10 Feb 2009 - 11:09am
6 years ago
9 replies

ADVICE: Is the UX Intensive right for me?

I've been considering Adaptive Path's UX Intensive, but have heard
conflicting reports about it's value. Here's my situation:

* Sole UX Designer for an early dot-com startup
* First time holding the title of "UX Designer"
* 8+ years of web design experience (visual design & front-end
* Have worked in freelance, agency, and in-house environments
* Poses many of the soft skills (aka instinct, intuition, etc.) but
lack some hard skills (aka formal training, methodology, "lingo",

Is the UX Intensive right for me? Or should I look elsewhere?

27 Oct 2008 - 10:33am

[Job Posting] UX Designer - Blue Coat Systems, Waterloo, Ontario (full-time permanent)

Please contact Penny Curtis if you're interested. Blue Coat Systems is #1 in
secure content and application delivery marketplace – with over 8,000
worldwide clients. They are looking to expand their UX Design team in
Waterloo because they are in the process of a major re-write of their custom
operating system.

Tony Tulathimutte

[Event] User Research Friday -- Fri., Nov. 7th, 1 - 6 PM

Greetings, IxDA! Join us on November 7th for User Research Friday, a
half-day conference in San Francisco on advanced UX research topics.

Speakers include Dan Saffer (author, "Designing the User Experience"), Indi
Young (author, "Mental Models: Aligning User Strategy with Business"), Maya
Duiker (Senior Product Manager, Autodesk), Steve Portigal (Portigal
Consulting), and Nate Bolt (Bolt|Peters User Experience).

1 Jul 2008 - 3:02pm
7 years ago
27 replies
Dan Saffer

Hiding and Disabling Menu Items

Joel ("On Software") says,

"A long time ago, it became fashionable, even recommended, to disable
menu items when they could not be used.
Don't do this. Users see the disabled menu item that they want to
click on, and are left entirely without a clue of what they are
supposed to do to get the menu item to work.

Instead, leave the menu item enabled.

18 Jun 2008 - 8:22am
7 years ago
8 replies
Ami Rotter



From time to time I find myself struggling with writing very short
describing text labels and titles for our web application's UI.

Writing text labels and titles for the UI is much like writing road
signs, people go by them in very high speeds and you have a limited
amount of space.

I wanted to ask, how many of you work in companies who hire full time
copywriters? Part time?

Do you have a special UI copywriter adviser outsourced?

Or do you manage by yourselves and just advise anyone around you?



10 Feb 2008 - 12:08am
7 years ago
65 replies
Charlie Kreitzberg

Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote

When Alan Cooper delivered the opening keynote at Interactions08 this
morning, I was once again struck by how sensible his view is. As I
understood his core argument, it was:

1. We know that the best interactive products are not the first to
market but the ones that have the best quality design.

2. Business managers often fail to understand this because they do not
know how to manage "creatives" among whom he numbers both interaction
designers and programmers.

3. The typical business approach is to develop requirements and then
build the product.

5 Feb 2008 - 2:40pm
Katie Ware

[EVENT] Twin Cities UX Meetup Feb. 12

Apologies for cross posting - forwarded notice.

Hi UX Meetup-ees --

The next Twin Cities UX Meetup group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 (bumped out one week to accommodate the caucus). The topic will be agile development.

Here are details of the meeting:

Tuesday, Feb. 12
5:00-7:00 p.m.

5 Jun 2007 - 2:20am
8 years ago
26 replies
Morten Hjerde

iPhone - its not about the UI

I think we need to realize that iPhone-lust is not about the UI or the
features. Look at the ads. The calamari add message is about fun,
spontaneity, movies, restaurants, leisure time. It is a lifestyle device, a
contraption you use to signal to yourself and your surroundings who you are.
Its about having the newest, most shiny gadget for people that can afford a
$2000 phone.

As one of the most expensive feature phones on the market, it has to match
the basic features of its competitors like camera and email. Not having
basic features is not an option.

4 Jun 2007 - 5:33pm
Peter Merholz

[PLUG} Adaptive Path's UX Week; 13-16 August; Washington, D.C.; Discount Reg ends June 8


The program for Adaptive Path's UX Week is nearly complete, and I can
say without reservation that it is the premier user experience
conference out there:


August 13-16, Washington, D.C.

Topics covered include:
- service design
- rich internet applications
- accessibility (for rich internet applications)
- design and research for mobile devices
- social media
- agile development and user-centered design processes
- documentation
- and more

And we have a

9 Apr 2007 - 12:49pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Jens Meiert

25 excellent usability/UX articles and resources

25 excellent usability/UX articles and resources

Feeling free to post this here as I'm looking forward to comments and of course other references as well.


Jens Meiert

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