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2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
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4 years ago
14 replies
Philip Hillman
2010

Prototyping Tools 2012 - Axure RP 6.0 or iRise Studio

Hi all,

My first post on IXDA.

I realise that this point is raised periodically but wanted to get a quick verdict on the most popular prototyping and wireframe creation tools. 

Criteria is that we are designing enterprise, transactional applications and platforms - with complex interactions and logic and our designers are using mixture of Mac and Pc as their workstations - so ideally I want something multi platform compatible. 

Tools under the microscope are;-

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am
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iwinmaps
2014

Interaction Design Foundation Courses

Has anyone taken any of the courses from interaction-design.org?
if so, would you say they're useful for really learning interaction design?

13 Mar 2014 - 8:31am
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2 years ago
6 replies
Brett Christenson
2008

How do you hire a UX researcher?

Anyone have advice on hiring a user researcher? We have UX designers but having someone focused on research would really round out our team. Having a design background it is easier for me to interview graphic/interaction designers but interviewing researchers has felt awkward. 

I am wondering:

1. How important is the PHD?

2. Are there strong differences in personality types Research vs. Design?

1 Nov 2007 - 1:58pm
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5 years ago
92 replies
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Todd Warfel
2003

What tools do you use for prototyping?

What prototyping tools are in your toolbox?

Cheers!

Todd Zaki Warfel
President, Design Researcher
Messagefirst | Designing Information.

2 Mar 2010 - 5:08pm
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6 years ago
7 replies
John Walker
2009

Nielsen Norman Group Usability Conference--Ever attended?

I am a print guy looking to educate himself further in digital design, user experience etc and am considering attend some days of the Nielsen Norman Group Usability Conference here in NYC (http://www.nngroup.com/events/new_york/agenda.html). Just wondered if anyone had feedback on their conferences--I am new to this, but they seem to be about the best group out there offering this sort of experience. They look great, but I am footing the bill so I thought I would ask around, thanks!

2 Sep 2014 - 4:23pm
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1 year ago
6 replies
TeresaBrazen
2012

Just published: About Face 4

Fresh off the presses, the newest edition of About Face has arrived. This fourth edition, the most significant revision yet, features a stunning new design and a full color interior. Addressing the many changes in the design landscape since its last publication, this new edition includes interaction methods and strategies for touchscreen phones and tablets, as well as updated chapters for the web and for desktop applications.

Get your copy here.

 

 

15 Sep 2008 - 9:40am
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7 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/ ).

3 Mar 2004 - 5:16am
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12 years ago
11 replies
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Narey, Kevin
2004

Label left or right align

Basic stuff I know but...

Putting political persuasion aside, does anyone have an opinion on aligning
form field labels left or right to the form field.

I generally prefer to right align so that they remain in close proximity to
the device they are describing. Left aligning (which does have it's pro's in
defining a bounding area) can cause issues with marrying the label to the
device unless using a background colour to suggest the relationship.

Kind regards

KN

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11 Aug 2009 - 12:01pm
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6 years ago
17 replies
Jonathan Cohen
2009

Visio and InDesign compatibility?

Hi all-

I just started working at a firm that uses Visio as its standard
wireframe tool. I also have InDesign on my machine and would prefer
to use this instead. (personally, omnigraffle fan here, but I'm
required to use Windows)

Searches for related keywords, an IxDA discussion search, and another
30 minutes of playing with several file formats haven't helped. I
can't figure out how to convert a file made in Visio to open with
layers intact in InDesign and vice versa.

Anyone know of a way to make these two apps play nice with each
other?

Thanks!
Jon

23 Jul 2011 - 5:37am
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4 years ago
13 replies
Queen Catherine
2009

I wish I was Apple

HOLY MOTHER OF CRAP!

Apple changes the rules again - they've literally reversed the scroll!!!

My internal jury is still out... 

While it's feeling so deeply wrong to change such rules, it actually feels somewhat right (if you forget the paradigm)