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15 Jan 2014 - 1:06am
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46 weeks ago
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iwinmaps
2014

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?

19 Aug 2005 - 1:41pm
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9 years ago
4 replies
Chaniya Suebsanguan
2005

Usability on "The Fold"

Hi everyone,

I'm doing research on the new "fold" for my company website. The
latest article from Jakob Nielsen looks at Scrolling and Scrollbars
<http://www.cre8asiteforums.com/redirect/jump.php?url=lmth.11705002%2Fxo
btrela%2Fmoc.tiesu%2F%2F%3Aptth> , and appears to make some good points
about how poorly designed scrollbars can frustrate uses, create
accessibility challenges, and cause people to miss information.

2 Sep 2014 - 3:23pm
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25 weeks ago
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TeresaBrazen
2012

Just published: About Face 4

Fresh off the presses, the newest edition of About Face has arrived. This fourth edition, the most significant revision yet, features a stunning new design and a full color interior. Addressing the many changes in the design landscape since its last publication, this new edition includes interaction methods and strategies for touchscreen phones and tablets, as well as updated chapters for the web and for desktop applications.

Get your copy here.

 

 

27 Sep 2013 - 1:47pm
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31 weeks ago
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IxDA Board of D...
2009

San Francisco selected to host Interaction15

On behalf of the IxDA Board of Directors, it is with great pleasure that we announce Interaction15 will be held February 2015 in San Francisco, in conjunction with California College of the Arts (CCA).

San Francisco emerged as the successful location following an open call to the community for interest and detailed site visits to the finalist cities - San Francisco and Santa Monica.

2 Jan 2008 - 5:26pm
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7 years ago
18 replies
M S
2006

Form Validation

Hi,

I'm looking for any advices/articles on form validation.
I tried to search on gamma.ixda.org, but found nothing there.

1. What is the preferable placement for error message for particular control?
2. Any guidelines on error message text. Like what is better -- "This
field is required" or "Please enter your email"?

Any additional information on subject is highly apreciated.

Thank you.
--
Maxim Soloviev

4 Jan 2005 - 4:25pm
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ldebett
2004

Automotive design standards/guidelines

Suresh,

There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

7 Dec 2010 - 2:21pm
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4 years ago
7 replies
MattSoave
2010

Robust Flowcharts in Adobe CS?

I've been working as an interaction designer for less than a year (student, interning) and have struggled with finding a good tool to use for creating product flows.  Programs like Fireworks and Flash Catalyst are great for making clickable prototypes.  And programs like Visio are decent for creating flowcharts showing the overall organization of an application.  But the two remain largely separated.

23 Dec 2009 - 6:28am
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5 years ago
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melanie burke
2009

How can I get the best out of a UX discovery workshop

I'm starting on a project in the New Year where the client has
arranged a 3 hour UX discovery meeting with 20 stakeholders right at
the beginning of the project before I've had any real time to do my
own research.

The client's objectives for the meeting are to define the personas
and user journeys and the first draft of the structure for the site.

After the meeting I will have an opportunity to conduct one-on-one
interviews.

The project itself is to develop a fairly laborious offline
application process into a streamlined online process.

11 Feb 2009 - 11:55am
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6 years ago
15 replies
pyces
2007

To use a colon or not to use a colon after field labels

Could anyone help me on the subject of whether to use colons after field
labels. I have found one accessibility paper and a few other
not-so-respected sources that indicate that colons after field labels
help screen reader users, as well as normal vision users, to expect an
input field. However, after years of including colons after field
labels, our copy dept now maintains that a colon is punctuation and
shouldn't be included after field labels. I've also found Jarrett's, "No
one cares about colons but UX people" and Luke W doesn't mention it in
his book :(.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:05pm
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2 years ago
3 replies
Jessica Boggs
2008

Responsive Product Comparison Chart

We are currently working on creating responsive designs for a web site which provides/sells service-based products. The client wants the designs based off their desktop experience. One of the pages compares the service features in a side-by-side column format. Looks great in the desktop view but it not going to work in the smart phone view.