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27 Oct 2008 - 10:51am
IxDA Communications

Reminder: One More Week to Apply for Open IxDA Board Director Positions

A reminder that there's one week left! If you're considering stepping
forward to become an IxDA leader, make some time today to apply.

The Interaction Design Association is a global community, growing at an
amazing pace and reflecting the increasing importance and impact of
Interaction Designers on the world around us. Are you ready to rise to
the challenge and contribute your energy and passion to help guide and
shape our exciting future?

8 Feb 2006 - 5:46pm
Scott Spears

Job posting: Usability Engineer / Interaction Designer - Symantec in Roseville, MN

Usability Engineer - Symantec Corporation

Location: Roseville, MN
Position Type: Full-time
Web Site: http://www.symantec.com/ <http://www.symantec.com/>


As an Interaction Designer, you will work with a family of technically
complex cross-platform enterprise products on a rigorous development
path. Analyzing business requirements, you will define user

5 Aug 2009 - 8:09am
Nelson Rodrigue...

Revista Faz, interaction design magazine


just wanted to let you know that the third issue of Revista Faz is
available online.

Revista Faz is an interaction design magazine in Spanish directed by
my colleague Marcelo Garrido. This issue is about the second Mexican
HCI workshop, 2008, Baja California.

You can find out more about this and the previous issues at:



Nelson Rodríguez-Peña

6 Apr 2009 - 6:18pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Svetlana Yost

Job Posting: Information Architect (Contract) - Brisbane, CA - Walmart.com

Partnering with business owners, program managers, engineering teams
and other user experience counterparts, the IA will work on
initiatives to continually improve our ability to market and sell

Using a customer-focused design approach while understanding and
meeting technical requirements and business goals, Information
Architects determine and own the content structure, navigational
systems, user/process flows and page interaction that comprise the
overall experience on our interactive interfaces.

8 Feb 2009 - 11:39am
5 years ago
2 replies
Vishal Subraman...

Different actions on multiple data types

I have a list containing two types of data elements (say A & B). Some
actions (say 1 & 2) can be performed on Type A only, some (say 3 & 4) on
Type B only and some (say 5 & 6) on both Type A & Type B. What would be the
best UI to display these interactions? It would be awkward if only the
allowed actions are enabled based on the items selected. Its not possible to
separate the two types of data elements.


31 Dec 2009 - 10:13am
4 years ago
8 replies
Hugh Griffith

PINs for passwords

Out of curiousity, does any know why we aren't using PIN numbers as internet
passwords? A huge percentage of people already have a banking PIN, and
they're much easier to remember. If they're secure enough to protect our
bank accounts, why aren't they good enough for the web?

I'm sure there's a reason out there, I just haven't heard it yet. (And
Google gives me nada.)

Hugh Griffith
User Interface Designer

2 Jun 2011 - 2:18pm
3 years ago
4 replies
Leonardo Parra

Bogota, Colombia. Local Leader.

Dear IxDA community,

Bogota is currently in need of a very active and dynamic local leader; the local group´s been quiet for a while, but it´s now time to bring it back.

Drop me a line if you´re interested.

*You know what? Let´s meet up and make it happen.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Best regards, 

Leonardo Parra M.F.A.
Profesor Asistente
Departamento de Diseño
Universidad de los Andes

4 Apr 2008 - 3:07pm
Jackie O\'Hare

(Job) Recruiter - Jr and Sr IA openings- Southern CT


Our client, an online agency in southern CT, is seeking both a Jr. and
Sr. Information Architect for onsite work. Detailed job descriptions are


The Junior Information Architect will assist information architects with
various IA tasks and deliverables.

28 Feb 2007 - 10:56am
7 years ago
10 replies
Angela Azzolino

Flash Usability Metrics

Hello all,
My colleague posed this question to me the other day.

Do you know where I might be able to get stats on Flash Usability (ex:
advantages or disadvantages of have a website totally in flash)?

I thought the best answers would come from this group. Any suggestions,
resources, etc. are greatly appreciated.


22 Jan 2009 - 11:32am
5 years ago
5 replies

Designing for keyboard-oriented users

I'm putting together a discovery and research plan for improving the usability of an equities direct trading application. The primary users of the application are day traders, and because they need to act quickly to dynamics in the market in real time, they tend to be very keyboard-oriented. They are constantly scanning across multiple screens/views and don't like to take their hands off the keyboard to use a mouse.

Thus, as we look to improve the interface and functionality of the application, we need to keep mouse usage to an absolute minimum.