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7 Jul 2009 - 3:28pm
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David B. Rondeau
2003

Interaction design can affect everyone, not just people who own a computer. What does this mean for IxD?

As an example of the far-reaching impact of interaction design, I recently wrote about the Boston MBTA subway system and the Charlie kiosks that are used to purchase fares. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people ride the Boston subway and many of them are confused and frustrated by the interaction design of the kiosk.

20 Mar 2010 - 12:22pm
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5 years ago
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Kevin Cannon
2009

Creating UI Spec - Improving my workflow

Hey all,

I'm doing a lot of UI specs these days and prodiving very detail descriptions and info to developers who are building the apps i'm designing. Here's a rough sample of the type of thing I mean:

style_guide_example.gif

23 Sep 2014 - 6:36am
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30 weeks ago
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Tim Schneidermeier
2010

Call for Your Participation – Session: “Practicing what we Preach”

As researchers and practitioners we help companies and organizations to design easy-to-use, usable, useful, and pleasurable websites. Sometimes, we seem to be "the shoemaker's children." We sometimes lack the time to put as much effort in our own websites as we advise others to do.

24 May 2011 - 11:39am
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3 years ago
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aarriola
2011

Partial Date of Birth on forms

We need to know the age of users and their children to invite them to take demo-graphically targeted actions on our site.

Privacy concerns are being raised around getting that specific information, and we're thinking of going with Month/Year instead of asking for a full DOB.

I'm suggesting we go with a dual drop-down interface showing months (January, February, etc.), and years (1993, 1992, etc., (users have to be at least 18, so starting there).

15 Jul 2009 - 9:15am
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5 years ago
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Sajitha Jose
2009

Distance Learning Option for M.S in Human Computer Interaction(HCI)

I am looking to do my M.S in Human Computer Interaction.I prefer
distance learning as I want to be with my family.

Does anybody know about the HCI course at Depaul University,Chicago
and the HCI course at Iowa State University?

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

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?

-Jonathan

21 Jan 2006 - 6:28pm
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9 years ago
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Jon Kolko [SCAD]
2005

MS, MFA, or Mdes?

Hi,

If you had your druthers and were pursuing a masters degree in Interaction
Design, would you rather receive an MS, MFA, or M.des? Why?

Thanks,

Jon Kolko
Professor, Industrial & Interaction Design
Savannah College of Art and Design

http://facultypages.scad.edu/~jkolko
AOL IM// jkolkoSCAD

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.]

2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
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1 year ago
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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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20 Aug 2012 - 3:08am
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2 years ago
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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?