Discussion Archive: February 2010

12 Feb 2010 - 11:10am
6 years ago
3 replies

Displaying multiple filters on a page

I'm wireframing a "resource library" for a client right now and am
struggling with presentation. They have numerous presentations,
documents, etc. that need to be easily searchable and sortable via their
public web site.

The requirements are...

* Must have a keyword search option

* Must be able to sort by topic

* Must be able to sort by the resource type (PPT, Document,
Webinar, etc.)

Here's a site where we've included filters for Topic and Type, but I
feel like adding a search box will clutter the interface too much and
confuse users.

12 Feb 2010 - 11:08am
Min Lin

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12 Feb 2010 - 10:09am
6 years ago
7 replies
Miles Lennon

Making a web application feel like a native application

For my latest project, I want to make the web application look and
feel like a native one. I don't want the user to feel as though he
or she is navigating webpages; rather, I'd like them to feel as
though they just opened up iTunes, for example. I have both aesthetic
and strategic reasons for this.

I have some ideas in my head of example of web applications that have
accomplished this (OMGPOP, Drupal Gardens, Gmail, Typekit), but I'd
like to hear from you if you have any suggestions.

No recommendation is a bad one as long as it's reasonable.

12 Feb 2010 - 9:43am
Ash Arnett7

JOB: Design Research Assistant (Contract, 2 mos.+) - Matter - Atlanta

You will support a research and design project with interviews,
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includes research for design analysis in a product design context,
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of: industrial design, interaction design, graphic design,
videography, anthropology, systems thinking. Eight week contract with
possible extension. On-site in Atlanta, with some travel likely.

12 Feb 2010 - 9:39am
Tori Breitling

[EVENT] SXSW IxDA Breakfast Meetup // Monday, March 15th, 8:30AM

*In Austin for SXSW? Join locals and other visiting IxDA-ers for breakfast!*
*Monday, March 15, 8:30 am*
Yes, it's early, but we don't want you to miss too much of the conference.
You likely miss the first session, but you were probably going to miss it
anyway, right?

*Cisco's Bakery*
To save you time and trouble, locals will pick you up at the Convention
center and shuttle you to breakfast a few minutes away. We'll be dining at
Cisco's, a well known old-school dive on the East side that's chock-full of
60 years of local history.

12 Feb 2010 - 5:11am
William Hudson

Can anyone point me to research about hidinginterface elements?

There is a long-standing design principle called 'progressive
disclosure'. The interface is kept to the basics for the majority of
users, with more advanced settings available through the use of an
'Advanced' or 'More' button. It has both benefits and drawbacks. The
benefits centre around simplicity for the majority of users. The main
drawback is that users may not realize that some features are available.

One particularly notorious application of progressive disclosure was an
earlier version of Microsoft Office where the menus shipped in the
'short' version.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:16am

Looking for Snr. Designer to assist

Hi folks,

I am looking for User Interaface, UX, Information Architecture
designer to assist.

I am web designer, working at IT industry, and self practicing UI,
UX, IA. If anyone looking for intermediate level designer, please let
me know - sourabh.rangdal at gmail dot com.


twitter: @sourabhrangdal

11 Feb 2010 - 11:10pm
6 years ago
1 reply
Chicago IxDA4


Couldn't make it to INTERACTION 10, the annual IxDA conference in Savannah
this year? Come hear a recap of the speakers, events and learnings from IxDA
Chicago members that attended.

Read more about the speakers and workshops here:

Light food and drinks provided.

Please rsvp on the IxDa Chicago site: http://www.ixdachicago.org
*Note: Attendance capped at 60 due to space limitations.

11 Feb 2010 - 8:30pm
6 years ago
3 replies
Susan Oslin

Developing a mentorship program

Have you been a mentor to someone in the interaction design field?
Have you been mentored by someone? The IxDA LA is developing a local
mentorship program and we are looking for people to share their
experiences. What works, what doesn't? What have you gotten from
being a mentor or mentee? What could be better? How did you get

If you have not been a mentor or mentee, but perhaps have wanted a
mentorship relationship, what would you want from a mentor or mentee?
What do you have to offer?

Your thoughts and experiences are greatly appreciated!

11 Feb 2010 - 6:27pm
Theresa Murphy

Contract Information Architect Position in Los Angeles.

This is a six month contract in Glendale.