Discussion Archive

4 Jan 2006 - 12:14pm
Nasir Barday

Resources on search for financial symbols?


Do you know of any work on search interfaces for financial symbols (e.g. stocks, bonds, economic indicators)? I'm doing a literature review to help inform my design ideas.

Most the work I have found so far relates specifically to searching for content, but our users are looking for specific mappings with an industry-standard structure, e.g. "What's the ticker symbol for Coca-Cola?" (KO); "What about the Yearly Employment Rate for Bolivia?" (21867RF).

- Nasir


2 Dec 2011 - 1:35pm
3 years ago
4 replies

Why did gmail take away the checkmark in their checkboxes?

I find this to be rather confusing. The first few times I used the new gmail design, I kept clicking on my checkboxes. Rows were highlighting and unhighlighting, but I didn't understand what was happening. Then I noticed that the last one I selected had this litte, tiny 1 pxl border color change around the checkmark itself--I suppose to indicate that this was the last item I had selected.

29 Sep 2009 - 10:41am
Amy Jones

EVENT in Austin, TX: Stop, Collaborate & Listen: A Panel about Getting Buy-In

If you wanted to RSVP for Stop, Collaborate & Listen and found it
already booked, don't despair! There are a few more seats now
available. Act quickly, as these last seats will fill up quickly.
Full description below:

How do you communicate with stakeholders? What about
developers/implementers? What do you say, and what do you not say? How
do you create buy-in and get others to share your vision and get excited
about it?

AustinUX and Austin UPA are hosting a panel discussion on collaboration
& communication techniques that work.

9 Feb 2006 - 4:48pm
Beau Gould

[JOB] 6-week Contract UI Specialist, Hoboken, NJ [Recruiter]

[JOB] 6-week Contract UI Specialist, Hoboken, NJ [Recruiter]

Compensation: Hourly: Open / DOE

My client needs a UI specialist for a 6-week project in Hoboken, NJ. This gig has a good chance of becoming full time if both parties are happy.

* Candidate needs to have EXPERT CSS and HTML skills
* Client would prefer candidate to have Flash Integration skills
* ActionScript a plus

Candidates must be tri-state (NY, NJ, CT) residents area to be considered.

29 Jan 2004 - 5:06pm

Wireframe Tools (Canvas). Was: How to Get Into ... Best Job Title

Just a side comment before we get back to our currently scheduled heated
discussion (or is it a flamefest now?).

> On Illustrator, yeah, I've heard the argument "Illustrator wasn't meant
> for multiple pages, InDesign was..." That's all well and good, but
> there's a very large audience using Illustrator for IA work. InDesign
> wasn't meant for drawing. What do you do when you have 80 drawings that
> you need to send to a client in a PDF? Make 80 .ai files and import
> them into InDesign - that's a workflow nightmare.

31 Aug 2005 - 5:41pm
Wendy Fischer

MEX in London September 6&7

Is anybody going to MEX (Mobile User Experience?) conference in London?

If so, I'd be interested in doing an adhoc F2F Wednesday evening in a pub.

-Wendy Fischer

3 May 2013 - 10:41am

Switching through multiple "primary" phones for testing

Hi All,

I'm a User Experience Designer. While my primary phone is an iPhone 5, I'm curious to really understand the user behaviors consistent with some android devices (perhaps even extend to windows and blackberry as well). I've been able to test various apps on these devices through my company but I know to truly understand what the user goes through, I should adopt an adroid phone as my primary phone for a month and treat it as real users do.

4 Aug 2008 - 1:33pm
Erin St. Pierre

UX Designer (Software) - Redmond, WA - Erin St. Pierre (RECRUITER) - Full time - Contract, 6months

UX DESIGNER - Software

We are looking for a strong application UX designer for an internal
software application. Are you ready to challenge yourself and take your
design to the next level? Some designers think that software UI is
boring and dry, but those are just the ones who don't understand the
true meaning of pushing the limits. Creating an aesthetically pleasing,
yet functional and smart UI is the hardest, but most rewarding

7 Sep 2005 - 1:26pm
9 years ago
2 replies
Lada Gorlenko

The future of mobile iTV

Posted on behalf of Anxo Roibas. Please reply to the list or Anxo


As you probably know, several network operators in Europe are working hard
to provide soon TV broadcast across mobile phones.

I'd like to have your personal view (or just intuition) about the future of
mobile or pervasive iTV from the user experience point of view: how do you
imagine it should be and how you'd like to it be (applications, content,
interaction modalities...).

Thanks in advance,



21 Jun 2011 - 10:10am
R Sengers

UPA DC's conference - call for papers

User Focus, UPA Washington DC Metro Chapter’s conference on usability and user experience, is Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Washington, DC. We will have two tracks covering topics for people new to usability as well as for experienced usability practitioners.


We invite you to share your ideas and experiences by submitting proposals for conference sessions by June 24:
Submit your ideas for:
-  30-minute presentations