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6 Feb 2013 - 5:17pm
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3 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.

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/ ).

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?

11 Mar 2014 - 5:08am
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2 years ago
8 replies
frank dahle
2007

Forms design - I'm researching and need help

Where are we on forms design today?

How far have we come on designing effective, intuitive, intelligent web forms? I'm researching forms design, both best practice and the more innovative ones. But I'm having a hard time finding really good examples.

HiOscar the insurance company is one example with some innovative qualities and certainly worth a study. But I'm searching for more advanced forms with higher complexity.

24 May 2008 - 7:54pm
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7 years ago
61 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Usability = Predictability

"Usability equals predictability."

As in, if you can accurately predict what's going to happen next in an
interaction, it's because the action you're taking is understandable, clear,
logical, makes you feel confident, etc. If you can accurately predict what's
next, the interaction has high usability. If you can't accurately predict
what's next, the interaction has low usability.

Shoot holes in that statement.
-r-

12 Mar 2010 - 6:34am
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6 years ago
5 replies
Cathy Wang
2009

Telecom Self Service (Web & Mobile)

Hi Everyone.

I am doing an impossible research. Currently I am trying to find out how all the different telecom self-service portals work. As it's almost impossible for me to be a customer for all mobile carrier (around the world), I am asking the community to help.

This thread can act as a resrouce gathering for pattern study in telecom self-service. (if we manage to gather enough screenshots) I think this would be benefitial to everyone as this is not just a portal, not just a website, but more of a service design on the web.

14 Jan 2011 - 11:41am
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4 years ago
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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.

1 Oct 2008 - 3:01am
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7 years ago
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Sachin Ghodke
2008

Site Map - How important is it as a link?

Site Map: I have been wondering how important the link "Site Map" is which I
am planning to do away with on a corporate website?
What I am looking at is to have those few sections and their sub-links
upfront at the bottom of the page for all the subsequent pages besides the
home page. Is this going to be too much information for the user to handle?

I need all the advice you can give regarding this.

Thank you.

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Sachin Ghodke

2 Nov 2007 - 11:22am
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8 years ago
14 replies
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maya gorton
2006

Hourly rates?

Hi there,

How do you calculate hourly rates? Is there a formula that can help you
extrapolate from a yearly salary?

I have a freelance job that's 20 hours a week for the next 3 months, working
remotely--I feel I should charge less than I would for a short-term project
but more than I would for a full-time gig.

What do you think?

Can anyone give me a clue about industry standards in New York for a Senior
IA and/or Creative Director?

I'd be happy to hear anyone's experiences with this.

Thanks for your help!
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m a y a

1 Jul 2010 - 2:53pm
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5 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.]