Discussion Archive

23 Mar 2009 - 10:12am
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Oleh Kovalchuke
2006

Command line vs. menu driven interface

Katie Albers wrote in another thread:

"Let's take a really obvious example: Every test I've ever seen shows that
people are measurably faster using a mouse-based interface than a
command-based interface. At an extremely high level of expertise both in
typing and in the app, people do, in fact, become faster using the
commands... but "membership" in this group is much smaller than the number
of people who believe they are in the group.

18 Apr 2010 - 1:56am
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Minal
2010

List of Masters program in HCI in California state

Hey guys!

I am a bachelor of fine arts (Visual Communication and Applied art) from India. I have been working in the field for e-learning from past 6+ years. I am now planning to take up the masters degree in HCI.

11 Aug 2009 - 9:01am
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5 years ago
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DeHui
2009

Flowchart: action box or decision box?

I'm doing an exercise to practice the design of task flow. I have one
step which has 5 options in it. And the user is supposed to choose one
and move forward. In this case, shall I use the diamond decision box
or the rectangular action box to illustrate this step? I googled a
little bit. And it seems that the outcome of a diamond box is usually
YES or NO instead of options. Where can I find more complicated
samples for learning purpose? Thanks.

24 Jun 2011 - 4:53am
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2 years ago
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Silvia Di Gianf...
2009

Technical skills of an Interaction Designer

Hi all,
as Interaction Designer I think it's a foundamental matter to have a deep knowledge of  "how it works behind the scenes" what we design for people to use.

The question is: which language (HTML, Java, Javascript, DHTML...) do you think an Interaction Designer should be fluent in and at which level?

Thanks,

Silvia

31 Dec 2008 - 5:57pm
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5 years ago
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Fred Beecher
2006

Research Frameworks - Definition, Examples & Creation?

Hi all,
This idea of the "research framework" has really gotten stuck in my mind
since we began altering our process here at Evantage. But here's the
problem... I don't have a specific definition of what exactly this means. So
I've made one up:

Research Framework: A collection of things to ask & things to observe in
particular contexts, along with contextually appropriate techniques for
doing so.

7 Feb 2011 - 4:27pm
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3 years ago
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Amanda Nance
2009

design exercises and/or portfolio review during interview

Hi all, Have any of you ever given design problems/exercises to someone interviewing for an Interaction design position? If so, how well did that work, and how did you come up with the design problems? It seems that the design problems cannot require a lot of background about the users or specialized domain knowledge since we have limited time with each candidate.

One person has suggested to me that reviewing a candidate's portfolio would be a better approach. I was thinking a combined approach might be useful. What do you think?

All ideas and experiences welcome!

-Amanda

1 May 2014 - 12:31pm
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Brenda Sanderson
2009

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Announces Winners of the 15th Annual National Design Awards

The Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will celebrate outstanding achievement in American design this fall with its 15th annual National Design Awards program. Today, Cooper-Hewitt director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2014 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines. The award recipients will be honored at a gala dinner Thursday, Oct.

5 Apr 2007 - 11:42pm
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Austin Govella
2004

What is the one *best* interaction design blog?

I'm updating my feed list. Typically, I find things through
serendipity or links-followed. I figured I'd ask the crowd for wisdom.

What is the one *best* interaction design blog that you absolutely must be read?

--
Austin Govella
Thinking & Making: IA, UX, and IxD
http://thinkingandmaking.com
austin.govella at gmail.com

2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
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2 years ago
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Philip Hillman
2010

Prototyping Tools 2012 - Axure RP 6.0 or iRise Studio

Hi all,

My first post on IXDA.

I realise that this point is raised periodically but wanted to get a quick verdict on the most popular prototyping and wireframe creation tools. 

Criteria is that we are designing enterprise, transactional applications and platforms - with complex interactions and logic and our designers are using mixture of Mac and Pc as their workstations - so ideally I want something multi platform compatible. 

Tools under the microscope are;-

6 Mar 2010 - 6:59am
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4 years ago
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Ali Naqvi
2008

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.