Discussion Archive

6 Mar 2010 - 6:59am
6 years ago
50 replies
Ali Naqvi

It sucks to be a Jr. Interaction Designer/Jr. Usability Specialist/ Jr. User Experience Designer

For those graduating in 2008 (When the crisis started), 2009 (when the crisis was at the peek) and 2010 (when almost every 4th is unemployed in Malmö and Copenhagen Area), it really sucked/sucks to be a user centered designer. NO FREAKING JOBS! I was lucky enough to get hired as a technical writer with emphasis on usability....this was my first career job and I learned alot. Its just sad that it lasted for 13 months only.... My employer had to let 35 employees go. I was one of them. 

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am

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?

1 Jun 2007 - 1:15am
9 years ago
4 replies
Suresh JV

10 Foot User Interface

Does anyone has any good information/papers/links/Screenshots on 10 Ft.
User Interface.
Google didn't help me much. Thanks.

I'm looking for both Design and Usability related information.

Suresh JV.
Logic takes you from A to B.
Creativity takes you everywhere.

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

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


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17 Jan 2011 - 4:56am
5 years ago
4 replies
Sean Pook

Relocating to Europe - Visas and sponsorship explained + great opportunity

For those who have read on the site - apologies, repost due to email list being down.

Hello everyone,

Happy New Year to you all.

So then, as part of my job I speak to hundreds of folks based in the EU who ask if I have roles for them in the US or Canada etc, and vice versa. My answer is invariably no, not due to a lack of opportunities, but due to the lack of the candidate having a correct work visa or the hiring firm not sponsoring said visas.

16 Jan 2004 - 11:16am
12 years ago
7 replies
Ryan Powell

Error messaging best practices

I'm looking for info on best practices / guidelines for error messaging
(for forms on the web)- both the content of the message and the way
errors are brought to the user's attention.

Does anyone know of any good sources? Or maybe just a site that has an
interesting solution?


Ryan Powell
Chicago, IL

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24 Apr 2008 - 1:33pm
8 years ago
7 replies
Eugene Kim

Printing Axure flows

Question for Axure users:

Is there a way to print out user flows from the prototype output without it messing up? Here's an example of how it turns out:


I'm not sure if this is the correct use of Axure, but I like to create flows and link the objects to various wireframes. I could use specifications but you lose the interactivity between the flow and wireframe.

15 Jun 2009 - 8:31pm
7 years ago
3 replies
natasha dwyer

examples of practical research Ph.D programmes


I'm undertaking a research Ph.D via a combination of practical and
written dissertation. I'm doing this within the arts faculty of
Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. R.M.IT and Q.U.T in Australia
also offer these types of Ph.Ds within the area of interactive design.

Could someone please advise me of other universities offering similar
programmes? I'm keen to make contact with colleagues undertaking this
type of experience and share insights on what type of standards we
should be seeking when developing practical work in this context.

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

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.

1 Oct 2007 - 8:40am
8 years ago
11 replies
Todd Warfel

The Five Types of Prototypes

So, this whole discussion about making clickable wireframes got me
thinking about something. As I'm working through my book,
interviewing a number of people from different backgrounds, I've come
across 5 different types, or purposes perhaps, for prototype:

1. As a common communication platform–using them to get everyone on
the same page, avoiding misinterpretation of ideas, using them as a
method to show and tell.