Discussion Archive: June 2009

23 Jun 2009 - 11:44am
7 years ago
13 replies

HELP NEEDED: Need to find a list of military ranks for a drop down menu

We¹re building a tribute area on an author site to fallen soldiers. I want
family members to be able to sort by last name, which means that I need to
put a field in the DB that separates rank from First Name and Last Name.

Does anyone know where I can find a list of all military ranks for a
selection box or drop down? Or, should I just put a field in the form. Which
do you think it easier and does the job most effectively. Yes, I too hate
long scrolling drop down menus.

23 Jun 2009 - 7:04am
7 years ago
1 reply
John Gibbard

On tactile feedback, I just can't place the analogy here...

Saw this [1] and thought of all of the IxD people on here who deal with the
haptic & tactile.

Now, there's something analogous to nature in this particular concept but
I'll leave that to you to resolve.

[1] http://bit.ly/JIAyd


23 Jun 2009 - 5:11am
7 years ago
6 replies
Sachin Ghodke

Is it okay to compromise User Experience over Fun?

I have been working on product customizers and these online tools
require immense user interaction. Developing and designing these have
always posed a challenge and now I am at a crossroad to choose whether
I should compromise on user experience or fun?

Please help!

23 Jun 2009 - 2:11am
7 years ago
7 replies
Petra Liverani

Interactive Excel prototyping

I created a paper prototype that was fun testing on local users but
when it got to testing remote users I thought perhaps I'd try to
create an online prototype. I started with PowerPoint but found the
macros deficient and a couple of things I wanted to do I couldn't. I
then ordered Effective Prototyping with Excel by Bergen et al,
expecting that their prototypes would involve some basic coding but
found they didn't.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:40am
IxDA Board of D...

Day 2 "Give a Little Back": IDEA2009 & IxD'10

Day 2 is turning out to be an interesting one!

For those who have contributed today, as well as those of you who still will
contribute (http://bit.ly/17AJoE), there is a new way for us to potentially
say 'thank you'!

Not only will you be eligible for the second pass to Interaction'10, you'll
also now have the opportunity to get a pass for IDEA2009!

>From our friends at the IAI, the Information Architecture Institute (


22 Jun 2009 - 11:24pm
IxDA Board of D...

Announcing the "Give a Little Back" Day 1 Winner!

I am happy to announce that out of 265 contributors, Christian Mogensen is
the winner of a complimentary pass to interaction'10 (

Will you be a part of the Day 2 pool of contributors?

22 Jun 2009 - 8:54pm
7 years ago
2 replies

what we do diagram updated


Thanks to everyone who responded on my blog to the last what we do venn
diagram I posted. The feedback was super helpful and I took the feedback and
posted a new diagram. Take a look and let me know what you think about the
update: blog.slicedbreaddesign.com



Julie Stanford
Principal, Sliced Bread Design

650-969-0400 x706

22 Jun 2009 - 6:25pm
7 years ago
2 replies
Steve Baty

Audience segmentation and user modelling

I'm interested in hearing about the different techniques people use to
represent the differences in the audience for products, services,
applications etc. It's OK if they're not explicitly used in the design
process or if you recognise the short-comings of that particular method. I'm
just trying to understand the range.

22 Jun 2009 - 6:20pm
Dana Landry

JOB: Front End Developer, Contract opportunity in Portland, OR, FILTER (recruiter)

FILTER has an ongoing need for Front End Developers who are undaunted by
deadlines and able to juggle multiple tasks with skill and finesse. Our
ideal candidates are consumer focused and able to put great product
design and user experience at the center of everything that they
develop. Familiarity with Flash (including ActionScript) is key for this
position. The ability to use both server side scripting languages like
PHP and client side scripting (using JavaScript) is also required.

22 Jun 2009 - 6:06pm
Dana Landry

JOB: Information Architect/UX Designer, Contract opportunity in Portland, OR, FILTER (recruiter)

FILTER is seeking an Information Architect who also has an edge when it
comes to User Experience design. We're looking for someone who can
tackle deliverables including full interaction design and documentation,
wireframes and content organization, site maps/screen flow maps, design
recommendations/proposals, and working prototypes.

To be considered, you must be familiar with implementing and creating
usability studies, have experience writing functional specifications,
and have extensive knowledge of web technologies.