Discussion Archive: April 2008

24 Apr 2008 - 9:34pm
8 years ago
10 replies

Designing for Specific Audiences- in this case Finance

Has anyone on the list been involved with designing any web applications for
a finance oriented audience?
I am working on a web application that is very involved and complex. And we
are still only in the beginning stages of pulling together design drafts and
a prototype for an 'alpha' audience to test out and give me feedback for the
next iteration.

Interested in hearing any feedback on designing interfaces for this unique

Thank you!

Paige Saez

Interaction Design.Media.Art.Love.

24 Apr 2008 - 8:27pm
8 years ago
7 replies

Placement of username and password on homepage

I am working on a web app and was looking if there is any research/guidelines on placement of username and password on the homepage. Yahoo mail and Gmail places username and password to the right, facebook to the left of the screen. Does it matter where its placed.

24 Apr 2008 - 7:48pm
Chauncey Wilson

Design and Design Research Book: "Design Research Now"

New Book on Design and Design Research.
Michel, R. (Ed.) (2007). Design research now: Essays and selected
projects. Basel: Birkhauser.

There has been a lot of debate on this forum about the meaning of
design, design thinking, and design research. The book referenced
above has a set of essays that examine the relationship between design
and design research. The book examines the semantics of the word
"design" and the evolution of design as a science and discipline.
Design is examined from the perspectives of architects, visual
designers, industrial designers, and engineers.

24 Apr 2008 - 6:25pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Anthony Hempell

Username vs. email for business users

anyone with an opinion on this?

It's commonplace to have email addresses as the username for regular
users, since generally an email address is tied to only one individual;

However business email addresses sometimes have multiple users, and/or
are sent to distribution lists; and possibly if a person uses their
own business email (ie. joe at bigcompany.com) and they move on / are
fired / etc...

24 Apr 2008 - 3:53pm
8 years ago
3 replies
Rob Nero

Animotion Sickness?

(no, that isn't a typo)

Has anyone encountered motion sickness on a website or webapp that animates
the interaction too much?

I am in the middle of designing a new navigational paradigm for enterprise
webapps that would heavily use the scriptaculous animation framework. The
idea is that each click of diving deeper into the application and content,
each layer deeper would animate onto the screen to show the relationship of

While watching a coworker demonstrate a prototype he developed, I started
getting concerned that too much animation might be a bad thing.

24 Apr 2008 - 2:17pm
Dave Malouf

[plug] Interaction Design Class in NYC

Interaction Design for Rich Internet Applications (RIAs)

Expert interaction designer David Malouf is back this year with
a revised and improved seminar and studio course exploring some
of the most important issues surrounding the web's most
sophisticated applications.

Eight Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm, starting May 28


We're limiting this class to 18 students, and after announcing it
this morning already 6 spots are taken, so I encourage you to sign

24 Apr 2008 - 1:33pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Eugene Kim

Printing Axure flows

Question for Axure users:

Is there a way to print out user flows from the prototype output without it messing up? Here's an example of how it turns out:


I'm not sure if this is the correct use of Axure, but I like to create flows and link the objects to various wireframes. I could use specifications but you lose the interactivity between the flow and wireframe.

24 Apr 2008 - 1:05pm
8 years ago
1 reply
Julia Margherita

JOB: Senior User Experience Designer Creative Suites -Adobe SF Bay Area - Full time - Recruiter (Julia)

Resending this in HTML format.

Adobe Systems Incorporated is seeking a Senior User Experience Designer
to join the Creative Suite Design team.

As an Adobe Sr. Experience Designer, you will be responsible for
creating great experiences for several members of the Adobe product
family. You will work collaboratively with fellow members of the UE
(User Experience) team to conceptualize, design and prototype ideas;
then inspire members of Product Management, Engineering and Quality
Engineering to develop award winning products.

24 Apr 2008 - 12:33pm
8 years ago
6 replies
John Gibbard

Awesome Bar

Will Firefox 3's new 'Awesome Bar' (eeugh) [1] change the way we navigate
online, enhancing search within the browser?

Biggest beef I have with it is that it requires you to cache your history
continuously which isn't great if you are at all concerned about privacy

24 Apr 2008 - 11:47am
8 years ago
2 replies
Erik Bazuin

Information architecture also a form of interaction design?

Hi there
Im wondering...
Is information Architecture also a form of Interaction Design?

Greetings erik
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