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24 Jun 2011 - 3:53am
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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

11 Aug 2009 - 8:01am
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5 years ago
8 replies
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.

19 Jul 2009 - 3:28am
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5 years ago
2 replies
Sarah Zhang
2009

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
study.

zicogja421
2011

HCI Masters Programs: Georgia Tech v. Indiana Purdue v. Indiana Bloomington

Hello everyone. I am a soon-to-be HCI graduate student who is looking for some input and comments about certain M.S. in HCI programs that I have been accepted into. Before I talk about the schools, let me say a few things about my intended career path.

5 Mar 2010 - 1:24pm
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23 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.)

25 Aug 2014 - 10:01am
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Brenda Sanderson
2009

Open call: Nominations for IxDA Regional Coordinators for Latin America and Asia

IxDA is now accepting nominations for two volunteer Regional Coordinator positions:

1) Latin America:  This region is a vibrant community of almost 30 local groups with a strong concentration in Brazil but growing interest throughout the region. Interaction South America, now in it’s fifth year, has grown to become the largest of IxDA’s regional conferences.

16 Aug 2010 - 2:05pm
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40 weeks ago
7 replies
Volkan Unsal
2010

What questions to ask for a persona interview?

Hi,

I am pre paring to conduct an interview to create personas for a medical web application doctors and patients. This app is not built yet, and the feature set will be drawn from the personas -- which is why it's giving me a pause. I am used to writing interviews about usability, and always used to work with existing websites. I never created personas before, though I used them before, and I'm having difficulty coming up with questions to ask the interview candidates.

 

 

2 Sep 2014 - 6:54am
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11 weeks ago
0 replies
Janna DeVylder
2006

Only 12 days left to enter the 2015 Interaction Awards!

Here's your chance, celebrate your Interaction Design work with the world! Student or professional, production or concept project, we want to see them! 

Enter your work into the 2015 Interaction Awards! 

There's still plenty of time. To enter, you'll need:

6 Jun 2011 - 1:16pm
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3 years ago
25 replies
David B. Rondeau
2003

Do we need to understand the history of Interaction Design?

I recently attended the CHI2011 conference and one thing stood out for me. It was Bill Buxton's talk on "Creativity and History" and the Buxton Collection. For anyone who doesn't know, the Buxton Collection is Bill Buxton's personal collection of digital technology, collected over the past 30 years, which was on display at the conference.

18 Apr 2014 - 1:05pm
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28 weeks ago
1 reply
DrWex
2006

Looking for Balsamiq expertise

I'm trying to use Balsamiq on a very large project and am frustrated by a couple of deficiencies.  I wonder if there are mods or add-ons that could help.

1. Balsamiq seems to encode project assets with relative pathnames; thus, if you move a mock-up you lose all your assets (even if they still appear in the Assets toolbar).  Anyone know a way to force it to use full pathnames?