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1 Nov 2007 - 1:58pm
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Todd Warfel
2003

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?

Cheers!

Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

5 Jul 2007 - 2:34pm
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9 years ago
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Hooman Anvar
2006

Contract Rates going at $150 - $250/hr ??

Hope everyone had a nice holiday...

Today I talked to a recruiter that is looking for visual
designer/interaction designer combo. Not really my cup of tea. But in our
conversation he said the following:

1. There is a severe shortage of interaction designers

2. IDs are charging between $150 to $250 per hour for contracts and easily
getting picked up for projects

Are you seeing this same trend out there?

Cheers,
-Hooman

www.HoomanAnvar.com

3 May 2007 - 10:51am
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9 years ago
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Daniel Williams
2005

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
value)

Any examples of good online advertising?

(No static banners ads please)

Many thanks

Dan

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
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7 years ago
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tamlyn
2008

Next & previous button order

As discussed by LukeW in Web Form Design, it's best to have the primary
action of a form be the first button that the user sees. For left-to-right
languages this means having the primary action on the left and any secondary
actions on the right (see A in this illustration
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/2366430953/ ).

30 May 2008 - 12:29pm
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8 years ago
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John Gibbard
2008

Loan Calculator

Scenario: A loan calculator (for amounts under $50,000 / £25,000)

Option A:
Two sliders (with associated input fields) one for total amount,
second for duration.
Moving the sliders affects a results panel which shows amount
repayable per month & total cost of loan.

Option B:
Three sliders, as option A but this time also including a 'monthly
amount' slider. Moving 'amount' and 'duration' moves the 'monthly
amount' automatically.

23 Sep 2014 - 6:36am
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1 year ago
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Tim Schneidermeier
2010

Call for Your Participation – Session: “Practicing what we Preach”

As researchers and practitioners we help companies and organizations to design easy-to-use, usable, useful, and pleasurable websites. Sometimes, we seem to be "the shoemaker's children." We sometimes lack the time to put as much effort in our own websites as we advise others to do.

10 Aug 2009 - 3:44pm
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7 years ago
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Svetlin Denkov
2009

Consistent Usage of Log In/Log Out versus Login/Logout

Greetings to all!

I have noticed that many sites utilize inconsistent label terminology
for links allowing a user to enter/exit an online account (be it an
e-commerce site, e-mail system, etc.).

I would expect that since these labels describe an action initiated
by the user (rather than a state), verbs and not nouns must be used:
Log In/Log Out, not Login/Logout.

However, often I see the following combination: Login (noun used to
enter) and Log Out (verb used to exit).

In your opinion, what do you think is the best label combination and
why?

17 Jun 2010 - 7:14am
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6 years ago
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ollie.campbell
2010

Setting up a UX department at an agency from scratch

I've been given the chance to set up a UX department from scratch at an existing digital agency.

The agency has about 70 really good people (designers, coders, the works) many of whom are interested in UX design. And at the moment we do a bit of usability testing and the odd bit of research. But my mission is to really put the user at the center of everything we do.

Obviously I've got a lot of ideas for how I want to approach it, but basically I'm looking for advice from anyone who's done this before.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:56am
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Darren Ellis
2007

Tools for building a pattern library

What tool(s) did you use to set up your UI pattern library?

I know this question has been asked before*, but after repeated searches I'm not finding much of an answer. Seems there aren't any simple ways of doing this.

I'm currently using a mix of documents in collaboration with custom built (aka one-off) web-based solutions, but these aren't optimal for several reasons:

19 May 2009 - 2:19am
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7 years ago
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Chris Cox
2009

Job-Experience Design Manager-Menlo Park, CA--Intuit--Full Time

Hello there members. If you know of any strong leaders in the SW/Internet space please send them my way. Thanks in advance!!!!

Chris

As Intuit looks to innovate and expand the way we serve our customers, online delivery of our products and services will play a major part in Intuit's growth. In the world of online service and delivery, access to data and information becomes the most important element to ensuring the success of our customers.