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15 Oct 2008 - 2:35am
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3 years ago
73 replies
R. Groot
2006

Can an interaction designer creat (great) interaction without (great) visual design skills?

Hi all,

in my daily work as an interaction designer I mostly create wireframes and
support the visual designers in their creation of the visual design for
these wireframes.

I notice though, that there is a strong dependency on how/if the interaction
will work and the (eventual) visual design.

My question: can an interaction designer create great working interaction
without having visual design skills?

Kind regards,
Rein Groot

16 Jan 2012 - 3:42pm
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2 years ago
14 replies
digikev
2009

What UX implications should I be aware of when designing an enterprise website/intranet on SharePoint

We are currently weighing up the for-and-against in relation to whether to use SharePoint or an arguably better suited 

30 Jul 2014 - 5:09pm
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13 weeks ago
0 replies
beth koloski
2006

One day Design Thinking class, NYC Aug 15

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14 Oct 2009 - 5:34am
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5 years ago
16 replies
Nik
2009

Mega Drop-Down Navigation menus

Hi all,

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

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/mega-dropdown-menus.html

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
trails?

For instance:

Home > Sports > Windsurfing

- Should ‘Sport

12 May 2010 - 8:59am
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4 years ago
2 replies
ferg
2010

Searching for UX principles for designing an Arabic language website

Hi,
I'm sat here in Doha [Qatar] in the middle of a week of user-testing an English/Arabic travel website. One concern for our design approach is to not just "flip the text RTL" for the Arabic translation. We'd really like to actually do something meaningful for the Arabic version [yes, its early in the project and our hopes flourish].

Primarily I'm trying to find UX principles for designing an Arabic language website. From both Western and Arabic-based UX practitioners. Articles, thoughts and examples on designing Arabic language websites.

6 Jun 2008 - 7:00am
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6 years ago
72 replies
Fred Beecher
2006

iRise sues Axure for "patent infringement"

All,

I really hope anyone considering iRise reads this before making their final
decision. We're a fairly small community and in general we all play well
together. Given this, it is *amazing* that we have a choice of tools to use.
So this kind of blatant and reprehensible grab for market share (see below)
should not go unnoticed.
Disclosure: While I do not work for Axure, I do have a formal agreement with
them to do training for their clients when they request it. Also, I am
admittedly an Axure fanboy.

20 May 2007 - 9:29pm
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7 years ago
1 reply
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Forrest Maready
2006

Learning how to Sketch (Tips)

Hi Alexander-
Here are a few tips I wish someone would have told me early on (keep in
mind I come from an animation background). DISCLAIMER- These are my
suggestions- they don't always work for everything.

1. One thing that can make a drawing more aesthetically pleasing is the
line quality.
2. Nice lines are not drawn slowly- they are drawn fast.
3. Learn to find the arcs in what you're drawing. Don't be afraid to
rotate the paper (even upside down) so you can draw that arc naturally
from about 70% elbow | 30% wrist.
4. If you need to draw a line, make a start dot and an end dot.

3 Mar 2010 - 3:49am
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29 weeks ago
12 replies
Alex Morris
2009

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.

Alex

18 Jan 2008 - 11:21pm
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6 years ago
10 replies
Michael Micheletti
2006

Ajax product configurator examples

I'm helping a friend who has a small business (total employees: 1, total
budget: $0 or maybe less) brainstorm ideas for a custom product configurator
for his website. Similar sites might allow you to see the clothes on a model
and change shirt colors, add various designs to a t-shirt, or customize your
new Mercedes colors, wheels, etc. He's curious to find out if this sort of
product configuration can be done well using Ajax/Web 2.0 technologies.

3 Feb 2010 - 4:42pm
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4 years ago
15 replies
Richard Carson
2010

Interaction Design vs Interactive Design

Hi Folks,

I am trying to understand and there are some confusion between the two. Are they the same field of design? Is there a clearly defined difference between the two?

Richard