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30 Jan 2014 - 11:29am
2 years ago
7 replies

Prototyping vs annotated wireframe deliverable

I am wondering if it is possible to create annotated wireframes with a browser chrome or a device around the UI that can be viewed in an annotated deliverable but then be able to remove the chrome/device in the prototype version of the same wireframe file. I.e. Maybe put the device/chrome in a layer that can be turned off when the prototype is generated? Anyone have ideas which programs may be able to do this?

22 Feb 2010 - 10:11pm
6 years ago
8 replies
Michelle Bacigalupi

User Experience job levels.

I'm in a successful start up (meaning there are real paid customers
for a real product.) So far I am the only UX person and I need to
educate the culture here on UX skill levels similar to management
tracks and technical tracks. Does any one have examples from their
current or past company that they could share?


3 May 2007 - 10:51am
9 years ago
7 replies
Daniel Williams

good examples of online advertising

Hello all

I am looking for Interesting, fun, rich, interactive (anything really)
examples of good online advertising. I am designing a site that
requires featured space (ads to inspirational content) in order to break the
user's normal purchasing habits (in an attempt to increase average order

Any examples of good online advertising?

(No static banners ads please)

Many thanks


14 Jan 2013 - 5:05pm
3 years ago
3 replies
Jessica Boggs

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.

12 Nov 2009 - 10:09am
5 years ago
7 replies
Bonnie E. John

Storyboards in Balsamiq?

Does anybody actually use the links in Balsamiq Mockups to make
storyboards that can be walked through to show the interaction of a
system? I looked at all the examples in the Balsamiq Mockup gallery and
they all seem to be single screens (except for one which shows a
Google-like interface with the first search-box screen and then a
search-results screen).
I'm wondering if folks use Blasamiq for actual storyboards, with links,
and branching, or if the predominant use is with independent un-linked
screen sketches.

20 Aug 2012 - 3:08am
3 years ago
7 replies

Frameworks for rapid prototyping with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Hi all,

I've been researching a bit on what is the best for rapid prototyping using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Until now I was using Balsamiq Mockups, Axure and tools like that but recently I've realized that for some purposes could be appropriate to use "handmade" HTML with style and interactions and refine it and add interactions throught an iterative process.

But I think for rapid prototyping a framework is needed and have to exists already some goods alternatives that make the life easier to designers/developers.

What would you recommend in those cases?

23 Jul 2011 - 5:37am
4 years ago
13 replies
Queen Catherine

I wish I was Apple


Apple changes the rules again - they've literally reversed the scroll!!!

My internal jury is still out... 

While it's feeling so deeply wrong to change such rules, it actually feels somewhat right (if you forget the paradigm)

14 Oct 2009 - 6:34am
6 years ago
16 replies

Mega Drop-Down Navigation menus

Hi all,

I’m putting together some recommendations for using mega drop-down


I’m interested in the opinion of the iXDA list on whether the
top-level navigation items should lead to pathway (or landing) pages,
or whether they can simply act as non-hyperlink triggers to the
drop-down (so no hand cursor)?

Also, if there is no pathway page, how should this impact breadcrumb

For instance:

Home > Sports > Windsurfing

- Should ‘Sport

1 Apr 2010 - 4:00am
6 years ago
16 replies

HCI in Sci-Fi movies

I´m going to write an article about the influence of interfaces and interactions from hollywood movies for interaction designers. I found a really nice paper about it: www.butz.org/publications/papers/hci-scifi.pdf

9 Sep 2011 - 12:18pm
2 years ago
1 reply

Really need some advice about Domus Academy in Italy, accepted by the IxD program

I'm  a web designer in US and I want to be an IX/UX designer and work in a company that values IX/UX.