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11 Aug 2008 - 9:05am
Scott Roth

[JOB] 2 full time contractor User Experience positions in NYC for Agile Partners

Agile Partners (http://agilepartners.com) is looking for two User
Experience / Usability people to help us deliver web-based solutions
for our clients, which range from start-ups to some of the largest
corporations in the country.

The first position is a detail-oriented project manager role with
previous UX / Usability experience required. This person will be
driving Usability Testing and other UX projects.

14 Mar 2008 - 6:45am
6 years ago
3 replies
Mark Schraad

collaborative group structures

There is a lot of conversation about working collaboratively on this
board. Mostly regarding results and software to facilitate. I have
identified four basic structures for group work that I am intimately
familiar with. I am curious what people are participating in, and if
there are other derivations?

A) Group think
Multiple people in a group. Disciplines might vary. The group marches
forward in lock step... while there may be diverse opinions, the
group makes democratic decisions.

7 Sep 2010 - 1:31pm

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11 Dec 2007 - 3:18pm
6 years ago
6 replies
Sunny Beach

Screen Capture Software of Interest


May be of interest to people on this list. It is a somewhat new product from Techsmith.

28 Oct 2005 - 7:59am
8 years ago
1 reply
Jared M. Spool

Left Nav, Right Nav. What Nav, Should It Have?

At 07:57 PM 10/27/2005, David Hatch wrote:
>What do you think?
>In terms of overall user experience, what side do you like for
>navigation? Do you share the concern of my inner voice saying: go with
>the standard?

Hi David,

In my opinion, you shouldn't care what *I* (or potentially most others on
this list) like for navigation.

5 Feb 2009 - 9:43am
5 years ago
1 reply

Virtual Smart Agents increase conversions?

This came up this morning while chatting with a content manager friend
of mine. She's installing one of those "virtual smart agent"
things on her customer's web site.

It's one of those little in-page chat windows that pops up and asks
if you'd like to talk to an agent and get help.

She says they "increase conversions 10%".

I think they're one of the more annoying, and misused bits of fluff
to appear in the past few years.

20 Mar 2012 - 7:09am
William Hudson

Card Sorting with Nested Groups

We're working on the next release of our card sorting analysis software, SynCaps V3 and need a few sites to try out the new 'nested groups' feature on face-to-face, paper-based projects. This allows the kind of hierarchical sorting that many want to do but that few tools support, for example:

Vegetables (group level 1)
-Root Vegetables (group level 2)
--Potatoes (group level 3)
---White Potatoes (item)
---Sweet Potatoes (item)

and so on.

13 Jan 2007 - 7:12pm
Dwayne King

Job Posting: FTE Portland Oregon Mid to Sr Information Architect

Mid to Sr-Level Information Architect


As part of our Customer Experience team, the primary role for this
position would be to assist in customer analysis activities, work
with the client and a project team to create an effective business
solution and customer experience.


Active involvement in customer-centered design activities

Conduct user needs assessment and task analysis

Collaborate as an integral member of the design team

Perform heuristic site evaluations of client or potential client sites

Design information structure and navigation flows for a

30 Aug 2004 - 11:02pm
Frank Ramirez

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Move and click has potential, though not proven.
The only thing that works for sure is called "Lift and tilt." Give it a

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28 Aug 2007 - 8:02am
Faith Peterson

Wherefore design [WAS Prioritizing design in successful, legacy applications]

Russell thought some of you gentle listfolk might wish to comment on
one/more of these themes from a comment I posted over at his blog reacting
to the question of software design's value, especially if designers slow
down application developers. I'm looking forward to reactions.

1. design and "handy-ness" of software tools

2. design as communication

3. design, speed, and trust