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14 Jan 2011 - 11:41am
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4 years ago
17 replies
Preston McCauley
2009

Looking for an updated college list that offer Masters In Interaction Design / HCD - Etc..

I've been searching high and low for a good list of colleges that offer an all Online Only Masters in the UX, UI, Interaction design field.  

Anyone know of or have a list? There was one on here at one time but it doesn't seem to be update.

 

Thanks!

 

Also -  I updated my password on the IXDA site, and noticed that it violates the first rule of forms in regards to password. It didn't tell me I couldn't use special characters. Took me several times to get updated, before I just guessed that was the reason it was blowing.

4 Jan 2009 - 1:43pm
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6 years ago
58 replies
Dan Saffer
2003

Strategic Interaction Design

I'm starting a revision of my book Designing for Interaction.

<http://www.designingforinteraction.com>

In the second edition, I'd like to include a chapter on Strategy, that
is: how to decide WHAT should be designed and WHY.

So when I ask, what should interaction designers know about strategy?
You respond...

2 Feb 2007 - 12:36pm
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1 year ago
97 replies
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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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9 Feb 2009 - 5:06pm
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6 years ago
1 reply
Jakub Linowski
2008

fluidIA: an open design + open source UI prototyping tool

Hello,

I am officially launching an open design / open source project with the
intention of creating an agile user interface prototyping tool - fluidIA.

I just setup a web site http://www.fluidia.org where I plan to post design
ideas and make the working code available. I also invite other interaction
designers and developers to join in and contribute by means of comments or
design submissions.

6 Mar 2009 - 4:24pm
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6 years ago
7 replies
Alan Cox
2009

Design/UX goals in your company

As it grows, the company I work for is becoming more metric-driven.
Ultimately, I support the idea of having goals and metrics that help
us understand whether we're doing good work, the right work, etc.

I don't expect goals & metrics to ever tell the whole story; the
world is squishy and numbers are unlikely to paint a completely
honest picture. I do think, however, that they'll help us start
conversations and give us something to shoot towards.

I'm curious: what type of goals and metrics exist in your company
that are related to good user experience and good design?

9 Sep 2008 - 4:56pm
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6 years ago
19 replies
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Loren Baxter
2007

Axure Pattern Library

I've created a small pattern library for Axure containing some useful
widgets and interactions. If you use Axure, or would like to see what kind
of prototypes it generates, take a look:

http://www.acleandesign.com/2008/09/axure-design-library-v1/

Does anyone have their own patterns that they would like to post? I would
also be interested in knowing if anyone found this useful.

Best,
Loren

15 Apr 2009 - 1:22pm
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6 years ago
19 replies
Alan Cox
2009

Password Strength Requirements

Does anyone have any evidence, anecdotal or formal, about how
different password strength requirements impact the usability of a
web-based application?

There's a spectrum of different strength requirements. I've seen
sites that don't have any requirements, other than the password
exists.

13 Jun 2008 - 11:03am
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7 years ago
15 replies
oliver green
2006

Setting a usability lab on a budget

Hi Everyone,

Can someone please recommend the basics required to set up a usability
lab on a budget? Or the aspects that I should consider to figure out
the equipment that I could possibly need?

Thanks,
Oliver

17 Sep 2007 - 1:22pm
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7 years ago
9 replies
SemanticWill
2007

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 -
etc.

31 Jan 2007 - 2:11pm
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8 years ago
4 replies
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Josephine Choi
2005

Usability testing software for Mac?

Hi everyone,

My company's working on a new Mac product that we will be doing usability
testing on. We use Morae for our Windows products and like the features it
provides.

We're looking to find something comparable for testing Mac software. We are
doing testing on-site, so remote testing software is not necessary.
However, we would like reliable screen capture. Remote observer capability
and real-time marking/flagging would also be nice to haves. For those who
have experience with testing Mac software, would you be able to share your
experiences and process?