Discussion Archive

28 Nov 2007 - 9:39pm
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7 years ago
4 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

design patterns for list sorting and filtering

Hi,

I'm working on a project where users will have potentially large lists
of items, sometimes personal collections, sometimes search results.
Each item in the list will have a number of fields, but not always
displayed in discreet columns, some of the data will be merged into
sentence form and some in shared columns.

I want users to be able to sort and filter the lists and I'm looking
for some good example of complex sort and filter interfaces. eBay was
a good starting point, but I'd like a few other examples.

Does anybody have any good live examples?

16 Jun 2009 - 5:00pm
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5 years ago
1 reply
Ellen Beldner
2004

Research: Usability of rate / review forms?

Hi all --
Can anyone point me to research about the design of "Rate this service /
Rate this product" types of systems or forms?

Searching for the keywords is proving to be impossibly broad since the terms
aren't very specific, and I'm not sure how to best narrow down the search.

I'm just trying to get a baseline understanding of how well different
approaches work best; should free-text responses be at the beginning or the
end of the form vs. objective ones; etc.

Cheers,
Ellen

14 Oct 2009 - 6:34am
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5 years ago
16 replies
Nik
2009

Mega Drop-Down Navigation menus

Hi all,

I’m putting together some recommendations for using mega drop-down
navigation.

http://www.useit.com/alertbox/mega-dropdown-menus.html

I’m interested in the opinion of the iXDA list on whether the
top-level navigation items should lead to pathway (or landing) pages,
or whether they can simply act as non-hyperlink triggers to the
drop-down (so no hand cursor)?

Also, if there is no pathway page, how should this impact breadcrumb
trails?

For instance:

Home > Sports > Windsurfing

- Should ‘Sport

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

9 Sep 2011 - 12:18pm
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38 weeks ago
1 reply
liusquare
2011

Really need some advice about Domus Academy in Italy, accepted by the IxD program

I'm  a web designer in US and I want to be an IX/UX designer and work in a company that values IX/UX.

23 Jul 2009 - 2:32pm
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5 years ago
39 replies
Brad Ty Nunnally
2008

Are We The Puppet Masters? The Ethics of IxD.

Hello,
A few months ago, I asked the group if we, as designers, had the right to
influence, or control, the behavior of another person. The feedback
I received was great and inspired me to take the discussion a step further
by writing an article on the subject for Johnny Holland. Please check it
out, and I look forward to your thoughts and feedback,

Thanks!

Johnny Holland - Are We The Puppet Masters?

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?

14 Sep 2008 - 11:47am
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6 years ago
16 replies
Martin Petrov
2008

Drop-down menus disadvantages?

Hi, I'm new to the IxDA list.

Do you know any good research highlighting the disadvantages of using
drop-downs?

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

6 Feb 2013 - 5:17pm
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2 years ago
17 replies
Ryan Betts
2005

Interaction Design methods library

About two years ago I came across a pretty exhaustive list of IxD methods, with advice on when to use them and examples of implementations. It covered prototyping, interviewing, ethnography research, information architecture, sketching, user testing, research analysis and synthesis, etc. - the whole shebang. It was nothing short of amazing, and yet I didn't bookmark it / lost the bookmark. Every few months I try to find it again. Really hoping I didn't dream the whole thing up. I faintly recall it being curated by a school, but that could be a red herring.

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?