Discussion Archive

14 Sep 2009 - 6:56am
4 years ago
30 replies
Shelly Cawood

Adobe Fireworks for wire framing

Recently I have been getting increasingly frustrated by the
limitations of Omnigraffle and the complexity and bugs of using
Visio, not to mention having to switching between operating systems
to use Visio when i am a mac user.

So I am very interested in the increase in talk of people using
Fireworks for wire framing, what i read about it makes perfect sense
with the ability to share layers across specific pages, making
symbols to reuse across the document, so a footer for example can be
a symbol, you edit the symbol and the footers across the sites pages
will update, not to mention master pag

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am
1 week ago
0 replies

Interaction Design Foundation Courses

Has anyone taken any of the courses from interaction-design.org?
if so, would you say they're useful for really learning interaction design?

18 Apr 2010 - 1:56am
4 years ago
4 replies

List of Masters program in HCI in California state

Hey guys!

I am a bachelor of fine arts (Visual Communication and Applied art) from India. I have been working in the field for e-learning from past 6+ years. I am now planning to take up the masters degree in HCI.

20 Jul 2010 - 1:52pm
Laurian Gridinoc

Re: [IxDA] What's your job title?

I'm Creative Software Developer* :) I love the title and the fact that is so confusing for others :)

9 Jan 2009 - 3:43pm
3 years ago
13 replies

Photoshop tip needed - automated cropping multiple images

Hi folks -

I have about 30 screen shots that I need to crop at exactly the same x,y
location and with exactly the same dimensions. Actions in CS4 is failing
(not passing x,y origin but passing dimensions - UGH). Any tips on how to do
this another way?


12 Oct 2011 - 4:22am
2 years ago
21 replies

Why do designers prefer Mac instead of Windows

Why do designers prefer a Mac instead of the Windows platform?

Probably it is an old topic but I still need to know. I've read substantial amount of blogs, comparisions and write ups on this topic and most of them says there are no big differences between working on a Mac and working on a Windows based PC. However, as I look for universities and colleges across the US which offers Design degrees, especially Interaction Design and Media Arts, almost all of them ask the student to get their own Mac systems.

So please share your views on this.


30 Aug 2007 - 12:51pm
6 years ago
72 replies
Lillian Carrascoza

What's the best Computer for Designers?

I could really use suggestions on the best type of computer to buy for web design.
I'm hesitant about buying an Apple cause most of my site's users are on PCs...
but I could be talked into it.

I was also thinking to get a laptop for easy mobility, but a desktop could be more suited for the job.

What do you like and dislike about your computer?
What would be your dream computer?

Thank you in advance

Lillian Carrascoza

14 Jun 2006 - 4:18pm
7 years ago
3 replies
Greg Gentschev

Online sign-up/application completion rates

Hi everyone,

I'm working with a pretty big client reassessing the effectiveness of
their consumer Website and the business model behind it. As we're
getting into the analysis, we're finding that one of the big leakage
points is account sign-up. Of users who start the registration
process, only 40-50% successfully finish. I suspect that this could be
a quick usability win for the client, but I don't have a good sense
for what the range of sign-up conversions might be.

20 Dec 2006 - 12:11pm
7 years ago
57 replies
Dan Saffer

New IxD Techniques to Try in 2007


I'm putting together a list of new IxD methods and techniques I've
found that I want to try next year:


Oddly enough, however, looking back over the blogs I follow, I didn't
find too many new methods this year.

24 Nov 2012 - 5:41pm
1 year ago
2 replies

Looking for an Entry-level position in Europe

Hey everyone, 

This post is mostly for those of you already in Europe. I'm graduating with a BS in Human-Computer Interaction and a BA in Int'l Relations soon, and I'm really interested in just working in Europe for a little bit as a UX/Ix Designer. I have 1-2 years of design experience. 

So those of you US citizens working in Europe right now, how did you end up there? How was the visa process?

I'm looking for resources on first finding a UX-related job abroad, and then information on how to do the entire legal process.