Discussion Archive

13 Mar 2008 - 10:07am
Andrew Otwell

ANN: Seattle IxDA meeting 3/20

You're invited to the first meeting of the new IxDA Seattle chapter!

This will be mostly to meet other IxDs in Seattle, and to talk about what
kinds of IxD future events you'd like to attend.

Save the date:

What: Meet your fellow Seattle Interaction Designers!
When: *Thursday March 20th, 7pm - ?*
Where: *See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St., Seattle, WA* (in Belltown)

28 Jan 2005 - 1:59pm
10 years ago
3 replies

criteria for HTML prototyping

Hi all,

I'm new to this list, so forgive any ignorance on my part.

I'm part of a team that's trying to make our design
processes more user-centered, and as part of that effort
I'm proposing that we start building HTML prototypes /
functional wireframes for certain types of projects.

We are a marketing company that builds every kind of thing
from interstitial ads to full-blown web-sites with lots of

30 Sep 2009 - 2:54pm
5 years ago
2 replies
Noreen Whysel

2009 IA Salary and Benefits Survey is now open - Please participate

The 2009 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey is now open at:


The survey takes only a minute or two to complete, so we hope you'll
stop by and contribute.

We have made slight edits from last year including a much simpler
matrix of responses for IA related tasks, a more normalized breakdown
of salary ranges and a further refinement of job titles and experience

6 Aug 2009 - 3:32pm
5 years ago
11 replies
David B. Rondeau

Just Because You Can Innovate Doesn\'t Mean You Should

In a recent blog post, Hugh Beyer raised an interesting concept. He
said, "Innovation is easy...the hard part is actually acting on the
innovation." http://incontextdesign.com/blog/innovation-is-easy/

I work with Hugh at InContext Design, and based on my experience
working with many design teams, I think he's right. After reading
his post, it got me thinking about how this impacts our work as

At InContext, it affects how we run our design projects and the
design solutions we recommend.

15 Sep 2009 - 7:23am

[EVENT] Birmingham, UK: 'Outside The Box' - User-testing context-aware mobile technology in the field - A case study

This is now taking place at my works premises, HRO'C Digital, 15
Highfield Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DU


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Posted from the new ixda.org

20 Feb 2010 - 10:26am
4 years ago
2 replies
Jason Richardson

UX Field trips

Hi everyone,
I'm looking to take our UX team on a few "field trips" this year
in Northeast Ohio to visit other organization's UX teams and share
methods, deliverables and anything else related to UX in a half day

5 Feb 2008 - 6:32am
April Abel

JOB:User Experience Architect, Orlando, FL; "Recruiter", Permanent Full-time

Veredus is working with an established company seeking a User Experience
Architect for the following PERMANENT opportunity:

Position Summary

The User Experience Architect designs and develops the user interface
layout, organization and hierarchy for complex Web sites and Web
applications within Information Technology.

Detailed Responsibilities

* Tasks include user needs analysis and user interface design.

* Analyzes highly complex business requirements and designs
for interfaces within the recommended timeframe, architecture, standards
and budget.

1 Apr 2009 - 2:13am

[local][EVENT] IxDA Berlin April Meeting // Topic: physical Prototyping

IxDA Berlin Meeting April 09
Physical Prototyping

When: 7pm - 9pm Wednesday, April 8 2009
Where: newthinking store GmbH, Tucholskystr. 48, 10117 Berlin

This time we get our hands on prototyping! Marcus Paeschk and Stefan
Hermann that run www.physical-computing.de introduce their approach to
physical prototyping. They'll give an overview on its experimental and
commercial use and speak about the implementation of physical prototypes
within the product design process.

19 Mar 2010 - 11:07am

UX Training

Hi All,

I am considering some UX training and am interested in either the CUA training offered by HFI or the UXD "Mini-Masters" program at Rutgers. Any thoughts on either of these programs? Unfortunately I don't have a lot of time or money to put into this training but am looking for a good overview program and something that I can put on my resume.

Thanks in advance for your input; here are links to both programs:

HFI - http://humanfactors.com/home/usability.asp
Rutgers - http://rate.rutgers.edu/programs/uxd-user-experience-design

17 Aug 2006 - 4:16pm
8 years ago
22 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Hypotheses about tasks

OK - so after conversations with several people, all of whom I've been
talking with separately, here are some hypotheses that seem to be taking

1) "The difficulty of completing a task is a function of the number of steps
involved in the task and the time it takes to perform each step."

2) "The time it takes to perform each step in a task is a function of the
relative complexity of the step and a person's willingness and/or ability to
understand and complete the step."

3) "The more difficult a task, the less likely it is to be completed."

I think this is