Discussion Archive

1 Aug 2006 - 12:40pm
Dan Saffer

Business Value of User Experience

Interaction Designers,

This summer, Adaptive Path is kicking off research to further explore
the business value of user experience. This work will expand upon
ideas first presented in our 2004 report, Leveraging Business Value:
How ROI Changes User Experience.

We're looking for your help to validate our ideas. If you have a
minute, please complete our Business Value of User Experience survey.

27 Apr 2010 - 3:26pm

[Plug] Design Sketching & Implementation - Sat. May 8 - Campbell, CA

  • Ever wondered how to turn your ideas into sketches?
  • Interested in becoming a better visual communicator?
  • Need to get your ideas from sketches to implementation?

ZURB Design Sketching and Implementation, a BayCHI workshop hosted by Bryan Zmijewski and Jeremy Britton will get you on your way to learning the tools for designing and building successful products.

This workshop is ideal for interaction designers, product managers, and instructional designers.

16 Aug 2006 - 7:41am
8 years ago
1 reply
Paul Sherman

Complexity, learnability, efficiency... (WAS: Common design mista kes?)

[Cindy said]:

Their designs are innovative but sometimes complex. For example, we are
debating a design that a designer came up recently: a dropdown list that
contains checkboxes, OK, Cancel, Clear, Close buttons for a simple search

The main product my team supports uses this type of design *everywhere*.
(Sans checkboxes though...) Most people on the UCD team - including me -
were new to the product; I formed this team in January of last year. Us
newbies invariably had the same reaction the first time we saw this
overloaded drop-down:


23 Nov 2006 - 10:18am
7 years ago
1 reply
Soo Basu

search results display

I'm working on a content site's search results page. Are there any "best
practices" regarding Search Results display?
I've read Luke W's Innovations... <http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?171>
Is there anything anyone else has used?

28 May 2009 - 11:02pm
5 years ago
1 reply
Janna DeVylder

IxDA Fundraising Initiative

Have you wanted to participate in something for IxDA, but haven't felt like
you could devote a lot of time?

This might be an interesting initiative for you.

We are planning to hold a fundraiser by the end of June to support the
revamp of the ixda.org infrastructure. Our growth has been amazing over the
past few years, and our current infrastructure is barely able to support our
existing membership. IxDA has chosen Drupal as the technology framework for
our next-generation infrastructure.

8 Aug 2008 - 2:13pm
Brett Pauley

JOB: User Interface Designer/Developer; Rochester, MN; Mayo Clinic; Full Time

We are looking for two UI Designer/Developers who would be responsible for
translating product requirements into system and/or product user interfaces
using user-centered design and development methods.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI),
Interaction Design or related field required.

13 Sep 2007 - 4:12pm
7 years ago
5 replies
leo.frishberg a...

User Awareness Cycle?

I don't know what to call this, but I'm searching for any literature,
knowledge or what-have-you on the "user awareness lifecycle."

Sales folks have models for prospecting:

Awareness, Interest, Consideration, Purchase, Support (and so forth)

Where their prospects are in the awareness lifecycle helps them manage
their time, focus their attentions in the right way, and so forth.

Has anyone seen a similar extension of the lifecycle to the user

Perhaps it would be similar:

Awareness, Interest, Consideration, Purchase, Receipt, OOBE, 1st Use,
1st Support, 1st disappointm

30 Jan 2007 - 9:44pm

Job: Frontend Developer (Foster City)


Front-End Developer
Department: Marketing
Company: Arena Solutions
Location: Foster City, California
mktgrecruiting at arenasolutions.com

As a member of the Arena Solutions marketing team, the Front-End
Developer will report to the marketing team and be primarily
responsible for technical execution for all online marketing

18 Nov 2009 - 1:36pm
Alexandre Khan

Prototype, rendering, interfaces design insights R&D programme

We are seeking design consultancy partners within Europe to form a
consortium on this theme, so as to provide new integrated insights to
help designers in their projects. The focus concerns consumer goods,
automotive, consumer electronics, appliances, software.

9 Apr 2005 - 10:44am
Caryn Josephson

UPA 2005 Conference June 27-July 1 in Montreal

The 2005 UPA Annual Conference - BridgingCultures will be held at the
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth in Montreal, Canada from June 27 - July 1,

UPA 2005 will begin with a Plenary address from Farès Chmait entitled,
Building Bridges and Reducing Misconceptions and will end with a Plenary
address from Aaron Marcus entitled, Cross-Cultural User-Experience
Design. Between these two addresses, UPA 2005 will offer 32 Tutorials &
Workshops, 48 Presentations, 8 Invited Speakers, Idea Markets, a French
Track and much more.