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16 Nov 2009 - 10:07pm
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1 year ago
7 replies
jackz
2009

Interaction Design or HCI higher studies

Hello,

I intend to pursue a Masters Degree in Interaction Design or HCI from
US or Canada (MDes or MS).

I am about to finish my Graduate studies in Computer Science (MS in
CS) with a GPA of 3.1 (including one really low grade). I have some
pretty strong project work that can cover-up the GPA deficiency to
some extent. Also I have taken courses like Virtual Reality and User
Interface Design.

Given this background, is it wise to even try for higher studies in
interaction design or HCI?

5 Dec 2008 - 2:07am
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6 years ago
7 replies
Bart Schouten
2008

Inactive UI elements: disable or disappear?

I'm struggling with an UI issue, so I'm hoping to receive some advice from
you. Imagine a textprocessor (i.e. Word) application in which you can edit
both text and image objects. The interface is clean and simple, only the
most needed functions are available in this app. An advantage of the
limited amount of functions is that they all fit in one toolbar without
cluttering or being miniscule.

25 Mar 2009 - 8:29am
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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whole certification thing is outdated.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

27 Jun 2008 - 9:04am
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3 years ago
23 replies
ambroselittle
2008

Great Online Banking Experiences?

Are there any stellar online banking experiences out there that you know of?

--Ambrose

28 Nov 2007 - 8:39pm
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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?

17 Jul 2009 - 1:05pm
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5 years ago
5 replies
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Audrey Crane
2009

Filters: Is there a better way?

I've been collecting and thinking about filters, and also watching
people (try to) use sites with various filtering schemes.

It seems to me that there's a limit to what you can do with a set of
filters such that the filters are 1) noticed, 2) clear and 3) not
overwhelming.

The problem is that the larger the data set you're trying to help a
user parse, the more tempting filters are, and paradoxically the more
overwhelming/less-usable they become. Smaller filter sets like
hotels.com seem to be ok, but they work less well for larger data
sets.

24 Feb 2012 - 11:25am
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2 years ago
5 replies
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Ras
2012

IX / UX or UI designer?

Hi All,

All through my career, as a Graphic Designer I never explored anything other than graphic and print design. Now, I am interested and want to expand my skill set. I have no coding knowledge, but can understand HTML and css codings. I am not good with coding and at this point in my career, I dont want to get into it. I am interested to learn more about IX, UX and UI design. Wherever I search, I am not able to find any standard description or  defined career path for UX, IX  / UI designer.  

16 Feb 2013 - 3:06am
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1 year ago
16 replies
Mark Vanderbeeken
2006

Changing role of user research in the UX design process?

During the Interactions 13 conference in Toronto, Paul Adams of Facebook advocated a radically different development cycle than the "ideal" user-centered one (qualitative user research first, then modelling and concept development, followed by prototyping, testing, and iteration).

15 Jul 2008 - 7:32am
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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.