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30 Jan 2014 - 6:28pm
10 weeks ago
5 replies

Job titles - what's hot


I'm writing a job description for something I'm calling a "visual web designer" because the person would be doing visual design of websites and it's strong on the design side and less on the coding side and not a developer role. There isn't a lot of UX but there is a lot of visual design and production.

It includes:

Visual Design mockups for web app, marketing, mobile; Landing pages, banners, email newsletters, posting content in WP, some product design, production of assets, some html/css but not a lot.

3 May 2007 - 10:51am
6 years ago
7 replies
Daniel Williams

good examples of online advertising

Hello all

I am looking for Interesting, fun, rich, interactive (anything really)
examples of good online advertising. I am designing a site that
requires featured space (ads to inspirational content) in order to break the
user's normal purchasing habits (in an attempt to increase average order

Any examples of good online advertising?

(No static banners ads please)

Many thanks


2 Sep 2009 - 11:21am
4 years ago
3 replies
Meredith Noble

suggestions for "best in class" B2B websites?

Hi all,

Does anyone have any B2B websites that they'd hold up as good examples?
I'm doing a competitive review and none of my client's direct
competitors have remarkable websites.

I'm looking for:

- A well-done B2B site

- The company preferably sells a service rather than a physical product

- Bonus if the company provides some selling tools right on the website
rather than asking the customer just to call in for a quote

- Bonus if the company has a self-service website for customers (DOUBLE
bonus if I can become a customer so as to check it out!)

We're going to do a logistic

9 Apr 2007 - 10:51pm
6 years ago
26 replies

ATM interaction design

ATMs are a pretty common device, and they've been around a long time.
I would have hoped we would have this optimized by now, but it seems
interfaces are still (a) wildly inconsistent and (b) inefficient.

Most ATMs appear to (still) be designed for the first-time user,
which is frustrating for most people.

Here are two good things I've noticed recently:
* PC Financial (Canada): when depositing checks, you are presented
with a small ledger, where you can enter check amounts one at a time,
and let the ATM do the adding.

24 Jan 2008 - 8:06pm
6 years ago
57 replies
Demers, Scott

Differnce between user interface and interaction design?

Hi, Folks -

Just curious how some of you would differentiate an interaction designer
from a user interface designer? Apologies if it's been discussed to
death before. Looked quickly on the discussion archive and didn't see


Scott DeMers

2 Mar 2010 - 7:07pm
3 years ago
8 replies

Rating: Like vs Stars

Here an example for two similar products: one received 100 «like» by buyers vs the other product received an average rating of 2 stars out of 3 by 200 buyers. Which one do you buy?

24 Jan 2006 - 9:58pm
8 years ago
4 replies
Chris McLay

Onscreen Keyboard to Enter Passwords


My bank has just decided to implement a new security measure -
entering passwords via an on screen keyboard.


This is to get around key loggers and trojans.

16 Nov 2010 - 9:22pm
3 years ago
2 replies
interactive fiction

Approach to Text User Interface Design?

This is really just a thought experiment that popped into my head.

5 Nov 2013 - 12:28pm
5 days ago
6 replies

Seeking Advice on HCI / IxD Masters Degree Program Options

Hi everyone,

I'm about to start applying to graduate programs for September, 2014 and I would love to hear your feedback (and possible recommendations) on my selections. 

A bit of background information:

13 Nov 2007 - 8:29pm
6 years ago
12 replies
Dave Malouf


Aza Raskin (invited speaker to IxDA Interaction08 | Savannah), just
posted a new application which show cases many of the interface
theories that he and his company, Humanized, have been talking about
and he will talk about at the conference

The new application is called "Songza" and is search, play, and share
for music. It seems to search for content in the public domain like on
YouTube and grab the audio stream from it.