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2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
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bhekking
2006

What sets the 'best' interaction designers apart?

Hi all -

In your experience, what qualities set the 'best' (defined as you like)
interaction designers apart?

In hiring, what design exercises have you found effective in identifying the
'best' interaction designers?

Thanks,
Bret Hekking

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17 Feb 2010 - 9:17am
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5 years ago
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suewah
2008

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?

Thanks,
Charles Sue-Wah-Sing
www.suewahsing.com

4 Jan 2005 - 5:25pm
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ldebett
2004

Automotive design standards/guidelines

Suresh,

There are strict guidelines created by governments and safety
organizations that automobile designs and all types of designers in
this field must abide by.

jkolko
2010

New book available (for free!) - Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving

Hi,

I'm pleased to announce the availability of my next book, provided for free in its entirety online at http://www.wickedproblems.com.

1 Jul 2010 - 2:53pm
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4 years ago
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Dave Malouf
2005

What is IxD and What does an IxD do?

[From my blog @ http://davemalouf.com/?p=1865 .  I'm interested in y'all's thoughts.]

5 Dec 2008 - 3:07am
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6 years ago
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Bart Schouten
2008

Inactive UI elements: disable or disappear?

I'm struggling with an UI issue, so I'm hoping to receive some advice from
you. Imagine a textprocessor (i.e. Word) application in which you can edit
both text and image objects. The interface is clean and simple, only the
most needed functions are available in this app. An advantage of the
limited amount of functions is that they all fit in one toolbar without
cluttering or being miniscule.

30 Jan 2014 - 11:29am
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1 year ago
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lesliedann
2012

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?

20 May 2010 - 8:27am
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4 years ago
6 replies
yannlossouarn
2010

Ergonomics / UX / Human factors / Interaction design / Usability specialists : I get confused

 

Hello,

I'm french and I work as what we call an "ergonome". I'm a bit confused about all the terms that are used to speak about "UX/usability/interaction" related jobs in the english speaking world : I read things about "Interaction designers", "Human factor specialists", "User experience specialist", "Usability specialists", "Information architects", and I'm... lost.

18 Jul 2010 - 10:12am
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3 years ago
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Katie Ware
2007

Mobile Sites and Breadcrumb Navigation

Hi all -
 
Wondering if anyone has any insight or can point me to information on use of breadcrumb nav with mobile sites. Some sites use it, others appear to rely on a back link (or browser back) and a home link as a hub.

20 Aug 2012 - 3:08am
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2 years ago
7 replies
Josevic
2011

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?