Discussion Archive

9 May 2008 - 11:16am
Pieter Jansegers

Which are the best microblog features ?

I like Twitter, but I don't think it is already an ideal service ...

Some microblogs worldwide

This list is a personal choice and based on three criteria: ease of
operability, quality of service and experienced functional up-time.



23 Sep 2008 - 7:36am
6 years ago
3 replies

websites for people who use excel

I am working on an Intranet/product catalog application and many users begin
with an Excel spreadsheet and need to get this data into the online
interface. Has anyone worked on or know of websites which allow copying and
pasting of Excel data, hopefully "both ways" (eg, paste data into the web
interface, or paste data from the web interface into Excel)? My client
actually does have a functioning tool that does this, and almost no one uses
it, I suspect because the users are intimidated by the completely blank
screen that they start with.

30 Apr 2009 - 10:51pm
5 years ago
6 replies
Steve Baty

Books or articles that cover analysis of user/design research data well.

I put the call out yesterday via Twitter and thought I'd try to tap into the
IxDA community for more assistance... I'm looking for examples of texts -
books or articles (printed, journals, blogs, online magazines) - I'd happily
accept presentations - that provide good coverage of analysis of research

9 Jul 2008 - 2:25pm
6 years ago
32 replies
Steven Chalmers

"Confirm password" field - Superfluous?

I have a design for a new user registration form in which I am proposing to
not use a "Confirm password" field and would like your feedback on this
The form will have 4 fields, all of which are required:

1: User name (This will be supplied to the user prior to their using this
2: Password
3: Hint question
4: Hint answer

The form also has some explanatory text that describes the use of the hint
question and answer which is that the pair of fields will be used when the
user forgets their password.

3 Feb 2014 - 7:50pm
23 weeks ago
3 replies

Best Colleges to do Masters in Human Computer Interaction in USA..


I want to do Master's in Human Computer Interaction for Fall 2015. I need some suggestion to choose best college and how the portfolio requirements are.

Thank you.

25 Sep 2007 - 3:23pm
49 weeks ago
21 replies
David Hoard

Potential interview questions for interaction designers

Consultant Dey Alexander has a list:



David Hoard

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Posted from the new ixda.org

10 Jul 2008 - 10:27am
6 years ago
7 replies
Marty DeAngelo

Marking Required vs. Optional form fields

When creating a form, do you feel that it is more advantageous to mark
the required fields, even if they are in the majority? I ask because
I'm working on some guidelines for a client, and there is some debate
about which way to go with this. After reading Luke Wroblewski's book,
"Web Form Design: Filling In the Blanks", I have to agree with his
sentiment about indicating the MINORITY of the form elements:

FROM 'Web Form Design': "Many times there actually are
good reasons for indicating what is required when updating or creating a
record online.

1 Feb 2010 - 9:03pm
4 years ago
55 replies
Richard Carson

Sketching before the Wireframes

Hi Folks,

I wanted to ask around on the process of creating wireframes for designing mobile applications. In creating these wireframes, should I work on paper before actually hopping into a drawing program to lay out these wireframes? I believe working on paper is faster and easier before laying out the wireframes for a project. However, the company I am working with, might be wondering if I am wasting my time. That I should be doing wireframes within the drawing program. What are your suggestions and thoughts on this issue?

9 Feb 2009 - 10:03am
22 weeks ago
30 replies
Tom Coombs

Open source user experience

I've been thinking about the open source movement.

I know very little of the UX community's involvement, so firstly I'm posting
to ask what has been happening so far. Mozilla, Open Office and some others
must have had serious UX involvement. Secondly, if it doesn't already
exist, I wonder if there's the potential for us to structure some kind of
virtual agency that would allow us to engage effectively.

Few thoughts

- In my opinion, several OS projects are incredible achievements that are
hampered by small usability problems or even just language issues.

15 Sep 2014 - 10:41am
Louis Rosenfeld

UX Futures: 11/5 virtual conference

Hi all; on November 5, Rosenfeld Media is putting on UX Futures: a one-day virtual conference. It's a great opportunity to set aside the daily grind, step back, and consider what's next.