7 Mar 2009 - 5:58pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Jonathan Cohen

Your First UX / ID Job -- Q from the HCI Class of \'09.

Hello world,

HCI grad student here. As my fellow students and I near graduation
and explore all the different kinds of opportunities out there, it
would be extremely helpful to learn about your entry-level
interaction design experience.

What was your first ID job? Generally speaking, is there anything
you would have liked to be different? Which experiences were most
beneficial in the long-term?


18 Feb 2009 - 11:21am
6 years ago
7 replies

Usability Testing Challenge

Hi all,
I am a UI designer for a start up company and I'm conducting a
usability test for our web product for the first time.

I've read a few books including "handbook of usability testing"
and "a practical guide to usability testing", and I've read a ton
of resources online.

The product we are testing is a web widget which is going to be
integrated in other websites (blogs, portals, etc.).

10 Feb 2009 - 12:09pm
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?

3 Oct 2008 - 11:29pm
6 years ago
26 replies

Advice? Dismissal over "no more design"

Hi all,

I work in-house as an interaction designer in a technical industry. I am a
senior employee. The company has a massive customer base, and lack of
design is their core problem. I am the interaction designer, and there is
a visual designer I hire on contract. This year, I have laid out full
design plans for next generation products to be made until 2010.

I'm now told that they are *"changing their philosophy."* They want to work
in a more "agile" fashion with all developers doing the design and working
with customers. I don't believe that.

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