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4 Sep 2007 - 2:00pm
7 years ago
14 replies

The biggest usability problem with Windows

It seems that a part of human nature is to accept things as they are and
adapt accordingly. This can be both a strength and a weakness. With
regard to tools and products, we use what we have, most often accepting
the shortcomings, until someone comes along and invents something better
or makes an improvement. And then we examine the new product or
improvement in awe, wondering why we didn't think of it, surprised at
how obvious it is in hindsight.

31 Aug 2007 - 3:57pm
7 years ago
1 reply
Marcus I

User Experience Occupational Description Listing


Does anyone know of a job description listing in the various fields for designers? I am looking for a user experience occupational list, which gives a description of the following:

0. field
1. job title
2. job description
3. number of designers
4. business type
5. location

I have seen the U.S Department of Labor's - Bureau of Labor Statistics' "Occupational Outlook Handbook" but it appears to be out of date.

14 Jun 2007 - 2:48am
8 years ago
3 replies
Manish Govind P...

IxDA job board: How Global?


All the placements on the IxDA group make me wonder if
its a call only for the local folks or the world is
finally flat and the call is global indeed ?

Considering the fact that UI Research & Design and the
work done, is perhaps similar or at par all over the
world, should this be the case? Baring VISA issues,
should you find the candidate suitable, what are the
constraints for a global hiring possibility?

Thanks and Regards
Manish govind Pillewar

22 Jan 2013 - 10:32am

Book announcement: Intersection


this is a plug for my new book about strategic design in the enterprise, which just got published by Morgan Kaufmann:

    INTERSECTION: How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap
    Between Business, Technology and People.

My topic touches quite a number of topics and disciplines, so please excuse the cross-posting.

19 Mar 2009 - 1:18am
6 years ago
1 reply
Alan Cooper

[Possible Spam] Represented (designer\'s) Model


Here are some excellent books that I recommend. They don't address
mental models directly, but then what would be the fun of that?

16 Sep 2004 - 7:13am
10 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

Scroll-wheel friendly select dropdown/combobox

I realize that the select dropdown version of a listbox (or a combo-box if
you can edit it as well) has been around for a very very very long time.
Scroll-wheel mice now are at least 7 years old in mass-production so you
would think in that time the selectbox/combobox would have been changed to
have some new behaviors to match the needs of a the almost ubiquitous
(outside Mac) use of a scroll-wheel mouse.

What's the problem you might add. Well ... it has to do with the way a
combobox retains its focs after onChange.

10 Jul 2009 - 11:29am
Lindsey Berdan

IDSA + IxDA in Seattle on July 22nd at frog design.

IDSA + IxDA = Whole product design.

Industrial Designers and User Interaction Designers will tell the
story of the products they designed, together. ID and IxD teams from
Artefact, Fluke, frog design and Microsoft discuss the intersection of
industrial design and interaction design, describing the process and
dynamics of collaborating with one another on the design of hardware
products, environments and experiences.

When: Wednesday, July 22nd. Doors open at 6:30, event starts at
Where: frog design at 5th and Pine in Seattle - 413 Pine Street,
Seattle, WA 98101

6 Mar 2008 - 5:28pm
Stephan von Muehlen

[JOB] # Interaction Designer # Brooklyn, NY # EnergyHub # Full Time

Company: EnergyHub
Job Title: Interaction Designer
Location: Carroll Gardens/Park Slope Brooklyn (Gowanus)

EnergyHub is a funded, early-stage startup dedicated to developing
green consumer electronics for reducing home energy consumption.

24 Aug 2005 - 8:39am
Dave Malouf

IxDG @ IDSA in DC this Friday evening at 7p (please RSVP)

Hello everyone,

If you are the IDSA conference OR just happen to live in the greater DC area
and are interested in meeting together for dinner on Friday the 26th (this
Friday) @ 7P. Please let me know. (please RSVP again if you already let me
know once, so I can tell the restaurant an accurate tally.

Myself and Robert Reimann (both current steering committee members of IxDG)
are speaking at IDSA on Saturday and thought that it would be fun to use our
travel opportunity to meet fellow IxDGers.

I look forward to getting people's RSVPs.

Just so people know we will be going to Mama Ayesha's.

26 Apr 2006 - 9:23am
Dan Saffer

Yahoo Go for TV launches


Looks like the TiVo aesthetic was very influential...

Oh, and it's US-only and Windows only.