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11 Jan 2011 - 4:29am
4 years ago
5 replies
Sean Pook
15 Jul 2009 - 9:15am
5 years ago
3 replies
Sajitha Jose

Distance Learning Option for M.S in Human Computer Interaction(HCI)

I am looking to do my M.S in Human Computer Interaction.I prefer
distance learning as I want to be with my family.

Does anybody know about the HCI course at Depaul University,Chicago
and the HCI course at Iowa State University?

7 Jun 2006 - 1:13pm
8 years ago
8 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.

Cognitive load question

I want to make sure I'm understanding cognitive load correctly, and I'm
hoping someone here can verify whether or not I'm on the right track.

Here's my understanding:

The elements that make up an interface all contribute to the cognitive load
users must wade through when using an application for the first time, and
any time something in the application changes (eg: the addition of a new
feature that takes a prominent position in the interface).

Cognitive load theory says that the learning process is most effective when
the load on short-term memory is reduced to facilitate the transfer of

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

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:

23 Jul 2009 - 2:32pm
5 years ago
39 replies
Brad Ty Nunnally

Are We The Puppet Masters? The Ethics of IxD.

A few months ago, I asked the group if we, as designers, had the right to
influence, or control, the behavior of another person. The feedback
I received was great and inspired me to take the discussion a step further
by writing an article on the subject for Johnny Holland. Please check it
out, and I look forward to your thoughts and feedback,


Johnny Holland - Are We The Puppet Masters?

14 Oct 2008 - 9:23am
6 years ago
11 replies
Dave Malouf

IxD biz model similar to Bio/Life Science

Is there the possibility (or does it exist already) of a segment of
organizations who's sole purpose is to do research for 10-20 years on
UX/IxD related stuff to churn out 1 amazing piece of unforgettable
technology/piece of IP that will forever change the landscape of our

Is there such a thing? Can it exist?

26 Oct 2009 - 1:17pm
5 years ago
6 replies
Wendy Fischer

Android wireframe stencil


I am wondering if anybody has an Android Wireframe stencil they can share, preferably in Illustrator or Visio, Omnigraffle works too I guess.

I looked on the archives and didn't see any threads on this topic.


28 Jan 2004 - 6:37pm
11 years ago
36 replies
Jim Hoekema

: How to Get Into ... Best Job Title

++ Andrei Herasimchuk wrote:

On Jan 27, 2004, at 5:59 PM, Jim Hoekema wrote:

> Keep in mind that IxD did not exist a few short years ago. That means,
> by
> definition, that everyone in the field came here from some "other"
> background!

I have to take exception to the first part of this statement. I've been
working in interface design for some 14 years now, and interaction was
always a component of it.

20 Aug 2012 - 3:08am
2 years ago
7 replies

Frameworks for rapid prototyping with HTML, CSS and JavaScript

Hi all,

I've been researching a bit on what is the best for rapid prototyping using HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Until now I was using Balsamiq Mockups, Axure and tools like that but recently I've realized that for some purposes could be appropriate to use "handmade" HTML with style and interactions and refine it and add interactions throught an iterative process.

But I think for rapid prototyping a framework is needed and have to exists already some goods alternatives that make the life easier to designers/developers.

What would you recommend in those cases?

14 Dec 2007 - 8:55pm
7 years ago
20 replies
Dave Malouf

On the topic of twitter - Why?

A few interesting thoughts here.
First off: (http://twitter.com/daveixd)

What is interesting is that almost everyone has looked at this question from
the Poster's point of view and not the reader's. Very interesting. I LOVE
reading my twitter follower's feed.