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17 Sep 2008 - 2:18pm
Karri Ojanen

[JOB] Information Architect/IxD - Toronto, Canada - Publicis Modem - Full Time

Publicis Modem is looking for a junior/intermediate level Information
Architect to work with our existing team of senior IAs. We are looking for
a person with preferably 1+ years of demonstrable experience developing
user flows and wireframes based on direction set by senior team members.

12 Jul 2007 - 3:58pm
Juhan Sonin

JOB: Senior Interaction Designer @ MITRE (Bedford, MA)

Senior Interaction Designer
MITRE, Full-time or contract
Bedford, MA

Do your designs make people smile?
Does rapid prototyping and producing open source-based products on the cell or
desktop get you all excited?
Have you built drool-worthy services?

We're looking for a
who can kick our collective design rear-ends.

We need a SENIOR INTERACTION DESIGNER who can lead us and our customers in
creating beautiful and elegant services.

Other requirements:
Are you a user interface design jedi?

17 Apr 2008 - 6:39am
7 years ago
1 reply
Claude Knaus

CHI 2008 Cherry Picks

Hi all,

"Mind blowing" was the praising comment I heard most at this
conference. So it was: set up in Florence, you can't help but feel the
spirit of Leonardo da Vinci and the age of a new Renaissance.
Below is a selection of presentations which made a lasting impression on me.

- Claude

Usability Evaluation Considered Harmful (Some of the Time)

Saul Greenberg's presentation (the paper was co-authored by Bill
Buxton) was a call for a reorientation of CHI.

10 Jul 2005 - 1:01pm
Donna Fritzsche

Programming, poetry, choice of tools

Awhile back I made a post comparing programming to poetry/creating
writing and why different programming languages might appeal to
different individuals. (This was in the context of why it makes
sense to me that some people would gravitate to Freehand over
Illustrator, for instance (or visa versa)).

I happen to come across this link where Richard Gabriel expresses his
views on poetry/programming/etc.


I thought some of you might find it interesting.
: )


8 Apr 2012 - 3:52pm
3 years ago
6 replies

To hide or to disable?

There is ongoing discussion in my team about what is better behaviour for UI, when certain areas of the application are guarded by permission system. There are two main options:

  1. Hide it, so the user won't be distracted by elements they cannot use.
  2. Disable it, so they can see there is a function in the app they could use with the right permissions.


I won't say which side I took because i don't want to bias this thread.

I'll be grateful for your opinions?

25 Jan 2005 - 8:23pm
Marijke Rijsberman

Re: Beyond big personas and power points

1. Personas are a heavily culture-loaded technique and should be
treated as such;
2. With all their benefits in mind, personas may not work universally,
because in some cultures seemingly complex things may be preferred
over seemingly simple things;
3. All tools of our trade (especially those working with qualitative
information) have to be considered for their cultural applicability,
before being preached as universal.

I think it's a sure bet that personas are culturally loaded.

18 May 2005 - 6:36am
Narey, Kevin

Ajax patterns

For those with a 'design and development of prototypes' slant to their
roles, one of my colleagues was distributing this link on our internal
developer list:


It's well worth a look.


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Registered in England no.

15 Jun 2007 - 3:18pm
Nasir Barday

NYC IxDA Event: Getting Good Designs Built, Tuesday, June 26th

Hi Everyone,

It's time for another IxDA event in New York! Have you ever had trouble
convincing people to build that elegant design you've iterated, user-tested,
and refined to perfection? This month, Victor Lombardi will talk about how
to convince our companies and clients to build our great designs.

16 Dec 2009 - 1:19am
5 years ago
1 reply

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18 Jan 2007 - 9:00pm
8 years ago
1 reply

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