meeting Tues., 9/19, Designing for Diverse Audiences (+job posting)

(scroll down for job posting)

NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

Designing for Diverse Audiences: Are We More Alike Than We Think?

Speaker: Whitney Quesenbery, principal consultant, Whitney Interactive

Sponsored by: Sachs Insights http://www.sachsinsights.com

Join us as Whitney Quesenbery, past president of the national UPA, presents
a case study of the design of a web site for The Open University that would
appeal to and be usable by more than one audience.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Registration: 6:00pm (refresh

26 Jun 2009 - 7:46pm
Ryan Lum

*JOB* UX DESIGN* SEATTLE, WA* Recruiter* Fulltime

Downtown Beautiful Seattle, Direct Hire

In general the design work for a UX designer at this client spans the entire gamut of product design.
Starting in the market and user research, software product concepts; functionality and Creative problem solving.

4 Jan 2010 - 1:56pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Maria Cordell

IxDA Atlanta - 01/13 - Featured Speaker Carl DiSalvo

IxDA Atlanta's new year starts on January 13th with a great talk by
Georgia Tech's Carl DiSalvo! Details below and on the event page:


Public and Participatory Interaction Design

Socially responsible design has become a catch-phrase in the design
community. But what is the role of interaction design in working
towards "socially responsible" ends such as advocacy, technology
literacy, and sustainability?