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15 Dec 2006 - 10:16am
7 years ago
4 replies
Jason Witenstei...

Roots of Power?

Does anyone know the "etymology" of the symbol that is ubiquitously used
as the Power icon?

Jason Witenstein-Weaver

hillcrest labs

20 Feb 2008 - 9:45am
Joy Zigo

NYC-UPA 2/26 - Wayfinding: Real World Signage & Online Design

*NYC Usability Professionals Association presents:

*Wayfinding: a real world signage system & its implications for online

Think it's important to know how to get around a website? How about a
hospital? Find out how Sylvia Harris, a leading Information Design
Strategist, was able to create a new vision for visitor information delivery
at the New York area's largest hospital.

14 Oct 2010 - 2:42pm
4 years ago
1 reply

Re: [IxDA] Can we improve dropdowns?

On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 1:33 PM, bojcampbell wrote: > I'm wondering if anyone has employed a hover technique > to a dropdown to show the hidden selections?

Are you sure you're asking the right question? I'd say it's hard to find a site that doesn't use hover to trigger dropdowns...

-- Hassan Schroeder ------------------------ hassan.schroeder@gmail.com twitter: @hassan

22 Feb 2007 - 1:07pm
7 years ago
2 replies

Resources on web usability in Japan?

I have been asked to help redesign a suite of web products in Japan, and
though I know something about the language and culture, I know nothing
at all about web use and usability in Japan. Can anyone recommend any
resources for me?


-- Joan Vermette

8 May 2007 - 9:31am
Peter Boersma

IA Cocktail Hour Amsterdam --> UX Cocktail Hours Amsterdam


[apologies if you see this message more than once, and congrats on being in the right places ;-)]

For those interested in meeting fellow user experience practitioners when traveling in Europe (and obviously those that live or work close to Amsterdam) I'd like to point your attention to the following announcement.

Since 2001 I have been organizing IA Cocktail Hours in Amsterdam, about 6 a year. These events have always been frequented by a mix of people with and without the job title Information Architect, and with or without a strong focus on IA in their work.

6 Oct 2009 - 10:34am
5 years ago
3 replies
maria jose agui...

Survey for HCI designers in Spain: "5 minutos para 11 preguntas, indoloras que nos ayudarán a todos..."

Disculpad aquellos que recibáis este envío por otras listas...

Hola listeros!

Si pedimos tu participación, es porque desde hace ya tiempo, vemos que todo
lo que enmarca la disciplina del diseño de interfaces orientado a
experiencias de uso y a usuarios, necesita todavía formalizar enfoques y un
marco de conocimiento estándar y reconocido.

Aunque alcanzar la madurez lleva su tiempo, por muy joven que sea nuestro
ámbito laboral, las técnicas y paradigmas con los que trabajamos provienen
de áreas de conocimiento ya bastante formalizadas.

*Nuestra i

1 Dec 2009 - 7:22am
4 years ago
9 replies
Liou Yamane

Commenting prototype?

Hi there,

I am fully aware that prototype questions are many in this discussion
list, but I would like to focus on something specific:

What would you recommend for allowing clients to put comments
directly on your prototype?

I am thinking of the functionality you have in Adobe Acrobat
Professional, where you can add notes to an existing document. I'd
like to use a wireframe/prototyping tool that allows for this.

Axure seems like a good tool, but doesn't seem to have commenting
ability unfortunately. Am I right about this?

20 Jun 2011 - 12:11pm
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.

3 Jul 2009 - 9:08pm
5 years ago
8 replies

In 10 words or less, what is software design to you?

At the end of a recent interview, the candidate asked me “What is software
design to you?” I can probably come up with a thousand different answers
but the one that popped into my mind immediately that day was “*software
design is making the ordinary extraordinary*.”

Okay, so maybe it won’t get me a mention in Businessweek, but what I was
trying to capture and communicate was that software design in particular is
largely about taking unglamorous tools and making them functionally robust
and efficient, rewarding to use, and aesthetically pleasing.

10 Oct 2007 - 2:53am

Job: Information Architect/Interaction Designer, Chicago

My employer (Designkitchen) is looking for another IA/IxD to join our

Mid-size design agency seeks passionate, creative thinker to lead
information architecture for multiple engagements (site maps,
wireframes, design reviews). Expect smart coworkers, a hip
environment, and many opportunities for professional development.
Reply to hello at designkitchen.com with your portfolio.