Discussion Archive

9 Nov 2009 - 2:35pm
5 years ago
4 replies
Paul Bryan

Should an e-commerce design agency test the usability of its own designs?

Recently I was on an e-commerce strategy project. I received a
usability test report that the previous agency had produced after
testing their own design work. I went back to the source tapes and
there seemed to be a dramatic difference between the level of
problems users were having in the sessions, and the resulting report.

I know it's convenient for e-commerce site owners to get an
integrated package, esp. when large MSA's are in place. And trying
to keep ahead of Agile cycles puts strain on the schedule and number
of partners.

14 Sep 2009 - 5:14pm
5 years ago
1 reply

Site-mapping visualization tools (to be run locally)

Hi Gang,

I've got a big sprawling site that I'd like to crawl and render as a
visual sitemap so I can get a better handle on some of the IA
concerns. I'd been doing it by hand on earlier versions, but its just
gotten too big.

Can anyone recommend software that will do this automatically?
Preferably something I can run locally (for privacy / security


21 Dec 2012 - 8:26pm

IxDA Silicon Valley Event at Yahoo! :: Jan 23 2013 :: Steven Hoober on Designing for Ecosystems Instead of Screens and Pages

Too often, we design systems for boxes—whether big, metal boxes that it would take a forklift to move or little plastic boxes that we carry around in our pockets—rather than thinking about how they are connected and how people can share and use them to do work. When it’s all about the computer or device, we design systems, tasks, and content that fit into those little boxes.

13 Nov 2006 - 12:43pm

Portal Usability Guidelines

are there separate portal usability guidelines??

18 Dec 2008 - 2:55pm
Greg Petroff

interaction'09|vancouver Conference Update

Hi All,

Here is some more information regarding where we are with plans for the coming interaction'09|vancouver conference.

We still have slots open to attend the conference. We are pretty flexible with the space we have so we can add numbers....but it makes it harder for us to plan things like catering etc. So if you are planning on coming please try to sign up soon. It will help the planning team immeasurably!!!

Workshops Update: Workshops are discounted to $200 USD until December 31. January 1st they go up to $250.00 each.

6 May 2004 - 1:24pm
Frank Elley

Web Editor / IA Job Opportunity, SF Bay Area

Apologies ... I hope this isn't spam-ish.

27 Oct 2005 - 4:09pm

Job--Contract :: Interaction Designer :: TEAGUE :: Seattle, USA

TITLE:: Interaction Design Contractor


TEAGUE's Product Studio is looking for contract interaction designers,
who will work with our Product Studio team in Seattle for short and
medium-term (2-12 week) projects.

31 Jan 2008 - 4:04pm

# JOB # Interaction Designer #Bay Area# Recruiter # Contract

Bestica Inc is looking for a Interaction Designer Superstar :

If you have:

* 7 years of Interaction Design

* 3 years of Visual Design

* Good understanding of SDLC

* Excellent communications

Then this position might be for you.

Send your resume to <mailto:alan at bestica.com> alan at bestica.com, or call
210.200.8523. I look forward to talking to you.

2 Dec 2005 - 6:23pm
Kevin Cheng
8 Nov 2010 - 1:47am
4 years ago
1 reply

a freelance ID's dilemma

Fellow Designers, can we talk creative business career strategy?

Last week, a Bay Area ad agency hired me to "simplify the UI" of a project under the title Senior Interactive Designer. I expected two to three weeks of freelance work, but I didn't see day three. My conundrum concerns leadership.

I get the job and join a team that doesn't trust each other.