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14 Sep 2010 - 7:58pm
Fil Sapienza

Humor for IA and Usability People

For a brief break during the workday, I once posted some humor and satire about the field that was well received. Then the site ended and for awhile the humorous stuff was unavailable. I apologize for this outage. In response to ongoing requests by visitors, the humor has been restored and moved to http://www.filippsapienza.com/blog1/2010/02/02/humorous-writing/  



20 Jun 2006 - 5:22pm
9 years ago
1 reply

Interactive Maps

Hi all,

Just curious if you could help me find some examples of interactive maps.
Google mash ups are nice but I'm thinking more of interactive maps created
in Flash.

Particularly anything with a lot of layered interaction. I.e. you point to a
specific city and a layered event occurs etc.

Thanks so much!


8 Feb 2012 - 10:44am
3 years ago
1 reply

Axure training in NYC?


I need a Axure training resource for the group I work with in NYC, about 8 people. I think it would be best if it was on site, but remote training would be possible. We know how to use on a basic level, so an advanced customized curriculum would be great. 


Thanks in advance

7 Jun 2006 - 9:01pm
9 years ago
1 reply
Petter Karlsson

Alternatives to CHI

As I practicing designer I've found CHI in the past to be too
academic to justify the time and effort. When I recently challenged
the value of my group sending designers to CHI with the aim to
improve their professional skill set I was quickly tasked with
compiling a list of alternative conferences.

So, do any of you have any recommendations or thoughts on the matter,
what are the best conferences/gatherings for practicing designers?

17 Jun 2010 - 3:54pm
kristen huntley

Mobile Experience Architect

Mobile Experience Architect Date posted: June 17, 2010 - 5:28pm Location: Santa Monica, CA, United States Employer: iconmobile

hi all,

we're looking to hire an experience architect at the us/santa monica offices of iconmobile.

25 Apr 2008 - 3:15pm
Dave Malouf

Degrees? ... Is this a good list to be on or off?


Check out the link above. It will take you to a Yahoo ad.
It first caught my eye b/c "Bounty Hunter" was listed first and I noticed
that the bounty hunter icon didn't meet my expectations, so then I started
exploring them all.
Oh! I also didn't know you needed a degree to be a bounty hunter. Good to

But then I noticed that there were 3 designers listed: Web, Graphic and

At first, I thought, "Whew!

27 Aug 2008 - 5:31pm
david grubman

Seeking Recommendation for Silicon Valley usability test lab

Can anyone recommend a usability test lab in the Silicon Valley area that
has good facilities and reliable recruiting?


- david

david grubman
david.grubman at gmail.com

3 Oct 2008 - 1:14pm
6 years ago
7 replies
Shaun Bergmann

Felt boards

In the initial stages of brainstorming design, specifically when it comes to
reactive changes to the interface, I'm commonly sketching boxes and buttons
on graph paper or a white board.

Then I started thinking about the playroom I had as a child, and we had a
big felt board down there with a large box of various different colours of
felt dogs, flowers, birds, trees etc.

11 Nov 2006 - 10:03am
Challis Hodge

JOB: Experience Planner/Information Architect (Cincinnati, OH) FTE

Experience Planner

Bridge Worldwide, a global subsidiary of WPP, is a top 40 interactive agency
that specializes in work for FORTUNE 100 healthcare, financial services and
consumer packaged goods companies. Bridge Worldwide was recently named the
9th Best Company to Work for in America in the small business category.

15 May 2008 - 5:32am

The Rise of Contextual User Interfaces

Stumbled upon this great article on ReadWriteWeb

It talks about the journey from Microsoft's "Throw every imaginable
choice at users at once" to Apple's "liberating movement towards
simplistic, contextual interfaces" and the Web's move to the
Contextual, AJAX-based UIs

Sachendra Yadav