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2 Jul 2007 - 11:06am
8 years ago
2 replies
Will Parker

How to emulate Jeff Han

How to build a cheap multi-touch display using materials available in
any IT storeroom or geek garage.


One of my co-workers tells me he knows some digital artists who've
built their own interactive displays using this basic formula.

6 Apr 2005 - 5:43am
Hegle Sarapuu

Funny story, what can happened if programmer does interaction design (or doesn't do it)


We have functionality, what allows to user change input forms. Some time ago we decided that we need to export data to xml and it can be using input forms. So we found out that design was not needed this time because user interface didn't changed and programmer started to work. Deadline was close and programmer did it at weekend. On Monday I looked what he did purpose to test it (speed and everything).

1 Nov 2007 - 4:20pm
Mark Richman

Do Engineers Understand UX documents? (was

I read Todd Warfel's post and think this is a great use of usability
testing. I actively ask for feedback on wire frames from our developers but,
as you might exepct, never get any. They are too busy writing the next lines
of code.

In lieu of that, I've adjusted my documents to address any omissions or
misunderstandings I've seen. These tend to be visual issues, where the final
page doesn't match the cognitive intent. But sometimes things I expect to be
elementary are not understood sufficiently, I don;t get feedback, and the
final result just doesn;t work.

16 Dec 2010 - 10:46am
4 years ago
7 replies

Suggestions needed for recruiting usability participants

Hello everyone,

Im a student pursuing my msc in interaction design in uk. I have got a evaluation project for my module and it falls exactly during christmas holidays. I cannot afford paying recruitment agency fees and  finding it hard to get some users for testing and evaluation. Please suggest me some tips how can i go about finding and recruiting users? 

Thanks in advance.


16 Nov 2009 - 11:41pm
5 years ago
1 reply
jason zietz

[EVENT] IxDA Colorado - User Experience education: from workshops to conferences to degrees

Want to learn (or learn more) about User Experience Design -- Interaction
Design, Usability, and related fields? In this meeting, we'll sort through
our choices for education in User Experience fields -- ranging from free to
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We'll focus on education here in Colorado, but also discuss out-of-state

*Who Should Attend: *anyone who works, or wants to work, in the intersection
of humans and technology. Many, but not all, will be creating websites and
various types of applications.

5 Oct 2006 - 11:47pm
Michelle DeChen...

Seeking Senior Art Director for Microsoft Redmond, Washington Customer Design Center

: seeking Senior Art Director for a Regular, Full-Time Opportunity for
Microsoft Customer Design Center in Redmond, Washington :

The Microsoft Customer Design Center is searching for a Senior Art

The Art Director for the Customer Design Center (CDC) will be
responsible for leading a talented team of visual designers to
successfully deliver compelling art direction, comprehensive visual
identity, and overall design thought-leadership in an area of strategic
importance to Microsoft, the Windows Live suite of online services.

5 Oct 2006 - 12:13pm
Michelle DeChen...

Seeking UI Writer Job Share for Microsoft Silicon Valley Customer Design Center

:: seeking UI Writer Job Share for Microsoft Silicon Valley Customer
Design Center ::

Come join one of the most exciting user experience teams at Microsoft -
a team whose day-to-day challenges include shaping the next generation
of Windows Live Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Toolbar, Mobile, TV, and more.
Our Silicon Valley Customer Design Center is seeking innovative,
talented, and creative Writers who are excited about delighting
customers in all aspects of their lives.

User Interface Writer - Job Share

UI writers develop the language that users see in an interface (all the
text o

23 Dec 2009 - 1:16pm
Eric Smith

JOB: UX Professional in Toronto, Confidential, Contract

This role is for an IA who can demonstrate proven ability to design
for complex, transactional web experiences. The team is a very tight
group that works collaboratively on huge financial properties. It's
a unique opportunity to experience designing for such a huge

The other great advantage this provides is that you'll be working
within an org that has a mature and deeply invested stake in UX
adoption. No fighting for UX integration here! UX leads the design
from inception. Seriously!

The role is going to require hands-on work designing wires, specs,
flows, etc...

18 Mar 2010 - 2:53pm
5 years ago
4 replies
Jennifer Wolfgang

Stock Exchange ticker widget/module?

This may be an odd question here, but I figure someone might have had experience with this...

I'm in the process of updating our Investor Relations pages and I'd like to pull in a ticker not unlike that in the upper right corner of: http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/IR/ and http://investor.symantec.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=89422&p=irol-irhome (this is Edgar-online, from what I can tell, a pay-service).

The issues I'm having are:

5 Feb 2009 - 10:17am
6 years ago
2 replies
Jakub Linowski

Social design: Nuanced/specific user feedback ?

Uservoice.com has an interesting system where the users have a maximum
of 10 votes which they can constantly can reallocate where they wish.
Each feature however can have 3 maximum votes per user. Taken
together, this allows the most favourite features to trickle up.

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