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20 Nov 2006 - 4:06pm
7 years ago
1 reply

Season of Usability: Call for Student Participation

Are you a design student interested in contributing to an open source project?
Here is your chance! OpenUsability is sponsoring their Season of Usability,
an opportunity for students to participate in an interesting open source
project with the aid of design and technical mentors. OpenUsability is a
world-wide non-profit organization based in Germany whose mission is to bring
usability and open source together.

These projects are mentored by professionals in the industry who are also very
involved in usability.

11 Jan 2008 - 8:58am
Adrian Howard

Agile/UX conference info (was Prototyping with Adobe CS3)

On 10 Jan 2008, at 14:38, Michael Tuminello wrote:

> For me, I can't say that it does very much. That's part of the
> reason I'm headed down to interaction 08 - for the agile/uxd workshop.

On the subject of conferences...

The Agile 2008 Conference <www.agile2008.org> (Toronto, Aug 4-8) this
year has a User Experience stage.

12 Aug 2004 - 7:57am
adamya ashk

JOB: Contract IA position at Staples

We have an immediate need for an IA to work on browser-based interfaces.

This is a short-term contract position (3-4 weeks) with the
possibility to convert to long-term (~6 months).

The scope of the work will comprise creating process flows based on
understanding gleaned from existing systems, prototypes, requirement
sessions and ongoing ethnographic user research.

11 Nov 2011 - 5:17pm

Designing for devices like an ATM, cable top box, etc?

Right now I work for a consulting company designing (ux, visual, front-end markup) e-commerce sites, custom applications, etc. I like what I do, but often think what I really want to be doing is designing on a larger scale. I would love to re-design an ATM interaction, or the on-screen cable guide you use every day.

My question is, how do you start to make this transition? I am young, self taught, and have thought on and off about going to graduate school for HCI. However, I'm not sure that is the right direction for the goals that I have. 

Any thoughts?

8 Mar 2005 - 2:53pm
Challis Hodge

Job: Senior/Lead User Experience Architect, Pasadena, CA, USA

User Experience Architect

Experience: 7+ years (highly experienced will also be considered)
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
Relocation: Yes
Stock Options : Yes
Salary: Competitive


The User Experience Architect will apply principles of user-centered design
to develop user interfaces. You will have knowledge of customer tasks,
product functionality requirements, user interface architecture, 3rd party
and competitors' user interface designs, as well as industry interface

14 Dec 2009 - 1:23am

Add your insight to interaction design challenge blog and win some cool prizes - User Profiles for Antivirus Software UIs

User Profiles for Antivirus Software UIs

Imagine that you are a lead usability researcher at a company that creates
consumer antivirus software. Your product manager has the idea coming from
market research that your company's niche should be in creating a product
that has a tailored UI for specific user profiles.

1 Apr 2012 - 5:20am
2 years ago
3 replies

UX Breakthrough - the AH-HA moment

Does anybody have any success stories to share about succesfully getting the company they work for to implement UX considerations into the development process and perhaps create a UX department that oversaw all of this?

Little bit of backstory:

I work for a small software development company (70-80 devs) that develops software for scientists in a niche market. We are growing very nicely. We have big communication issues but because "everything is fine", efforts to take UX more seriously are mostly ignored.

12 May 2011 - 7:30am

Stupid Pop-Up Windows you can't bypass unless...

I absolutely "hate it" when website throw me a pop-up window asking me to Sign-up when I don't even know one sliver or 'string' (from string theory) about them. Even worse there is no way to escape, refuse or close the darn thing.
Thanks. I'll never return again.

Please if you have ever done this, stop it.
It does not work! It just pisses people off! If you insist on doing it atlease give me a way to close or skip it.
I have seen similar insane tactics on some of those Daily Deals website.

Case in point:

18 Aug 2010 - 10:26pm
3 years ago
7 replies
Wenbo Wang

Decrypt a forever neutral rating from a usability test

Hi Folks,

Today during my usability testing session, I encountered a user with "forever indifferent" results. I feel it may be interesting to share it with you guys.


Microsites: Globally Connecting the User to Various Properties

I am designing a website, which links off to many microsites (e.g., product, promotional, etc.) that the client would like to keep intact. Many of these microsites can be assessed through contextual navigation on an appropriate page, but some warrant global access. Would it be appropriate to link these within extra site navigation? The only problem is that extra site navigation seems to work best when it links to other properties/companies (ex: sears.com, att.com, google.com) as opposed to product/promotional microsites.