Discussion Archive

21 Feb 2008 - 11:23am
Megan Rye

JOB: User Experience Specialist: Philadelphia area: Recruiter: Long term contract

The User Experience Specialist is responsible for designing optimized
user experience strategies and solutions for websites and other digital
products such as: email, online advertising, etc. On various projects or
during different project phases, the User Experience Specialist will act
as a

business analyst, researcher, usability test coordinator, information
architect and/or interaction designer.

3 Jun 2008 - 6:01pm
8 years ago
6 replies
Katie Albers

How to make links look like links?

It's been my experience that the best (that is to say, most readily
identified by users and least subject to confusion with other text)
way to distinguish a link among text is to underline it. I don't
really see "It looks messy" as a legitimate design concern if the
goal is to provide information.

15 Jan 2004 - 10:58am
FelcanSmith, Mark

Where Does User Advocacy Belong in the CompanyStructure?

My experience has involved the touch points between Marketing, Business
Dev, Customer Service, and IT. My take is to engage company wide
constituents in participation towards a more collective conscious of the
customer experience. I don't believe that who your team reports to is a
true indicator of your potential success. Granted it helps to have
senior mgmt champions on board, but the ideas and processes behind
UCD/UX and being able to tie that in with a tangible ROI is a strategy
that has worked for me.

21 May 2008 - 1:37am
8 years ago
9 replies
Dante Murphy

Content inventory link ID numbering conventions

I always use 0.0 for the Home page. If there is another state of the home page (logged in, or admin user, etc.) I might use 0.1 or 0.2. Sometimes I will also give a global page a 0.x number, like Search Results, since this doesn't belong to any content category.

x.0 maps to a category page. Not all category pages have children.

x.x maps to a child page.

Most often, I will only go to a third level if there is a process embedded in a child page, like submitting a form or completing a purchase.

1 Dec 2006 - 11:59pm

IxDA Silicon Valley Event :: The Shifting Role of Design :: Wednesday, December 6th

IxDA Silicon Valley Event: The Shifting Role of Design

Luke Wroblewski will speak about the shifting role of design in today's
product companies. Following Luke's presentation, Lisa C. Anderson of
Intuit, Pabini Gabriel-Petit of Spirit Softworks LLC, Andrei Herasimchuk of
Involution Studios LLC, and Luke will participate in a panel discussion on
this topic.

9 Jun 2010 - 12:49am
2 Jul 2008 - 12:00pm
Robert Hoekman, Jr.


A very insightful post from Joshua Porter, in case you missed it.



13 Mar 2007 - 5:25am
6 years ago
1 reply
Dave Malouf

The role of IxDA in career and practice building??? (was More interactive jobs / less interactive talent ?)

Someone in this recent thread about jobs acknowledged with me that the
current space for career development for interaction designers is not
there and that doing something about it is what this community is all
about. Total paraphrase.

So ... the short question is What can IxDA be doing to more
pro-actively change the situation?

5 Dec 2008 - 7:54pm
Swati Shah

1.Experienced Product Designer 2. Art Director 3. Redmond WA 4. Swati Shah, MAQ software 5. Contract, 7 months

MAQ software is seeking a strong Art Director/Product Designer


. Designs user interfaces and writes functionality design specifications.
. Identifies and develops/validates the Personas for the product.
. Develops all the creative assets (digital assets) for the product.
. Generates design ideas presents and sells designs to product group.
. Understands customer needs and motivations and integrates them into
product design to contribute to user features and functionality.
. Creates user interface and functionality designs independently.

9 Jun 2010 - 6:56pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Shraddha Sorte