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17 Jun 2011 - 9:23pm
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3 years ago
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Byron Stewart
2008

Why are personas written from the third-person perspective so pervasive?

First-person personas are more engaging, and by mimicking tone patterns, grammar usage and other linguistic characteristics that may be possessed by the persona would result in the ability to communicate more with less writing.

 

26 Feb 2009 - 5:28pm
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2 years ago
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Kivi Shapiro
2007

Toronto educational resources

Hi all,

On the heels of Maurice's question about UI/UX/IxDA groups in Toronto,
and Matthew and Mario's excellent answers, I was wondering what formal
UI/UX/IxDA educational opportunities are available in Toronto. I've
checked our list archives, at
http://interactiondesigners.com/topics.php?topic=education, and done
some web searching. What I've found so far is listed below; has anyone
had experience with the below courses and programs?

8 Apr 2014 - 1:12pm
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12 weeks ago
5 replies
nettemple
2010

New Online Master Program in Interactive Design - For working Professionals

I would like to announce a new ONLINE Master of Arts Degree in Interactive Design that is launching this fall (Aug, 2014). The program is offered through the "Louisville Center for Design at Lindsey Wilson College" and is being reviewed for full accredidation right now by SACS COC and to the Council of Postsecondary Education. It is based out of Louisville, KY - USA but offered fully online so that anyone, anywhere can participate.

25 Mar 2009 - 9:29am
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4 years ago
9 replies
Mike Dunn
2008

UX Certification?

So I've been asked at work to research UX Certification programs. While I'm
glad that an interest is being taken, I feel to a certain extent that the
whole certification thing is outdated. I'd rather just go to one of
Adaptive Path's UX Intensives (http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2009/uxi/),
but because no 'certification' is involved, it's not even being considered.
Does anybody know of any programs out there? Anything worthwhile? Cooper
offers certification but they are very vague about what it entails...

-MIKE D

15 Jul 2008 - 8:32am
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6 years ago
3 replies
Michele Marut
2005

deliverables with a section on menu options with their related parameters

All,

What is it called when you are creating deliverables with a section on menu
options with their related parameters?
Can you point me to any sample deliverables for this?
I'm most interested in references for small screens.

Here is a link to an image that describes what I am trying to document:
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1306/699488300_6b4657dd8f.jpg?v=0

For example, a list in my deliverable might show

volume limit (on, off)

The other issue is creating a deliverable used by many team members.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:56am
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3 years ago
5 replies
Darren Ellis
2007

Tools for building a pattern library

What tool(s) did you use to set up your UI pattern library?

I know this question has been asked before*, but after repeated searches I'm not finding much of an answer. Seems there aren't any simple ways of doing this.

I'm currently using a mix of documents in collaboration with custom built (aka one-off) web-based solutions, but these aren't optimal for several reasons:

27 Feb 2008 - 5:37pm
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6 years ago
39 replies
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Shaun Bergmann
2007

Power icon

A discussion came up at the office today that got me wondering.
Do any of you know the history of the 'Power' Icon? You know the one: The
circle with the vertical bar pointing up and overlapping the top edge of the
circle.

This icon was being incorporated into an interface and the argument was made
that "not everybody is going to know what that icon means"

That's totally possible. If anything stands out as a good example of the
statement that there are no intuitive interfaces -- all interfaces are
learned -- it's this icon.

16 Jun 2009 - 4:39am
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2 weeks ago
16 replies
Debug Design
2009

Music to Design to - What gets your creative juices flowing?

Its over a year since the last post like this...

Music is important to me when designing as it helps inspire, keeps me
creative and helps me stay in the zone.

29 Aug 2013 - 10:38pm
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Becubed
2004

Fluxible 2013: Canada's UX party disguised as a conference

 

If you missed Interaction13 -- or want another taste of the region -- join us at Fluxible on September 14-15. Located just an hour's drive west of Toronto, in happenin' Kitchener-Waterloo.

Enjoy talks and workshops from some of the most knowledgeable folks in our field. Spend some serious hang-out time with Steve Portigal, Leah Buley, Teresa Brazen, Steve Baty, Josh Seiden, and 9 other amazing folks from the IxDA and UX communities.