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6 Nov 2008 - 1:02pm
6 years ago
5 replies
18 Apr 2010 - 2:04am
3 years ago
11 replies

Feedback on the online master degree program in HCI at DePaul universities

Hey guys!

I recently learnt that DePaul university, Chicago is offering the online course in HCI.

Can anyone tell me if these online courses are equally good as the on campus courses. Would I be losing on anything if I choose to take the online study option?

26 Mar 2007 - 11:18am
5 years ago
9 replies
Rune Lund-Hermansen

Symbol / icon for "Clear All" button


I'm currently working on an on-screen keyboard as part as the GUI for a set-top box (for typing in passwords, urls etc). I have found that there seems to be a pretty consistent use of symbols/icons for function keys such as Backspace, Shift and Space on existing physical keyboards and mobile devices. So these symbols are pretty well known amongst users. For instance, an outlined up-arrow as the shift symbol.

23 Sep 2014 - 4:08pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus

New IxDA Discussions Launching tomorrow!

Hi Everybody,

You may remember my message from a couple weeks ago announcing the new IxDA Discussions forum launching on Sept 24th. The time is here and we'll be launching the new site tomorrow. There are a few things to keep in mind during the transition:

1. You will need to setup a new account on the new forum. You can use your Google, Facebook, or Twitter accounts to sign up, or you can create a stand along account on the new forum.

15 Sep 2009 - 2:04am
6 years ago
2 replies
Nick de Voil

Inserting jQuery into Axure

Do you mean integrate it into the generated HTML prototype, or into
the actual .rp file? I don't think you can do the second - and the
first is obviously a problem because your code would get overwritten
when you re-generated the prototype. I'd recommend coding an
HTML/jQuery prototype outside of Axure if the interactivity is that

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19 May 2008 - 8:44am
7 years ago
10 replies

Open format between Visio and Omnigraffle?

After observing the list for a while, it's clear that our community is split
between Visio users on PCs and Omnigraffle users on Macs. Is there a format
common to both Visio and Omnigraffle with which we can publish stencils,
templates, etc. so we don't have to duplicate our efforts? Alternatively,
are there simple converters between the two formats?


20 Aug 2012 - 3:08am
2 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 Sep 2014 - 2:27pm
Michele Vospett...
10 Mar 2009 - 5:50pm
6 years ago
10 replies
Marty DeAngelo

Standard font size

I know that there was a discussion on this list a while back, but I'd
love to get a more recent update as to what people feel is the best
'standard' font size for an average audience. We are currently in
a bit of a debate with a client about their 'standard' font size.

Their guidelines dictate using 14px Arial / 13px Verdana for content,
which we feel is too large. We feel that a 12px Arial / 11px Verdana
standard is more reasonable to most users (in essence, using the 75%
base font adjustment from the browser standards and then using ems
from that point forward).

17 Feb 2010 - 9:17am
5 years ago
22 replies

Personas: how many is too many?

There is this project I'm working on that is for pet owners, breeders
and vets. They have identified 15 consumer types between the three
main segments I've mentioned. The client is requesting we create
personas for all 15. In my experience I've rarely have had to create
more than 4 on any given project. For this project I believe I can get
away with 3.

Does anyone have any thoughts as too what is too many or too few
personas? Have you come across a similar client request? And how did
you deal with it?

Charles Sue-Wah-Sing