UI/UX Design Patterns

Came across these links to UI/UX design patterns in a LinkedIn discussion thread – some good references for others that are interested in this sort of stuff:



App Demo Tools

The following works well for doing app demos for protoypes or pre-release apps:

  1. Take an “expendable” iTouch device with iOS4 on it
  2. Launch http://jailbreakme.com in Safari on the iTouch
  3. Install ScreenSplitr on iTouch from the Cydia app (http://cydia.saurik.com/)
  4. Install iDemo on your Mac or PC from http://www.plutinosoft.com/idemo $9.99

Makes an excellent tool for app demos to a room of people using a laptop projector or using gotomeeting for a remote demo.

Mind Mapping Tools and iPad – A Perfect Fit

I am a big fan of mind mapping tools.   My favorite tool has traditionally been Freemind, a free tool that works across Windows and Mac.   I recently changed over to using XMind and have been exploring mind mapping tools on the iPad.

Mind mapping is one application that seems to be exceptionally well matched to the “touch” environment of the iPad.  Adding nodes, moving around relationships, arranging the mind map graph display … are all much easier to do using “touch” then the mouse.   Two mind mapping applications currently available on the iPad are:

The most promising of the two is iToughts HD.   The features that set it apart from Mindnode include:

  • Dropbox saving/importing for mind map files
  • Ability to collapse child nodes
  • Version recovery
  • Ability to assign icons to nodes

Found another “touch” mind mapping tool?  Let me know!

Go West! To Waterloo…

Waterloo companies are looking for tech workers –

WATERLOO REGION, ON, April 13 /CNW/ – Some of Canada’s hottest tech companies will head to the nation’s capital to look for talent when Communitech, the organization representing 700 tech companies in Waterloo Region, holds a ‘Get a Life in Waterloo Region’ recruitment effort there on April 21. Waterloo Region companies continue to hire at a rapid pace, and the recruitment event will profile some of the outstanding 2,000 current tech job openings available in the Region.

“Waterloo Region continues to be a hot-spot for tech and despite economic challenges in other sectors, there are still many opportunities for skilled tech talent,” said Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech. “The range of opportunity covers most technology areas from software and hardware to wireless and digital media.”

Klugman said Ottawa is a prime recruiting site because of the established reputation of the Ottawa tech community and the concentration of talented scientists, engineers and computer science professionals. Like Ottawa, Waterloo Region offers the best of both worlds: the opportunity to work for world-class companies in a community that’s a great place to live and raise a family, he added.

Companies participating in the recruiting event include big names like Research In Motion and Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., as well as exciting up-and-comers such as social media analytics company PostRank. It will also feature some leading medical imaging firms including Agfa HealthCare, which is breaking new ground for its new building and has announced plans to increase its Ontario workforce by 140 new employees.

“PostRank and Agfa HealthCare are representative of the companies in Waterloo Region — innovative, passionate and ahead of the curve, and looking for the best and brightest talent. Availability of knowledge workers continues to be a key factor in the growth and competitiveness of tech firms in Waterloo Region,” Klugman said.

Communitech and a sampling of the Region’s hottest technology companies will be at the Brookstreet Hotel, 525 Legget Drive, Ottawa on Wednesday, April 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. to meet with tech professionals one-on-one. The full roster of companies participating in ‘Get a Life in Waterloo Region’ includes: PostRank; Agfa HealthCare; Christie Digital Systems Canada, Inc.; Research In Motion; Covarity; Sandvine; DALSA; and Nuvation. Visit www.waterlootechjobs.com for further information or to register.

Search Engine Marketing and SEO Job Titles

  • Account Executive
  • Campaign Analyst
  • Client Services Manager
  • Director of Analytics
  • Director of eMarketing
  • Director of Internet Marketing
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of SEO
  • Director of Search
  • Director of Search Engine Marketing
  • Director of Search Engine Optimization
  • Director of Search Marketing
  • Email Marketing Manager
  • Emarketing Manager
  • Emarketing Specialist
  • Interactive Marketing Manager
  • Interactive Media Coordinator
  • Interactive Specialist
  • Internet Journalist
  • Internet Marketer
  • Internet Marketing Coordinator
  • Internet Marketing Director
  • Internet Marketing Specialist
  • Link Campaign Manager
  • Manager of Applications Development
  • Marketing Communications Specialist
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Data Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Online Advertising Manager
  • Online Analytics Manager
  • Online Marketing Specialist
  • PPC Account Manager
  • PPC Consultant
  • PPC Coordinator
  • PPC Specialist
  • Paid Search Manager
  • Paid Search Specialist
  • Paid Search Strategist
  • Paid Search Supervisor
  • Production Specialist
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • SEM Account Manager
  • SEM Consultant
  • SEM Engineer
  • SEM Specialist
  • SEM/SEO Specialist
  • SEO Account Manager
  • SEO Analyst
  • SEO Consultant
  • SEO Director
  • SEO Engineer
  • SEO Manager
  • SEO Specialist
  • SEO Strategist
  • SEO Technician
  • SEO/SEM Specialist
  • Search Engine Marketing Analyst
  • Search Engine Marketing Consultant
  • Search Engine Marketing Director
  • Search Engine Marketing Manager
  • Search Engine Marketing Specialist
  • Search Engine Optimization Consultant
  • Search Engine Optimization Director
  • Search Engine Optimization Manager
  • Search Engine Optimization Specialist
  • Search Engine Optimizer
  • Search Engine Specialist
  • Search Marketing Manager
  • Search Specialist
  • Search Strategist
  • Senior Account Executive
  • Senior Manager SEM
  • Senior Manager SEO
  • Senior Marketing Analyst
  • Senior Media Analyst
  • Senior SEM Consultant
  • Senior SEM Specialist
  • Senior SEO Consultant
  • Senior SEO Specialist
  • Senior Search Consultant
  • Senior Search Engine Marketing Consultant
  • Senior Search Engine Optimization Consultant
  • Senior Search Strategist
  • Senior Web Analytics Specialist
  • Senior Web Developer
  • Social Media Analyst
  • Social Media Consultant
  • Social Media Manager
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Web Analytics Consultant
  • Web Analytics Manager
  • Web Analytics Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Marketing Specialist
  • Web Project Manager
  • Webmaster

Some trends on job titles with “SEO”:

Ref: http://jobs.seoconsultants.com/titles/

What is the Mood of the Nation?

Mobile applications, combined with cloud computing and software offers the unique ability to reach out to the world and collect real-time information from the community. Ever wonder what the “Mood of the Nation” might be at any given hour? How about over a week? Month or more? The iPhone app “Mood of the Nation” does exactly that.

If you do not have an iPhone, you can still view the results online.

If you have an iPhone or iTouch – download the application and add your mood to the world view.

VMWare Fusion or Parallels on OSX?

I have been running VMWare Fusion 3 and recently installed Parallels 5 on my OSX 10.6.2  MacBook.

Within a short period of using it I decided to delete VMWare Fusion 3 and go with Parallels 5:

  • I was able to very easily import the VMWare Fusion virtual machine image into Parallels 5
  • I liked the integration options of Parallels with OSX (in particular the fast transition between fullscreen mode and windowed)
  • I liked the way Parallels asked for which OS to connect a USB device to when it came active; and
  • I particularly liked that Parallels ran XP noticeably faster then VMWare Fusion