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16 Sep 2014 - 8:17am
1 year ago
0 replies
Erik Dahl

Midwest UX Regional Conference, October 23-25, 2014

Hi all,

On October 23-25, 2014 we will be holding the 4th annual Midwest UX regional conference in Indianapolis, IN. There are still some tickets available, but they are moving quickly.

1 Oct 2007 - 7:40am
8 years ago
11 replies
Todd Warfel

The Five Types of Prototypes

So, this whole discussion about making clickable wireframes got me
thinking about something. As I'm working through my book,
interviewing a number of people from different backgrounds, I've come
across 5 different types, or purposes perhaps, for prototype:

1. As a common communication platform–using them to get everyone on
the same page, avoiding misinterpretation of ideas, using them as a
method to show and tell.

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

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.

5 May 2009 - 9:39am
6 years ago
4 replies
R Sengers

Best practices for time out (log out) warning

For a web-based password-protected site with sensitive information, the user
usually is logged out after a period of inactivity. (In part, this is to
prevent others from seeing/changing the data on their screen, if the user is
on coffee break.) Ideally, the user would be warned before the time-out,
with an option to extend the time.

What are the best practices for this time-out warning?

Note that the user may have multiple browser windows/tabs open (with other
web sites) or may be working in a desktop application. Should they be
interrupted or not?

1 Jul 2009 - 2:55pm
6 years ago
5 replies
Andrea Richeson

Interview Questions for Persona Development

As part of an independent study project (U Texas iSchool student),
I'm developing personas to help guide the BBA site redesign efforts.
I have access to a wealth of demographic, survey and web analytics
information and also plan to speak to the undergraduate program
office about their perceptions of the site and its users.

Please send your advice about what questions to ask (undergraduate
business school students) when doing interviews for persona
development. I hope to tease out user goals and behaviors.

18 Sep 2014 - 9:57pm

The Best User Experience Design Links Every Week

Hi all,

As a UX Designer, I’m constantly reading UX articles, playing with new tools, watching videos, and looking at amazing portfolios – I wanted an outlet to share other than social networks. Lately, I’ve been inspired by other curated daily and weekly emails and wanted to create one dedicated to user experience design. If you're interested, please sign up:

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Also, if you have a great portfolio, article or resource to share for future issues, please let me know.



17 Jun 2004 - 12:17pm
1 year ago
10 replies
Dave Malouf

Other companies like Frog or Ideo

I'm curious if people knew of other companies that were like Frog or Ideo.
Product Design consultancies that merge traditional industrial design and
emerging digital design into a next venue for interaction design?

I want to be a bit more proactive in my search for a perfect job and maybe
look for people to do some information interviews with. I'm particularly
interested if these companies are somewhere along a major NYC based transit

18 Jan 2009 - 10:07pm
6 years ago
42 replies
Michael Eckersley

Masters Programs in Interaction Design and Design Management at University of Kansas

Dear IXDA Members,

Last January, 2008 The University of Kansas launched two new
professional graduate programs: one in Interaction Design and another
in Design Management. The programs were years in the making and are
headed up by myself, Michael Eckersley and Richard Branham, with other
strong contributing faculty. More on Richard and myself below.

16 Apr 2011 - 11:56pm
4 years ago
5 replies
Darren Ellis

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:

8 Feb 2007 - 8:50am
8 years ago
35 replies
Kiesel, Jeffrey...

Pros and Cons of Wireframing tools

Hi All,

My team is evaluating wireframing tools, and I would love to get some
feedback from this list. Things tend to be leaning towards Visio at the
moment. Being a designer, I'm not too thrilled at the idea of using