I'm trying to teach the people at the small agency I work for that auto play is not advisable. I need not only reasons why it's bad for users but also stats of how it can give them less than desirable numbers for analytics like bounce rate. I've been able to find posts about why it's bad but I need more evidence.
We want to hold a company-wide UX event/workshop to inform and educate those around the company (esp. developers, business/product owners, and managers) about the benefits of UX. What is it? Why should we care? What can it do for us? etc.
I can appreciate many of the views shared here. My last post about Engineering IS Design IS Engineering was meant to prompt discussion. It did a little bit. My overall take on this subject is that we are in need of some serious stepping back and re-evaluation of all the disciplines. Take the Stanford site is an interesting case study. They don't help the world by having a design program named, of all things Design. What kind? What department? Graphic, Industrial, Product, ME.
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Apologies if this is inappropriate but I thought it might be worth a shot to see if any of you fine folks knew of openings for an interactive designer/information architect around the Portland-Freeport area. I'm making the move in October & scouring the interwebs for a new agency to call home.
I've attached my resume in pdf format. It would be greatly appreciated if you had any guidance for me. Hopefully I'll be seeing some of you around town soon!