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30 Jan 2014 - 10:29am
39 weeks ago
7 replies

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?

18 Jan 2009 - 10:07pm
5 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.

17 Sep 2007 - 12:22pm
7 years ago
9 replies

Clickless Web Interface?

Immediately reaction - and I can pull down the heuristic about this - when a
form pops up to ask me how I felt about the interface - i accidentally
selected something and voted -
There was no user feedback - and no way to cancel a bad selection. The
ability to get reinforcement from an action, and to escape from a bad one -
or Undo - it a critical human factors flaw in the clickless interface.
Also - there is only one way to navigate and select things. This is very
poor for all non-gestural user navigation interfaces - Kiosks, hand-helds -

10 Dec 2008 - 1:46pm
6 years ago
3 replies

"New article" vs "Create article" vs "Add article"

Hi guys,

Could you please tell what do you think is better to use as link text in
- New article
- Create article
- Add Article

On one hand, it's good to use verbs/actions - "Create", "Add".
On another - people are used to "New" command in desktop apps (at least on

Thank you.
Maxim Soloviev
Director of Product Development

14 Sep 2008 - 10:47am
6 years ago
16 replies
Martin Petrov

Drop-down menus disadvantages?

Hi, I'm new to the IxDA list.

Do you know any good research highlighting the disadvantages of using

At my company we're having a discussion whether we should stop using
them for our global navigation due to usability concerns.

5 Feb 2006 - 11:53am
8 years ago
7 replies
gleija at comca...

Web Application Functionality: User Annotations

I am the information architect and interaction designer at a non-profit foundation. I have designed a web application that my organization uses to intake, review and award applications for research grants.

19 May 2009 - 4:04am
5 years ago
11 replies
Julian McCrea

Examples: 'Out of stock' messages on e-commerce sites

Hey guys and gals,

Has anyone seen any good examples of out of stock messages on e-commerce

What I am looking for are examples which show a company to have:

1) The right tone i.e. honest, apologetic, encouraging etc

2) The right time to deliver the message in the userflow i.e.

5 Dec 2008 - 2:07am
6 years ago
7 replies
Bart Schouten

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.

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

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?


17 Jun 2009 - 9:55pm
3 years ago
19 replies

Difference between Heuristic Evaluation and Expert Review

Hi all,

In Heuristic evaluation, evaluator evaluates design with reference of
design principles to find out the usability issues.
How “Expert Review” is different from this? Is there any major
difference or it’s the same?

Thanks in advance.