Discussion Archive

1 Jul 2010 - 2:53pm
5 years ago
11 replies
Dave Malouf

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.]

23 May 2010 - 6:20pm
5 years ago
13 replies
Sunil Shrivastav

How to create interesting Portfolio?


I need to create portfolio to show my ability to design end-to-end user experiences with examples of design proposals, scenarios, use cases, interaction flows, wireframes, UX architecture, visual designs and specifications.

I am looking for for some guidance and examples for how to create interesting portfolio.

Thanks, Sunil http://www.designindna.com/

14 Nov 2008 - 2:10pm
7 years ago
17 replies

Interaction Design Career Path

Hi all.... I can't remember whether there was a conversation about career
paths in our realm, so I thought I would start one. Currently I am a senior
IxDer and starting to plot out my career path. Would love to hear from
those who were in my shoes before that made the transition to the next step.
I'm curious as to not only your personal view on the career path, but the
employers' view on career paths in this realm too.

"Art provokes thinking, design solves problems"

w: http://www.davidshaw.info

9 Feb 2008 - 12:35pm
8 years ago
5 replies
Pietro Bassi

Boolean AND & OR in a graphical user interface

Hi everybody,
let me introduce myself: I'm studying Interaction Design in Rome, and
I've been a lurker of this list for about a year.

My question is: what's the best (most intuitive and effective) way to
represent Boolean AND and OR operators in a GUI, in your opinion?

Some background information: the user is not familiar with Boolean
logic, and he needs to choose from a closed set of about 10 different
options, combining those options with AND and OR logical operators.

Any examples or ideas?

I hope my question doesn't sound too silly. Thanks in advance for your help.


25 Jun 2010 - 6:54am
5 years ago
22 replies
24 Nov 2009 - 11:25am
6 years ago
16 replies
Angela Colter

Validating personas

I'm hoping to find out if anyone else on the list has done this.

We're currently in the middle of a persona development project. One
of the leaders of the project has expressed a desire to validate the
personas. In other words, conduct a survey of our user base to find
out whether the characteristics illustrated in the personas match our
actual users.

The personas were developed based on field research with about two
dozen customers.

30 Sep 2010 - 3:02am
4 years ago
22 replies

Need advice for starting a career in UX/Interaction Design.

Hello everyone,

I'm having a lot of trouble getting a job in UX/Interaction Design.

I've seen a lot of discussion with people in the same situation as me, but I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong or what I could improve on. (specifically in my case)

Here are the things I've been doing/done...

I've recently graduated with an HCI major at the University of Washington. I've taken as many classes I can with design, interaction design, user experience, etc.

23 May 2010 - 1:42pm
2 years ago
6 replies

Reviews on City University London MSc in Human-Centered Systems

Hi All,

I am contemplating the masters degree in Human-Centered System and City University London and was wondering if anyone had any reviews or comments about the course and/or the university.

I have been working at a web agency for a while however would like more formal training in UX design and HCI



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

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!
m a y a

19 Jul 2009 - 4:28am
6 years ago
2 replies
Sarah Zhang

Tag cloud generators

Hi All,

I'm doing an evaluation of the publically accessible tag cloud
generators. Tagging is quite popular now, but most of the tagging
activities belong to folksonomy, which users tag manually. Tag cloud
generators are used to create tag clouds automatically. There are
ways to generate a tag cloud:

1. Given a piece of text, create a tag cloud according to the
frequency of the words.
2. Given a URL of a web page, generate a tag cloud based on the
existing links on that web page

I found several tag cloud generators on the web and use them for my