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10 Mar 2008 - 2:25pm

JOB: Web Interface/Interaction Designer, Cambridge MA, HiveFire, Part-time/Contract

*Company Overview*

HiveFire is an early stage funded start up located in Kendall Square in
Cambridge, MA. HiveFire is in the online news and blog space specializing
in technology involving machine learning, natural language processing,
information retrieval and human computer interaction.

27 Jan 2009 - 3:25am
6 years ago
3 replies
Gregor Kiddie

Drawbacks of using Flex for data processingapplication?

(Edit : This is a re-post as my original didn't pass moderation.
Providing context is a crime it seems)

Just to defend Flex for a moment (again another Flex developer here).

1. It is free, it is just the Adobe IDE that costs money. You can
download the SDK for free and start working.
2. Flex is more like a traditional programming language, so while
Javascript / HTML developers may struggle to get their heads round it
("traditional" web developers), hand it to a Java developer and they'll
be banging the work out in no time.

7 Nov 2008 - 9:56pm
6 years ago
1 reply
20 Jun 2011 - 1:11pm
3 years ago
3 replies

Interviewing people who interviewed you in the past

Hi all,

Has anyone had the pleasure of interviewing someone who interviewed you in the past?
Maybe you didn't get the job, maybe they thought you didn't qualify, or too much/too little experience?
I must say...very interesting turn of events can occur in life can't they?. True?

As I have recognized over the years.
"The design community is a connected one. Don't burn bridges and always be respectful. Things do change"

Just wanted to hear some of your personal experiences and how you handled it.

17 Apr 2009 - 3:26pm
5 years ago
12 replies

Sixth sense from MIT labs

Just wanted to share this talk from Pattie Maes @ MIT. She takes
interaction with our environment to a whole new level. A fantastic
watch and certainly game-changing technology.

12 May 2005 - 2:17pm
Austin Govella

Improving task flows

I've been trying to add more context to task flows.

I think more context is better, and I'm also gearing up for
documenting asynchronous web apps (RIAs and Ajax).

To add more context to task flows, I've differentiated between active
and passive tasks.

6 May 2010 - 1:26pm
4 years ago
3 replies

Recommendations for Flash Builder (Flex) and Javascript training?

If you know of any great resources for Flash Builder (Flex) and/or Javascript training,I would really appreciate it! I'm looking for courses that would focus on creating interactiveweb-based UI's using these technologies.

Better yet, with regard to Javascript, I'm interested specifically in GWT/GXT...

Russell Wilson
VP, Product Design

CA, Inc.

6 Jan 2005 - 1:32pm
10 years ago
1 reply
Jonathan Grubb

You decide - Screen Size

>But they do, don't they? I'd like to see some data/charts myself, but,
>as an example, the original Macintosh from 1984 had a 9" screen (and
>before that, people worked with Osbornes and their stamp-sized 5"
>displays), the first iMac from 1998 had a 15-incher, and the current
>offerings sport 17" or 20" LCDs, without any obvious intentions to stop

Sorry for bringing up a pesky off-topic issue again, but...

These screen size discussions ignore mobile devices.

15 Feb 2005 - 11:35am
10 years ago
1 reply
Mischke, Ali

UX manager resources

Hi, all,

Does anyone know of mentorship/discussion group resources specifically for UX group managers? The U-PODS web site seems to be down--anyone know if that group still exists, and if so, how to get in touch?

I manage two other designers, and have just had a significant expansion of responsibilities due to my company being acquired.

13 Mar 2007 - 9:19pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Katie Albers

More interactive jobs / less interactive talent ? [back to the ?]

Well, as you can already tell, this brings up a lot of
questions. But here's my take on some parts of it.

I come at this from the point of view of a User
Experience Designer with 12 years' experience (Yes, I
was designing user experiences back before imagemaps.
It was much simpler then) who's been working as a
contractor since '99. My educational background and
early work is usability centered, but over the years
I've moved from doing everything myself to a more
strategic oversight role all the aspects of user

1)Tell me where the job is.