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11 Aug 2009 - 9:01am
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4 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.

31 Dec 2008 - 5:57pm
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5 years ago
8 replies
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.

6 Jun 2008 - 2:53pm
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6 years ago
5 replies
Terms:
Fred Beecher
2006

iRise vs. Axure - Community response - Patent-free thread

First, my apologies to Andrei and anyone else who may be affected by having
links to patents in their email. I had NO idea about the impact.
In response to Josh Seiden who, speaking for the IxDA board, encouraged us
to come up with a plan of action, I'd like to start this new thread. To
anyone taking part in the discussion, please refrain from a discussion of
any patents, posting snippets thereof, or links to patent sites. Thanks!

The purpose of this thread is to discuss not the patent itself or whether
Axure infringed or not, but to discuss our response to this lawsuit as a
community.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:18pm
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2 years ago
14 replies
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;-

24 Jun 2011 - 4:53am
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2 years ago
38 replies
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

6 Dec 2007 - 4:22am
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3 years ago
12 replies
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

Liquid Blueprint

Hey all.

For some of you who do web work and have heard of Blueprint, you'll
know it's an XHTML+CSS means for creating nicely structured grid
systems for layout work on the web.

17 Oct 2007 - 11:37am
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6 years ago
7 replies
paigesaez
2007

What's the difference between Delete and Remove?

I was discussing this very question with some friends and co-workers and
wanted to get other designers thoughts on this one.

The definition of "Delete" includes remove;

Delete: to strike out or remove (something written or printed); cancel;
erase; expunge.

But "Remove" does not include "Delete";

Remove: to move from a place or position; take away or off...

(cursory search via Dictionary.com)

I think about deleting as removing too. But I think about removing as, well,
re-moving.

5 Mar 2010 - 2:24pm
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7 weeks ago
25 replies
tdellaringa
2006

Creating Design Documents for an iPhone App

Another iPhone app question for you folks. Interally we got the go ahead to run with our app. To get this far I had used vector and photoshop assets found on the web to create concept screens, which worked quite well. Basically I made comps in Illustrator and imported them into InDesign with very little annotation at this point (again just concepts.)

9 Jun 2013 - 3:31pm
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1 year ago
7 replies
agaynes
2013

Can anyone suggest a Masters Program in Human-Computer Interaction in the New York City vicinity?

I would like to get a Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and  live in NYC.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a program in the area?

There is a program at SVA but I am not sure if it is exactly correct.
http://www.sva.edu/graduate/mfa-interaction-design

I would greatly appreciate any help in finding a good program.

Thanks in advance.

Alexander

12 May 2010 - 12:49pm
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4 years ago
11 replies
kbnova
2009

Best practices for designing Terms and Conditions/Customer Agreement Interactions

I'm looking for any research or information on best practices for designing interactions where users have to accept some legal terms and conditions.  For instance - what are the advantages/disadvantages of presenting terms to the side of the main form vs. below or in a pop-up?  Or - if the terms are going to be in a scrolling window, are there any guidelines about how big that window should be?  How many lines should show at once relative to length of the whole agreement?