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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.

12 Oct 2011 - 4:22am
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3 years ago
21 replies
ptamzz
2010

Why do designers prefer Mac instead of Windows

Why do designers prefer a Mac instead of the Windows platform?

Probably it is an old topic but I still need to know. I've read substantial amount of blogs, comparisions and write ups on this topic and most of them says there are no big differences between working on a Mac and working on a Windows based PC. However, as I look for universities and colleges across the US which offers Design degrees, especially Interaction Design and Media Arts, almost all of them ask the student to get their own Mac systems.

So please share your views on this.

 

16 Feb 2013 - 4:06am
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2 years ago
16 replies
Mark Vanderbeeken
2006

Changing role of user research in the UX design process?

During the Interactions 13 conference in Toronto, Paul Adams of Facebook advocated a radically different development cycle than the "ideal" user-centered one (qualitative user research first, then modelling and concept development, followed by prototyping, testing, and iteration).

5 Mar 2007 - 12:59am
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8 years ago
9 replies
Phil Chung
2007

Career: Deep vs Broad Experience

A question for the more "experienced" folks on the list:

In terms of career advancement and job security, is it better for an interaction designer to develop deep or broad experience, in terms of product domains?

8 Feb 2007 - 9:50am
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8 years ago
35 replies
Kiesel, Jeffrey...
2007

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
Visio.

20 Jun 2012 - 4:03pm
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1 year ago
7 replies
MichelleFiesta
2012

Looking for insight on graduate programs in Interaction Design

I have recently been looking into the possibility of interaction design as a career choice, and I was wondering what sort of graduate school programs would be open to me. I have been perusing the discussion boards, but it seems as though there aren't very many conversations about this in the past couple of years about it so I was wanting to get an updated perspective.

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
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6 years ago
76 replies
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/ ).

1 Jul 2010 - 2:53pm
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4 years ago
11 replies
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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.]

25 Jun 2010 - 6:54am
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4 years ago
22 replies
LukeLucas
2010
10 Feb 2008 - 1:08am
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7 years ago
65 replies
Charlie Kreitzberg
2008

Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote

When Alan Cooper delivered the opening keynote at Interactions08 this
morning, I was once again struck by how sensible his view is. As I
understood his core argument, it was:

1. We know that the best interactive products are not the first to
market but the ones that have the best quality design.

2. Business managers often fail to understand this because they do not
know how to manage "creatives" among whom he numbers both interaction
designers and programmers.

3. The typical business approach is to develop requirements and then
build the product.